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On the upswing - this is good news. Very good news.
When Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery said “black people don’t work for Politico.” He pretty much nailed it.
The above article on the lack of diversity at Politico (even though Politico writes things like this) has been making the twitter and facebook rounds. It’s a great piece by Tracie Powell. Please read it.
As usual, many of the people talking about how awesome and truthful articles like these are work for companies that have a serious lack of diversity. I know these people and where they work. I’ve been in their offices, so they are pretty much all full of shit. They talk about diversity and representation, but they don’t do a damn thing about it. They only hire white people. I’ve written before about how many white liberals lack self-reflection.
I was following one facebook conversation where an employee who recently left a company called out one of his bosses for always talking about diversity, yet his office is a sea of whiteness. His former boss retorted with defiance and said “We employ minorities”. To which the person who called him out said “Apart from the office administrative assistant who is a Black woman and the Asian intern who works for free, who are these other minorities?” The boss stopped responding.
I’ve found that many white people think diversity is the presence of an individual Black or Brown person in a predominantly white space. There can be 100 white people in an office, but the mere presence of a Black person means there is diversity to many white people. Under normal circumstances, they understand math, statistics, ratios, proportionality, representation etc. But when it comes to racial diversification, everything flies out the window. These normally astute individuals become confused infants who don’t know how numbers work.
A federal judge on ruled Florida’s gay-marriage ban unconstitutional and ordered the state to recognize marriages legally performed elsewhere. The judge, however, immediately stayed his order until after the appeals process is completed, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Write Judge Robert Hinkle: “When observers look back 50 years from now, the arguments supporting Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, though just as sincerely held, will again seem an obvious pretext for discrimination. Observers who are not now of age will wonder just how those views could have been held.”
This is the legacy of Republicans/Conservatives: always on the wrong side of history.