Federal Commissioner Blasts Billionaire Mark Cuban for ‘Illegal’ Hiring Discrimination

February 1st, 2024 1:27 PM

A federal commissioner schooled Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for his week-long disastrous attempt to defend using Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in hiring practices. 

After Cuban admitted that “race and gender can be part of the equation” in his hiring choices, Commissioner Andrea R. Lucas of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) responded in a post on X. Lucas reminded Cuban that racial discrimination is, in fact, illegal. Unfortunately you’re dead wrong on black-letter Title VII law,” she said, addressing the bloviating billionaire. “As a general rule, race/sex can’t even be a ‘motivating factor’—nor a plus factor, tie-breaker, or tipping point. It’s important employers understand the ground rules here.”

Lucas followed up her criticism of Cuban during an interview with Fox Business during which she made clear that Cuban’s ramblings had no basis in law. “Mr. Cuban is conflating the idea that someone’s race and sex can be part of the complete package, but that’s not provided for under the law,” she said. “And if he’s using it as a factor even if it’s not the only factor or the dispositive factor, if it’s any part of the decision, it’s a motivating factor, and that’s illegal.”

The EEOC Commissioner also sat down for a Jan. 31 interview, telling Fox News Digital that, contrary to Cuban’s claims, “There's no good form of race discrimination.”

X Owner Elon Musk, who has also tangled with Cuban on DEI discrimination, recently referred to DEI as “discrimination on the basis of race, sex and sexual orientation,” “against merit” and “fundamentally anti-Semitic,” during a discussion at Auschwitz with The Daily Wire editor emeritus Ben Shapiro. 

Conservatives are under attack! Contact ABC News (818) 460-7477, CBS News (212) 975-3247 and NBC News (212) 664-6192 and demand they report on the dangers of leftist DEI ideology infecting corporate America