United Airlines’ Diversity Pledge: ‘50% of the 5,000 pilots we train in the next decade to be women or people of color’

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Who’s the wokest of them all? United Airlines believes “Our flight deck should reflect the diverse group of people on board our planes every day. That’s why we plan for 50% of the 5,000 pilots we train in the next decade to be women or people of color.”

Last week, Delta Airlines’ CEO Ed Bastien denounced Georgia over their recently passed voter reform legislation. On Saturday, America Airlines followed suit by announcing their opposition to similar legislation proposed in Texas.

United Airlines was the last of the big three to weigh in. On Monday, the airline released a statement which read:

Some have questioned the integrity of the nation’s election systems and are using it to justify stricter voting procedures, even though numerous studies have found zero credible evidence of widespread fraud in U.S. elections.

Legislation that infringes on the right to vote of fellow Americans is wrong. We believe that leaders in both parties should work to protect the rights of eligible voters by making it easier and more convenient for them to cast a ballot and have it counted.

On Tuesday, the company took it a bit further with a diversity pledge.

Today, United has one of the most diverse pilot populations of any U.S. carrier with nearly 20% of our pilot group made up of women and people of color. We are working toward raising that number even higher by partnering with diversity-led organizations and continuing to remove gender and racial barriers. And we’re going one step further with plans for 50% of United Aviate Academy students being women and people of color to ensure our students reflect the diversity of the customers and communities we serve.

United announces they are continuing to remove gender and racial barriers. Yet, that is precisely what they are doing by putting quotas in place to guide their hiring decisions.

Considering that the safety of millions of passengers is at stake, why not be colorblind when making your hiring decisions? Why not choose your pilots on the basis of competence, experience and training rather than on gender and race?

A novel concept for the wokest among us, I know. But perhaps best from a safety point of view.

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Elizabeth Vaughn

Elizabeth is the founder and editor of The American Crisis. She is a current contributor to The Western Journal and a previous contributor to RedState, Newsmax, The Dan Bongino Show, and The Federalist. Her articles have appeared on HotAir, Instapundit, RealClearPolitics, MSN and other sites. Elizabeth is a wife, a mom to three grown children and several beloved golden retrievers, and a grandmother. View all posts by Elizabeth Vaughn

One thought on “United Airlines’ Diversity Pledge: ‘50% of the 5,000 pilots we train in the next decade to be women or people of color’”

  1. Oh boy, I can’t wait to sign up!

    United Airlines, in an imaginary follow-on statement, released the name and contact information of their new “Intersectionally Diverse Institute of Training” or I.D.I.O.T., designed to promote women and people of color, regardless of their suitability for this kind of responsibility, into their pilot training system. A United spokesperson told no one who were listening that the initial graduates of the IDIOT program would be placed into pilot / co-pilot routes that featured high-risk take offs and final approaches, as well as standard United Airlines flight assignments to / from Las Vegas, appealing to those passengers who have appetites for risky behavior.

    Passengers who complete an inaugural flight piloted by an institute graduate will be presented with a complimentary certificate upon landing, officially certifying them as IDIOTS.

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