Diversity Hot Potato

5 04 2017

Menlo Park, California

Why is Faceberg hypocritically demanding the kind of diversity in the law firms it hires that it won’t demand of itself?

The answer might be along the same lines of Mark Zuckerbook opposing international border walls but building them around his houses.

It’s because elitist hypocrisy isn’t hypocrisy when you’re an elite.

Another thing going on here is that FB is offloading its diversity requirements on its contractors while hogging all the good PR about Silicon Valley diversity all to itself.  Because it’s a lot easier to find black women lawyers than it is to find black women web coders and developers.





Affirmative Action In Law Enforcement

27 03 2017

Cleveland

Even though this gives us the mugshots of the corrupt cops, the body of the text itself downplays the blackness of the cops and softpedals the fact that the “victims” are habitual thugs who aren’t innocent overall even if they just happened to be framed for these particular raps.

To review:  Affirmative action black cops, who weren’t shaking down your 90-year old white grandmother on her way to church.





News From 2002

16 03 2017

Clayton

P-D:

Groups call Enterprise Bank minority lending commitment ‘groundbreaking’

Community groups describe as “groundbreaking” a new community benefits agreement with Enterprise Bank and Trust that commits to lending hundreds of millions of dollars in low-income areas.

And then, blah blah blah blah blah minorities.

Spoiler alert:  It ends with a yuge financial crash followed by a great recession followed by Enterprise Bank and Trust going belly-up.





SLU Med On Probation

14 03 2017

Tiffany

The voluntary organization that various medical schools belong to that serves to police all its members has put SLU Med on probation.

From what I read, it’s for a lot of technicalities.

However, I remember a few years ago that this little scandal broke.  While it got some national coverage, it was an unstory locally.

I’d like to think this is related, but even Harvard Med practices affirmative action.





Six Words to Edify

16 01 2017

Boston; San Francisco

Key takeaway:

…the bachelor’s degree is becoming the new high school diploma. Rather than a ticket to a high-paying, managerial job, the four-year degree is now the minimum ticket to get in the door to any job.

Which we all knew.

These thirty-five words need six more to be made all the more understandable:

Affirmative
Action
Griggs
Versus
Duke
Power





Is the Dork in Orlando With a Fax Machine Losing His Mojo?

15 01 2017

Orlando

We have two articles in the ESPN universe, one on its regular presence, one in The Undefeated, it’s blickety-blackety-black-I’m-black-y’all boutique, both about the same general thing, but neither mention the dork in Orlando with a fax machine.

Poor guy must be sick.





No Degrees of Separation

15 12 2016

Milwaukee

The ex-cop gets a rap for killing Sylville Smith, that incident sparked a mini-riot in a portion of the ghetto section of Milwaukee this past summer.

Looking at this and the other pics, I get the impression that he was barely more worthy than the man he killed.

But, I forgot, we’re not allowed to say “affirmative action in law enforcement hiring.”  We’re only allowed to kick it into high gear.