Power Line noted this bit of corporate insanity at General Mills. I can’t add much beyond a couple of small points.
One, it’s a private company so it can do whatever it wants — of course answering to the shareholders. Hopefully they are making shareholders aware of their idiocy.
Two, let’s examine this concept of contractors and suppliers by “consumer” composition. I think they have erred focusing only on sexist and racist solutions since probably a majority of their consumers are actually children. So the contractors and suppliers, along with the boardroom, should probably be half children. It also should include some criminals since criminals eat breakfast cereal. Probably a couple of morons too for the board. Oh, wait, sounds like “moron” is already taken care of.
Maybe they should also stack the board and determine contractors and suppliers by states and locales where they sell the most product.
I’m thinking that General Mills didn’t think their progressive bona fides all the way through. No matter how they cut it they will still be evil, discriminating bastards. They have yet to figure out that life itself is one discrimination after another.
Oh, and they make the point that I continually beat on here, liberals are politicizing everything. Now they are into the cereal.
My final note is that I will not be buying General Mills products any longer…