Thursday, May 01, 2014

Diversity Thursday

Sometimes on DivThu, I just don't know where to start when looking at the banality and cognitive dissonance of it all.

Go ahead the look at page 4 and 5 of the below from, oh for the love of Pete I cannot believe I am typing this, INFORMATION DOMINATION I.

Everyone on the blog is now dumber for having read it.

It is the patronizing tone, the lack of inclusiveness, or just the Kabukiesque nature of it all?
The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Management sponsored SSC Atlantic’s “A Taste of Diversity” event Dec. 3 to recognize and celebrate individuals of diverse backgrounds, and to educate employees about various cultures. A panel discussion, informational displays, musicians and dancers, and sampling of ethnic foods gave attendees a taste of the different cultures represented.
Panelists and the groups they represented included:
• African American Heritage: Amanda Patterson-Womble, SSC Atlantic Council of Supervisors chair
• Disability Employment: Thomas Sessions, electrical engineer (code 5944)
• Hispanic Heritage: Cmdr. Baldomero Garcia, SSC Atlantic deputy chief engineer
• Asian Pacific Islander Heritage: Hahn Chau, senior contracting officer (code 2243)
• Women’s History: Crystalyn Bragg, assistant human resources director — Trident Technical College
• Native American Indian Heritage: Teresa Gore, founder of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of South Carolina
Hmmmm .... who is missing? Who is not being celebrated ... and why?
The intent of the event, which celebrates the uniqueness and value of different cultures and backgrounds, was to increase attendees’ appreciation for the wealth of diversity among SSC Atlantic employees.
Ummmmm, no. More like Bloom County at its best. Ahhh ... 1983. Here it is.

Do I even need to try to discuss the significant difference between "African Kitsch" and "African American Culture?" No. Well ... let them continue to step out front so all can see how disconnected they are.

A bunch of wooden elephants is not African American Culture - what an insult to both Americans of sub-Saharan extraction and America herself.

Anyway - BEHOLD!

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