And profits decrease, and cuts gotta be made….
It is always the unproductive that get laid off first. “Trimming the deadwood” and all that.
At the end of the day, if you don’t contribute to the bottom line, then there really is no need for you to be on the staff. And the Diversity/Equity/Inclusion folks were just window dressing, after all. Everybody knew it…and now it is being proven. No one thinks that they are worth anything.