FAA Pushes to Hire People with ‘Severe Intellectual, Psychiatric’ Disabilities in the Name of Diversity

by Eric Lendrum


In a new statement, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that it intends to expand its push for diversity hires by hiring people who suffer from “severe intellectual” disabilities.

As reported by Fox Newsthe FAA’s website clearly states its intentions on the page for a hiring initiative focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. The site says that “targeted disabilities are those disabilities that the Federal government, as a matter of policy, has identified for special emphasis in recruitment and hiring.”

“They include hearing, vision, missing extremities, partial paralysis, complete paralysis, epilepsy, severe intellectual disability, psychiatric disability and dwarfism,” the site continues. “Because diversity is so critical, FAA actively supports and engages in a variety of associations, programs, coalitions and initiatives to support and accommodate employees from diverse communities and backgrounds. Our people are our strength, and we take great care in investing in and valuing them as such.”

“Diversity is integral to achieving FAA’s mission of ensuring safe and efficient travel across our nation and beyond,” the agency says in its “Diversity and Inclusion” hiring plan, the guidelines for diversity hires which were last updated on March 23rd of 2022.

The FAA, which has about 45,000 employees, falls under the jurisdiction of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who has also led such diversity efforts including an initiative to renovate “racist” highways and roads.

However, the increasing obsession with diversity in such a crucial industry as aviation has led to greater scrutiny and widespread concern after a spike in near-miss accidents and other issues that appear to have been caused by decreasing competence due to diversity hires. Most recently, an Alaska Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing after a door suddenly blew out mid-flight, although no one was killed. The FAA subsequently grounded all Boeing 737 Max 9 planes, the model that was involved in the incident.

Others have documented how the rise in diversity hires, particularly in the wake of the employee shortage after the Chinese Coronavirus pandemic, has led to a much greater number of less competent air traffic controllers and other personnel, which has led to a surge in near-miss incidents at major airports.

Many have since condemned the decision to prioritize diversity over the safety of airline passengers, with billionaire Elon Musk asking, rhetorically, on X: “Do you want to fly in an airplane where they prioritized DEI hiring over your safety? That is actually happening.”

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Eric Lendrum reports for American Greatness. 





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2 Thoughts to “FAA Pushes to Hire People with ‘Severe Intellectual, Psychiatric’ Disabilities in the Name of Diversity”


    This is DEI at its worst. More attempts to destroy Americans right to Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness. Another example that they dont care if you live or die. They are going to make it impossible for people to trust flying. FLYING IS ONLY FOR THE ELITE. You can bet the Elite in this country won’t have any less than the most qualified person flying them around.
    Honestly it looks like they are trying to provoke a Civil War in this country. Maybe that’s why they are recruiting illegals into our country, flying them around on our dime, with no ID. The Biden admin has discontinued placing Air Marshalls on flights to protect against terrorists. The Air Marshall’s have been deployed to the Southern Border to facilitate & excellerate the process to get illegals into the country. NGOs ( like the Catholic Charities) are being paid billions of our taxdollars to train illegals to say that they are seeking assylum. The illegals dump their IDs & passports & make up names. No way to track them or vet them. Thousands of males alone that are military age are being allowed to enter our country, including Chinese, Sudanese, & terrorists & no one know where they are going. We know Bill Gates, Jeff Zuckerberg & Soros have been purchasing farmland around the country. Why? One reason is they are trying to destroy our farming industry. NO FARMERS, NO FOOD. AND they need somewhere to hide & train the warriors to wreak havoc on America.
    Oct 7th Terrorist attack by Hamas in Israel was just a practice run on how to attack innocent unprepared people. Instill fear to control the masses.
    Good reason to get your munitions ready. Because you’ll be on your own.

  2. Tim Price

    How can people with obvious mental challenges be relied upon to regulate activities as critical, important and dependent upon safety as the aviation industry?

    More bulls**+ from Democrats!