United Airlines announce affirmative action plan to discriminate against white male pilots

United Airlines has just announced an affirmative action plan to make 50% of their pilots “women or people of color”:

This is absurd! For pilots flying hundreds of passengers at altitudes as high as 30,000 feet, one would think merit would be the key qualification. But according to United Airlines, ‘diversity’ is now more important.

Ryan Girdusky points out that they are doing this after receiving a big fat bailout during the pandemic, and this amounts to nothing more than discrimination against white men:

He’s exactly right. And what this quota driven diversity madness will potentially do is water down the skill set of their pilots, which is not the message you want to send customers who are already forking out big money to take these trips.

If I’m going to risk my life and fly 30k feet in the air, I want to know that my pilot was hired because of their impeccable skills, not because of their gender or the color of their skin.

Here’s a few more reactions to this announcement:

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