The study, the largest ever on civic engagement in America, found that virtually all measures of civic health are lower in more diverse settings. “The extent of the effect is shocking,” says Scott Page, a University of Michigan political scientist.
“Diversity is a strength” is one of those Orwellian maxims that’s just generally accepted as truth by most Americans despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
Granted, if you’re talking about a DIVERSITY OF IDEAS, you can certainly come up with some situations where it’s a strength. For example, in the movie World War Z, Israel is saved (at least temporarily) by having a “tenth man” whose job is to forcefully argue for the alternative viewpoint to a situation where everyone agrees. So instead of laughing off the idea that Israel might face a zombie invasion, Israelis realized there was merit to it and were prepared in time to protect the country. Back in the real world, the NFL certainly could have used someone pointing out the potential long-term downsides of allowing players to disrespect the flag when just Colin Kaepernick was doing it. Donald Trump might benefit from a diversity of opinions when he’s about to tweet about Rosie O’Donnell or Mark Cuban at 4 AM. The Democrat Party could certainly use the input of a few random white factory workers from flyover country about the latest rhetoric and proposals it’s about to pitch.
The mania to achieve racial and gender equity in the hard sciences and tech will hurt American competitiveness.
Another academic year, another fattening of campus diversity bureaucracies. Most worrisomely, the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields are now prime targets for administrative diversity encroachment, with the commercial tech sector rapidly following suit.
The most significant new diversity sinecure has been established at the University of California, Los Angeles, where the engineering school just minted its first associate dean of diversity and inclusion. The purpose of this new position is to encourage engineering faculty to hire more females and underrepresented minorities, reports the Daily Bruin, UCLA’s student newspaper. “One of my jobs,” the new dean, Scott Brandenberg, told the paper, is “to avoid implicit bias in the hiring process.”
The new engineering-diversity deanship supplements the work of UCLA’s lavishly paid, campus-wide Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Jerry Kang, whose 2016 salary was $444,000. Kang, one of the most influential proponents of the “implicit-bias” concept, already exerts enormous pressure throughout the university to hire for “diversity.” Even before his vice chancellorship was created, any UCLA professor hoping for the top rank of tenure had to write a “contributions to diversity” essay detailing his efforts to rectify any racial and gender imbalances in his department. The addition of a localized diversity bureaucrat within the engineering school can only increase the focus on gender and race in hiring and admissions decisions. (Brandenberg, of course, expresses fealty to California’s beleaguered ban on racial and gender preferences in government. But it would be naïve to think that the ubiquitous mandate to increase “diversity” does not inevitably tip the scale in favor of alleged victim groups.)
Posted onOctober 16, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on ‘Diversity’ madness explodes life of white Christian rising star
University dean says he was ordered to hire ‘people of color’ who don’t ‘look like you’
Imagine you’re a university administrator who has served an evangelical Christian college for two decades.
Your career is flourishing and your dedication apparent as you faithfully serve the university and climb the administration ranks.
One day, the university says you’re being considered for a prestigious position: vice president of student development. You’re delighted. After all, it’s the culmination of 20 years of hard work.
But there’s a catch. A few of them, in fact.
First, you have to enroll in a doctoral program. Check.
Next, you must endure a year-long review process to prove you’re the right fit for the position. Check.
Finally, for the sake of “diversity” at the evangelical Christian university, the powers that be have made it clear you must promote and hire only minorities – preferably women – and disregard better-qualified candidates because they’re white men.
Wait a minute!
I can’t discriminate against any highly qualified candidate based on their gender and the color of their skin, you say.
Posted onOctober 14, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on BBC Video by Racist Trans Model Brands White People ‘Most Violent and Oppressive Force of Nature on Earth’ (Video)
The BBC has produced and aired a “take” by trans model Munroe Bergdorf, in which white people are excoriated as inherently racist and “the most violent and oppressive force of nature on earth”.
Bergdorf, who was previously given a platform by the BBC when cosmetics firm L’Oreal sacked them for similar racist comments, was speaking on the October 12th edition of the BBC This Week current affairs programme.
“What kind of country is modern Britain? No doubt it’s a country that likes to think of itself as inclusive, but that depends on where you’re standing,” Bergdorf complained.
“For me, as a transgender mixed race person, we live in a deeply racist society.”
Posted onOctober 11, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on FBI report: “Black identity extremists” a domestic threat
In a leaked FBI counterterrorism report, “black identity extremist” or BIE are described as a domestic threat for motivating attacks against law enforcement. Critics say the government report is racist, targeting African Americans, while the FBI stands by its findings.
The 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has spawned a violent domestic threat from “black identity extremists” who have stepped up attacks on police, according to an explosive new report by the FBI’s counterterrorism division.
The warning, first reported by Foreign Policy magazine, says that “it is very likely BIEs proactively target police and openly identify and justify their actions with social-political agendas commensurate with their perceived injustices against African Americans …”
Brown, an African-American 18-year-old, was shot in August 2014 after struggling with white police officer Darren Wilson. Although Brown’s supporters claimed it was a deadly case of police brutality, Wilson was cleared of wrongdoing and resigned in November 2014.
Police officials said that Wilson stopped Brown after getting a call about a robbery at a convenience store in which the clerk was strong-armed after the suspect – with whom Brown was a match — attempted to leave.
Wilson and Brown got into a scuffle as Brown reportedly reached for the police officer’s gun, and Wilson then gave chase, shooting him. Brown’s family said he had his hands up when he was shot, police said it was untrue.
Posted onOctober 11, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on BLM, SPLC vow to protest Republican events at Columbia
Black Lives Matter of Greater New York and the Southern Poverty Law Center have vowed to pressure Columbia University into cancelling College Republicans events. Both groups plan to hold separate protests Tuesday against a speech on immigration policy by Tommy Robinson, whose “hateful and racist views” they say should not be allowed on campus.
Black Lives Matter of Greater New York and the Southern Poverty Law Center have vowed to pressure Columbia University into cancelling College Republicans events.
On Tuesday, CUCR will host far-right activist Tommy Robinson, who will deliver a lecture on immigration through Skype. Later this month, the group will host Mike Cernovich, who will speak on the role that alternative media played in electing Trump.
More than 100 people have RSVP’d to a counter-protest led by the BLM chapter of Greater New York and the SPLC at Columbia. While the BLM chapter is an outside organization, the SPLC at Columbia group is led by Columbia School of Social Work student Mistee Denson, who declined to speak with Campus Reform.
“[We] will be marching and protesting in response to this hateful and divisive rhetoric which we feel does not align with the values of the university and has no place on the Columbia campus,” the protest page declares. “Our goal is to not only protest the event on Tuesday, but also to pressure the university into cancelling the Cernovich event, as well as any future events involving these kinds of hateful and racist views.”
Students will meet off-campus at a local train station, and then march to Columbia University. They plan to arrive on campus around 7:00 p.m., one hour before Robinson is scheduled to begin speaking.
Posted onOctober 9, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on Retired NFLer Burgess Owens Identifies Biggest Threats To Blacks (Video)
“This is what is happening – liberals at the top, elitists, they are using my race, they are bringing misery to my race and then using this misery to make sure they keep their power.”
“We’re having a fight…within the black community against Marxism and socialism,” said retired NFL safety Burgess Owens on Saturday’s Fox & Friends.
Owens told host Chris Wallace that leftist ideology is fomenting anti-Americanism as well as feelings of hopelessness within the black community. Protests against the flag, Owens continued, demonstrate a lack of respect:
We have a country that’s giving every American, black and white, the greatest opportunities in the history of mankind, including the millionaires who stayed on the sideline today. So understand, we’re at a fight; we’re having a fight, but it’s a fight within the black community against Marxism and socialism. That’s our fight.
You have young men who do not understand the gratitude [for being American] that they should have been taught. …
This is something that’s been going on for decades in our community – the hopelessness, the belief that this country’s not for them has been happening for a long time.
Posted onOctober 9, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on Pakistani women are living in ‘entirely different society’ and are ‘shockingly badly integrated’ in Britain says official audit
Pakistani women who do not speak English or work are living in ‘different society’
Pakistani women living in the UK are ‘shockingly badly integrated’, a Cabinet Office survey is set to reveal.
The findings of the UK’s first disparity audit, published in full on Tuesday, hope to shed better light on how people from different backgrounds are treated in regards to their access to healthcare, education, employment and the criminal justice system.
For women of Pakistani origin, the audit has revealed a particularly ‘shocking’ situation.
A source close to the Cabinet Office told The Sunday Times: ‘Other communities have integrated very well, but the audit shows that Pakistani women who don’t speak English or go out to work are living in an entirely different society and are shockingly badly integrated.’
The findings coincide with an independent report from the Women’s Budget Group and the Runnymede Trust, also due to be published this week, which will reveal those hardest hit by cuts to benefits and public services are likely from Asian families.
Asian households will be £11,678 worse off overall by 2020, compared with a fall of £6,199 across the decade for white families.
Posted onOctober 6, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on ‘Diversity educators’ fear ‘burnout’ from ‘microaggressions’
A recent academic journal article warns that “diversity educators” often suffer from “burnout and compassion fatigue” due to “the emotional weight” of their jobs, particularly at “predominantly white institutions.” The authors suggest that administrators “publicly and symbolically recognize the work of diversity educators,” for instance by raising their pay to a level “commensurate to this position.”
A group of professors recently warned college administrators that “diversity educators” risk “burnout and compassion fatigue” from “the emotional weight” of their jobs.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte professor Ryan Miller and six colleagues from the University of North Texas recently interviewed seven diversity educators from a “predominantly white research institution” for a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, reporting that many of the subjects described suffering from “compassion fatigue,” “burnout,” or “racial battle fatigue” from their microaggression prevention efforts.
This burnout is caused by diversity educators’ “consistent exposure to various microaggressions” from unruly students, Miller explains, noting that microaggressions have been conceptualized by some scholars “as forms of assault and torture.”
According to the article, there is a “gradual wearing down of individuals entrenched in the work of helping others as diversity educators,” especially for microaggression prevention workers.
Posted onOctober 5, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on NFL players’ union teamed up with George Soros to fund leftist advocacy groups
Tax documents show NFLPA activism goes beyond take-a-knee protests.
Even before its feud over the national anthem with President Trump, the NFL Players Association wasn’t on the same political team as many of its fans, judging from its contributions to leftist advocacy groups.
Tax documents released by 2ndVote show the NFLPA donated $5,000 in 2015 to the Center for Community Change Action, a group active in the anti-Trump resistance and bankrolled by a host of liberal foundations, including top Democratic donor George Soros’s Foundation for Open Society.
A member of the AFL-CIO, the NFLPA also contributed in 2013 and 2015 to Working America, the AFL-CIO’s community affiliate, which Open Secrets said spent $1 million in 2016 to defeat Mr. Trump.
Working America has since mobilized against the Republican tax-cut framework, denouncing it as the “Trump tax scam.”
The NFLPA contributed $5,000 in 2014 to Jobs with Justice, another pro-union group backed by Mr. Soros, and $5,000 in 2013 to the progressive Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy.
I watch Hollywood awards ceremonies where a supposed artist screams out for punching people in the face for political disagreements, and the entire horde of Botoxed brain zombies leaps to their feet in an ungodly and unholy howl of rampant bloodlust approval.
“We can call it Cultural Marxism, but at the end of the day, we experience it on a day to day basis, by that I mean a minute by minute, second by second basis. It’s political correctness and it’s multiculturalism.” – Andrew Breitbart