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Category: Affirmative Action

Oct 25 2023

Lesbian Nana Cop Wigs Out

Remember the British policewoman who presided over an autistic teen being manhandled and hauled off to jail in tears for allegedly committing homophobia by observing that she looked like her lesbian nana? This identity politics answer to a law enforcement officer is back in the news:

Note that the other officers are just standing around, seeing no need to pepper spray civilians in the face.

Not only does she help authorities meet gender quotas, not only is she apparently a belligerent hypersensitive lesbian, but she is also neurodivergent — i.e., crazy as an outhouse rat. She will go far as a public employee.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Aug 24 2023

American Council on Education vs. Older White Men

As you can tell by how vehemently they denounce their opponents as “racists,” our liberal overlords are themselves racists. They couldn’t be more ham-fisted about it than the American Council on Education was at a summit this month:

The council, which openly supports several progressive causes on its website, such as college loan debt cancellation and gay marriage, represents more than 1,700 member organizations, including hundreds of accredited universities, and advocates for public policy.

Hollie Chessman, director of practice at the council, said a new study from her organization shows a “slow progression towards parity and equity by gender and race and ethnicity,” as more colleges hire presidents from [preferred] demographics.

However, Chessman said the American College President Study also found leaders still are predominantly “older, White and male.”

Not only racist, but sexist and ageist too.

If you think universities are indoctrination camps and largely a waste of public funds now, wait a few years:

The study also found more than half of college presidents plan to retire within the next five years.

That presents an “extraordinary opportunity” for those roles to be filled with women and people of color, Andy Brantley, president of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, said in response to the study.

The positions will largely be filled with inexperienced black women — with the correct politics, of course.

Imagine a university run by Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Speaking of the Supremes,

The summit was held just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court decided that college admissions cannot be based on a student’s race.

This is why Democrats will pack the Supreme Court into irrelevance the moment they have the political leverage. In the meantime, they simply ignore its rulings, as Biden has been doing with student loans.

On a tip from Franco.

Jul 21 2023

Affirmative Action Applied to Invention

Affirmative Action can be applied to anything — even invention. Before long, history will be revised to indicate that, like Anne Boleyn and Cleopatra, Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla were black. In the meantime, the demand for black inventors far exceeds the supply, providing opportunities for inventive fellows like Jeremiah Thoronka and Lawrence Hardge.

Regarding Thoronka, in 2021, the…

…then 21-year-old Durham University masters student had invented a device that uses kinetic energy from traffic and pedestrians to generate electricity. … In a pilot project in Thoronka’s native Sierra Leone, two devices had apparently provided free electricity to 150 households and 15 schools.

The revolutionary invention was worthy of John Galt. Naturally, Thoronka was showered with awards and adulation:

In 2021, he picked up the Commonwealth Youth Award and the Global Student Prize, which was presented to him by filmstar Hugh Jackman at a virtual ceremony, broadcast from the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. … There was a profile by the BBC, an invitation to give TED talks and, in May 2022, an audience with the pope. He was celebrated as a green-tech innovator, someone setting a clean-energy example for the world to follow.

After he won the 2023 Youngster Green Award at the Green Tech Festival in Berlin, German journalists showed some of the curiosity that sometimes still characterizes their profession:

They contacted the organisers of the Youngster Green Award and Greentech Festival to find out a bit more about Thoronka’s pilot project. … But the organisers said that wouldn’t be possible because the pilot had since been dismantled. They asked if the device was being used anywhere else, and were told that it wasn’t. One journalist even asked if there were any videos, blueprints or other documentation of this unprecedented breakthrough. Again, nothing was forthcoming.

Thoronka may be no inventor, but at least he is a clever guy, who knows how to make money by telling moonbats what they want to hear.

Speaking of clever guys,

Self-described inventor Lawrence Hardge created a small box to be installed into D.C.’s parking enforcement vehicles. …

Hardge won’t provide any pictures or diagrams of the device he claims to have created, but WUSA9 found a depiction on company news release posted on a federal website. It appears to be a black box that can be handheld with black and red wires coming from it. Hardge claims it will double the range of D.C.’s parking enforcement electric vehicles by doing what he calls “rejuvenating the battery.”

Electrical engineers at the University of Maryland were skeptical. No matter. Hardge didn’t have to convince engineers, but only the leftist bureaucrats who spend our money for us:

DC government awarded a contract in February with Hardge’s company. The contract says it will cost $14,000 per vehicle to install his modules and $3,000 per vehicle for “data monitoring.” That’s a total of $680,000 taxpayer dollars to refit 40 D.C. parking enforcement cars.

Given how little the Chevy Bolts are driven, the device would not be cost-effective even if it worked. But since when did anyone worry about electric vehicles being cost-effective?

According to a Jackson Advocate article out of Hardge’s home state of Mississippi, Hardge claimed in 2022 that he “had been notified by the University of Michigan, which is located only 35 miles from Hardge Global Manufacturing offices in Farmington Hills, that he is being prepped for a possible Nobel Prize nomination by the university.”

Boasts Hardge,

“They thought I was the perfect candidate.”

That he is: racially impeccable, a convicted felon (served 5 years for selling unregistered securities), and involved in the promised transition away from fossil fuels. However, it appears University of Michigan never heard of him.

Six weeks after we alerted DC about Hardge and his claims, on July 13, DC government told WUSA9 it “terminated” the contract due to “violations of terms of the agreement.”

Let’s hope that doesn’t scotch the Nobel Prize. After all, Hardge’s scam is as likely to improve the climate as any other green nonsense.

On tips from ABC of the ANC and Franco.

Jul 07 2023

Major Rachel Explained

In case you were wondering how squishy-soft mentally ill perverts make it into the US military,

It could not be more obvious that diversity is our weakness.

David Strom writes:

One of the lies we are being told, relentlessly, is that when the military makes efforts to expand the types of people admitted into the services the standards applied will remain the same. This has been clearly false forever. This has been particularly true when it comes to sex differences. As we know, different standards of physical fitness are applied to men and women, in opposition to what we were told when recruitment opened up, and now we see that the standards have been changed even more drastically for transgender people.

On its face, the argument that being transgender would present no barrier to military service is absurd, simply because transgender soldiers require constant medical care in order to maintain their gender treatments. Regardless of any other potential issues, this alone should make policymakers leery of including transgender-identifying people in the rolls of active duty personnel.

The military, though, is a social scientist’s playground. Under total control of the government, it is easy to use as a laboratory for ideological experiments.

Using the military as a social engineering lab precludes using it as an effective fighting force. But as noted here earlier today,

To the extent the Democratic Party controls them, all government institutions exist so as to consolidate its power and promote its ideology. They have no other purpose.

The purpose of the US Military is not to win wars, but to promote sexual perversion and gender psychosis, consistent with the ideology of the Democratic Party.

That is the most charitable interpretation of our rulers’ motives. Also consistent with Democrat ideology is that America is inherently bad. After all, “white supremacy is ingrained in the DNA” of this country. It stands to reason that America must be destroyed. Militarily incapacitating the global hegemon as China prepares to replace it will achieve this objective.

If the Chinese Communist Party had direct control of the Pentagon, what would it do differently?

On tips from Anonymous and Brian Brandt.

Jul 07 2023

Kamala Harris Speechwriter Revealed

A scandal has emerged that dwarfs the cocaine in the White House and even the topless transsexuals exposing themselves outside on the lawn. Unlike Kamala Harris, the person responsible for writing her speeches did not graduate from Howard University — or even grade school. What’s worse, he is a white male:

Allowing a white male to write her speeches defeats the whole purpose of Kamala Harris. She must resign at once.

On a tip from Varla.

Jul 07 2023

Emptiest Human Alive Defines “Culture”

Affirmative Action is worse than just moronic and unfair. Its consequences can be catastrophic. Openly because she is a Woman of Color, the conspicuously unqualified Kamala Harris was made Vice President of the United States. Joe Biden is barely alive and this is what stands ready to replace him at any moment:

Harris has publicly philosophized about moments in time before. From her speech at a pro-abortion rally:

“So, I think it’s very important, as you have heard from so many incredible leaders, for us at every moment in time — and certainly this one — to see the moment in time in which we exist and are present, and to be able to contextualize it, to understand where we exist in the history and in the moment as it relates not only to the past but the future,” she told a crowd at Howard University, her alma mater.

No doubt having attended an HBCU has been critical for her political career. For all anyone cares, she majored in basket-weaving.

Radio host Chris Stigall aptly responded to her latest word salad by describing Harris as “the emptiest human being alive.”

Some may argue that no one could possibly be worse than the creepy, corrupt, senile laughing stock Joe Biden, who has served as a sock puppet for the ultraleft. But progressives always manage to progress to something even worse.

On a tip from Jack D.

Jul 02 2023

Profiles in Liberal Governance: Kendra Lara

Only by rejecting all standards other than identity group box-checking and adherence to leftist ideology have we been able to achieve so many historic milestones — like the election of the Historic First Black Socialist Woman to Boston City Council, Kendra Lara.

Compounding the historicness, Lara is also the First Black Socialist Female Boston City Councilmember to crash her unregistered and uninsured car while driving after her license had been revoked.

Gasps of horror at our decay can be heard from overseas. The Daily Mail reports:

Lara, 33, totaled the gray 2019 Honda Civic when it crashed through a metal fence, ran over bushes, and slammed into the left side of a home in the Jamaica Plains district.

Her seven-year-old son Zaire was in the car, but was not in a booster seat.

He was taken to Boston Children’s Hospital where he received ‘several stitches’ and is expected to make a full recovery.

Lara can do better than Boston City Council. Her qualifications for office are the same as Ketanji Brown Jackson’s to serve on the Supreme Court and Kamala Harris’s to be VP.

On a tip from Ed McAninch.

Jun 21 2023

Affirmative Action at the Bottom of the Sea

Major last ditch operations are underway to rescue the tourist sub down by the Titanic:

Three C-17 aircraft from the U.S. Air Force reportedly landed at a cargo terminal in St. John’s, Newfoundland, carrying unmanned vehicles capable of going 19,000 feet underwater as well as two heavy-duty Hyundai winches emblazoned “6000 kg line pull,” a huge roll of cable, and two large machines that said “high voltage” on their sides, The Daily Mail reported. A forklift truck loaded the equipment onto six flatbed trucks.

The equipment was taken to a port where a ship dubbed the Horizon Arctic was scheduled to leave at midnight, although the journey to the area where Titan is submerged would take 15 hours. The Titan may be as deep as 12,000 feet below the surface and weighs 10,432 kg, so both winches would be necessary to pull it out.

Even assuming the sub is intact, less than 24 hours’ worth of oxygen remains. Too bad the people trapped inside can’t breathe moonbattery:

OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush told an interviewer he didn’t want to hire a bunch of “50-year-old white guys” like other submarine companies.

Rush is currently missing along with the other passengers and one pilot aboard his company’s Titan submersible.

Rush, a 61-year-old white guy, said refused to hire such people to his team because he wanted his company to be “inspirational.”

If it happens to be 50-year-old white guys who are most qualified, then qualifications must be discarded. Our government is run on similar principles, as Kamala Harris, Karine Jean-Pierre, and Ketanji Brown Jackson so embarrassingly attest.

As Ayn Rand observed, you can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. A reality currently confronting Stockton Rush is that merit matters, regardless of whether it has been deprecated in favor of political correctness.

On tips from Occam’s Stubble, Dave F, and Wiggins.

Jun 08 2023

Open Thread

[I] can't actually imagine a time in which the need for more diversity would ever cease. Affirmative action has been an issue since segregation practices. The question is not when does it end, but when does it begin [..] When do people of color truly get the benefits to which they are entitled? - Eric Holder

May 24 2023

Profiles in Liberal Education: Shellyne Rodriguez

Where moonbats prevail (e.g., the federal government under Democrat rule, the education establishment), being a left-wing black woman is the only qualification needed to attain any job. If it is enough for the Supreme Court, it is enough for a college professor — even for psychopaths like Shellyne Rodriguez:

A Manhattan college professor flipped out on a group of students who set up an information table opposing abortion inside the school building — cursing and tossing their pamphlets…

Shellyne Rodriguez, an adjunct professor, told the pro-life students they were “triggering” her students by tabling inside Hunter College in Manhattan earlier this month. …

“You’re not educating s–t. This is f–king propaganda,” the art professor told the students tabling on May 2. “What are you going to do like anti-trans next?”

Resisting the transsexual agenda would be an even greater thought crime than opposing abortion.

She then pushed the anti-abortion materials off the table toward the students while exclaiming “f–k this s–t” and walked off…

The PSC Graduate Center is a labor union representing City University of New York professors. On behalf of the liberal establishment, it endorsed Rodriguez’s behavior:

“Her actions to shut down the tabling were fully justified, and are part of a long and celebrated CUNY legacy of confronting groups such as military recruiters who disseminate misleading information,” the group said in a letter of support.

Affirmative Action hires can still get fired, but they have to push the envelope farther still:

The Post knocked on the door of [Shellyne Rodriguez’s] Bronx apartment Tuesday morning — a day after she made headlines for flipping out on pro-life students at Hunter College.

“Get the f–k away from my door, or I’m gonna chop you up with this machete!” the manic adjunct art professor shouted from behind her closed door just moments after veteran reporter Reuven Fenton identified himself.

Seconds later, Rodriguez barged out and alarmingly put the blade to the reporter’s neck.

The reporter wasted no time getting out of there, but Rodriguez followed, brandishing the machete, shrieking,

“Get the f–k off the block! Get the f–k out of here, yo!”

She chased him all the way to his car. No worries about police interfering; this happened in New York City under Eric Adams.

However, the optics were bad enough for Rodriguez to be viewed by educrats as a liability to the cause of moonbattery, so she was fired. She may turn up in DC next time Biden has an open cabinet position.

In the meantime, she is suing the NYPD for oppressing her during the Black Lives Matter riots, in which she unsurprisingly participated. She says she suffered nerve damage when police had to restrain her with zip ties.

The lawsuit adds that the injuries also impacted “her ability to make art.”

So she won’t be hurting moneywise. A jury of NYC liberals will see to that by looting themselves on her behalf.

On tips from Veritas100, Barry A, seaoh, MrRightWingDave, and Franco.

Mar 23 2023

Biden Judicial Nominee S. Kato Crews Flunks Law Class 101

Democrats regard merit as racist. They select personnel on the basis of two requirements: (1) left-wing political views and (2) not being a sexually normal white guy. This policy has placed Ketanji Brown Jackson on the Supreme Court and Kamala Harris a heartbeat away from the presidency. It may place Shane Kato Crews on the US District Court for Colorado. But not if Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) can restore some sanity:

During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for several judicial nominations, including U.S. Magistrate Judge S. Kato Crews’ nomination to serve as a U.S. district court judge, Kennedy asked Crews an elementary question about evidentiary discovery.

Crews was given the opportunity to prove he made it through the first year of law school by explaining how he would analyze a Brady motion, by which a defendant compels prosecutors to turn over potentially exculpatory evidence. An example would be the video footage proving that political prisoner Jacob Chansley was not rioting much less trying to overthrow the government on January 6, but rather was escorted around the People’s House by friendly Capitol Police.

Crews was unable to answer the [softball] question.

“How I analyze a Brady motion? Senator, in my four and a half years on the bench, I don’t believe I’ve had the occasion to address a Brady motion in my career,” he said.

Kennedy forced Crews to admit that he does not even know what a Brady motion is. The concept does not relate to his historical oppressedness, so it never came up.

Ted Cruz weighs in:

“Wow. This is basic criminal procedure. If a [first-year law student] gave this answer, he or she would flunk criminal law,” Cruz reacted. “But the Biden White House would then try to make you a federal judge …”

The Affirmative Action mentality allows people like Crews to get into law school and even to graduate. Then Democrats grant them power over us, bestowing upon them the authority to dismantle the society our ancestors required many generations to build.

On a tip from Varla.

Feb 05 2023

Princeton Op Ed Denounces Honor Code as Racist

Pernicious rot seeps steadily down from the Ivy League to poison society. Now we learn that honor codes are racist. Emilly Santos writes in the Daily Princetonian:

American systems of legal administration enact violence against minority populations. Examining and re-considering these structures, such as the criminal justice system (CJS), is a crucial part of anti-racist action.

This is all settled social science. That’s why criminals are allowed to run loose wreaking havoc where liberals have achieved total dominance. Emilly applies the principle to her own world:

Princeton’s Honor Code, tasked with holding students accountable and honest in academic settings, mirrors the criminal justice system in its rules and effects. … [I]t is often most damaging for … students who also often belong to racial minorities.

Many minority students are allowed into Ivy League schools not because they are qualified but because they belong to preferred racial groups. Plunged in over their heads, some must resort to cheating in an attempt to keep up.

The University should lead by example by dismantling the Honor Code system, which acts as a barrier to social mobility and a more equitable society. Only once such internal injustices are addressed can we make real-world changes.

Today Princeton, tomorrow the world.

Miss Santos says getting suspended for cheating is especially hurtful to minorities because they are more likely to be attending school at other people’s expense, and are not eligible for financial aid for the repeated term. They might have to take out a loan and have to wait for Democrats to cancel their debt.

Like BIPOC criminals, BIPOC students should not have to live with the consequences of their behavior:

In the same way a criminal record haunts previous convicts, any Honor Code violation for which a student is found responsible follows them in their transcript, overshadowing the accomplishments of attaining a Princeton degree and making it difficult for students to find employment opportunities.

How attaining a Princeton degree counts as an accomplishment for people who are accepted due to their skin color and then allowed to get through by cheating is not explained.

Apply equity to academia, and standards collapse, reducing everything to farce. Let’s see what happens when you apply equity to a fashion runway:

On tips from Chris Neilson and Wiggins.

Jan 31 2023

Tyre Nichols Killing Was Caused by Erosion

When five black cops working for a black police chief in a majority black city beat to death a black guy, people looked for explanations for how this could have happened. The media establishment, applying the When All You’ve Got Is a Hammer principle, jumped the shark completely with the risibly preposterous assertion that white racism is to blame for the Tyre Nichols killing. The actual explanation is erosion — of both standards because of Affirmative Action and the War on Police, and the family because of sexual immorality and the welfare state.

Regarding the erosion of standards:

At least two out of of five Memphis police officers charged with murder in the fatal beatdown of Tyre Nichols joined the force after the department relaxed its hiring requirements.

Tadarrius Bean and Demetrius Haley joined the Memphis PD in August 2020, after education requirements were lowered.

Retired NYPD detective Mike Alcazar, who teaches at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, notes that this results in “less desirable” candidates.

“They’re desperate. They want police officers,” Alcazar said. “They’re going through it, they check off some boxes, saying, ‘Ok, they’re good enough, get them on.’”

Here’s how desperate:

The department showed signs of struggle with recruiting new police officers, offering $15,000 signing bonuses in 2021 and 2022, Fox 13 reported. …

The department also revealed that [it] was even offering waivers for people who have been convicted on felony charges.

Urban police departments are desperate to find recruits because the heavy emphasis on Affirmative Action shrinks the pool of candidates, and because the liberal establishment’s ferocious hostility to local police — which became conspicuous during the promotion of Black Lives Matter — has made the job unappealing. Few want to put their lives on the line with their hands tied, knowing that politically motivated brass will not have their back, and that the vermin comprising the mainstream media will side with criminals to rally the public against them.

Speaking of Affirmative Action, Memphis is one of the many cities that just happens to have a black woman for a police chief:

Cerelyn “CJ” Davis … was fired from the Atlanta police department in 2008 for her alleged involvement in a sex crimes investigation into the husband of an Atlanta police sergeant…

Two detectives accused Davis of telling them not to investigate Terrill Marion Crane, who was married to sergeant Tonya Crane after the police department obtained photos of him with underage girls.

A federal grand jury later indicted Terrill Crane on child pornography.

Thanks to identity politics, Davis will always be qualified for a top job, no matter how spectacularly she fails.

Personnel standards are not the only conspicuous manifestation of the moonbattery eroding America. Jason Whitlock enraged liberals by coming on Tucker Carlson’s show and drawing attention to what they would call “root causes.” Whitlock confesses to escaping the plantation:

I argued that the five police officers mimicked gang behavior and that the whole sad event is a byproduct of communities overrun with matriarchal values and controlled by single black mothers. I said that the conversation we should be having in reaction to Tyre Nichols centers on the cost of destroying the black family.

For this, the liberal thought police at Google’s YouTube labeled video of his appearance on Tucker Carlson as “inappropriate or offensive to some audiences” — the ultimate endorsement.

As usual, Whitlock makes good points. The intelligentsia was particularly enraged by his…

…attempt to spark a conversation about the real ramifications of America’s growing preference for female authority and alternative family structures. The matriarchy doesn’t work.

The black urban matriarchy has resulted from fatherless homes, resulting in turn from the stratospheric illegitimacy rate caused by the welfare state and the collapse of sexual morality.

General decay of our culture as it is presented to us by the lefty-dominated news and entertainment media also plays a role.

[The Nichols killing] feels like the outgrowth of a rotten culture, a culture where black men are canonized and celebrated for handling petty beefs and disrespect with lethal violence.

Whitlock’s solution is Christianity. It worked for 2,000 years. In stark contrast, liberalism is not working.

CNN’s Van Jones speaks for the establishment by barking about the Nichols killing being “driven by racism.” The implied solution is to double down on the progressive policies that caused the erosion.

No wonder CNN viewership just hit a 9-year low. The pernicious lies comprising the liberal misinformation bubble are so divorced from anything real, they only resonate with fanatics who live in an alternate universe of sheer moonbattery.

On tips from Wiggins, Varla, and Mr. Freemarket.

Jan 19 2023

Dems Want to Lower Standards for Female Firefighters

To Democrats, identity politics is more important than life itself, as they prove by attacking physical fitness standards for firefighters in Connecticut:

A law introduced earlier this month in the Connecticut State Assembly would let women skip the Candidate Physical Ability Test, a timed gauntlet used by fire departments across the country. The test, which only 10 to 15 percent of women pass, requires candidates to complete intense physical tasks while wearing a 50 pound vest. It’s designed to simulate the experience of navigating a fire in heavy gear—and to weed out those unable to do so.

It’s not as if there will be no physical requirements at all. Social engineers will only lower standards far enough to get results that prop up their surreal vision of a world where there is no difference between men and women.

The law, introduced by five Democratic lawmakers, would offer women an alternative test based on “revised physical standards,” with the goal of ensuring that “additional female candidates” qualify for firefighter positions, text from the bill states.

As retired New Haven firefighter Leah DiNapoli notes,

“If you can’t handle a 50 pound vest, you’re not going to be able to rescue a child from a burning building.”

Leftists could counter this with one of their favorite slogans: “You can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs.”

Cultural Marxism is also applied on a racial basis:

In 2003, the New Haven fire department threw out the results of a written exam after none of the African Americans who took it scored high enough for a promotion. [Retired fireman Frank] Ricci, the former union president, who would have been promoted based on his results, sued the department, arguing that he and other non-black firefighters had been denied professional opportunities because of their race. The Supreme Court agreed, ruling 5-4 that New Haven had violated anti-discrimination law.

Rulings like that make Democrats want to pack the Supreme Court.

Equity will be achieved when we are all equally unqualified. Those stuck in burning buildings will be left to their own devices.

On a tip from R F.


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