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[–] StrangeThingsAfoot 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

I can. Loads of companies have started doing it. I think part of it is the people working there are surrounded by this liberal bubble (they;re based in LA, and paid 120k+ starting salary), so they imagine everyone is as liberal as them. Then they have "diversity efforts" and start hiring people who care more about sending a message than about the company making money.

While some shareholders might care about them losing money, I wouldn't be surprised if even the board of directors has some people who blame the players for not liking them game because there are "too many white men in gaming" or something. Making money is no longer their goal; sending a message is.

[–] jthun2 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

true, but the shareholders can eventually sue. They'll learn the hard way.

Currently corporate law doesn't support the claim that the executive at a corporation can prioritize social justice above profits.

[–] StrangeThingsAfoot 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

They can, but proving breach of fiduciary duty is really hard to do unless there's a leak from within the company or some other evidence that they know they will lose money (in both the short and long term). Simply fucking up is not a breach of fiduciary duty, and that's an excuse they can fall back on.

[–] Abusedbyredditnomore 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yep, I was a diversity champion at Wells Fargo because I helped everyone and did an outstanding job. Meanwhile, Wells Fargo was creating fake accounts to use as collateral in a money making scheme. They were fined less than 1% of what they probably made. I do not works at Wells Fargo now, and I am ashamed at the decisions they made to play to PR instead of doing what is right.