Conservatives are now fearful of flying as the agenda from the FAA and airlines are to focus on DEI. Diversity equity and inclusivity has been one of the most discussed topics of January. There have been discussions about how air travel should maintain its strict standards as a lot of lives are at stake.
According to Fox News, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is under scrutiny as it actively pursues a diversity and inclusion hiring initiative, seeking employees with “severe intellectual” disabilities, psychiatric problems, and various physical conditions.
Following that, the FAA’s website emphasizes “targeted disabilities,” such as hearing impairment, vision issues, paralysis, epilepsy, and severe intellectual disabilities, as areas of focus for recruitment. This initiative, part of the FAA’s broader “Diversity and Inclusion” hiring plan, aims to integrate diversity into its mission of ensuring safe and efficient travel.
However, critics argue that diversity efforts, including the hiring of individuals with disabilities, may compromise safety in the aviation industry. The FAA, overseeing civil aviation, faces increased scrutiny after recent incidents, with concerns raised about prioritizing diversity over safety.
FAA’s DEI push to include people with “psychiatric” and “intellectual” disabilities
Diversity is not a strength, qualifications are. If your number one focus is diversity, you automatically limit the number of candidates for the position. There is no greater importance than actually being qualified for the job you’re hired for. Drop DEI
— Fredzoid (@Exist177670756) January 14, 2024
X users state that DEI should not be relevant for jobs that require specific experiences or qualifications. Many are calling to dismantle this policy as it will obviously have negative implications in the near future. Conservatives feel that if inclusivity is the main focus, the pool to select qualified people will be significantly reduced.
Ah hell a little duct tape and she good
— midwestfarming (@Srm67) January 15, 2024
Furthermore, another user posted a photo of the Alaska Airlines door blowing off mid flight. The caption states “what could go wrong?” This is implying that corporations have gotten too woke as dangerous incidents like these are happening.
This also puts an enormous strain on the neuro typical employees who not only have to deal with their unpredictable coworkers but have to pick up all the mess. This will rapidly become a toxic workplace, avoided by all who can do so.
— Alma (@almu1968) January 15, 2024
Others state the FAA may soon be a toxic work place as working with people who have psychiatric and intellectual disabilities are not easy to work with. In the end, those who are capable of the job will have to clean up the masses made by these DEI hires.