Seriously. From the 11APR08 Rhumblines one of the most direct calls to bigotry I have heard outside of, well - I don't hear real people outside the Diversity Bullies talk this way.
• Retention: Research shows that people perform (and retain) better in organizations that respect and celebrate their uniqueness. This includes cultural, ethnic, geographic and other areas of interest. Leaders: ensure your Sailors know the Navy appreciates their service and respects their heritage.Disgusting, racist, and divisive. Message is clear though. For those who aren't "in the business" - imagine what the message is behind closed doors if that is what they put out there in open source.
• Public perception/recruiting: Between 1993 and 2003 Hispanic college enrollment increased by 70%, Asian- American enrollment grew by 43.5%, Black enrollment rose by 42.7% and Native American enrollment increased 38.7%. Caucasian enrollment increased by less than 4%. Leaders: you must take a proactive effort to reach out to your communities, hometowns, schools and civic groups.
Shame on all of us for allowing this in our Navy. Do what you can to promote unity, fairness and the American idea of equality. I don't support this stuff in the square footage that I am trusted with (posters, "celebrations" etc). Do you?