Elon Musk Cleans House of Woke Employees as Tesla Lays Off Heads of ‘Diversity and Inclusivity Programs’

Elon Musk appears to be continuing his crusade against the “woke mind virus” as his company Tesla lays off the heads of its “diversity and inclusivity programs.”

As Slay News previously reported, Tesla CEO Musk recently revealed plans to cut staff at his companies after saying he had a “super bad feeling” about the economy.

Musk has also previously warned about the negative impact the “woke mind virus” is having on the economy.

According to a new report, Musk is cleaning house of woke employees as he prepares to deal with Democrat President Joe Biden’s perfect economic storm of rising inflation and lower growth.

Electrek reports:

Now we learn that many employees involved in diversity and inclusivity programs were part of the layoffs – including the president of Tesla’s LGBTQ+ community – and a lead involved in diversity and inclusivity programs at the company.

According to sources familiar with the matter, Bobby Berretta-Paris, a five-year Tesla veteran, was let go last week.

He was hired as a recruiter and promoted three times during his tenure.

He was also the volunteer president of LGBTQ+ at Tesla.

Sources also told Electrek about a software engineer that was also let go by Tesla last week.

They had been working at Tesla for four years – most recently as senior software engineer in charge of naming conventions in Tesla’s vehicle UI team – and had been promoted three times.

The software engineer volunteered as a diversity and inclusion leader and was involved in employee protection when it came to issues of diversity and inclusion.

Musk said earlier he had a “super bad feeling” about the economy and will “pause all hiring worldwide” in a leaked email obtained by Reuters.

The email was titled “pause all hiring worldwide” and added that Musk wants to cut 10% of jobs at the electric carmaker.

According to its annual SEC filing, in 2021 Tesla had around 100,000 employees.

“Musk’s bad feeling is shared by many people,” said Carsten Brzeski, global head of macroeconomic research at Dutch bank ING.

“But we are not talking about global recession.

“We expect a cooling of the global economy towards the end of the year.

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“The U.S. will cool off, while China and Europe are not going to rebound.”

J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon warned recently:

“I said there were storm clouds, big storm clouds. It’s a hurricane.

“Right now it’s kind of sunny, things are doing fine, everyone thinks the Fed can handle it.

“That hurricane is right out there down the road coming our way.

“We don’t know if it’s a minor one or Superstorm Sandy. You better brace yourself.

“JPMorgan is bracing ourselves and we’re going to be very conservative with our balance sheet.

“We’ve never had QT like this, so you’re looking at something you could be writing history books on for 50 years,” Dimon said about the coming quantitative tightening (QT) that is scheduled to begin this month and result in $95 billion a month in reduced bond holdings.

“I think I was wrong then about the path that inflation would take,” US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said.

“As I mentioned, there have been unanticipated and large shocks to the economy that have boosted energy and food prices and supply bottlenecks that have affected our economy badly that I didn’t — at the time — didn’t fully understand, but we recognize that now.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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