Beyond Parody: MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow Worried About Lack Of “Racial Diversity” In Emojis…

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Via Newsbusters:

On a truly idiotic segment of the July 29 edition of Ronan Farrow Daily, the host of the Lean Forward network’s “next-generation news show” discussed the current state of emojis with linguist John McWhorter, CNet’s Maggie Reardon, and journalist Dave Cullen. Farrow commented how the popular emoticons are “becoming more and more the fabric of the kind of communication you see,” and truly out-liberaled himself with his question to McWhorter, who happens to be black.

After wondering whether emojis, which originated in Japan, could alter “tech-driven communication across international lines,” Farrow asked McWhorter, “do you think there’s a limitation we’re suffering from in terms of the racial diversity of these emojis?”

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GLAAD Diversity Enforcers Demand Hollywood Make More Films Featuring Gay Characters…

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Damn you Hollywood and your conservative bias!

Via NYDN:

GLAAD is giving a big thumbs down to the way Hollywood depicts lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transexuals on the big screen.

Out of the 102 films released by the seven major studios last year, only 17 of them included gay characters — with most of them taking up just a few minutes of screen time or being blatant stereotypes, a study by the advocacy group released Tuesday finds.

“What’s disheartening for me and to all of us in GLAAD is when it comes to major studio films, LGBT people are basically invisible,” GLAAD national spokesman Will Cruz told the News. “And when we do show up, it’s largely a part of comedies as carictatures to service a joke that’s at the expense of the character.” [...]

More diversity could be found on display in arthouse theaters than mainstream multiplexes, according to the study. Rave reviews were given to films such as the Weinstein Co.’s “Philomena,” about an Irish woman’s quest to find a son she was forced to give up for adoption by the Catholic Church, who grew up to be a gay man who died from AIDS.

But those examples are few and far between, says Cruz.

“There seems to be this vicious circle, where studios saying they weren’t getting scripts that were inclusive, while writers were telling us the studios weren’t interested in making films LBGT in them,” he says.

Celebrate Diversity! Marvel Comics Reveals Captain America Will Now Be Black, Thor Will Be A Woman…

PC-obsessed liberals squeal in delight. Note: Marvel already announced Spider-Man will now be half-black, half-Latino.

Via TIME:

Just a day after Marvel revealed that the new Thor will be a woman

Another day, another announcement that Marvel is diversifying its heroes.

Just one day after announcing that its new Thor would be a woman, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada appeared on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report to announce that the new Captain America would be a black man.

Quesada told Colbert on Wednesday night that the character Sam Wilson, who comic book fans might already know as The Falcon, would be taking over the role of Captain America in a new series launching in October.

Wilson first debuted in 1969′s Captain America #117 and was the first African-American super hero and has been a major player in Marvel comics ever since. The character will now take on the role of Captain America in Captain America #25.

Celebrate Diversity! Coke Releases Happy Ramadan Ad…

HuffPo gushes uncontrollably.

Capitol Police Diversity Officer Charged With Embezzlement

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Only took the Feds six years to investigate her embezzling.

Via National Journal

Federal authorities have charged the civilian head of the Capitol Police Department’s Office of Diversity with embezzling public funds, the result of an investigation stemming from her previous employment at Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

A plea-agreement hearing is set for Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Washington for Deborah K. Lewis, who since July 3, 2011, has been the diversity officer and equal employment manager for the Capitol Police.

Lewis is just the second person ever to hold that job, a post created in 2008 to combat the department’s history of race- and gender-based discrimination complaints and lawsuits.

The probe that led to Lewis being charged was handled by the Office of Inspector General investigators assigned to ICE at the Homeland Security Department.

It is unclear whether their investigation was underway when Lewis was interviewed in the summer of 2011 for the Capitol Police job and was subsequently hired. If so, there could be questions about why any background check did not flag the ongoing investigation, or whether a background check was not done or was ignored.

A work history also shows that after leaving ICE, Lewis was subsequently employed for about one month at the Agriculture Department.

Lewis has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case, according to a statement released Wednesday to National Journal by a Capitol Police spokeswoman. In fact, say sources, Lewis was immediately escorted out of the police headquarters building when word arrived in late March of the criminal charge lodged by federal prosecutors.

William Miller, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, would not comment on the case Wednesday, he said, beyond what is now in the court record.

What is known from court documents is that federal prosecutors filed an initial charging document against Lewis on March 31. It alleges that between April 2008 and April 2010 she “knowingly and willfully did embezzle, steal, and convert to her own use property of the United States having some value, that is money.”

The charge against Lewis was officially listed as “Theft of Public Money.”

The document does not provide more details, including the amount of stolen money, or from where that public money was embezzled and how.

An ICE spokeswoman had no immediate comment about the Lewis case on Wednesday. She also did not immediately confirm a work history showing Lewis was employed at that agency from 2004 to 2010, or the accuracy of a description posted on the Internet of Lewis’s job title in an announcement of a 2010 public appearance she was making. She was described in the online posting as “chief diversity officer for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

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Google Has A Tiny Problem With Diversity…Mostly White Male Workforce

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Notice the decidedly different tenor of the article. Google is given a pass for their “problem”, others would not be so lucky…

Via Google:

SAN JOSE, Calif. — In a groundbreaking disclosure, Google revealed how very white and male its workforce is — just 2 percent of its Googlers are black, 3 percent are Hispanic, and 30 percent are women.

The search giant said Wednesday that the transparency about its workforce — the first disclosure of its kind in the largely white, male tech sector — is an important step toward change.

“Simply put, Google is not where we want to be when it comes to diversity,” Google Inc. senior vice president Laszlo Bock wrote in a blog.

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Video: Protester Holds Anti-Gay Sign, Lib Diversity Enforcer Promptly Throws A Slushie At Woman And Curses Her Out…

If this scenario was reversed the woman throwing the slushie would have been charged with a hate crime.

HT: Blaze

NAACP And Al Sharpton Call For Meeting With NBA Commissioner To Demand “Diversity”…

The race baiters are milking this Sterling controversy for all it’s worth.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several civil rights organizations applauding the NBA for its lifetime ban of Clippers owner Donald Sterling because of racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.

However, those groups still want to meet with NBA commissioner Adam Silver to discuss diversity in the executive ranks of the professional basketball league and to figure out ways to ensure such situations don’t happen again.

The National Urban League, the National Action Network, the NAACP and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation issued a joint statement cheering Silver’s announcement that he banned Sterling for life and that the league would attempt to force him to sell the Clippers.

That decision, the statement said, was “a bold, courageous and resolute message that the views expressed by Sterling do not represent the National Basketball Association as an organization today or the kind of organization that it seeks to be in the future.”

But Sterling’s suspension isn’t enough, the groups said, calling for Silver to meet with them to ensure Sterling “remains an anomaly among the owners and executives in the league.”

“Sterling’s long-established pattern of bigotry and racist comments have not been a secret in the NBA,” the statement said. “Yet until now, they have been tolerated and met with a gentle hand and a blind eye.”

The groups want Silver to talk with them about diversifying the executive ranks of the NBA, similar to efforts in other sports.

“Our goal is for Commissioner Silver to extend these efforts beyond a reactive approach to one egregious situation to a proactive approach that will allow him to set forth and enforce clear policies and codes of conduct that reflect the best of the NBA, as well as foster a league culture that is as inclusive in practice — at all levels — as it is diverse in players and fan base,” they said.

Pelosi Calls Supreme Court Ruling Against Affirmative Action In College Admissions A “Step To Rig The Political Process Against Diversity”…

Whatever the hell that means.

Update to this story.

Classy! Gay Activists Hurl Feces At German Parents Protesting School’s Pro-Gay “Sexual Diversity” Curriculum…

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So-called “progressives” are some of the most intolerant people you will ever meet.

GERMANY, March 28, 2014 – As parents in Germany have protested a new pro-homosexual “sexual diversity” curriculum in their schools, homosexual activists have attacked them by hurling feces and destroying their property, according to the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians, which documents anti-Christian incidents in Europe.

“Protesters were physically attacked and it was felt that the police failed to protect the parents’ basic right of assembly,” said a statement from the Observatory describing incidents at recent rallies in Baden-Württemberg and Cologne.

According to eyewitnesses, says the Observatory, “Christian parents were shouted at with obscenities.”

“They were spit at, eggs were thrown, and little bags with feces or color. Cables of loud speakers were torn out,” the organization says. “Pages were ripped out of the bible and used to wipe backsides, then formed into a ball and thrown at the parents.”

“Christians were deeply hurt in this process. At least one banner was snatched and destroyed in front of the eyes of the parents. Marshals were target[ed] with pepper sprays. Shouting by counter-demonstrator[s] made the planned public speaking partly impossible.”

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Celebrate Diversity! Holder Orders DOJ To Train Cops How To Work With Transsexuals…

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No, they don’t have bigger issues to worry about, but thanks for asking.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department launched a program Thursday to train local police departments to better respond to transgender individuals, a population authorities say is disproportionately harmed by violence.

The new initiative is aimed at helping police identify hate crimes and build trust with a community that law enforcement officials say is too often reluctant to report crimes.

“It’s clear that such a training is as necessary as it is overdue,” Associate Attorney General Tony West said at a ceremony unveiling the program. “Because too often, in too many places, we know that transgender victims are discouraged from reporting hate crimes and hate violence due to their past negative interactions with and perceptions of law enforcement.”

The training effort is being overseen by the department’s Community Relations Service, which was established under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and works with communities to prevent and respond to hate crimes.

The initiative comes as police departments face scrutiny over their responsiveness to crimes against transgender people.

The Community Relations Service has regional offices around the country that will offer the training to police departments. The training includes suggestions for confronting bullying in schools as well as lists of do’s — such as asking a person for his or her preferred gender pronoun — and don’ts, such as using the term “transvestite” or asking whether the person has had sex-change surgery.

White Heterosexual Students Banned From Public University’s Diversity Workshops…

Try banning gays or minorities from an event and see what happens.

Via College Fix:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison recently hosted a diversity forum that banned white, heterosexual students from attending, The College Fix has learned.

The public university, in advertising the event, declared that the Feb. 28 session was “specifically for self-identified LGBTQ people of color.”

It hosted a second diversity event a day earlier that apparently allowed heterosexuals, but not white ones.

“Both of these sessions are intended for self-identified people of color,” a flier touting the event stated.

The sessions are part of a “Race and the Body” speaker series put on by the taxpayer-funded Institute for Justice, Education and Transformation Multicultural Student Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Its webpage repeated the same admittance requirements as the fliers posted on campus.

“Ignacio Rivera will facilitate two seperate workshops entitled ‘Mapping Your Desires’ for people of color,” the website states regarding the race- and sexual-preference segregated events.

According is his website, Rivera is a ”Two-Spirit, Black-Boricua Taíno, queer performance artist, activist, filmmaker, lecturer and sex educator who prefers the gender neutral pronoun ‘they.’ “

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Dartmouth Liberal Student Groups That Threatened “Physical Action” If Demands Not Met Say School’s $30 Million Diversity Commitment Not Enough…

Update to this story.

Via Campus Reform:

A collection of liberal student groups at Dartmouth College who vowed to take “physical action” if its demands were not met has released a statement saying that the $30 million the school has pledged to increase diversity on campus is not enough.

Earlier this month, the groups released a “Freedom Budget,” a list of over 70 demands related to an alleged lack of diversity and “systems of oppression” of “marginalized communities on this campus.” The groups gave the school until March 24 to respond or else face “physical action.”

On March 6, President Phil Hanlon and Interim Provost Martin Wybourne released a statement attempting to appease the students by reminding them of the tens of millions they had pledged toward diversity before the threats and promising to “do more.”

Yesterday, the authors of the budget said in a campus-wide email that these efforts were not enough.

“We realize your message is unrelated because after a careful reading of your message we were not able to find points relevant to the Freedom Budget proposal,” the email stated.

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College Bans “White Folks” From Attending “Diversity Happy Hour”…

Shockingly, this didn’t go over so well.

Via King 5 News:

A group of employees at South Puget Sound Community College sent out an invitation to all 300 staffers.

The “Staff, Faculty and Administrators of Color” encouraged employees to reply to the invitation to find out the confidential date and time of what was being called a “happy hour” to “build support and community” for people of color.

The invite made it clear white people were not invited.

The email read: “If you want to create space for white folks to meet and work on racism, white supremacy, and white privilege to better our campus community and yourselves, please feel free to do just that.”

MSNBC’s Howard Fineman To Hollywood: You Should Thank Obama For “Academy Awards Diversity”…

Nice to see Fineman doing his best Tingles impression.

HT: Twitchy

Former Communist Leader And Black Panther To Deliver Keynote Address At University of Minnesota’s “Diversity Summit”…

Then again, academia is packed with 1960-70s leftist radicals so she will be welcomed with open arms.

Via Campus Reform:

Angela Davis, former Communist Party USA leader and Black Panther, will be delivering a keynote address for the University of Minnesota-Duluth’s (UMD) Summit on Equity, Diversity and Multiculturalism today, according to the school’s website.

Davis is most notorious for being charged as an accomplice to a courthouse murder/kidnapping case in August of 1970, which involved the murder of a California judge. Several of the weapons used were registered in her name and she was charged as an accomplice under state law. In the aftermath of the crime, she was put on the FBI’s most wanted list as she fled.

She was captured by the FBI three months later at a motel in the middle of New York City. During her trial, Davis claimed she was innocent, despite evidence that showed she purchased two of the weapons used in the crime. Moreover, Davis was found to have written letters to a man named George Jackson, a Black Panther prison organizer; the kidnappings were meant to gain leverage for his release. The letters Davis wrote expressed romantic feelings for Jackson and support for political violence. However, she was acquitted of all charges in 1972.

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Diversity Police Accuse Arizona of “State-Sanctioned Discrimination” Over Bill Protecting Christians’ Religious Freedoms From The Pink Mafia…

Because Christians don’t deserve to have their rights protected.

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature gave final approval to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal “state-sanctioned discrimination” and an embarrassment.The 33-27 vote by the House Thursday evening sends the legislation to Republican Gov. Jan Brewer and puts Arizona back at the forefront of a polarizing piece of legislation four years after the state enacted an immigration crackdown that caused a national furor.

Similar religious protection legislation has been introduced in Ohio, Mississippi, Idaho, South Dakota, Tennessee and Oklahoma, but Arizona’s plan is the only one that has passed. The efforts are stalled in Idaho, Ohio and Kansas.

Republicans stressed that the bill is about protecting religious freedom and not discrimination. They frequently cited the case of a New Mexico photographer who was sued after refusing to take wedding pictures of a gay couple and said Arizona needs a law to protect people in the state from heavy-handed actions by courts and law enforcement.

The legislation prompted a heated debate on the floor of the House, touching on issues such as the religious freedom, constitutional protections and civil rights.

Opponents raised scenarios in which gay people in Arizona could be denied service at a restaurant or refused medical treatment if a business owner thought homosexuality was not in accordance with his religion. One lawmaker held up a sign that read “NO GAYS ALLOWED” in arguing what could happen if the law took effect, drawing a rebuke for violating rules that bar signs on the House floor.

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More Diversity Madness: “Gender-Neutral” Woman Sues Employer After Co-Workers Refer To Her As A Female…

According to this article, “the LGBTQ community” uses the term “they” to describe a gender-neutral person. You learn something new every day.

Via The Oregonian:

A former catering worker who identifies as neither female or male is suing Bon Appetit Management Co. for $518,000, claiming co-workers referred to the employee as a female though repeatedly being asked to stop.

Valeria Jones alleges in a lawsuit that co-workers repeatedly called Jones “miss,” “lady” and “little lady” despite explanations that Jones “was not a female or a male and that the term was unwelcome.”

Workers also directly said Jones looked like a woman and made female celebrity comparisons, the suit states.

The lawsuit, filed this week in Multnomah County Circuit Court, says Jones preferred to be addressed by a general neutral pronoun. The suit doesn’t identify the term.

The term “they” — rather than “he” or “she” — is sometimes used to refer to a gender-neutral individual in the LGBTQ communities.

The suit was filed by Portland attorney Donel Courtney, who declined Friday to share more details about the case.

Bon Appetit declined to comment on specifics of the case because of the pending litigation and because it involves a personnel matter, but vice president Maisie Ganzler said, “I can say we are an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity of all kinds.”

TIME Joins Fellow Leftist Rag Gawker In Attacking Jerry Seinfeld For Not Bowing To “Diversity” Gods, Says “He May Regret Being So Flip”…

More on this absurd non-story.

Via TIME:

Jerry Seinfeld wants to stay out of the conversation about diversity in comedy, but he may not be able to stay blasé for much longer. In an interview published by BuzzFeed Brews and CBS This Morning, the iconic comedian was asked about the lack of diversity among the guests on his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Web series — and his answer is now driving the latest controversy over the racial and gender makeup of the comedy world.

Here’s what happened: when asked about the homogeneity of his guests, Seinfeld derided critics for paying attention to whether comedy programming like his series accurately represents the makeup of the population. “Who cares?” he said, elaborating that he has “no interest” in gender or race but feels that “PC nonsense” about diversity is “anticomedy” because it focuses on something other than whether or not a person is funny.

The interview has already sparked a debate over whether, as Gawker put it, that statement combined with his overwhelmingly white male slate of guests means he thinks “any comedian who is not a white male is also not funny” — or, on the other hand, whether Seinfeld’s statements are forward thinking, reflecting a desire for true meritocracy among comedians.

He may come to regret being so flip. The conversation about diversity in comedy has reached a boiling point in recent months, focused largely on Saturday Night LiveComedians in Cars Getting Coffee is no SNL — it’s a conversation-based Web series rather than a sketch show, so there’s no need for him to find comedians who can do a varied set of impressions and characters — but the arc of SNL’s recent challenges with diversity illustrates why his comments can’t be written off.

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Publicly-Funded University of Tenn. Spending $25K On X-Rated “Sex Week” As Part of Plan To “Transform Campus Into A Culture of Diversity”….

“Diversity” has taken on a cult-like following among the left.

Via Campus Reform:

The University of Tennessee (UT) is spending at least $25,500 on a Sex Week which will include events such as a masturbation workshop.

According to the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beacon, the school’s official newspaper, the school will pay for the event using $20,000 in student fees, $500 from the history department and $5,000 from the school’s Ready for the World campaign, an initiative which aims to “transform the campus into a culture of diversity.”

As a public university, UT receives both federal and state funding.

“The state gives money to the university, which gives it to the schools and the schools are giving it to Sex Week,” state Senator Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, said in an interview with Campus Reform Monday.

“Last year they had bondage BDSM [experts], they have porn stars coming in … is that really what the best use of our tax dollars to educate children is?” he said.

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