The Rhino Times reported on Friday that the Guilford County Board of Commissioners have hired a total of 5 (five) employees for the Minority-and-Women-Business-Enterprises (MWBE) program. It is intended to assure that the contracts the county has with private businesses go to those that are owned by minorities or women.
Guilford County, of course, is socialist-controlled on its Board of Commissioners. “To the victors go the spoils”– at least, under the spoils system we now have in place in the county.
This topic has been a perennial grievance for the Simkins PAC- aligned black politicians in Greensboro and Guilford County for many years. Getting government contracts for minority-owned businesses has been a key priority for them, even to the extent that it is nearly idolatrous. They cannot imagine life without clinging to their identity politics.
The county previously had one employee handling this function. With five employees, it is nearly certain that the purchasing department and other county departments will feel browbeaten to extend contracts to minorities even though it might not be in the best interests of taxpayers and citizens.
We are supposed to have equal protection under the law and color-blind policies, but this move effectively further extends preferences to minorities. It is a form of discrimination.
And of course, women are beneficiaries also. Many male business owners and entrepreneurs have even had their wives named as the owner of their businesses in order to get access to such contracts in the past.
All three Republican commissioners voted in favor. The Rhino reporter said this was a sign of their “picking their battles”. But many Republican local elected officials in this area have avidly sought the Simkins PAC endorsement to get a competitive advantage– even though it represents crawling in bed with socialists and cultural marxists. This might be yet another example of our corrupt local machine politics.