Thursday, June 24, 2010

Diversity Thursday

Behold the benign acts of the official bigot. Behold how sectarianism has become so - well - accepted.
Public Affairs
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 XX:1XX
Subject: CNRFC: National LATINA Symposium "Distinguished Service" Award Criteria

National LATINA Symposium "Distinguished Service" Award Criteria (Navy instructions)

LATINA Style Magazine has become an influential publication reaching the contemporary Hispanic woman. LATINA Style broke new ground in 1994 by launching the first national magazine dedicated to the needs and concerns of the contemporary Latina professional workingwoman and the Latina business owner in the United States. With a national circulation of 150,000 and a readership of nearly 600,000, LATINA Style is unique in its ability to reach both the seasoned professional and the young Latina entering the workforce for the first time. The period of performance for this award is from September 2008 through August 2010.
Nominees are expected to attend recognition events in September 2010 in Washington, D.C. The recipient's unit is responsible for paying related per diem and travel costs.

Eligible Award Categories
- Distinguished Service Award

Application Requirements
- A typewritten, single-spaced narrative in Microsoft Word (not to exceed one page) describing the nominee's accomplishments that
support the LATINA Style award criteria
- Embodies the qualities that are at the core of the Navy's mission
- Respected by superiors and peers as leaders and upstanding service members
- Display exceptional character and represent their respective community with dignity and pride
- One page (single spaced) citation in Microsoft Word (not to exceed 18 lines of narrative, 12-pitch font, with 1 inch left and right margins) summarizing nominee's accomplishments for publication in a program brochure
- A black and white or color,
high resolution digital (jpg file) head and shoulders photo of the nominee
- Nomination cover sheet
- One page, single-spaced biography in Microsoft Word format
- Cover memo

Nomination Submission
- Electronic submissions only
- Email all documents and high res photo to

- 19 July 2010

Award Presentation/Conference Info
- Fifth Annual National LATINA Symposium
- 9 September 2010
- Washington, DC

Additional Information

LATINA Style Nomination Cover Sheet

I. Nominee Information
Name of Nominee:
Mailing Address:
Work Phone:
Email Address:

II. Nominating Official's Information
Mailing Address:
Work Phone:
Email Address:
Here is a fun leadership drill or two. Have a Molly O'Mally or Erika Svenberg ... or better yet Rose Liebowitz want to send in an application. They tell them they won't win. "Why? " They will ask. You respond, "Because you don't have the right ethnic background." They have them respond, "So, that Navy is supporting an organization with TAD money that discriminates on the basis of race, creed, color and/or national origin?" Then you say, "Yes." Then give her a the hotline number. Not that she will find a willing ear at the IG's office - but it will be a fun drill.

Another fun drill. Have your "Admin O" run the numbers on the TAD costs - especially you Hawaii, C5F AOR and Japanese units. Run that by what schools you cannot send Sailors to because of funding shortfalls. Bring that up at the next CNO call - ask him what the priority is.

Be prepared to throw up a little in your mouth.

As for the message; let me play N1.
- When did we stop using colons introducing a bullet list?
- When did we stop using periods in bulleted lists?

The funny part is the artificial construct that is "Latino/a." About as accurate and rational as the Aryan German.


Tugboat said...

I only regret that I as a white male (albeit one who is bilingual Spanish) am no longer on active duty so that I can send in my paperwork to try for the award.  Might use a different photo though.  The one of Johnny Cash flipping the bird comes to mind...

UltimaRatioRegis said...

So, Phib, I gotta ask. 

How will you write in 2011 about the "Gay Times Magazine" distinguished Gay Service Awards Nominees?

cdrsalamander said...

Of course I will ... right after I finish your nom package for the " 'Right Said Fred' Memorial Big, Bald, Burley Bear in the Service Award."    :*

MR T's Haircut said...

As I was literally leaving, my box with pictures in hand, my newly reported Bosses relief (got to love just in time manning) called me into his office.  He was hand wringing on this nomination my relief and his division submitted.  He read the Sailors name to me and wanted to know what I thought.  I told him well she is hispanic, or at least her last name sounds like it.  He then wanted me to "beef" it up.  I laughed as I said I gotta run... have fun with that... what a crock of poo......

Pretty  soon we have so much exceptionalism from the ranks no one can do anything with out demanding a medal...

MR T's Haircut said...

And I DIDNT participate in the race based awards process either...  

These are all second place awards to people that cant get selected on merit for SOY or SOQ in my opinion...

UltimaRatioRegis said...

I'm... too sexy for my hair... too sexy for my hair...

DeltaBravo said...

Most Marines are.  That's why they make them shave it off.

DeltaBravo said...

C'mon, guys... being a wise Latina is the in thing now!

I don't see why you have a problem with giving people awards just because one of their parents happened to be Hispanic or something.  Geez....

(Though to me, it sounds like they're being rewarded for overcoming that "handicap."  I mean... no one gives you an award for something that comes easy, right?  So in effect, it's kind of an insult to have these Hispanic Lady Trophies, if you really think about it.... "Here, ma'am, is your prize for managing to be literate, functional and competent in the Navy in spite of your ethnic background" just doesn't have the same ring to it....)

SNAnonymous said...

I just vomited in my mouth.  Funny how we're wasting TAD money in a time where Sec. Gates stressed the need to cut nonessential expenditures in order to meet the rising costs of fighting two wars over in CENTCOM>

Salty Gator said...

Frickin' right on.  This is what I"m talking about when I say we are damning races of folks to being "second class citizens" for life.
To quote Chris Rock, "he speaks so well is a compliment that you give to a mentally retarded person who can string a few words together, not a college educated four-star general [Colin Powell]."

MR T's Haircut said...

And I was the only "Non-minority" in the conversation that they wanted to "beef it up"... irony...

MR T's Haircut said...

Youre burning my retinas with that image dude...

John said...

More Bu11$h!t from the diversity empire builders.

ADM Harvey-  I would like to nominate some billets to be converted to sea duty.  With adequate supervision and some overtime if necessary, these clowns might be trained to do useful work like paint chipping and bilge diving, and maybe even mess cranking.  If nothing else, that would free up some REAL sailors to do something taking more skill than what these idiots are doing now.

If they want to send some "hot Latina" somewhere TAD, then take up a collection from anyone who cares to pay for it instead of canceling some essential school that will save lives and ships.

DM05 said...

Wretched filth. Behold the diverse suck. Friggin TAD wasters.
So, if I went to Mexico, or pulled liberty in Rota and Palma and was styling (and I was, big least in my mind) can one nom theirself?

Grumpy Old Ham said...

Feb. 2007 on Obama's appeal: "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean that's a storybook, man."

So sayeth the Vice President of these United States, about his (now) boss.

Tell me again why Hairplugs Joe hasn't been relieved?  Never mind, we know he's a Useful Idiot.

Grumpy Old Ham said...

<span><span>A typewritten, single-spaced narrative in Microsoft Word (not to exceed one page) describing the nominee's accomplishments that </span><span>support the LATINA Style award criteria</span><span>

...and what, exactly, would those criteria be?  I've looked all over and don't see anything which estabishes said criteria....but there was no shortage of diversity mafia-approved propaganda.

I did find another TDY/TAD sucking opportunity from the same group, though:

(eyebleach warning in effect)

Grandpa Bluewater said...

Why to I suspect that Judy O'Grady, a natural red head and naturalized US Citizen, of the Buenos Aires O'Gradys (or perhaps O'Higginses?) wouldn't make the cut, but Maria Garcia, of the Kayenta, (Navajo Reservation) Arizona Garcias (and a matrilineal Navajo clan), who got her Spanish in high school and speaks Navajo at home to her Grandparents, would?

Because she has the right last name and looks like a "latina"?

By the way, which is more "hispanic", the two ladies postulated, or a Puerto Rican Irish Polish Cambodian girl from Fargo, ND?  How DO you measure that?

I'm with Morgan Freeman...just quit talking about it and take every human being as an individual.

Even if a lot of "Reverend"s and Dr's might have to give up the $6000 suits and summer houses and pastor a church or carry a 4 class teaching load at State U. for 60 grand a year.

Assuming they could find a gig.

Andrewdb said...

A buddy of mine is African-American - has a passport from an east African country.  His grandfather immegrated there from the UK and his mother from Sweden.  I keep trying to count him as an African-American for board diversity purposes, but with limited success.  One of my assistants was born in Rhodesia and became a naturalized US citizen a few years ago.  Her grandfather originally immigrated there from Scotland.  I have had only limited success in counting her as an African-American, too. Don't beleive them when they say it is about culture.  The people keeping track of this stuff would make the old South African regime proud.

DeltaBravo said...

The thing that is really maddening is... it all depends on which parent is the minority.  If your mom's last name is Sanchez and dad is a Smith, you're hosed.  But if dad is a Martinez and mom is a Rockefeller... you're in. 

LT B said...

LT on our FFG was blond and from S. Africa.  He took great glee in saying he was the only REAL African American onboard.  Good stuff.