Thursday, October 18, 2018

Diversity Thursday

I've been holding off on you for months on this topic, but your favorite living SECNAV forced my hand.

On of the most important legal cases this century for civil rights is working its way to a ruling at the Supreme Court. Of course, I am talking about the lawsuit against Harvard for their anti-Asian discrimination policies.

Regular readers on Thursdays here know that we have well documented over almost a decade and a half that our institutions of higher learning are worm-eaten with discrimination based on race, creed, color, and national origin in order to meet desired racial goals. In a zero-sum game that is college admissions, it gets worse the more competitive the institution is, if it wants certain racial goals.

The history is clear, and like Jews early in the previous century, today East Asians are the worst impacted by the bean counters of the diversity industry. When you combine an average culture that emphasizes education and hard work, along with the growing science of DNA and IQ that demonstrates that, after Sephardic Jews, East Asians have the highest mean IQ - it only stands to reason that for highly competitive admissions where objective criteria are used, they will be overly represented.

For fair minded people who wish to judge people by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, this should not be a problem. While individuals can hold bias and should be dealt with as they come up, institutions in 2018 should not discriminate for or against any group.

Who cares if most of your doctors are of South Asian extraction, your fighter pilots Scots-Irish, your farmers of Germanic heritage, your Surface officers of Philippine extraction, and your basketball team mostly of West African extraction? As long as they are there because they want to be and are objectively the best, who cares?

Well, there are some people who do care, and they are willing to discriminate against a child born in 2000 because they remember something bad that happened to someone else born in 1945.

They are obsessed with race and their desire to be liked by the "right people" for all the "right reasons."

Sadly, former SECNAV Mabus has shown his cards.
Questions about the value of diversity will be very visibly on the line this week in a case against Harvard’s admissions policy brought by legal activist Edward Blum, who has frequently challenged civil rights measures and race-conscious admissions. It would be bad for students and the nation if this lawsuit succeeded. It would strip the freedom and flexibility that Harvard — and other universities — need to create the diverse learning environment that benefits all students, and it would leave these students less equipped to make a difference in the world.
In the end, for me, the answer is always the same: More diversity equals greater strength.
He is not interested in geographic diversity, nor diversity of opinion, nor diversity of experience ... because those things have nothing to do with the Harvard case.

Mabus is interested in only one thing; race.

We are a better country than that. We are a better Navy than that. This is 2018, not 1973.

It is time for our nation to move past this divisiveness and to throw this kind of discrimination in to the dustbin of history along with Jim Crow.

Mabus grew up in Mississippi during Jim Crow. He knows what that is like.

When you boil this down it begs the question; if you are not from one of his approved minority groups - during his tenure, were you treated equally?

It is a fair question, because what he is calling for here is to give things and take things away from people simply because of their self-identified race or ethnicity.

We know what that is; and there he is.


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