A conservative legal group headed by Stephen Miller, a former White House advisor to Donald Trump, has accused Macy’s of implementing a racially discriminatory diversity plan.
America First Legal filed a federal civil rights complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Tuesday, according to a press release.
The complaint alleges Macy’s is “intentionally and systemically” violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s prohibition on race discrimination, citing a five-point diversity plan that the retailer released in 2019.
Newsweek has contacted Macy’s for comment via email. This article will be updated if a response is received.
Macy’s plan instructed management to achieve “more ethnic diversity by 2025 at senior director level and above, with a goal of 30 percent,” and create a 12-month program to “designed to strengthen leadership skills for a selected group of top-talent managers and directors of Black/African-American, Hispanic-Latinx, Native American and Asian descent,” the group said in its letter to the EEOC.
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