Microsoft Touts How Company Pays Whites Less

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Microsoft acknowledged it pays its white employees less on average than other racial and ethnic groups, possibly in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which explicitly prohibits employers from discriminating against someone based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

The tech giant’s total pay for women and racial minority groups in the United States is as high as $1.007 for every $1.000 earned by a white employee with the same job title and tenure, according to the company’s 2023 Global Diversity & Inclusion Report.

“Specifically, for those who are rewards eligible, U.S. Black and African American employees earn $1.004; Hispanic and Latinx employees earn $1.004; and Asian employees earn $1.012 for every $1.000 earned by U.S. rewards-eligible white employees with the same job title and level and considering tenure,” the report indicates.

“At Microsoft, we’re committed to the principle of pay equity,” the company said in its report. “Pay equity accounts for factors that legitimately influence total pay, including things like job title, level, and tenure. Our pay equity analysis adjusts for these factors in support of our commitment to pay employees equitably for substantially similar work.”

In a social media post by Libs of TikTok, the cultural watchdog account claimed that Microsoft was violating U.S. law by paying white people less than other groups in the name of “pay equity.”

Elon Musk even commented on Microsoft’s possible discrimination against white employees.

“Is that legal?” Musk asked, to which Libs of TikTok responded: “No.”

The Dallas Express reached out to Microsoft to find out if the company was intentionally discriminating against white employees and if it knew it could be in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act but did not hear back by press time.

Another tech firm recently accused of anti-white signaling is Google, which came under fire after launching an allegedly racist version of its new generative AI called Gemini, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

Other tech companies have also faced accusations of anti-white bias.

A recent investigation by The Daily Wire uncovered that tech companies like IBM and Oracle had previously hosted internship programs that specifically excluded white and Asian applicants. An entrepreneur training program hosted by Apple also included similar discriminatory rules, including only being open for female leaders who were not white or Asian.

The push for equity and diversity in American institutions and private companies has even seeped its way into NASCAR.

NASCAR reportedly held a diversity internship that banned white applicants late last year. The program was called “blatantly illegal” by David Bernstein, a professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia School of Law.

In defense of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives writ large, human resources consultant and self-described “DEI Thought Leader” Effenus Henderson claimed:

“Let’s not forget the indisputable fact that diverse teams bring unique perspectives, creativity, and innovation to the table. They outperform homogeneous teams in problem-solving, decision-making, and ultimately, business success. The value of diversity is not just a moral argument; it’s a competitive advantage that forward-thinking organizations recognize and embrace.”

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