Posted on February 25, 2012 by pjMom
Oh. You can’t make ledes like this up. Can you? From what-could’ve-been-The-Onion:
In nature, most seals are black, with relatively few white ones. The Navy’s SEALs have exactly the opposite problem – they’re overwhelmingly white, with hardly any blacks. So they’re trying to do something about it.
Dear God. Let’s screw up yet one more thing and enforce affirmative action quotas within a specific volunteer branch of an all-volunteer force. So now the Navy will spend more money we don’t have hiring a contractor to appeal to specific minority groups nationwide in an effort to bolster the number of minority SEALs.
I’m near speechless. Read the rest.
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Posted on September 28, 2011 by pjMom
Of course. From the UK Telegraph:
Another staple of the classroom – white paper – has also been questioned by Anne O’Connor, an early years consultant who advises local authorities on equality and diversity.
Children should be provided with paper other than white to drawn on and paints and crayons should come in “the full range of flesh tones”, reflecting the diversity of the human race, according to the former teacher.
Finally, staff should be prepared to be economical with the truth when asked by pupils what their favourite colour is and, in the interests of good race relations, answer “black” or “brown”.
The measures, outlined in a series of guides in Nursery World magazine, are aimed at avoiding racial bias in toddlers as young as two.
According to the guides, very young children may begin to express negative and discriminatory views about skin colour and appearance that nursery staff must help them “unlearn”.
If children develop positive associations with dark colours, the greater the likelihood that the attitude will be generalised to people, it says.
Ah, but it’s across the pond. Where’d they get these crazy ideas anyway? Oh:
The advice is based on an “anti-bias” approach to education which developed in the United States as part of multiculturalism.
Fabulous. Now we export idiocy, too.
Will they ban the white crayons before or after the realization that white crayons mark on dark paper best? I’m sure that’s racist, too. Somehow.
Witches will wear pink. To avoid any negative connotations.
The Scarlet Letter has already been banned, I’m sure. The woods are too dark. Evil lurks in bright white spaces after all. Hell, better toss out all of Hawthorne. Dark and twisty soul, that man.
Oops. Pink and twisty, right?
It’s all a union plot to extract more money anyway. Colored paper costs more than white. Oh, I suppose “colored paper”–even if it refers to blue or red–is now a slur. Non-white.
Speaking of unions, money and terrible state-run education: Pundette, About that “investment” in government schools.
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Posted on May 4, 2011 by pjMom
So no one’s panties get twisted too hard. Onagonda Nation leaders blast ‘Geronimo’ code name for bin Laden. From the story:
Onondaga Nation Territory — Leaders of the Onondaga Nation blasted as “reprehensible” the code name used for Osama bin Laden in the commando assault that killed him: “Geronimo.”
“We’ve ID’d Geronimo,” U.S. forces reported by radio Sunday to the White House. Later, word came that “Geronimo” was dead.
Geronimo was an Apache leader in the 19th century who spent many years fighting the Mexican and U.S. armies until his surrender in 1886.
“Think of the outcry if they had used any other ethnic group’s hero,” the Onondaga Council of Chiefs said in a release Tuesday. “Geronimo bravely and heroically defended his homeland and his people, eventually surrendering and living out the rest of his days peacefully, if in captivity.”
“Geronimo is arguably the most recognized Native American name in the world,” the chiefs said, “and this comparison only serves to perpetuate negative stereotypes about our people.”
Of course. Geronimo out. I’m sure Shaniqua would have been equally defended by the likes of the Rainbow Coalition and vehemently denounced by the honorable Reverend Al Sharpton. Likewise, Horatio was scratched lest Latinos get miffed, especially given Obama’s rapid decline in Hispanic support. Nancy would have been a perfect code name for Osama, except for the fact that he never flip-flopped so publicly. Ditto for John. So where does that leave us? Whitey. They should have code-named Osama Whitey. Because the white man is, after all, the source of all evil and the originator of all Osama’s angst. Can’t offend anyone that way!
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