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May 25 2024

DEI Is Destroying UCLA Medical School

Long considered among the best medical schools in the world, UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine accepted only 1.3% of applicants in 2023. Unfortunately, under dean of admissions Jennifer Lucero, the selectivity is based less on merit than on moonbattery:

In interviews with the Free Beacon and complaints to UCLA officials, including investigators in the university’s Discrimination Prevention Office, faculty members with firsthand knowledge of the admissions process say it has prioritized diversity over merit, resulting in progressively less qualified classes that are now struggling to succeed.

Discrimination Prevention Office. The inspiration for the name must have been the Ministry of Truth and the Ministry of Love. Progressives really are using 1984 as an instruction manual.

Race-based admissions have turned UCLA into a “failed medical school,” said one former member of the admissions staff.

Per California law and a Supreme Court ruling, it is illegal to consider race in admissions. But under liberal anarchotyranny, laws are enforced selectively. Consequently,

Within three years of Lucero’s hiring in 2020, UCLA dropped from 6th to 18th place in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings for medical research. And in some of the cohorts she admitted, more than 50 percent of students failed standardized tests on emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics.

Those tests, known as shelf exams, which are typically taken at the end of each clinical rotation, measure basic medical knowledge and play a pivotal role in residency applications. Though only 5 percent of students fail each test nationally, the rates are much higher at UCLA, having increased tenfold in some subjects since 2020, according to internal data obtained by the Free Beacon.

The ultimate test is in the operating room:

One professor said that a student in the operating room could not identify a major artery when asked, then berated the professor for putting her on the spot.

What else would you expect in a world where you get ahead not by working hard or knowing what you are doing but by belligerently whimpering that you are a victim?

“All the normal criteria for getting into medical school only apply to people of certain races,” an admissions officer said. “For other people, those criteria are completely disregarded.”

The effect is that the candidates most likely to succeed are weeded out in favor of those least likely.

Led by Lucero, who also serves as the vice chair for equity, diversity, and inclusion of UCLA’s anesthesiology department, the admissions committee routinely gives black and Latino applicants a pass for subpar metrics, four people who served on it said, while whites and Asians need near perfect scores to even be considered.

The bar for underrepresented minorities is “as low as you could possibly imagine,” one committee member told the Free Beacon. “It completely disregards grades and achievements.”

Surely if Kamala Harris is qualified to be vice president, any Woman of Color is qualified to be a doctor. Those who feel differently are treated harshly:

Lucero hasn’t been kind to dissenters. … She has lashed out at officials who question the qualifications of minority candidates, five sources said, suggesting naysayers are “privileged,” implying that they are racist, and subjecting them to diversity training sessions.

This is how admissions committees spend their time with leftists in charge:

After a Native American applicant was rejected in 2021, for example, Lucero chewed out the committee and made members sit through a two-hour lecture on Native history delivered by her own sister, according to three people familiar with the incident.

Meanwhile, instruction increasingly emphasizes kooky woke crapola at the expense of physiology and anatomy. No sane person would let a social worker or sociology professor come at them with a scalpel. Yet the education UCLA provides doctors is becoming similar, featuring mandatory classes like “Structural Racism and Health Equity.”

The price of moonbattery is high. When you come to rely on the expertise of medical professionals, it could cost you your life.

On tips from Mr. Freemarket and Ed McAninch.

May 16 2024

Ayanna Pressley Denounces White Men

Considering that the ideology of our ruling class is based largely on demonization of white men, you can’t expect them to be treated respectfully by the government. Still, it is a little much to have to hear about the white males who are systematically discriminated against at every level of society “failing up” from a conspicuously dim-witted Woman of Color who is in Congress instead of cleaning hotel rooms due to DEI:

No white guys in Congress would be allowed to complain that poster children for Affirmative Action like Kamala Harris, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Karine Jean-Pierre, Claudine Gay, Jasmine Crockett, Ayanna Pressley, et alia hold positions for which they are unqualified, because it is true.

On a tip from WDS 2.0.

Mar 22 2024

Slutty Policewoman Strikes It Rich

Opportunities in law enforcement abound for women in Tennessee. Nashville is going to hilarious lengths to recruit them. Look how well Maegan Hall made out in nearby La Vergne:

Tennessee cop-gone-wild Maegan Hall settled her lawsuit with the city of La Vergne for $500,000 after she was fired when an internal probe revealed her raunchy romps with six male officers

The 28-year-old was fired in January 2023 after it was first discovered that she had sexual relationships with several cops in the suburban-Nashville department – some who have been terminated, others suspended.

The rookie cop hit back in a federal lawsuit, claiming she was groomed and abused by lecherous superiors…

Bad behavior pays generously in a world run by moonbats. Just be sure to portray yourself as a victim.

One of the cops who got fired for having sex with her on duty has an even more lucrative victim angle:

[Officer Lewis] Powell is suing the city after claiming he was fired – while his white colleagues were allowed to stay on the force – because of his race.

He is suing the city, the Mayor, Jason Cole, La Vergne HR Director Andrew Patton and former Police Chief Chip Davis for racial discrimination, claiming $3 million in damages as well as front and back pay.

Davis is black too — unless he didn’t vote for Biden. Maybe he should sue also.

Good thing taxpayers have plenty of money. Diversity isn’t cheap.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Mar 18 2024

Nashville Police Sacrifice Public Safety to DEI

Memphis isn’t the only city in Tennessee where public safety has taken a back seat to moonbattery:

More moonbattery:

Stand by to see what the effect of feminizing the police department will be on crime.

On tips from Wiggins and WDS 2.0.

Mar 11 2024

USA Prevented From Manufacturing Microchips by DEI

Microchips have become such a crucial commodity that national security dictates we make our own. But our hostile rulers have decided that inflicting discrimination is more important:

The Biden administration recently promised it will finally loosen the purse strings on $39 billion of CHIPS Act grants to encourage semiconductor fabrication in the U.S. But less than a week later, Intel announced that it’s putting the brakes on its Columbus factory. The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has pushed back production at its second Arizona foundry. The remaining major chipmaker, Samsung, just delayed its first Texas fab.

Why are they not capitalizing on $billions in subsidies to make a profitable product?

In large part, frustration with DEI requirements embedded in the CHIPS Act. …

For instance, chipmakers have to make sure they hire plenty of female construction workers, even though less than 10 percent of U.S. construction workers are women. … They have to remove degree requirements and set “diverse hiring slate policies,” which sounds like code for quotas.

Those favored include “justice-involved individuals” — i.e., criminals, a demographic lavishly catered to by Democrats.

According to a Department of Commerce factsheet, diversity is “critical to strengthening the U.S. semiconductor ecosystem.” Like everything Democrats bark, this is the opposite of the truth.

Meanwhile, 90% of advanced microchips are made in Taiwan, which our communist Chinese adversaries are expected to exploit Biden’s weakness to conquer in the near future.

Intel is building facilities to fabricate microchips in Poland and Israel,

which means it would rather risk Russian aggression and Hamas rockets over dealing with America’s DEI regime. Samsung is pivoting toward making its South Korean homeland the semiconductor superpower after Taiwan falls.

You can’t do business in states run by tyrannical leftist kooks like New York. This is becoming true of the USA as a whole.

To sum up the insane state of affairs:

The CHIPS Act’s current identity as a jobs program for favored minorities means companies are forced to recruit heavily from every population except white and Asian men already trained in the field. It’s like fishing in all the places you aren’t getting bites.

America’s rate of decline accelerates with every day the Democrat heel remains on our faces.

On tips from R F, Ed McAninch, and Jack D.

Mar 01 2024

Alade McKen: Another Ivy League DEI Plagiarist

According to the principles of DEI, favored identity groups should reap unearned benefit from what was created by others. So it comes as no surprise that those hired on an Affirmative Action basis to implement DEI in academia have a conspicuous tendency to plagiarize:

The chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer of Columbia University’s medical school, Alade McKen, plagiarized extensively in his doctoral dissertation, lifting entire pages of material, without attribution, from sources that include Wikipedia, according to a complaint submitted to the university on Wednesday.

You might expect those who plagiarize from Wikipedia to have a hard time getting through high school. But black skin works magic, providing people like McKen with positions of power:

McKen, who holds a certificate in diversity and inclusion from Cornell University, oversees all DEI programs for staff at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, which includes Columbia’s flagship medical school, the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and is the largest campus of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The center’s DEI initiatives include mandatory “antiracism” training for faculty and admissions officers, as well as an expedited hiring process for minority scholars.

McKen also works with the Columbia provost’s office, according to a fall 2023 bulletin announcing his appointment. That office oversees tenure decisions for the entire university, including the medical school.

Antiracism a.k.a. Critical Race Theory is the doctrine that all blacks are good and should be rewarded because they are “oppressed,” whereas all whites are bad and should be punished because they are “privileged.”

McKen’s dissertation contains some of the most extreme examples of plagiarism thus far. The 50-page complaint, which was submitted to Iowa State University as well as Columbia, outlines nearly 60 cases in which McKen, who assumed his post at the medical center last year, borrows passages from Africanists, education scholars, and diversity consultants without attribution.

Claudine Gay. Sherri Ann Charleston. Shirley Greene. Now professional racist Alade McKen. That’s just within the past few months in the Ivy League — which produces our nomenklatura.

On a tip from Jack D.

Feb 08 2024

FAA Bureaucrat: Have Baggage Handlers Fly the Planes

Angela McCullough, the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Organization’s acting Deputy Chief Operating Officer, likely holds her position largely because she is black. Why shouldn’t the same criterion apply to pilots?

Under Democrat rule, a main objective of the FAA as with the rest of the federal Leviathan is to deprive the maximum number of heterosexual white men of employment — even regarding jobs that few others are qualified to do, like flying airliners. Here she appears to endorse the “ramp to cockpit” strategy:

According to liberal doctrine, this makes perfect sense. If a black guy is loading the luggage rather than flying the plane, it could only be because of systemic racism. If a white guy is flying the plane rather than loading the luggage, again it could only be because of systemic racism. Any other explanation would be racist and therefore forbidden to mention.

The FAA has explicitly called for preferentially hiring those with “severe intellectual disability” and “psychiatric disability.” This may provide insight into Angela McCullough’s position of power.

Already merit has largely been abolished from the federal government. Soon liberal social engineers will accomplish the same through all walks of life. We are ruled by stupid and malevolent lunatics.

On tips from Anonymous and Chris Neilson.

Feb 02 2024

American Psychological Association: Merit Is Unfair

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Merit is unfair:

A study published in an American Psychological Association journal [is] now claiming that socioeconomic disparities should be the focus when seeking potential employees.

The term “socioeconomic disparities” refers to position of privilege according to Cultural Marxism. Refer to Disney’s Wheel of Wokeness for details.

The focus here is on bestowing further privilege based on race:

The study concluded that merit-based hiring fuels racial inequality as ‘members of marginalized racial groups tend to experience socioeconomic disadvantages more often than members of privileged racial groups.’

In a society that has succumbed to moonbattery, research often consists of quacking leftist talking points:

[Lead researcher Daniela] Goya-Tocchetto advises employers to focus on the disadvantages a prospective candidate has faced instead of another candidate who has achieved more in their field and has a more fitting resume.”

To do otherwise would not accord with what she calls “fairness.”

Tough luck for those who have no disadvantages to offer thanks to their disfavored skin color.

On tips from Steve T and Mr. Freemarket.

Jan 31 2024

Now Harvard DEI Chief Accused of Plagiarism

In case anyone thought plagiarist, former Harvard President, and ludicrous moonbat Claudine Gay was an exception to the rule, it appears Harvard’s chief diversity and inclusion officer is also a plagiarist:

Sherri Ann Charleston, appears to have plagiarized extensively in her academic work, lifting large portions of text without quotation marks and even taking credit for a study done by another scholar—her own husband—according to a complaint filed with the university on Monday and a Washington Free Beacon analysis.

The complaint makes 40 allegations of plagiarism that span the entirety of Charleston’s thin publication record.

You can’t expect better than Claudine Gay with Affirmative Action hires in charge of hiring:

Charleston was the chief affirmative action officer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before she joined Harvard in August 2020 as its first-ever chief diversity officer. In that capacity, Charleston served on the staff advisory committee that helped guide the university’s presidential search process that resulted in the selection of former Harvard president Claudine Gay in December 2022, according to the Harvard Crimson.

Head of the National Association of Scholars Peter Wood characterizes Charleston’s scholarship as “research fraud pure and simple.” But you can’t say she hasn’t been doing her job, which is to institutionalize hatred of whites:

Since 2020, her office has pumped out a stream of materials that bemoan the “weaponization of whiteness,” discuss the ins and outs of “white fragility,” and urge students to “call out” their peers for “harmful words.”

“Harmful words” can be presumed to mean speech that does not comply with leftist doctrine grounded in DEI and Critical Race Theory.

Harvard’s commitment to this toxic dogma at the expense of integrity and competence is producing consequences:

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of Harvard Medical School’s three teaching hospitals, announced in January that it would retract six papers and correct dozens more after some of its top executives were accused of data manipulation. That news came on the heels of a viral essay in which Carole Hooven, a Harvard biologist, described how she had been hounded out of a teaching role by her department’s diversity committee after she said in an interview that there are only two sexes.

Serious medical research cannot be conducted where facts are forbidden in the name of politics.

The school is also facing an ongoing congressional probe over its handling of anti-Semitism and its response to the plagiarism allegations against Gay, which Harvard initially sought to suppress with legal saber-rattling.

Harvard has an endowment of $51 billion, but its most valuable asset has been its reputation for excellence. This reputation has been exchanged for laughing stock status in the name of moonbattery.

On tips from Ed McAninch, Steve D, and Mr. Freemarket.

Jan 30 2024

They Died for the Biden Regime

It would be bad enough to perish senselessly. Worse still would be to die for the odious Biden Administration, as Karine Jean-Pierre claims three US soldiers did in Jordan:

“Our deepest, obviously our deepest condolences go out, and our heartfelt condolences go out to the families who lost, uh, three, three brave, uh, three brave, uh, three brave, three folks who are military folks, who are brave, who are always fighting, who are fighting on behalf of, uh, this administration, of the American people, obviously more so, more importantly,” Jean-Pierre told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” struggling to form a coherent sentence.

She was gibbering about this:

Three Army members were killed and more than 40 others wounded in the early Sunday drone attack targeting Tower 22, a US outpost along Jordan’s border with Syria.

You would think that as White House Press Secretary, it would be Karine Jean-Pierre’s job to be articulate. Actually, her job is to be a leftist lesbian of color whose parents came from Haiti.

Behold the fruits of diversity/equity/inclusion:

On a tip from WDS 2.0.

Jan 23 2024

Passenger Spots Missing Bolts That Ground Flight

As the airline industry collapses into dysfunction under the weight of end stage moonbattery, flying is getting increasingly harrowing:

A New York-bound Virgin Atlantic flight was canceled just moments before takeoff last week when an alarmed passenger said he spotted several screws missing from the plane’s wing.

British traveler Phil Hardy, 41, was onboard Flight VS127 at Manchester Airport in the UK on Jan. 15 when he noticed the four missing fasteners during a safety briefing for passengers and decided to alert the cabin crew.

At first they attempted some ad hoc repairs. But passengers were watching:

If Hardy hadn’t raised a fuss, the flight might have found its way to the bottom of the Atlantic.

Hardy said airline staff repeatedly reassured him there was no safety issue with the wing, but his fear was heightened given the recent ordeal in which an Alaska Airlines plane lost its door plug and a chunk of its fuselage flew off mid-flight.

For context regarding Virgin Atlantic, these are actual ads for the airline:

Thanks, I’ll take the bus.

Leftism dictates that diversity/equity/inclusion must take precedence over keeping planes in the air. This shift in emphasis places the public at increasing risk.

From the liberal viewpoint, air travel becoming prohibitively hazardous is not a bug but a feature. Only members of the ruling class can fly without offending the atavistic weather gods they worship — and John Kerry types take private jets.

On tips from ABC of the ANC, WDS 2.0, and R F.

Jan 15 2024

FAA Explicitly Prioritizes Hiring Psychopaths

It’s a good thing airplane crashes are safer than ever, because as diversity/equity/inclusion is pushed to still more fanatical extremes, there will be more of them. The Federal Aviation Administration has been expanding the Cultural Marxist coalition aggressively:

“Targeted disabilities are those disabilities that the Federal government, as a matter of policy, has identified for special emphasis in recruitment and hiring,” the FAA’s website states. “They include hearing, vision, missing extremities, partial paralysis, complete paralysis, epilepsy, severe intellectual disability, psychiatric disability and dwarfism.”

Experience in aviation is irrelevant. Those climbing the job ladder need intersectional bonus points. If being a left-wing woman of color is all the qualification you need to be Vice President, Supreme Court Justice, or President of Harvard, surely a woman of color who is also a paralyzed one-armed epileptic deaf blind dwarf, suffers from schizophrenia, and has an IQ below 50 can write her own ticket — provided she avoids association with any “privileged” identity groups.

The initiative is part of the FAA’s “Diversity and Inclusion” hiring plan, which says “diversity is integral to achieving FAA’s mission of ensuring safe and efficient travel across our nation and beyond.”

Diversity is our strength. Repeat it to yourself for solace as your plane tailspins toward the ground.

The FAA, which is overseen by Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s Department of Transportation, is a government agency charged with regulating civil aviation and employs roughly 45,000 people.

Personnel is policy. Buttigieg himself holds his position because he is homosexual, so it should surprise no one that he regards identity politics as a sound basis for evaluating job candidates.

DEI insanity is not limited to federal bureaucrats who oversee airlines. Already it has deranged the airlines themselves.

All eyes have been on the FAA and airline industry in recent days after a plug door on a Boeing 737 Max 9 blew out during an Alaska Airlines flight on Jan. 5. …

Following the incident, social media commenters and public figures have said that airlines and airline manufacturers’ emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives has made flying less safe.

You think? As Affirmative Action has made clear for many decades, emphasis on anything other than competence results in less competence. In the context of air travel, this means crashing airliners.

Matt Walsh raises the alarm:

On tips from Chris Neilson, MrRightWingDave, DCGere, ABC of the ANC, and Jack D.

Jan 04 2024

Open Thread

Compliments of Chuck A.

Jan 03 2024

Claudine Gay Blames Racism

Turns out there is a limit to what even Harvard can pass off as excellence on behalf of Cultural Marxism — or as proponents currently call it, diversity/equity/inclusion. Affirmative action hire Claudine Gay was such a conspicuous disaster that even though Harvard at first circled the wagons around her, she was finally forced to walk the plank:

Gay, the president of Harvard University, resigned from her position on Tuesday after just six months in the role. Gay has recently come under sharp public scrutiny over her handling of antisemitism on campus since the start of the Israel-Hamas war, as well as accusations of plagiarism in some of her past academic writings. She announced her decision to resign in a letter addressed to the Harvard community.

This comes in the wake of her getting hit with six new plagiarism charges.

That Claudine Gay was made president only for purposes of identity politics could not be more obvious:

Gay’s plagiarism is one indication among others that she had a lackluster record. Gay published no books and just 11 papers in 20 years. Last week, a journalist at Substack reported that after two professors questioned a method she used in a 2001 paper because of its “logical inconsistencies,” Gay refused to share her data with them. Gay’s academic record is far below Harvard’s normal standards for both professors and presidents.

Even the little bit she published she did not necessarily write:

Gay has been hit with nearly 50 allegations of plagiarism affecting eight of her 17 published works.

Gay topped this off by saying that calling for the genocide of Jews can be okay depending on context — i.e., depending on whether the call is made on behalf of people viewed as less white than Jews.

As with Kamala Harris, Ketanji Brown Jackson, and Karine Jean-Pierre, that Gay is the best left-wing black woman our moonbat overlords could find for the job does not make left-wing black women look good.

Absurdly yet predictably, despite having exploited racial favoritism to climb to a position for which she is clearly unqualified, Gay squawks that she is the victim of racism:

Gay painted herself as a victim, suggesting she found it frightening “to be subjected to personal attacks and threats fueled by racial animus.”

Here’s her resignation letter:

Eight score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we (metaphorically) stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Black and LGBTQIA2S+ slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. …

But 160 years later, I see no changes. All I see is racist faces. Misplaced hate makes disgrace to races. …

When my brief presidency is remembered, I hope it will be seen as a moment of reawakening to the importance of striving to find our common humanity—and of not allowing rancor and vituperation to undermine the vital process of education. I promise to never give you up, to never let you down, to never run around and desert you. To never make you cry, never say goodbye, or tell a lie and hurt you. After my picture fades, and darkness has turned to gray, watching through windows, you’re wondering if I’m okay. If you’re lost you can look and you will find me, time after time.

No wait, that was a parody. Hard to tell the difference with a moonbat as cartoonish as Claudine Gay. Here’s the real resignation letter:

Another esteemed countermoonbat is not so glad to see her go:

It’s important to Harvard that its brand survive Claudine Gay. It’s important to America that it doesn’t.

Gay was arguably performing a constructive service by keeping a klieg light trained on the absurdity of DEI.

Harvard and academia will try to claim the problem is over. In fact, they’ll claim there never was a problem, she was singled out because she is a black woman. …

Rearranging administrative chairs on a sinking ship is not the answer.

Havard and other Ivy League schools need to jettison not just their Presidents, but the DEI industrial complex…

The pervasive rot that is moonbattery will not be purged with a single resignation. That task may take generations. The Ivy League is unlikely to survive it.

On tips from WDS 2.0, Bluto, ABC of the ANC, KirklesWorth, and Mr. Freemarket.


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