Melinda Gates Bashes ‘White Guys,’ Says She’ll Discriminate Against Them

Melinda Gates Bashes ‘White Guys,’ Says She’ll Discriminate Against Them, by Joy Pullmann.

Melinda Gates has decided to enter the venture capital world by sending her money to people based at least partly on their sex and skin color, she said in a recent Fortune interview.

“It’s been incredibly disappointing to watch how few women-led businesses are getting funded,” Gates said. “Ultimately, if we want more innovation and better products, we’ve got to put more money behind women and minorities. That wasn’t happening, so I decided to step in and see what I could do to help a little bit.” …

She clearly says she preferences women and non-whites over men and white people, specifically for these immutable characteristics that have nothing inherently to do with business success. …

A white man could easily make products that meet minority women’s needs and desires, and vice versa. Their race and sex has nothing to do with their drive and ingenuity. But Gates implies that they do, which is weird and patently stupid, to put it mildly. …

Trendy prejudice driven by the left:

What if Gates had announced she’s going to give “white guys” a boost in her investment calculus, merely for being white guys? Or what if she complained about a startup for having only one man on its board because then “they don’t know what investing in these areas looks like”?

There’s a good chance — only mitigated by the fact that her husband is one of the richest men on earth — that she’d be written out of public life and shamed by every publication in town. …

Gates is saying that venture capitalists — and other social leaders — should be demanding that business partners essentially conform to quotas based on neo-Marxist class distinctions, or Left-defined identity groups: sex, race, income, sexual behavior, ethnicity. … You are allowed to count precisely as much as identity politics-mongers decide you do, and according to criteria they choose, not you. This is conformity, under the banner of diversity.

Merit last seen closing the door quietly behind it on the way out.

Melinda Gates is only prominent and in the position to be handing out money because she is the wife of Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and very wealthy man. What merit and skills did she have to get that position?