According to reports, Republican Representative from Florida Brian Mast seemed to take the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of the State Department by surprise with a line of inquiry concerning his race.
Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley told Mast she did not know when he asked her to guess his race. Mast questioned the State Department’s use of race and ethnicity in hiring at a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Oversight and Accountability Subcommittee.
Can you tell me if I am white? Mast inquired of Winstanley. She hesitated before telling Mast he would have to describe how he sees himself.
Mast stated she was correct. He would need to explain not only how he describes himself but also what he is. He asked her again if she knew whether Mast was white.
Winstanley answered that she did not know.
Mast is a representative for the 21st district in Florida. He is originally from Michigan and is Latin.
Mast stated that his half-Mexican heritage and physical abilities should not be relevant to his background. The ability to be a successful Foreign Service Officer is not related to one’s appearance.
But diversity and inclusion programming isn’t just for government employees.
Breitbart Economics Editor John Carney explained in an interview on Fox Business Network’s “The Bottom Line” that BlackRock’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) agenda represents the Chinese social credit structure applied at the corporate level to America.
Carney was asked to give his thoughts on statements made by BlackRock CEO Larry Fink in 2017 regarding his company’s attempts to impose change. Fink gave his remarks at a New York Times DealBook event, and a video of it has gone viral.
Fink mentioned in the video that companies need to change their behaviors. It is necessary to compel actions. Fink said that at BlackRock, they are pushing certain behaviors.
Fink said that compensation may be affected if one does not enforce behaviors. If behaviors are not enforced, whether they be based on race, gender, or other factors, there would be a severe impact on non-compliant individuals.
The Biden Administration agrees.