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FAA Hiring Amid Biden’s DEI Prioritization

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  • The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is actively recruiting employees with “severe intellectual” and “psychiatric disabilities” in the name of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).
  • The FAA’s hiring guidelines were implemented during President Biden’s administration, with the DEI emphasis being a priority.
  • There are concerns that this hiring practice is compromising the safety of air travel, with incidents like a door breaking off a Boeing 737 Max 9 mid-flight.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiative has taken a controversial turn in America, with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) actively recruiting employees with “severe intellectual” and “psychiatric disabilities” among other serious conditions. This is all part of a larger effort to promote DEI in federal agencies, a priority set by the Biden administration.

The FAA, responsible for regulating civil aviation and U.S. commercial space transportation, as well as maintaining and operating air traffic control and navigation systems for both civil and military aircrafts, openly acknowledges this hiring practice. On their website, they state, “Targeted disabilities are those disabilities that the Federal government, as a matter of policy, has identified for special emphasis in recruitment and hiring. They include hearing, vision, missing extremities, partial paralysis, complete paralysis, epilepsy, severe intellectual disability, psychiatric disability and dwarfism.”

This means that the agency, which employs around 45,000 people and is responsible for regulating air travel, is hiring individuals with these disabilities. The FAA further explains on their website, “Because diversity is so critical, FAA actively supports and engages in a variety of associations, programs, coalitions and initiatives to support and accommodate employees from diverse communities and backgrounds. Our people are our strength, and we take great care in investing in and valuing them as such.”

These hiring guidelines were implemented during President Biden’s administration, with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg being directly responsible for the initiative. This has raised concerns about the quality and safety of the aircrafts Americans are flying on.

In a recent incident, a door broke off a Boeing 737 Max 9 mid-flight. Boeing, a company that also prioritizes DEI, was under the FAA’s oversight. In response to the incident, the FAA stated it would “increase its oversight of Boeing” to prevent further incidents.

However, this assurance has not quelled concerns. The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh wrote, “The DEI Rot In The Airline Industry Is Way Worse Than You Think.” Elon Musk also expressed his concern, rhetorically asking, “Do you want to fly in an airplane where they prioritized DEI hiring over your safety? This is actually happening.”

Clear Thoughts (op-ed)

The Biden administration’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) policy is taking a dangerous turn. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is now recruiting individuals with “severe intellectual” and “psychiatric disabilities,” in a misguided attempt to prioritize DEI over basic safety standards.

This reckless approach to hiring, propagated by the Biden administration and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, is a threat to the safety of American air travel. It’s not about discriminating against the disabled, it’s about ensuring the safety of millions of passengers who rely on the FAA’s oversight.

The recent incident of a door dislodging from a Boeing 737 Max 9 mid-flight is a chilling reminder of the potential consequences. Boeing, another entity that prioritizes DEI, was under the FAA’s watch during this incident. The FAA’s promise to “increase its oversight of Boeing” does little to assuage these concerns.

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In the words of Elon Musk, “Do you want to fly in an airplane where they prioritized DEI hiring over your safety?” The Biden administration needs to remember that safety should always be the first priority. DEI is important, but not at the cost of American lives.

Let us know what you think, please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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10 Comments

  1. Jeremy

    January 21, 2024 at 8:58 am

    This could go either way, it would depend on the specific positions individuals are placed into. There are probably many jobs within the FAA that are not related to aviation safety that would be well within the abilities of employees with disabilities. If these individuals are placed into positions that they are able to perform to the same standard as anyone else, it shouldn’t be a problem.

    • Fed up with Dems

      January 21, 2024 at 6:52 pm

      We have a DEI president. He deserves a DEI pilot and crew on Air Force One.

      • midkid

        January 21, 2024 at 7:14 pm

        Agreed!

      • JR

        May 2, 2024 at 12:11 pm

        The DEI pilots are for you. Will DEI pilots fly the president? Fat chance!

    • Arthur Herreden

      January 22, 2024 at 1:16 am

      Amen! Elon Musk is real Disabled in his brain! Many handicappers do great in workforce … many deaf work in high place as lawyer, professional advisor, medical technician…
      There are many position that have nothing to do with aircraft. To me, Elon Musk is real discrimination against “disabled” worker…

  2. John Segal

    January 21, 2024 at 7:13 pm

    when it comes t air travel safety dei et al take a back seat

  3. Packrat

    January 21, 2024 at 8:02 pm

    I want ability above all else when it comes to air traffic safety. There are no do overs after a midair collision

  4. Lou

    January 21, 2024 at 9:21 pm

    This is very old news. Going back more than 10 years. See Snopes. More. For such a story where are the supports that people without ability are hired or have caused problems. Biden is as smart as hose publishing this story.

  5. Gunny Gil

    January 21, 2024 at 10:01 pm

    Take a highly stressful and responsible job that before LBJ screwed it up with PJT ethnic hiring in 68 and another Demonacrat is doing the same thing. I was a Marine Controller in the 60’s and had to go through extereme testing just to get the 16 week school. 54 guys applied for the school in Jan 65 and only 2 of us got the school. In fact the US Naval Services (Navy and Marine Corps) had to have a 130 or better IQ rating. Army and AirForce required no such thing and were not FAA certified like all Naval controllers had to be.

  6. CandygramForMongo

    January 22, 2024 at 6:05 am

    We may as well hire a blind midget to be an air traffic controller, all in the name of whatever! We’ve already got DUMB AS PHUCK in the w.h., so having other mentally challenged people making life choices for everyone else makes sense…..if you’re a PHUCKING IMBECILE!!! TIME TO STOP FLYING!!!

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