Elon Musk Responds To Mark Cuban’s Defense Of Diversity Hiring Practices: “When Will We See A Short Asian Woman On The Mavs?”

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I mean, he’s got a point…

Elon Musk hasn’t been shy about voicing his opinions using his social media platform, X (formerly Twitter).

And earlier today, the owner of X went after fellow billionaire and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, when Cuban took to the platform to defend DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) in hiring practices.

It all started when Musk spoke out against using diversity as a criteria for hiring employees:

“Discrimination on the basis of race, which DEI does, is literally the definition of racism.”

And Cuban jumped in to give his thoughts, defending the use of diversity in making hiring decisions:

“Good businesses look where others don’t, to find the employees that will put your business in the best possible position to succeed.

You may not agree, but I take it as a given that there are people of various races, ethnicities, orientation, etc that are regularly excluded from hiring consideration. By extending our hiring search to include them, we can find people that are more qualified. The loss of DEI-Phobic companies is my gain.”

The Shark Tank investor ended his post by saying that it’s important to have a workforce that’s diverse:

“We live in a country with very diverse demographics. In this era where trust of businesses can be hard to come by, people tend to connect more easily to people who are like them. Having a workforce that is diverse and representative of your stakeholders is good for business.”

That’s when Musk asked Cuban when he would back up his words when it comes to building his basketball team:

That would certainly make the team diverse…

And people on Twitter (we’re still calling it Twitter, sorry Elon) were loving the billionaire-on-billionaire violence:

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