Posted on April 27, 2023

Anheuser-Busch Accused of Discriminating Against White People

Matthew Impelli, Newsweek, April 20, 2023

Anheuser-Busch, the parent company of Bud Light, was recently targeted for employment and hiring practices that allegedly are discriminatory against white people.

America First Legal (AFL), a conservative watchdog organization led by Stephen Miller, a former adviser to former President Donald Trump, announced on Monday a federal civil rights complaint against Anheuser-Busch for what it calls “systemic and discriminatory hiring, promotion, and job-training employment practices.”

“Under the cloak of “equity,” woke companies like Anheuser-Busch proudly discriminate based on race, color, national origin, and sex in their employment practices,” America First Legal said in the announcement, which called on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to launch an investigation.

The announcement said that Anheuser-Busch had a Leadership Accelerator Program that invited “only specific individuals of specified races, colors, and national origin” to apply. However, according to America First Legal, the program excluded white and Asian Americans.

Since the beginning of April, Anheuser-Busch and Bud Light have faced an array of backlash and criticism after the beer company partnered with Dylan Mulvaney, a transgender influencer. {snip}


Gene Hamilton, America First Legal vice president and general counsel, said that “all racial discrimination is wrong, and race-based employment programs or opportunities are antithetical to the American ideal.


“Notably, it appears that Anheuser-Busch has programs that invite individuals of specified races, colors, and national origins to apply while excluding Whites and Asians from these opportunities…Any company engaged in the illegal practice of discriminatory hiring, racially or otherwise, must be held accountable for their egregious violations of the law.”