More than 150 white volunteers at the Art Institute of Chicago after a consulting company out of Colorado told the institute to prioritize so-called ‘equity and diversity.’
This company, called the Equity Project, said that the volunteer program didn’t have enough diversity and that it was too skewed towards white women.
“Sometimes equity means taking bold steps and actions,” said Monica Williams (pictured below), the executive producer of the Equity Project.
The mostly elderly volunteers were notified by email that they were fired and that the museum wanted to “rebuild our program from the ground up.”
The program also said that there were too many barriers for people of color. Thus, the 150 mostly elderly, mostly women group of volunteers, typically tour guides, were coldly fired. Not to mention the fact that these volunteers are probably very knowledgeable of the subject matter in the museum and that finding volunteers to replace them who meet the criteria of “person of color” and knowledge of all the things of the museum will be a challenge.
Photo Art Institute of Chicago
For the left, equality is their religion, and “diversity, equity, and inclusion” is their battle cry. They’re fully committed to its ends and that means your replacement.