"WaMu Recognized as Top Diverse Employer--Again," reads the headline on a recent bank press release:
Washington Mutual, Inc. (NYSE:WM), one of the nation's leading banks for consumers and small businesses, has once again been recognized as a top employer by Hispanic Business magazine and the Human Rights Campaign.
Hispanic Business magazine recently ranked WaMu sixth in its annual Diversity Elite list, which names the top 60 companies for Hispanics. The company was honored specifically for its efforts to recruit Hispanic employees, reach out to Hispanic consumers and support Hispanic communities and organizations.
The Human Rights Campaign, the largest national gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) civil rights organization, also awarded WaMu its second consecutive 100 percent score in the organization's 2009 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which measures progress in attaining equal rights for GLBT employees and consumers. WaMu joins the ranks of 259 other major U.S. businesses that also received top marks in the annual survey. The CEI rated a total of 583 businesses on GLBT-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination policies and domestic partner benefits.
In both surveys, WaMu earned points for competitive diversity policies and programs, including the recently established Latino, African American and GLBT employee network groups, all of which have a corporate executive sponsor and champion.
WaMu's recent press release yesterday was titled "Washington Mutual, Inc. Announces Conditional Exchange of Preferred Securities." That's rather cryptic, but the news headlines are pretty clear, such as this one: "Fed Takes Over WaMu in Largest Bank Failure in American History."
This is what happens when banks and other corporations try to placate leftists and liberals. i suspect those businesses who try to be "Green" will suffer the same fate. You can't sell your soul to the Satans of the Left and not expect to be damned.