Thanks to the USNR we have another edition of "Red in Tooth & Claw."
You cannot spin this - this is a clear case of the USNR discriminating on the basis of race, creed, color, or national origin.
I'm not going to even go for the low hanging fruit here; the non-value added (D)iversity Industry full-employment act make-work jobs; the lost manhours producing the metrics; or the fact that Nixon's "Hispanic" is the most abused term in this sad Cultural Marxist construct; abused not only by its immaginitive birth, ill-defined to impossible borders, to the outright self-identification fraud it encourages.
We've all seen it, and we've blogg'd about it here; the Flag Officer who had a white-bread suburban upbringing in Maryland but because a grandmother was from the Texas-Mexican border, he claimed to be "Hispanic" and made a side-job out of it. The "if I grew up in FL I would be considered a German American, but because I grew up as a rich kid in San Juan, I'm "Hispanic!"; the blond haired, blue eyed guy whose grandfather came from Spain getting a "Hispanic" scholarship; etc ...etc ... etc.
Everyone involved in the below should be subject to public shaming, as we all know that when it comes to jobs, it is a zero sum game.
I don't like calling people out by name anymore - as most are just following orders; ahem. But Rear Admiral Little, you signed this. Are you prepared to tell someone that they were not selected for a job because YOU need that job to go to Hispanic? Are you ready to explain that one person is getting special treatment - nee preferential treatment - just because they click a box called "Hispanic?" How will you be able to claim fairness, when you are holding leaders "accountable" if they do not meet discrimination quotas ... oh, I'm sorry, goals? You actually have clearly defined a job with the no kidding title, "Command Hispanic Champion."
So, where is the "Command African-American Champion?" The "Command Japanese-American Champion?" The "Command Jewish-American Champion?" The "Command Scandinavian-American Champion?"
This whole subject makes me physically ill with disgust; read it all.
As a side-note, before this scupper-trout came in, for today's DivThu I was going to humor you with an equally migraine producing example of mindless insanity; in this case in Jacksonville, FL where somehow Jeff Foxworthy seems to have met Franz Kafka. Amazing. Click those two links if you have the stomach for it.
UPDATE: Hey! More people are joining the parade at Nixon's folly. Check AP;
The House Press Gallery, an administrative office of Congress that helps media and House officials get the data and background they need, counts 33 Hispanic representatives in the 113th Congress, not including delegates. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, a nonprofit affiliated with the caucus, puts the number at 31. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials tallies 28.
Trying to clear up the discrepancies, The Associated Press contacted the offices of each of the voting House members who appeared on one or two of the three lists. Delegates were excluded because they can't vote. The AP asked congressional staffers whether the members considered themselves Hispanic, how they identified themselves on the 2010 census and any details of their families' immigration stories.What fools we make of ourselves. I also invite you to take the Kirkorian quiz.
Aides for Republican Rep. Trent Franks and Democratic Rep. John Garamendi told the AP that the lawmakers don't consider themselves Hispanic, although the House Press Gallery lists them as such.
Franks, a six-term congressman from Arizona, was on the Press Gallery's list of Hispanics for this session and the 112th congressional session. But he is not on the list issued by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, which operates several young Latino development programs and holds events for Hispanic members of Congress. Nor is he on the list compiled by NALEO, a bipartisan group that works to increase the number of Hispanics holding public office.
An aide said Franks has been a member of the Congressional Hispanic Conference, a House caucus of Republican Hispanics, since he arrived in Congress in 2003.
"Trent Franks is not Hispanic, but considers the Hispanic community a critically important part of the pro-family, pro-freedom, conservative coalition in America," spokesman Ben Carnes said. He provided no details on Franks' racial or ethnic ancestry. Carnes noted that Franks' wife, Josephine, "is an immigrant and speaks the better part of four languages, one of which is Spanish."
Garamendi considers himself Basque, said Matthew Kravitz, deputy communications director. Garamendi made the House Press Gallery's list, but not the other two lists. Garamendi's paternal grandfather arrived in the U.S. in 1906 from the Basque region, a swatch of northern Spain and southern France. He did not check off Hispanic on the census, Kravitz said.
The Census' American Community Survey for 2011 estimates there are about 53,045 people of Basque origin in the U.S.
Along with Franks and Garamendi, three other House members account for differences in the tallies. Democratic Rep. Jim Costa, along with Republican Reps. David Valadao and Devin Nunes, all from California, are from families that emigrated from Portugal. They are not included in the NALEO tally, but the other two groups include them.
On his census form, Nunes checked "Hispanic, other" and wrote in "Portuguese" to specify his ethnicity, said Jack Langer, communications director. All of Nunes' grandparents are Portuguese immigrants, but Nunes has said the Hispanic label isn't specific enough to truly describe him, Langer said.
"He is not opposed to it if considered Hispanic. In his opinion, Hispanic is too broad ... so he doesn't find a lot of use to the term," Langer said.
Valadao's father emigrated from Portugal's Azores islands in 1969, and his mother in 1972, said Tal Eslick, Valadao's chief of staff. Valadao speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese and considers himself "an American with Portuguese heritage," Eslick said.
"He believes we are all better served by not dividing people into groups based on color of their skin or where their ancestors came from," Eslick said.
Costa considers himself Hispanic, communications director Jessica Kahanek said. "He definitely has that immigrant experience," she said. She directed additional questions to the groups that compiled the lists.
UPDATE II - Electric Boogaloo: Well, well, well. RADM Little, you seem to be in violation of your own instruction, specifically paragraphs 3.a.(3), 4.a.(5), and 4.b.(2), (3), (4), & (5).