United Airlines is reaffirming their commitment to
safety wokeness by pledging that over the next 10 years, at least half of the new pilots they train will be either women or racial minorities.
In an effort to promote “diversity” at the expense of simply letting the most qualified person fly the plane that’s carting dozens to hundreds of human beings at tens of thousands of feet in the air, the company tweeted, “Our flight deck should reflect the diverse group of people on board our planes every day. That’s why we plan for 50% of the 5,000 pilots we train in the next decade to be women or people of color.”
Our flight deck should reflect the diverse group of people on board our planes every day. That’s why we plan for 50% of the 5,000 pilots we train in the next decade to be women or people of color. Learn more and apply now: https://t.co/VbOFvFOksB pic.twitter.com/r0ScH6MQAJ— United Airlines (@united) April 6, 2021
The airline says they're working to ensure that half of the 5,000 pilots they train between now and 2030 will be women or minorities.
Unbelievably, no major airline has ever hired a member of the blind community to pilot one of their aircraft. Will you be the first to break this glass ceiling once and for all? Anti-blind bigotry has no place in the airline industry or anywhere else in society!— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 7, 2021
I’d really prefer you just blindly pick the ones who won’t crash.— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) April 7, 2021
Uh, if you really cared about women and "people of colour", you would commit to hiring the best people for the job--to keep women, "people of colour" and (and the white people you hate so much) safe.— Samuel Sey (@SlowToWrite) April 7, 2021
Also, you guys should probably call yourselves: Divided Airlines.
Irrespective of the goal, please pick the best pilots...— S (@SST3D) April 6, 2021
This is incredibly stupid.— ZUBY: (@ZubyMusic) April 7, 2021
Hire the best person for the job. Period.
You think this is 'woke' but it's dangerous. Meritocracy all the way.
Twitter was quick to point out that when it comes to planting their butts in a too-small seat and paying hundreds of dollars to be flown to their destination, they don’t much care who’s flying the plane – only that they’re qualified to get their passengers from A to B as safely as possible.
Next step: biodegradable floatation devices made from hemp and free hugs.
Can't say they'll help you in a crash, but at least you'll feel at one with humanity as you drown.