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.
Ok, maybe it’s not all that stunning.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.”
Notice the decidedly different tenor of the article. Google is given a pass for their “problem”, others would not be so lucky…
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.
If this scenario was reversed the woman throwing the slushie would have been charged with a hate crime.
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.
Whatever the hell that means.
Update to this story.
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.”
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.
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.’ “
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.
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.”
Nice to see Fineman doing his best Tingles impression.