Wow: House Dems Fire Staffers For Being White…

  
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Wow: House Dems Fire Staffers For Being White…

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the House Democrats’ powerful campaign arm, has just abruptly purged half a dozen staffers. Why? Because they are white.

It appears that no one had anything against these particular staffers … except for the color of their skin. Although roughly half the committee’s full-time staff (13 of 27) were nonwhite, this was not enough for some Democratic members of Congress. They complained DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos of Illinois had brought in too many white staffers when she won the position. And they put enough pressure on her that she sacrificed her loyal staffers to the god of diversity.

There are two possible interpretations of this mass-purge at the DCCC. Either a few Democrats are making a racial issue out of a patronage question, once again knifing each other under the cover of intersectionality, or Democrats are genuinely angry that half the staff at the DCCC are white. As often happens with the Democratic Left, it is difficult to tell just where the insincerity ends and the fanaticism begins.

But either interpretation implies that this is not a party fit to govern.

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†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    3 months ago

Sounds like they might have a civil rights case.....

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XDm9mm
1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @1    3 months ago
Sounds like they might have a civil rights case.....

One would hope that Cheri Bustos copied any and all complaint emails (BEFORE she deleted them).

What evidence that would be in court!!

 
 
 
Kavika
1.2  Kavika   replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @1    3 months ago
Sounds like they might have a civil rights case.....

That could be but if they have one then there are a number of minorities that have one as well. When Cheri Bustos took over she removed many of the top positions and replaced them with mostly white staffers. Many of those replaced were minorities. 

So we could have dueling lawsuits...Or perhaps just a duel. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
1.2.1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Kavika @1.2    3 months ago

Well you may be right.....

That's why i report, you decide!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.2.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @1.2    3 months ago

And where are those Indian staffers? And personally I want a Jewish Indian staffer. 

 
 
 
Kavika
1.2.3  Kavika   replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.2.2    3 months ago

I'll nominate two for that position. 

Anton Treuer and Robbie Robertson.

Or David Treuer or even Luther Walks the Horse my cousin who is Ojibwe/Jewish.

I forgot another that I recommend is ''Chief Chef Boiling Water Goldstein''. Don't tell anyone but it was Chief Chef Boiling Water Goldstein, Enoch (stone tablets and sandals) and myself that invented a dish that is the epitomy of Jewish/Native cuisine. ''Kosher Winnebagels''....

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.2.4  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @1.2.3    3 months ago

Hey, those work for me, even if they are dudes. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
1.2.5  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Kavika @1.2.3    3 months ago

I'm thinking about applying but I'm good at math.

 
 
 
Kavika
1.2.6  Kavika   replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @1.2.5    3 months ago

Much like Teddy Rosevelt, I walk softly but carry a big spear...

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
1.2.7  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Kavika @1.2.6    3 months ago

I always wondered about that. I mean if the spear hung below the loin cloth, do you wear a bigger loin cloth?

 
 
 
Kavika
1.2.8  Kavika   replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @1.2.7    3 months ago
I mean if the spear hung below the loin cloth, do you wear a bigger loin cloth?

Since you asked. 

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Kavika
1.2.9  Kavika   replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.2.4    3 months ago

Since you asked. Another excellent recommendation would be, Louise Erdrich...Ojibwe/Jewish

In fact an outstanding addition.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.2.10  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @1.2.9    3 months ago

Now we are talking. A true JIP!

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
1.2.11  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.2.10    3 months ago

That's offensive....

 
 
 
WallyW
1.3  WallyW  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @1    3 months ago

Indeed it is racist jrSmiley_99_smiley_image.jpg !

 
 
 
Drakkonis
1.4  Drakkonis  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @1    3 months ago

I'm disappointed there are no fish on the committee!

 
 
 
Sparty On
1.4.1  Sparty On  replied to  Drakkonis @1.4    3 months ago

One could only hope for a Humahumanukanukaapuaa but i suppose we could settle for a Reef Triggerfish.

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cjcold
1.5  cjcold  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @1    3 months ago

This story smells fishy. Considering the source, it's likely greatly embellished.

 
 
 
charger 383
2  charger 383    3 months ago

If it were the other way around, we would never hear the end of the howling   

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
2.1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  charger 383 @2    3 months ago

This is the first time my homeslice didn't beat someone to the first comment to decry fake news.

I'm buying a lottery ticket.....

 
 
 
squiggy
2.1.1  squiggy  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @2.1    3 months ago

Don’t buy the Biden/Harris ticket.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3  Vic Eldred    3 months ago

They are so deeply involved with race and their own brand or racism!

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
3.1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    3 months ago

Everything is racist so naturally this is racist.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @3.1    3 months ago
Everything is racist so naturally this is racist.

So, does being a racist only apply to racists that aren't Democrats?

Curious minds want to know.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.1.2  Vic Eldred  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @3.1    3 months ago

It is the prevailing type of racism - racism against whites.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.1.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  XDm9mm @3.1.1    3 months ago

Let me be first. Racism was always part of the democratic party first against blacks, now against whites. Racism outside of the democratic party is rare.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1.4  XDm9mm  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.3    3 months ago
Racism outside of the democratic party is rare.

Honestly, I wouldn't go that far.

Racists, like lowlife scumbag thugs (actually pretty much the same) come in 'both' sexes and all races and nationalities regardless of political affiliation.  However, what's always been covered in the Democratic Party is now being exposed.   And I'll submit they don't like it and haven't figured out a way to hide it while placating the actual racists.

 
 
 
Don Overton
3.1.5  Don Overton  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.3    3 months ago

Vic you always amaze me with the utter BS you come up with and as for your second sentence it's a pure lie [deleted]

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.2  XDm9mm  replied to  Vic Eldred @3    3 months ago
They are so deeply involved with race and their own brand or racism!

It is so very enjoyable watching them eviscerate each other.

Hell, no one needs to run against them.  They're succeeding at doing that for any opponents themselves.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.2.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  XDm9mm @3.2    3 months ago

This may be the last hurrah for the democratic party in Presidential politics.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.2.2  XDm9mm  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.2.1    3 months ago
This may be the last hurrah for the democratic party in Presidential politics.

Please permit one minor correction;

This may be the last hurrah for the democratic party in politics.  Presidential or not.

 
 
 
Don Overton
3.2.3  Don Overton  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.2.1    3 months ago

Only in your fairy tales

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
4  Perrie Halpern R.A.    3 months ago

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Now that should keep Wynona busy for a while.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
4.1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @4    3 months ago

A beaver needs to be clean shaven, this isn't 1968. No one wants to see a fur diaper.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
4.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @4.1    3 months ago

Hey you know that is generational. You gen X'ers were the first to make shaving down there mandatory. Us younger baby boomers keep it neat and clean.

Unless it's porn... 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
4.1.2  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @4.1.1    3 months ago

It's more sanitary and fresher. It has a purpose.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
4.1.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @4.1.2    3 months ago
It has a purpose.

Exactly and that is why the good lord put it on us. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
4.1.4  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @4.1.3    3 months ago

I'm sure the lord never had to travel through the bush without a map or razor. His kid didn't have to deal with it either, with the exception of escaping one after a long mule ride.

 
 
 
GregTx
4.1.5  GregTx  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @4.1.4    3 months ago

You need a map? Odd...

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
4.1.6  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  GregTx @4.1.5    3 months ago

Sometimes when the river is flooding you have to take the dirt road homie.

 
 
 
GregTx
4.1.7  GregTx  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @4.1.6    3 months ago

I'm a lil confused by your reply. I thought the issue was navigation through bushy terrain, which can be difficult. However your post suggests that a simple flip is all that's required, although there are certainly other routes to take in that situation.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
4.1.8  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  GregTx @4.1.7    3 months ago

Sometimes the geography is too big to flip.

For example one time i drank to much and thought she was a love boat. The next day I realized she was a tugboat.

 
 
 
Transyferous Rex
4.2  Transyferous Rex  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @4    3 months ago

How many people know who Wynona is?

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
4.2.1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Transyferous Rex @4.2    3 months ago

LoL

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5  JohnRussell    3 months ago

The seeded article is not a news story, although it is listed as "News and Politics" by the seeder. It should be under "Op/Ed" because that is what it is . It is an editorial by a fringey conservative online newspaper. 

This is a link to the Politico story about the same situation. The word "white" does not appear in the Politico story. 

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/29/top-dccc-staffer-out-amid-diversity-uproar-1439525

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5    3 months ago

Welcome to the seed John, you're late. I figured you'd be comment number one to bitch and moan.

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BTW often wrong, it's actually a seed from the Washington Examiner, the weasel is but a news aggregate.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1    3 months ago

You can sometimes bamboozle some of these other people, but I am way too sharp. 

The seeded article is an editorial, not a news story. 

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/democrats-just-purged-white-party-staffers-and-its-a-bigger-deal-than-anyone-wants-to-admit

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1.2  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.1    3 months ago
You can sometimes bamboozle some of these other people, but I am way too sharp. 

Did you find a process crime? Please fill out a complaint with the home room teacher or den mother.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
5.1.3  XDm9mm  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.1    3 months ago
but I am way too sharp.

Except when you're not.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1.4  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  XDm9mm @5.1.3    3 months ago

After this morning with the Marianne Williamson winning the most googled argument fail, that is a shocking declaration.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
5.1.5  XDm9mm  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1.4    3 months ago
After this morning with the Marianne Williamson winning the most googled argument fail, that is a shocking declaration

And what floored me was apparently, the Governor of MT. Bullock, was the most googled by people LIVING IN MONTANA!!!!!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.1.6  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.1.4    3 months ago

You are doing a lot of babbling today BF, what's wrong? 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.1.7  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5.1.6    3 months ago

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bugsy
5.1.8  bugsy  replied to  XDm9mm @5.1.3    3 months ago
Except when you're not.

Which is usually.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
5.2  XDm9mm  replied to  JohnRussell @5    3 months ago
The seeded article is not a news story, although it is listed as "News and Politics" by the seeder. It should be under "Op/Ed" because that is what it is . It is an editorial by a fringey conservative online newspaper. 

Essentially same story, different source.  Although it's not AlterNet, so it too likely won't meet with your approval.

House Democrats' campaign arm loses top staffer amid diversity woes

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chair and Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos announced on Monday that the organization would be losing the committee's top staff member, executive director Allison Jaslow, amid concerns that the group lacks the diversity of the very people the party aims to represent. Bustos called Jaslow's resignation a "sobering day filled with tough conversations that too often we avoid."

"I can say confidently that we are taking the first steps toward putting the DCCC back on path to protect and expand our majority, with a staff that truly reflects the diversity of our Democratic caucus and our party," Bustos said in a statement. 

Jaslow, who is also an Iraq War veteran, said in a  statement that her tenure at the DCCC had been "an honor and a true privilege." In addition to Jaslow, a DCCC aide confirmed to CBS News that five other staffers, including the DCCC's director of diversity, would be leaving the organization.  

Bustos also promised to remain focused on the DCCC's essential goals of tending to the Democratic majority. "I have never been more committed to expanding and protecting this majority, while creating a workplace that we can all be proud of," she said. 

Jaslow will be replaced by Jacqueline Newman, currently the COO of the organization. 

Politico first reported that the DCCC suffered from a lack of diversity in the upper echelon of its decision-making, which had been noted by DCCC staff and lawmakers alike. According to Politico, Reps. Vicente Gonzalez and Filemon Velam, of Texas, had demanded in a statement that Jaslow be fired and called on Bustos to "appoint a qualified person of color" to replace her as executive director.

Before the DCCC shakeup, Bustos had sought to paint a very different picture of the composition of her office. In an interview with CBS News' Ed O'Keefe just last month, she said, "If you walked upstairs, you would see the most diverse staff that you've ever seen in this building." 

The people, our advisers, our counselors are the most diverse advisers and counselors and vendors that you've ever seen in the history of this — of House Democrats," she told O'Keefe. 

For now, Bustos says she's "owning" her mistakes at the DCCC and learning from them. 

"I recognize that, at times, I have fallen short in leading these talented individuals. To my colleagues, who I have the utmost respect for, I hear your concerns, and we can and must do better," she said. 

Source:  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/house-dems-campaign-arm-dccc-loses-top-staffer-amid-diversity-woes/

Sorry...   I don't know why the story didn't post initially.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.2.1  JohnRussell  replied to  XDm9mm @5.2    3 months ago

The seeded article is not a news story. It is an editorial from a right wing newspaper. That is why it has the word "white" in the title. 

I hope that clears it up for you. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.2.2  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  XDm9mm @5.2    3 months ago

It's shocking they even have white candidates running for president. One would think people like Beto apologizing for being born white at every campaign  stop would yield to the actual minorities running.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.2.3  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5.2.1    3 months ago

We heard you the first time homeslice. Now you are sounding like an annoying ex-girlfriend.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
5.2.4  XDm9mm  replied to  JohnRussell @5.2.1    3 months ago
The seeded article is not a news story.

And since when does that make a difference to you?   Oh, yeah, only when it might apply to others.

 
 
 
MrFrost
5.2.5  MrFrost  replied to  JohnRussell @5.2.1    3 months ago

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†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.2.6  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  XDm9mm @5.2.4    3 months ago

Maybe I should have a tantrum, blame the mods and lock my article.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
5.2.7  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  XDm9mm @5.2    3 months ago

So let me understand this. They replaced one Jewish girl for another and this is the big shake up?

Maybe it's about hair color. One is a red head and the other has brown hair. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.2.8  JohnRussell  replied to  MrFrost @5.2.5    3 months ago

I know weasel zippers is far right,  but I was referring to the actual content of the seed, which is an editorial from the Washington Examiner newspaper. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.2.9  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5.2.8    3 months ago

Are you needing attention today John?

BTW I have to say i like the new avatar, Trump pinned on the DNC mascot.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.2.10  JohnRussell  replied to  MrFrost @5.2.5    3 months ago

5.2.5     MrFrost     replied to    JohnRussell   @ 5.2.1       12 minutes ago

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Mr. Frost , you cant fight city hall or the dynamic duo around here. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.2.11  Tessylo  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.2.9    3 months ago

There's a big difference between a donkey and a braying jackass

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.2.12  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5.2.10    3 months ago

We don't need to see the MBFC graph every time someone is butthurt.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5.2.13  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.2.6    3 months ago

You are probably the one moderator on the internet forums that can put a trolling message into your seed tags and have it remain even after it is pointed out. 

SITE MOMMY BADFISH HURT ME

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.2.14  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Tessylo @5.2.11    3 months ago

Trump is humping the donkey.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.2.15  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @5.2.13    3 months ago

I'm glad you enjoyed that tag. It's suitable on this seed isn't it?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
5.2.16  Vic Eldred  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @5.2.7    3 months ago

I thought it said they purged 6 white staffers.

 
 
 
MrFrost
5.2.17  MrFrost  replied to  MrFrost @5.2.5    3 months ago

Right, so that's off topic but talking about shaving pussy is not. 

I was wondering how long it would take for that to be labeled as off topic since when I flag something as off topic, nothing is  done. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
5.2.18  Tessylo  replied to  MrFrost @5.2.17    3 months ago

Get in line

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.2.19  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  MrFrost @5.2.17    3 months ago

You are free to discuss the topic or hoo hoos but the massive bandwidth sucking source graph is unnecessary.

I'm not strict on my seeds but that one is a pet peeve. I don't do that to your seeds so I expect compliance.

 
 
 
MrFrost
5.2.20  MrFrost  replied to  JohnRussell @5.2.10    3 months ago
Mr. Frost , you cant fight city hall or the dynamic duo around here. 

Well aware, believe me. 

 
 
 
MrFrost
5.2.21  MrFrost  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @5.2.19    3 months ago

A beaver needs to be clean shaven, this isn't 1968. No one wants to see a fur diaper.

Yea, that's really on topic. Well done. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.2.22  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  MrFrost @5.2.21    3 months ago

Some people are anal on their seeds and some of us are more tolerant. I'm in the speak your mind caucus. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
5.2.23  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Tessylo @5.2.18    3 months ago
Get in line

Is there free ice cream?

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
5.2.24  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  MrFrost @5.2.17    3 months ago
Right, so that's off topic but talking about shaving pussy is not. 

Read the tags. I didn't start that. If the tags say something they are fair game as a topic. 

 
 
 
Don Overton
5.2.25  Don Overton  replied to  JohnRussell @5.2.1    3 months ago
Sorry XD cap pistol you really need to read what's written and not make up your own

 
 
 
arkpdx
5.3  arkpdx  replied to  JohnRussell @5    3 months ago
The word "white" does not appear in the Politico story. 

That's not surprising. Politico is careful not to say negative things about left leaning groups.

 
 
 
Jasper2529
6  Jasper2529    3 months ago
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the House Democrats’ powerful campaign arm, has just abruptly purged half a dozen staffers. Why? Because they are white.

This is further proof of who the real racists are.

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
6.1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Jasper2529 @6    3 months ago

A stark contrast to the daily diatribe of everyone that doesn't believe the world ends in 10 years as beto declared last night is a racist.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
7  Dismayed Patriot    3 months ago

This to me is mostly a debate about affirmative action. When you see disparities, do you choose to take "affirmative action" to fix the disparities? Or do you just turn a blind eye because it's easier to just get along with the status quo.

For nearly 200 years of our nations history we had white affirmative action with virtually every congressional campaign staffer being white. But I guess we should all get upset about black, female or minority affirmative action because that's just unfair to white people.

 
 
 
Ronin2
7.1  Ronin2  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @7    3 months ago

So skin color matters more than being qualified and doing a good job? 

Or are you claiming that these staffers weren't fired because they had the wrong skin color; but based on their job performance? Despite all of the quotes from Democrats, and the head of the operation.

Affirmative action. Seems the left doesn't think minorities can compete on a level playing field; so quotas need to be enforced.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
7.1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Ronin2 @7.1    3 months ago
Seems the left doesn't think minorities can compete on a level playing field

Spending more than 200 years with open prejudice, slavery and segregation, where people of color were denied their right to compete at all and then just saying the field is leveled because you took down the "Whites Only!" signs is beyond ignorant. But it is exactly what the bigots want, to continue their prejudices in silence and claim everything is fine.

 
 
 
Ronin2
7.1.2  Ronin2  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @7.1.1    3 months ago
Spending more than 200 years with open prejudice, slavery and segregation, where people of color were denied their right to compete at all and then just saying the field is leveled because you took down the "Whites Only!" signs is beyond ignorant. But it is exactly what the bigots want, to continue their prejudices in silence and claim everything is fine.

Thank you for repeating the same BS over and over. A person's skin pigmentation is more important than their ability to do the job. Quotas are the only important thing. With that attitude we will never move past racial divides.

 
 
 
arkpdx
7.2  arkpdx  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @7    3 months ago
But I guess we should all get upset about black, female or minority affirmative action because that's just unfair to white people.

Here is an idea. How bout instead of worrying if someone is black or white or some minority or male and female, we just get the best most qualified for the job and forget quotas one other such affirmative action BA.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
7.2.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  arkpdx @7.2    3 months ago
we just get the best most qualified for the job and forget quotas one other such affirmative action BA.

"Okay folks, we're running a bank here and we've only hired white employees since our founding. But that's all over now, the "White Only!", white affirmative action days are over! Now we'll go by qualifications only. Okay, black people, any of you have any bank experience? No? Any of you go to an Ivy league college? No? Didn't think so. Looks like it will be a while before we have a racially diverse employees, but hey, its not racist anymore!"...

As if the guy taking down the "Whites Only!" signs fixed racism in America, what a joke. The effects of racism are deep and last for generations, and black Americans were largely denied programs that helped build the middle class in just the last half century, we're not talking two or three generations back. We're talking one or two generations at most, millions of black Americans still able to remember vividly the open hate and racism from the 1950's and 1960's. The wounds are still fresh, the effects of their mistreatment still blatantly visible, still obvious racial disparities in the justice system, but some selfish self serving bigots want to wash their hands of it as if they never had anything to do with it so it's not their problem.

"African-American veterans received significantly less help from the G.I. Bill than their white counterparts. "Written under Southern auspices," he reports, "the law was deliberately designed to accommodate Jim Crow." He cites one 1940's study that concluded it was "as though the G.I. Bill had been earmarked 'For White Veterans Only.' " Southern Congressional leaders made certain that the programs were directed not by Washington but by local white officials, businessmen, bankers and college administrators who would honor past practices. As a result, thousands of black veterans in the South -- and the North as well -- were denied housing and business loans, as well as admission to whites-only colleges and universities. They were also excluded from job-training programs for careers in promising new fields like radio and electrical work, commercial photography and mechanics. Instead, most African-Americans were channeled toward traditional, low-paying "black jobs" and small black colleges, which were pitifully under-financed and ill equipped to meet the needs of a surging enrollment of returning soldiers.

The statistics on disparate treatment are staggering. By October 1946, 6,500 former soldiers had been placed in non-farm jobs by the employment service in Mississippi; 86 percent of the skilled and semiskilled jobs were filled by whites, 92 percent of the unskilled ones by blacks. In New York and northern New Jersey, "fewer than 100 of the 67,000 mortgages insured by the G.I. Bill supported home purchases by nonwhites." Discrimination continued as well in elite Northern colleges. The University of Pennsylvania, along with Columbia the least discriminatory of the Ivy League colleges, enrolled only 46 black students in its student body of 9,000 in 1946. The traditional black colleges did not have places for an estimated 70,000 black veterans in 1947. At the same time, white universities were doubling their enrollments and prospering with the infusion of public and private funds, and of students with their G.I. benefits.

https://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/28/books/review/when-affirmative-action-was-white-uncivil-rights.html

 
 
 
arkpdx
7.2.2  arkpdx  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @7.2.1    3 months ago

When we all go back in time to the 1940's, 50's no or 60's I will try to remember that but the last I looked it was 2019. Get up with the times.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
7.2.3  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  arkpdx @7.2.2    3 months ago
When we all go back in time to the 1940's, 50's no or 60's I will try to remember that but the last I looked it was 2019.

As if that time period was another planet and not connected in any way to 2019, right? As if many of those who lived through the 1950's aren't still alive today, the damage done to themselves, their families, their neighbors, their kids. We're not talking about the 1860's that some apparently only want to remember with statues of the bigots who fought to protect their owning of humans as cattle, we're talking one generation back.

I'm sure many white Americans don't see any reason they should have to bear any of the burden for the previous generations open discrimination, but just hiding your racist grandparents, the legacy they left you and how they got it in the closet and acting like everything is fixed is just cowardly.

Imagine that one of the white bank employees from my above parable shouted out to the bank boss "Hey, why don't we train and hire say, 5 blacks to fill the lowest paid jobs here, like security guard or bank teller, but of course, never management?" to which the bank President relied "What? Are you crazy? Taking away five jobs from qualified white workers? How could you even suggest such a thing?"...

Affirmative action isn't just for black Americans either, it's been used for disparaged and persecuted groups before.

"After the war, the JDC (Joint Distribution Committee)—working together with the Jewish Agency for Palestine, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), and other organizations—became the central Jewish agency providing support and financial assistance to Jewish survivors of the Holocaust residing in the displaced persons (DP) camps in Germany, Austria, and Italy. The JDC provided food to augment official rations, supplied clothing, books, and school supplies for children, supported cultural amenities, and bought religious supplies for the community . Between 1945 and 1950 alone, some 420,000 Jews in Eastern Europe become beneficiaries of the Joint, which spent over 300 million dollars on assistance and sent an army of professionals (doctors, nurses, teachers, social workers, and administrators) to serve the needs of approximately 700,000 people each month —both in and outside of the DP apparatus. From 1947 on, an increasing part of the JDC budget was devoted to assisting refugees to emigrate from Europe ."

https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/american-jewish-joint-distribution-committee-and-refugee-aid

Affirmative action can take many forms, but its central concept is helping other humans who have experienced tragic loss, whether its systemic generational discrimination, segregation, genocide, forced from homes and homelands turning people into refugees who are often discriminated against by their new host countries if allowed in at all.

Affirmative action: noun - the practice or policy of favoring individuals belonging to groups known to have been discriminated against previously.

Eventually, the need for affirmative action disappears as those previously discriminated against truly do blend into the societies that eventually embraced them, even if they didn't at first. Most today can't recall the fact that Irish and Polish immigrants were initially discriminated against for decades. It was easier for them to integrate of course, and after a generation or two, not many could even tell what racial community they came from and much of the discrimination naturally evaporated. Sadly, that hasn't happened as quickly with black Americans since they were, of course, far more visible in the community and easier for those still harboring deep seated generational prejudices to avoid and move away from. The integration is slowly happening, and yes, in 2019 we've made a lot of headway. But for many Americans like myself, watching the Trump Presidency and his followers feels as if we're losing ground in the fight for equality for all regardless of race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith or lack thereof. The criticism of the DCCC's choice of affirmative action is evidence of this backsliding.

 
 
 
Tacos!
8  Tacos!    3 months ago
They complained . . . And they put enough pressure on her

I don't know who "they" specifically is, but the way these things go, I wouldn't be surprised if it was one person - maybe two - and probably on Twitter. That's all it takes anymore.

 
 
 
Kathleen
9  Kathleen    3 months ago

There is no doubt about that there are people that resent whites.

If you resent me because of my skin color.... you can bite me.

 
 
 
Sparty On
9.1  Sparty On  replied to  Kathleen @9    3 months ago

Yep and the "progressive" self deprecating Caucasians are usually the worst.

 
 
 
Kathleen
9.1.1  Kathleen  replied to  Sparty On @9.1    3 months ago

A lot of things happened throughout history that were terrible for mankind.  People back then were cruel and inhuman at times.  I have great sympathy for what these people have been through. All the killing and torture they endured, especially little children.  I feel that what happened long ago should not be blamed on people that were not born yet.  Yes, you are gong to have some stupid people that are still prejudiced against other races. Those are the kind of people you have nothing to do with. If they are an official, then that has to be dealt with.  What ever your skin color is, if someone resents you for it, too bad.

 
 
 
r.t..b...
9.1.2  r.t..b...  replied to  Sparty On @9.1    3 months ago
self deprecating

I don't know, Sparty. Never one to diminish the right to opine, but I think we could all use a good dose of humility and a little less hubris. Kind of like following your Tigers and my Rockies...still proud, but humbling indeed. Maybe next year.

 
 
 
Sparty On
9.1.3  Sparty On  replied to  r.t..b... @9.1.2    3 months ago

Well, i'm a die hard Tigers and Lions fan .... so you know i do understand pain and losing very well .... jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif

That said i agree that humility is a good character trait in general but a place and time for everything right?   IMO the race card gets played entirely too often in our society today with Caucasian being the big kid on the block, so white usually takes the hit.   More times than not undeservedly so IMO.  

The progressive movement here in the US is full of that kind of group-think.   So one can get jaded by all the Peters crying wolf.

IME most Americans are kind hearted to ALL of their fellow citizens, regardless of race.   It's the squeaky wheels on the far right and left that cause most of the trouble.   And they do tend to squeak very loudly so it seems worse than it is IMO.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
9.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Kathleen @9    3 months ago
There is no doubt about that there are people that resent whites.

And no doubt whites that resent non-whites. Instead of continuing the cycle of resentment, why not try and understand where the resentment may have come from, listen to their stories and get to know them and not have knee jerk reactions to stories like this one.

 
 
 
Kathleen
9.2.1  Kathleen  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @9.2    3 months ago

True, like I said above, but I will not be ashamed of who I am and I don't think anyone should be including all races.

This story is not why I posted this, it was close to the topic I am posting about.

Yes, I have listened to people talk about their concerns.

This is all I am going to say on this subject.  

 
 
 
Sunshine
9.3  Sunshine  replied to  Kathleen @9    3 months ago
you can bite me.

lol...you are expected to grovel and apologies for your skin color or you will not be accepted into the world of the batshit crazy progressives. jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Kathleen
9.3.1  Kathleen  replied to  Sunshine @9.3    3 months ago

I haven't had my coffee yet... jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
9.3.2  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Kathleen @9.3.1    3 months ago

Do you take it black or with cream?

 
 
 
Kathleen
9.3.3  Kathleen  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @9.3.2    3 months ago

Now now.... but since you asked, cream and sugar.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
10  Dean Moriarty    3 months ago

If they would have just pulled a Rachel Dolezal and told them they identify as black they probably would have been given promotions. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
10.1  seeder  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  Dean Moriarty @10    3 months ago

or.....

384

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
11  Sean Treacy    3 months ago

Firing people based on skin color. It's obviously bad enough such blatant racism exists in this day and age, but for a major political party to be the perpetrator is truly depressing.  But when said party fixates on racial identity rather than the individual (much like when they implemented Jim Crow laws) , I suppose such deplorable acts are inescapable.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
12  Paula Bartholomew    3 months ago

Could it be that these fired staffers were low job performers who just happen to be white?

 
 
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