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As outrage continues against Bud Light for seemingly partnering with controversial transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney, its parent company, Anheuser-Busch, now faces accusations that it has systematically discriminated against men and particular racial groups in recent years to appease woke leftists.
On Monday, America First Legal — a legal group comprising several associates of former President Donald Trump, including former senior adviser Stephen Miller — sent a letter to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requesting an investigation into possible civil rights infractions in Anheuser-Busch's employment practices. In the letter, AFL argued that Anheuser-Busch had violated federal law — which forbids discrimination based on an individual's "race, color, religion, sex, or national origin" — by privileging applicants and employees from "historically underrepresented groups" over their white and Asian-American counterparts.
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To support its claims, AFL noted that the beer company's 2023 Leadership Accelerator Program, a program designed to "fast-track" certain employees into executive positions, specifically invited candidates "who identify as Black, Latinx, and Native American" and those from "a historically underrepresented group" to apply.
The AFL also pointed to several scholarship and internship opportunities provided by Anheuser-Busch that discriminated against white people and Asians. Those opportunities include the Hispanic Scholarship Fund "for Hispanic students interested in a career in sports" and a partnership between Budweiser and the United Negro College Fund to cover tuition for 25 black college students and to mentor five black interns "in Anheuser-Busch’s Brewery Trainee Program."
Finally, the letter contended that Anheuser-Busch's DEI department has suppressed the careers of qualified male employees to increase the number of women in the company's senior leadership team. "In fact, Anheuser-Busch’s Annual Report has a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion section almost entirely dedicated to the growth of only women in the workforce," the letter stated.
A press release about the letter from the AFL also humorously noted the irony of a company promoting women and Dylan Mulvaney, a biological male who pretends to be female, at the same time. Anheuser-Busch "fails to define what it means by the term 'women,'" though "it is safe to assume that the company’s definition of a woman is not limited to biological females," the press release said.
In various places, the AFL characterized the employment practices at Anheuser-Busch as "divisive, illegal, and immoral" and as "odious and destructive." AFL vice president and general counsel Gene Hamilton claimed that the beer giant has decayed under "weak-kneed corporate leadership" that "routinely" caters to "an ever-changing notion of 'social justice.'"
Bud Light certainly found itself embroiled in a "social justice" controversy after Mulvaney revealed a customized Bud Light can with his artificially feminized face imprinted on it a few weeks ago. After Mulvaney released videos showing his personalized Bud Light cans, many devoted consumers responded by refusing to purchase Bud Light.
Since then, Anheuser-Busch has been in damage control, issuing a bland statement about regret and eventually even releasing a seemingly patriotic commercial featuring the iconic Budweiser Clydesdale horses. However, many slammed the statement as a corporate word salad that never gave an apology and the ad as desperate pandering to middle America. Recent reports indicate that the Mulvaney partnership has already cost the company more than $5 billion.
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Cortney Weil is a senior editor for Blaze News.