NBCUniversal News Group formally plans to replace half of its workforce with women and people of color, according to The Hill.
The announcement came in a memo from the chairman of NBCUniversal News Group, Cesar Conde, who described the plan as the “Fifty Percent Challenge Initiative.” The memo said that NBCUniversal will spend the next 100 days “taking feedback for the plan,” and determining how the company should be “held accountable.”
Conde said, in part, that “we want to increase diversity and inclusion both in front of and behind the camera, and earn the trust of every community in America that relies on us for exceptional journalism.” Conde continued by noting that “we understand this is a challenging time to start this effort, but there are always reasons to say ‘not now’…we have to start today.”
The push for such widespread affirmative action comes amidst ongoing race riots and far-left demands for elevation of minorities over White people. Women already make up about half of NBCUniversal’s news division, but Conde claimed that the number of minorities on the news staff – only about 27 percent of the workforce across NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC – is “not good enough.”