Marvel Celebrates Diversity! Says Next Captain America Will Be Black…

Captain African American?

Via Vibe:

Are we in a post racial America? No and tragedies like the slayings of Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin are reminders of that fact. However, America is leaps and bounds past
the Civil Rights era and president Barack Obama is proof that we live in a time where skin color isn’t the biggest factor when it comes to who the country’s comfortable calling to leadership positions.

Given our real life social climate, the Marvel universe is proving to be progressive too. Old characters like Black Panther will be revisited in coming movies and it was recently announced that Captain America, one of Marvels more recently reprised characters, will now be portrayed in a new series by an African-American character.

Is America ready for a Black Captain America? We spoke to lead writer, Rick Remender about the new Captain America, why this was the time for the change and more in the following interview.

VIBE: Rick, thanks for talking to us man. First, can you explain to our readers the inspiration behind making the new Captain America African American and the new characters origins?

RICK Remender: There’s been a lot of Steve Rogers stories and he’s a great character. I got into Sam Wilson’s character, who readers should know from the character Anthony Mackie played in the movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the first African-American super hero from Marvel and he’s a great character. There are lots of little gems about him that most don’t know.

As for inspiration, there’s an instance in the storyline where Sam has to rescue a photographer who has a camera with lots of classified info on it. He has to choose between giving it back to her or not and she asks him ‘do you really believe in freedom of the press or only when it’s convenient?’ In that moment, he realizes he can be patriotic but doesn’t have to be such a soldier [than Steve is].

VIBE: What went into the decision to make the new Captain America a black character?

It’s too convenient to say we live in a post racial society and everything is OK. But I think things are getting better in this country. When we announced it, some teachers sent me pictures of classes with predominately black students and a lot of the kids were Captain America. One big problem in the media for a long time, was that it only reflected White people. This is representation and it’s pretty amazing beyond just telling a cool story.

UC Berkeley Celebrates Diversity! Man On Campus Flies Islamic State Flag…

He’s either mentally ill, a “performance artist,” or a fundamentalist Muslim. My best guess is a combination of one and three.

HT: Twitchy

Starbucks Celebrates Diversity! New Ad Campaign Uses Terrifying Transgenders To Sell Coffee…

Because who doesn’t get the urge to drink overpriced coffee when they see a man dressed in drag?


Montana KKK Group To Embrace “Diversity” By Recruiting Non-Whites…


Racist Democrat Charlie Rangel would be a perfect fit.

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — One of Montana’s most well-known white supremacists is recruiting members for a new Ku Klux Klan, one which he said will be all-inclusive and shows he no longer holds supremacist views.

John Abarr claims he is a reformed man, which is why he’s started a new KKK group called the Rocky Mountain Knights. Though he won’t say exactly how many members this new KKK group has, the organization will not discriminate against people because of race, religion or sexual orientation.

“The KKK is for a strong America,” Abarr said. “White supremacy is the old Klan. This is the new Klan.”

Though he’s long been involved in white supremacy organizations growing up in Wyoming and Montana, Abarr, of Great Falls, Mont., claims his opinions have slowly evolved. Last year he met with members of the NAACP in Casper, Wyo. It has inspired him to organize a peace summit with the NAACP and other religious groups in the summer of 2015.

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Celebrate Diversity! New Emoji Characters To “Reflect Human Diversity” With Brown And Black Skin Colors…



Via Business Insider:

Great news: Diverse emoji are on their way.

The Unicode Consortium sets the international standards for characters — like emoji — across different software platforms, and the latest draft of its emoji report clearly demonstrates intentions to represent characters of all skin tones.

“People all over the world want to have emoji that reflect more human diversity, especially for skin tone,” the report reads. “The Unicode emoji characters for people and body parts are meant to be generic, yet following the precedents set by the original Japanese carrier images, they are often shown with a light skin tone instead of a more generic (inhuman) appearance, such as a yellow/orange color or a silhouette.”

Unicode Version 8.0 is adding 5 symbol modifier characters that provide for a range of skin tones for human emoji,” the report reads. “These characters are based on the six tones of the Fitzpatrick scale, a recognized standard for dermatology. The exact shades may vary between implementations.”

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For reasons unknown to me, libs love this stuff:

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Black Congresswoman Enters Fight Against CNN’s Alleged Lack Of Diversity


Hilarious that media that makes every effort to stoke the fires of division gets nailed for its approach to African American employees.

Via Daily Caller:

The brawl between CNN and a black media group just got nastier.

In a statement released early Saturday morning, Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) said the recent cuts at Time Warner are “troubling.” Specifically, though, its layoffs of African Americans in senior and executive roles at CNN, the company’s flagship news organization, that are particularly “concerning” for her.

Her statement comes on the heels of a few weeks of rough relations between CNN and the National Association of Black Journalists. Last week, NABJ condemned the practices toward black employees at CNN. This week, CNN supposedly pulled funding requested by NABJ for a jobs fair. According to Politico, CNN disputes that it has reached any final conclusions on the matter and that funding has not definitively been pulled.

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Moonbat Students: Transgender Woman Can’t Be “Diversity Officer” Because She’s Now A White Man…

No surprise this is coming from the radical-liberal Wellesley College here in Mass.

Via NRO:

A student who was born female felt perfectly comfortable identifying as a man at Wellesley College — until people said he shouldn’t be class diversity officer because he is now a white male.

Timothy Boatwright was born a girl, and checked off the “female” box when applying to the Massachusetts all-women’s school, according to an article in the New York Times. But when he got there, he introduced himself as a “masculine-of-center genderqueer” person named “Timothy” (the name he picked for himself) and asked them to use male pronouns when referring to him.

And, by all accounts, Boatwright felt welcome on campus — until the day he announced that he wanted to run for the school’s office of multicultural affairs coordinator, whose job is to promote a “culture of diversity” on campus.

But some students thought that allowing Boatwright to have the position would just perpetuate patriarchy. They were so opposed, in fact, that when the other three candidates (all women of color) dropped out, they started an anonymous Facebook campaign encouraging people not to vote at all to keep him from winning the position.

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Target Celebrates Diversity!

Or as most people call it, pandering to a miniscule fraction of the population (less than 2%).

Can We End The Crazy Diversity Visa Lottery?

Ebola virus

This is one lottery I don’t want to win.

Via National Review:

Ebola has reached our shores from Africa. Dozens of children are reportedly suffering paralysis from a deadly virus with unknown origins. Medical providers across the country have warned of a looming public-health crisis as communicable diseases spread unmonitored and uncontrolled. Other countries are cracking down. But America is stuck on open-borders stupid.

The Diversity Visa (DV) program, to take just one glaring example of government insanity, is still going.

On October 1, the State Department opened the annual DV random lottery to applicants from around the world. Yes, it’s completely random, like a Powerball drawing. Up to 55,000 lucky winners will snag permanent residency visas (green cards), which put them on the path to American citizenship ahead of millions of other foreigners patiently waiting to come to this country.

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Pics From Today’s Leftist “Flood Wall Street” Protest A Sea Of White Faces, Stunning Lack Of Diversity…

Ok, maybe it’s not all that stunning.

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Mexican President Attacks Amnesty Opponents In U.S. For “Rejecting Diversity”…

He’s president of the same country that deported 93% of illegal immigrant minors.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexico’s president spoke of the need for U.S. immigration reform on a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California, saying those who reject diversity and inclusion will ultimately be proven wrong.

“We want to be a factor of cohesion, not division, with full respect for the sovereignty of the United States,” President Enrique Pena Nieto said Monday. “This, at the end, is about — and only about — a matter of justice for those who contribute so much to the development of the American society.”

Pena Nieto was welcomed by Gov. Jerry Brown, who played up his immigration credentials in a speech that highlighted the close cultural and historical ties they share across borders.

“It wasn’t very long ago that the governor of California was outlawing driver’s licenses for people who were undocumented from Mexico,” Brown said. “That’s not the law anymore.”

Iraqi Students Visit U.S. To Study ‘Respect For Diversity,’ ‘Community Engagement’

Upon completion they will be given a fresh deck of Race cards.

Via CNS News

At a time when racial tensions in Ferguson dominate the headlines, 26 Iraqi students have come to the United States to study “respect for diversity” and “community engagement.”

“This week, 26 Iraqi high school students and their mentors are in Washington, D.C., to conclude a four-week exchange program in the United States on civic education, leadership development, respect for diversity and community engagement,” deputy State Department spokesman Marie Harf told reporters on Tuesday.

“No stops in Missouri?” a reporter asked Harf.

“I told you they’re in Washington now,” she responded.[…]

The host communities for the program included Portland, Oregon; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The program is now concluding in Washington, D.C., with a four-day civic education workshop.

Asked about countries with poor human rights records that are now criticizing the U.S. because of the trouble in Ferguson, Harf said the United States “will put our record for confronting our problems transparently and honestly and openly up against any other countries in the world…and we of course would suggest that other countries do the same thing.”

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New Jersey High School Students Attending “Diversity” Summer Camp…


Via MyCentralJersey:

Sophomores, juniors and seniors from 20 high schools across New Jersey recently participated in American Conference on Diversity’s 19th annual Lead for Diversity, a weeklong summer retreat that kicks off a yearlong leadership-development program.

Held at the Poconos Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry, Pa., the retreat lays the groundwork for a initiative designed to promote unity, increase diversity awareness, and ensure respect for people of all races, faiths, ethnicities, sexual identities/expressions, ability status and ages.

“Our goal is to develop future leaders who will help others to become more accountable for their actions and behaviors,” said Elizabeth Williams-Riley, president and CEO of New Brunswick-based American Conference on Diversity.

Three schools represented Central Jersey at the retreat: Franklin High School, Gill St. Bernard’s School in Gladstone, and Spotswood High School. During the week, teams of students embarked on a six-day journey into diversity that included large and small group discussions, workshops and experiential learning activities.

On the fifth day the students were joined by their school advisers to create diversity action plans that will address challenges specific to their schools and/or school districts. The action plans will be implemented throughout the upcoming school year, Williams-Riley said. The successful implementation of these plans has the potential to reach more than 20,000 New Jersey students, educators and community members during the upcoming school year, she said.

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California School District Drops Mandatory Geography Class, Replaces It With Course On “Diversity And Inclusion”…


Via NRO:

El Rancho Verde Unified School District will stop requiring its high-school students to take geography and instead require them to take a class on diversity and inclusion.

ERUSD president Aurora Villon said the class is necessary because minority students “need to feel validated.”

“When you negate their culture, they feel less than other students,” she said in an e-mail to Whittier Daily News.

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



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…


Damn you Hollywood and your conservative bias!


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.


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


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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HT DC Crime Stories

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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