May
18
2014
10

Turns out Millennials are skeptical of affirmative action. Who knew?

Don’t look now, but apparently the Left has just realized that they’ve lost the racism wars:

Here’s the basic point-and-laugh paragraph for the post, which is about a recent MTV poll of Millenial voters. (more…)

Jun
13
2012
1

#rsrh QotD, This Bed I Made Is Sure Uncomfortable edition.

(Via Instapundit) An anonymous* ‘diversity hire’ at a liberal arts school feels… defined by the color of his/her skin, not the content of his/her character; to the point where he/she feels like there’s an invisible number above his/her head denoting said hire’s exact… diversity quota, I suppose.  And the diversity hire feels that everybody can see that number hovering over the hire’s name, and reacts accordingly.  And the diversity hire wonders:

We should be more than our skin color, our sexual orientation, or our country of origin. We should be more than a checked category, a percentage, or an initiative. Unfortunately, we’re not. I know that there are many more like me. And many of us are wondering how long that invisible number is going to follow us around.

At this rate, anonymous complainer?  Forever.

:pause:

Was there anything else?

Moe Lane

PS: Stop whining, neighbor.  You got a job, don’t you?

*You may safely assume that the ‘anonymous’ part is the exact moment where my sympathy became, as they say, muted.

Sep
28
2011
3

#rsrh The Great Berkeley Affirmative Action Bake-Sale Brouhaha.

There’s just something about an affirmative action bake sale that drives the progressive Left nuts.  Actually, sorry, I know perfectly well why affirmative action bake sales drive the progressive Left nuts:

  • The basic concept – that you sell people baked goods on a sliding price scale, with white males paying the most and [INSERT TRENDIEST MINORITY STATUS HERE] paying the least – provides an immediate, practical analogy for people arguing against affirmative action programs.
  • It’s not that it’s hard to argue that affirmative action bake sales are subtly racist while affirmative action academic/hiring programs are not; it’s that it’s hard to argue that without looking like a partisan schmuck to anybody who isn’t a diehard liberal already.
  • And, most importantly: the progressive Left cannot stand not being taken seriously.  That affirmative action programs deserve not fury, but merely mockery, burns the netroots.  It burns them like acid.

Anyway, read the above linked Zombietime article.  The aforementioned bake sale was at Berkeley, so expect the opposition to it to be full of both bad language and Commies.

Via Instapundit.

Moe Lane

 

Jul
23
2010
12

Jim Webb’s spectacular flame-out.

[UPDATE] Welcome, Instapundit readers.  I may not be entirely objective regarding this Webb fellow, and I’m not entirely certain why.

Oh, Jimmy.

Forty years ago, as the United States experienced the civil rights movement, the supposed monolith of White Anglo-Saxon Protestant dominance served as the whipping post for almost every debate about power and status in America. After a full generation of such debate, WASP elites have fallen by the wayside and a plethora of government-enforced diversity policies have marginalized many white workers. The time has come to cease the false arguments and allow every American the benefit of a fair chance at the future.

I have dedicated my political career to bringing fairness to America’s economic system and to our work force, regardless of what people look like or where they may worship. Unfortunately, present-day diversity programs work against that notion, having expanded so far beyond their original purpose that they now favor anyone who does not happen to be white.

I wonder if the above was the Senatorial equivalent of a mid-life crisis? – Although that’s not nearly self-destructive enough to be a true analogy.  Senator Webb seems to have forgotten that he has a ‘D’ after his name these days, which effectively means that this entire article is thoughtcrime that will pretty much guarantee him a messy primary in 2012.  Progressives do not appreciate thoughtcrime, particularly in their converts: they bought Jimmy Webb in 2006, and they expect their purchases to perform as expected. (more…)

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