There was a fawning article in USA Today earlier this week regarding the efforts of advertising company The Interpublic Group (IPG) to increase its “diversity.” If you persevere to the last paragraph, you learn:
There’s a financial incentive for managers, too. Meeting IPG’s diversity goals can account for 10% to 15% of a manager’s annual bonus – $40,000 to $60,000 for a senior manager. This year, two missed their diversity targets and paid the price. ‘As you would expect, this really got their attention, and it underscores our commitment to accountability as it relates to diversity,’ says IPG spokesman Philippe Krakowsky.
No doubt. Now, where is the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — and its commitment to accountability as it relates to making sure that companies follow employment anti-discrimination law, which forbids racial quotas?