Microsoft Brags That It Pays White Employees Less Than Non-White Employees Despite ‘Same Job Title’

The admission came in the company's diversity report, which hones in on a "pay equity" initiative.
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Microsoft bragged that it pays its white employees less than non-white employees who are employed in similar roles in a diversity report touting the company’s “pay equity” agenda.

The admission came from the tech giant’s 2023 Diversity and Inclusion Report, which outlines the company’s loyalty to the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) agenda.

“All racial and ethnic minority groups who are rewards eligible combined earn $1.007 total pay for every $1.000 earned by US rewards-eligible white employees with the same job title and level and considering tenure,” the Microsoft report, first reported on X, brags.

It goes on to add that “US Black and African American employees earn $1.004 and Asian employees earn $1.012 for every $1.000 earned by U.S. rewards-eligible white employees with the same job title and level and considering tenure.”

“This pay equity data represents total pay,” the report clarifies. “Our total pay analysis considers base, annual bonus, and stock awards at the time of annual rewards for rewards- eligible employees.”

Microsoft also boasted that it has successfully pushed far-left ideology on its employees, with one passage reading, “As a cornerstone of our growth mindset approach to D&I, we consider understanding how to be effective allies key to activating a culture of inclusion.” The report went on to add, “This year, 96.4% of employees reported some level of awareness of the concept of allyship.”

The company was previously hit with criticism after it capped the number of white and Asian students that universities could nominate for a highly paid research fellowship.


But Microsoft is just one of many companies that has engaged in discrimination in pursuit of the DEI agenda.

Disney was hit with a federal civil rights complaint over a similar policy that used diversity metrics to determine pay bonus structures. The complaint came from America First Legal, a foundation that challenges corporations that discriminate against white, Asian, and male employees and applicants.

“The law prohibits Disney from using race, color, religion, sex, or national origin merely as a motivating factor for hiring, training, or promotions,” a press release from America First Legal explains. “But a document on Disney’s ‘Reimagine Tomorrow’ website strongly suggests that race, color, religion, sex, or national origin are often the only motivating factor in Disney’s hiring, training, and promotion decisions.”

The organization went on to allege that Disney is “intentionally discriminating against white American men, Christians, and Jews simply because of their race, sex, religion, and citizenship.”

The complaint came after an exclusive Daily Wire report found that Disney posted a “wheel of power/privilege” in employee spaces in Disneyland. The poster claimed that males, English speakers, and white people, many of the same groups that America First Legal complains that the company discriminated against, are privileged on account of their identity.

But discriminatory diversity policies are not limited to Microsoft or Disney. A wide range of corporations have been found to discriminate against white people, men, and often Asian people, a series of Daily Wire investigations have found.

A “diversity internship” at NASCAR banned white applicants on the basis of their race and was called “blatantly illegal” by one lawyer, an investigation from The Daily Wire revealed. NASCAR removed the racial eligibility requirement following the report from The Daily Wire, but has not yet removed two other programs that similarly discriminate.

There are also the tech companies IBM and Oracle, both of which hosted internship programs that excluded both white and Asian applicants on the basis of their race.

Apple hosted entrepreneur training programs that are only open to companies with leaders who are women or who are not white or Asian, an investigation from The Daily Wire previously reported.

The Daily Wire revealed that a wide range of companies, including U.S. Bank, Bayer, Best Buy, and Liberty Mutual have participated in employee training programs from McKinsey and Company that intend to “diversify talent pipelines” and are not open to white employees.

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