This whole effort by Mignon Clyburn. the daughter of Representative James E. Clyburn (D-SC) is very clear - it is straight out of the diversity industry swamp.
Let's review. Via one of the two Republican FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai;
Last May the FCC proposed an initiative to thrust the federal government into newsrooms across the country. With its "Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs," or CIN, the agency plans to send researchers to grill reporters, editors and station owners about how they decide which stories to run. A field test in Columbia, S.C., is scheduled to begin this spring.We need to make sure we understand the words as they define them.
The purpose of the CIN, according to the FCC, is to ferret out information from television and radio broadcasters about "the process by which stories are selected" and how often stations cover "critical information needs," along with "perceived station bias" and "perceived responsiveness to underserved populations."
How does the diversity industry define bias?
"Intentional and unintentional, conscious and subconscious, attitudes, behaviors and actions that have a negative and differential impact on segments of the society, or favor one segment of the society."What wonderfully hazy, opaque, Gumbyesque newspeak.
How do they define "underserved populations?" Well, that is fairly clear.
Why is this important? Well, look to the background of Ms. Clyburn.
Mignon L. Clyburn served as Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, following her appointment by President Barack Obama on May 20, 2013. As Commissioner, she is serving a second term as a Democrat on the Commission, for which she was sworn in on February 19, 2013 following her re-nomination by the President and confirmation by the United States Senate.She worked in the family's race-based business for a decade and a half. She then, no connection to her powerful politician father, I am sure, worked for a South Carolina State government regulatory job. Again, completely on her own, she got a Federal paycheck for another decade plus.
Clyburn began her service at the FCC in August, 2009, after spending 11 years as a member of the sixth district on the Public Service Commission (PSC) of South Carolina. She served as its chair from July 2002 through June 2004.
Prior to her service on the PSC, Clyburn was the publisher and general manager of The Coastal Times, a Charleston-based weekly newspaper that focused primarily on issues affecting the African American community. She co-owned and operated the family-founded newspaper for 14 years.
She has pushed for media ownership rules that reflect the demographics of America, ...There you go. Do I need to say any more?
Of course I do, you'd be disappointed if I didn't. Her family sees everything as race-based, and this is no different.
As they have done in academia and in corporations, the diversity industry cannot stand the progress we have made towards a more race-neutral nation in the last few decades. They are the most retrograde force we have in this nation, holding us back from further progress. They have adopted the worse habits of the KKK short of lynching and cross burning. They refuse to even try to understand mixed race people, promoting the one-drop rule. They say nothing when certain areas are over-represented by their preferred ethnic groups, but go in to high dungeon when there is an underrepresentation somewhere else - as long as things are positive - as they define it. Only negative comment are allowed from them - as they define it. All else must be silenced.
When Gen X and younger generation really just don't care and want to move forward, the diversity industry insists on dragging everyone back to 1972 - insist that everything must be race based, that "diversity" must be considered in everything we do.
A cancer, a fraud, and a case of generational abuse of the worst kind. Divisive, sectarian, and sowers of discord.
Make no mistake, the FCC wanted to go in and get their metrics. Threaten to call people names and bully tokenism at the threat of the regulatory and police action of the state. They wanted their metrics, and they wanted their topics - as they defined them.
Authoritarian, totalitarian, and an anathema to free thought - and they are running free in the Navy and the DOD. Few stand up to them for one reason - people are terrified of being called names. They know that once they are called names, there are few who will stand up for them and have their back. It is easier to cower down than to stand up.
Sad, isn't it? In the pursuit of the diversity industry's fetish for false metrics, they are willing to destroy the very foundation of a the free society. That is why we must stand up to them; at home, at work, at church, and in our schools.
They are on the wrong side of history - or at least we should hope they are. If not, then we are set for a future of their making, one of sectarianism, ethnic strife, and the most base kind of racial bigotry man can so easily produce.
UPDATE: ... and with perfect timing, a must read by Clare Malone from TheDailyBeast titled; Spoiled Rotten Kids of DC’s Elite.