United Airlines Announces Commitment to Make 50 Percent of Pilot Trainees Women or Racial Minorities
United Airlines has evidently decided their crop of pilots is too male and too white, thus they announced that 50 percent of their pilot trainees in the next decade will be women and minorities.
The statement came in a Tuesday morning tweet.
“Our flight deck should reflect the diverse group of people on board our planes every day,” it reads. “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.”
Accompanying the tweet was a video message that reads as follows: “By 2030, we plan to train 5,000 pilots through Unite Aviate Academy. We plan for 50% of admitted students to be women and people of color. Partner organizations will help identify and recruit top talent. Together with JPMorgan Chase, we’re eliminating the financial barrier to entry for highly qualified and motivated candidates. Applications are open. Take your captain’s seat.”
United’s announcement was met with plenty of derision. Just a sample:
Fittingly, United Airlines has also joined the chorus of major airlines slamming Georgia’s election reform law as an infringement on people’s right to vote:
“Our mission is to connect people and unite the world. We believe that one of the most effective ways to do this is to engage in the democratic process, which begins with voting—a vital civic duty,” United said in a statement. “America’s democracy is stronger when we’re all engaged, and every vote is properly counted.”
“Some have questioned the integrity of the nation’s election system 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,” the statement reads. “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.”
Woke Corporate delenda est. They are out of control.