(Corine Gatti, Headline USA) Embattled on multiple fronts and bleeding billions after a botched transgender advertising blitz, Anheuser-Busch, the parent company of woke, tanking beer brand Bud Light, is now facing charges of racism.
America First Legal, a conservative advocacy group, filed a a federal civil rights complaint against the company, accusing the beer titan of engaging in discriminatory practices in the name of “diversity, equity, and inclusion.” However, it does not include all people.
The complaint alleged that Anheuser-Busch failed in championing diversity and inclusivity by creating a leadership accelerator program that company officials claim was designed to equip and mentor employees “who identify with historically underrepresented groups as they join our organization in a full-time capacity,” the Daily Wire reported.
“Only specific individuals of specified races, colors, and national origins – notably excluding White and Asian Americans – are invited to apply,” AFL said of the program.
AFL also alleged that the company “advertises an unlawful race-based scholarship and internship program launched by Budweiser and the United Negro College Fund to ‘support 25 Black college students’ interested in the brewing industry and to ‘provide five Black college students with real-world experience as interns in Anheuser-Busch’s Brewery Trainee Program.’”
Noting that the company’s most recent annual report included an initiative to increase
“overall representation of women in top leadership positions,” America First Legal said the company failed to define what it means by the term “women.”
“As the corporation responsible for Bud Light, and as an eager and willing partner with and funder of ‘transgender activist’ and biological male Dylan Mulvaney, it is safe to assume that the company’s definition of a woman is not limited to biological females,” AFL wrote.
“Iconic American brands, like Anheuser-Busch, have become shells of their founders’ visions due to weak-kneed corporate leadership who routinely cave to idealogues whose thirst for an ever-changing notion of ‘social justice’ is relentless,” America First Legal Vice President and General Counsel Gene Hamilton said in a statement.
Hamilton said that Anheuser-Busch isn’t just promoting a radical transgender agenda that is at odds with the values of their customers, but “they’re also engaged in something even more insidious and destructive, and that’s hiring based on race and sex.”
“America First Legal reviewed their corporate materials and other publicly available information, revealing that Anheuser-Busch appears more interested in hiring someone because of their race than their skillset,” Hamilton said.