Thursday, July 30, 2009

Diversity Thursday

Via USNA itself; tell me how this is not paternalistic racism. Note the one group they do not track.

Makes it kind of hard to benchmark, no?

I wonder if anyone in Annapolis had a chance to read Shelby Steele's latest?
Racial preferences only extend the misguided logic of disparate impact. They, too, presume discrimination without evidence. All blacks, even President Obama's children, are eligible for the redress of a racial preference. We must presume that, even in the Sidwell Friends School by day and the White House by night, the president's daughters -- as blacks -- encounter a racial animus that so predictably disadvantages them that the automatic redress of a racial preference is required. Obama himself has pointed out the absurdity of this, and yet privileged blacks such as his daughters remain the most sought-after minorities by admissions officers seeking "diversity."
Whites are embarrassed to speak forthrightly about black underdevelopment, and blacks are too proud to openly explore it for all to see. So, by unspoken agreement, we discuss black underdevelopment in a language of discrimination and injustice. We rejoin the exhausted affirmative action debate as if it really mattered, and we do not acknowledge that this underdevelopment is primarily a black responsibility. And yet it is -- as historically unfair as it may be, as much as it seems to blame the victim. In human affairs we are responsible not just for our "just" fate, but also for our existential fate.

But continuing black underdevelopment will flush both races out of their postures and make most discussions of race in America, outside a context of development, irrelevant.
Now THAT is a 21st century discussion of the challenges we face if we wonder why the makeup of the officer corps does not have enough DNA variety.

Most of the other stuff that comes out of the Diversity Industry and its Navy counterpart is just recycled 1970s racial theory. They might as well use the below as their "Hip Up to Date" theme music on their podcasts.

Hat tip "She."

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