Apple shareholders rejected a proposal yesterday that would have required the company to improve the diversity of its top ranks. This is the second year in a row that Apple shareholders have shot down the proposal, with just over 95 percent of the vote opposing it this time around — slightly more than last year.
The proposal, submitted by shareholders Tony Maldonado and Zevin Asset Management, asked Apple to “adopt an accelerated recruitment policy … to increase the diversity of senior management and its board of directors.” Maldonado and Zevin had argued that Apple’s upper ranks were responding too slowly to the company’s own diversity initiatives and that it would ultimately come back to bite them, be it through missing talent or new opportunities.
The Verge article features this corker of a sub-headline:
APPLE’S TOP RANKS ARE STILL DISPROPORTIONATELY WHITE
Is it any wonder shareholders rejected a proposal to “increase diversity in its top ranks” when the anti-white hostility is so blatantly obvious? The motivations for diversity only ever mean one thing: fewer white people. There is no reason, despite what SJW activists will say about greater profits (which they ordinarily despise and punish), to push for “diversity” apart from disenfranchising white people from the companies, institutions, and societies they themselves create and build.
So who is Zevin Asset Management? This can’t be solely about diversity at Apple. No one cares that much about the right percentages of different coloured people making billions of dollars for mega-corporations. Well, I’m correct (as usual). Here’s the Huffington Post bio of Zevin founder, Robert Zevin:
Robert has been a leader in socially responsible investing since the 1960s. He was the principal architect of the first Calvert Social Investment Fund in 1982 and was a leader in the movement to divest from apartheid South Africa. His activism and commitment to civil disobedience has led to arrests and beatings as well as boardrooms. He has founded, co-founded, and led numerous social change organizations such as Resist (against the war in Vietnam), United States Servicemen’s Fund (anti-war GI coffee houses), Haymarket Foundation (change not charity), Affirmative Investments (direct community investments), and Shared Interest (support for informal economy in South Africa since 1996) as well as the School for Community Economic Development at Southern New Hampshire University. Robert is also a Harvard PhD in economics, who has taught at Berkeley, Columbia, Harvard, Boston University, UMass Amherst, and Simmons College. He has published two books and numerous articles about economic history and social policy. His strongest current interests beyond socially responsible investing are encouraging the anti-war movement among servicemen and women and their families, and working for campaign finance reform.
So basically he’s a professional shit-stirrer with nearly unlimited resources at his disposal with which to stir. What is Mr Zevin’s stance on South Africa, now that the country is free from evil apartheid white oppressors? I hear crickets even as South Africa crumbles to junk. For a such a prolific anti-war activist, Zevin has certainly been quiet on globalist attempts to topple Assad and vocal on the non-existent threat of Russian aggression.
If Apple – or any – shareholders think this is the end of leftist agitation, they’d be mistaken. These people push diversity to stack organisations with their own people to wield ever greater power and control. If Zevin really were a “socially responsible investor” (he’s credited as being the “father of Socially Responsible Investing – I’d like to see his portfolio) perhaps he’d be more concerned about slave-labor conditions that drive third-world Apple factory workers to kill themselves in despair, rather than about how many brown women are making 6-figure bonuses in San Francisco.