Thursday, May 22, 2014

Diversity Thursday


If you have not already, get ready to have some little twit tell you, "Check your privilege."

All my fellow "argument snobs" will enjoy the below.

I've checked mine recently; it's fine too. Rather long and distinguished, if you must know.

Speaking of the whole "check your privilege" movement, it looks like the Army is all-in.
Newly minted non-commissioned officers in the Army are now being told to “check their privilege” as part of a radical new form of training that would re-examine issues such as giving lawful orders, leadership skills and showing real competency in Army traditions and knowledge ...

The change to the course stem from Specialist Clarissa Estes, who had effectively lobbied for the Army to address what she called “rank privilege,” as well as assignment of details and how to maintain the self-esteem of junior enlisted soldiers.

According to Estes, junior enlisted soldiers decided the NCO corps needed to have a better understanding of “race, gender, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, ability, religion, international status, and power differentials” prior to entering classroom discussions.
“You can either go to a diversity talk, or you can go take the APFT (Army Physical Fitness Test). That was our orientation,” Estes said, of what she was hearing out of the most recent course this past April. “I mean sure, they all went rather than take a test that flagrantly discriminates and measures our ability to physically perform … but did they really listen?”
Impeccably sourced, natch.

No comments: