Military Diversity Office Improperly Spent $1 Million, Housed Violence And Misogyny

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Disgusting.

Via Daily Caller:

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) director of diversity broke rules to funnel more than a million dollars to groups like the NAACP and the office was home to numerous incidents of violence, auditors found.

Women workers also found the diversity office to be an unfriendly environment. Three women observed a male worker “routinely touch and massage the genital area of his pants while speaking to them,” a newly released inspector general’s report said.

“He was fondling his package,” one said, with all three saying it was not accidental.

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State Department Says “Celebrating Diversity” Key In Fight To Destroying ISIS…

Too funny… wait, they’re serious?

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Citadel Announces New Diversity Efforts, Punishments For Cadets Over “Ghosts Of Christmas Past” Skit And Photos…

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Citadel being forced to lower their standards after one special snowflake became offended. Update to this previous story.

Via WISTV:

Officials with the Citadel announced the results of an investigation into photos of cadets with pillowcases on their heads that appeared on social media in December.

Fourteen Citadel cadets were disciplined in connection with the photos, which went viral after a woman posted them on Facebook. The 14 include seven juniors and seven freshmen, school officials say.

The punishments range from on-campus punishments to suspensions and one dismissal. A dismissal requires a cadet to spend two semesters away from campus, school officials said in a statement.

“The investigation revealed that the cadets attempted to dress as ‘ghosts of Christmas past,'” Citadel President Lt. Gen. John Rosa said. “What disappoints me is when several of the people, both the younger folks and the older cadets, realized the way it might be perceived, nobody took any action, and it continued.”

The second they thought the cadets’ appearance could have been viewed as offensive, they should have stopped, Rosa said, calling their failure to do so a “leadership failure.”

“It’s not what we do,” Rosa said. “We produce principled leaders, and we expect folks to step up and make the tough decisions and the timely decisions.”[…]

“While the skit had no ill intent, it did show poor judgment. It demonstrates that we must integrate an even higher level of diversity education into cadets’ daily activities, and into the already extensive leadership and ethics curriculum. We are working on that now,” Rosa said.

He said the school already has several programs in place to address diversity and support and recognize minority cadets.

“But we’ve got to do more across our campus, and we realize that,” he said.

Rosa is creating the President’s Task Force on Advancing Diversity and Inclusion as a result of the incident. The council will be led by the college’s Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Council.

“What this proves to us is that even as we have an assistant provost for diversity and we have a diversity council, we need to come together and take a hard look at where we are and where we need to improve,” Rosa said.

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Academy Members React To Push For Diversity: ‘It’s F**king Knee-Jerk Liberalism’

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Targeting the older members to remove their voting rights, it’s age-ism…

Via Breitbart:

Longtime members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) are speaking out after the organizations’ Board of Governors voted unanimously Thursday to approve a dramatic overhaul of its voting rules and organizational structure in an effort to increase diversity at the Oscars and across the broader film industry.

In extensive interviews with the Hollywood Reporter, older members of the Academy blasted the organization’s leadership for the rule changes, which mandate that members must be “active” in filmmaking within ten years in order to cast a vote for Academy Awards nominations, unless they have previously been nominated for, or have won, an Oscar.

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UMass Students Fed Up With Professors Preaching Anti-Americanism, Demand ‘Intellectual Diversity’…

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Debate is no longer allowed in academia.

Via The College Fix:

A student-run debate club at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently had so much difficulty finding a professor who could argue the conservative side for one of its events that its members had to turn to Smith College, a private liberal arts school eight miles away, to secure a scholar.

That’s saying a lot considering UMass Amherst employs some 1,300 faculty members.

The experience was the impetus for The University Union, a politically neutral student-run debate club at UMass Amherst, to launch a petition this month calling on administrators to offer more “intellectual diversity” on campus.

“We came to the conclusion that the petition was necessary because planning debates has been so difficult,” Owen Wiggins, a junior business management student at UMass and president of The University Union, told The College Fix in an email. “The diversity of thought among the faculty at UMass is so slim that we’ve had to ask professors from Smith College to participate in the debates we have planned.”

The petition accuses UMass Amherst professors of pressuring students into agreeing with their left-leaning beliefs.

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All Hail Diversity! Olympic Transgender Athletes Can Compete As The Gender They Identify As…

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The Olympics have gone downhill since Team USA defeated the Russians in hockey and professional athletes can compete.

Via Think Progress:

Transgender athletes will no longer be required to undergo gender reassignment surgery in order to participate in the Olympics, according to documents obtained by Outsports on Thursday.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) reportedly updated its transgender guidelines at an unpublicized “Consensus Meeting on Sex Reassignment and Hyperandrogenism” last November, and the guidelines are expected to be adopted before the Summer Olympics in Rio later this year.

“To require surgical anatomical changes as a pre-condition to participation is not necessary to preserve fair competition and may be inconsistent with developing legislation and notions of human rights,” the new guidelines state. “It is necessary to ensure insofar as possible that trans athletes are not excluded from the opportunity to participate in sporting competition.”

Transgender athletes were first allowed to participate in IOC-run events in 2004, ahead of the summer games in Athens. However, the guidelines put in place then required those athletes to change their sex both legally and anatomically. Trans women also had to undergo two years of hormone replacement therapy post surgery in order to be eligible to compete.

Those rules have been criticized, not just because gender reassignment surgery is incredibly expensive and not accessible to all, but because genitalia itself has no relationship to athletic performance. The policy was “in all likelihood” intended only to prevent trans female athletes from competing with testicles and the associated higher testosterone levels, even though those levels can be chemically blocked without surgery.

Recently, the guidelines were being challenged by Chris Mosier, an American triathlete and duathlete who has qualified for the World Championships this June. Mosier, a trans man, was unsure if he would be able to compete in those championships since he has not undergone reassignment surgery, and the athlete was geared up to fight the IOC.

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Oscars Adopt Diversity Reforms After Race Controversy

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Sigh.

Via NY Post:

The film academy is pledging to double the number of female and minority members by 2020, and will immediately diversify its leadership by adding three new seats to its board of governors.

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the changes Friday, following a weeklong storm of criticism and calls for an Oscar boycott after academy members nominated an all-white slate of actors for the second year in a row.

“The Academy is going to lead and not wait for the industry to catch up,” she said in a statement.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 51-member board of governors unanimously approved a series of reforms late Thursday to “begin the process of significantly changing our membership composition,” Isaacs said. The number of minorities currently serving as members of the academy has not been revealed.

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Spike Lee Will Boycott The Oscars Over Lack Of Diversity…

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And yet the host, producer, and president of the Academy Awards are all black.

Via Buzzfeed:

In an Instagram post Monday, Lee wrote that he means no disrespect to his friends, host Chris Rock, producer Reggie Hudlin, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

“But, how is it possible for the 2nd consecutive year all 20 contenders under the actor category are white?” Lee wrote. “And let’s not even get into the Oscar branches. 40 white actors in 2 years and no flava at all. We can’t act?! WTF!!”

None of the nominees for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, or Best Supporting Actress are performers of color.

DNC Chairperson Wasserman Schultz blasts GOP For Lack Of ‘Diversity’ By Having Governor Nikki Haley Give Response To The SOTU…

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Nikki broke the beloved Democrat glass ceiling by becoming the first woman Governor of South Carolina.

Via BPR:

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed the Republican Party’s choice of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to deliver the GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union address demonstrated the party’s lack of diversity.

Oops! Has she looked at the Democratic lineup of presidential candidates lately?

“It’s pretty clear that Nikki Haley is being chosen because the Republican Party has a diversity problem,” Wasserman Schultz, who’s also a Florida congresswoman said in a conference call, according to The Hill, which reported:

Haley, who was born in South Carolina, is the daughter of immigrants from India. She will be delivering the GOP’s official response to President Obama’s final State of the Union Tuesday night.

The GOP had a response to the DNC chair’s statement — given its own lineup of presidential candidates.

“Like most things Debbie Wasserman Schultz says, that’s just ridiculous,” said RNC spokesman Michael Short.

“No one disputes the fact Republicans have the most diverse presidential field in the history of either party, though the Democrats do have us beat when it comes to fielding self-described socialists and candidates under FBI investigation.”

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All Hail Diversity! Feds Spend $620,000 Funding Plays About Food Stamps, Gun Control Activist Lesbians…

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Surprisingly, no plays about the joy of wearing a burqa.

Via Free Beacon:

A play about food stamps, a performance by a San Francisco drag queen, and the production of Cocked, the tale of two anti-gun lesbians, each made the list of projects backed by the taxpayer-funded National Endowment of the Arts.

The agency announced its first round of grants for fiscal year 2016 last week. Projects include “sustainable” housing for struggling artists and a mural by an artist who painted portraits for Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.

Taxpayers were billed $10,000 to support the “world premiere” of Cocked, a play by Sarah Gubbins.

“The play follows the relationship between a Caucasian woman from rural Iowa and her African-American girlfriend, who are staunchly opposed to gun ownership,” the description for the project reads. “When a family member arrives unexpectedly to stay in their Chicago condominium, their position corrodes as new discoveries surface and the lines between safety and protection are blurred.”

Gubbins’s previous works include I Am Bradley Manning and The Kid Thing, which examined the “effect on two lesbian couples of one couple’s pregnancy” and premiered at the fifth annual “Summer Pride Festival of LGBT performances” in Randolph, Vt.

Part of a $30,000 grant is going to the ODC Theater in San Francisco for a mini-series entitled “Gender in Transition” by the drag queen Monique Jenkinson.

Jenkinson’s alter ego is “Fauxnique,” who was “born out of the scene at Trannyshack.”

“Jenkinson emerged out of a feminist, postmodern, improvisational dance and choreographic lineage at Bennington College, but grew toward a tradition of radical queer performance that uses glamour, excess, and drag to entertain, transcend and horrify,” according to her website. A clip from a past show can be viewed here.

Struggling artists in San Francisco can look forward to government-subsidized housing through another grant from the agency. The San Francisco Arts Commission received $35,000 for “Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities for San Francisco Artists.”

A play entitled #therevolution by Kristoffer Diaz in Philadelphia received $20,000 to “offer a portrait of a revolution that is rife with vision, solidarity, and passion yet searches for practical, actionable solutions for a new world order.”

The New York City premiere of Smart People, a play set in a Harvard faculty lounge, is costing taxpayers $30,000.

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Kids Cancer Fundraiser Deemed A “Microaggression” By University Of Kansas BLM Protesters – UPDATE: Pic Shows Stunning Lack Of Diversity Among Social Justice Warriors…

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Via Campus Reform:

Several dozen University of Kansas students descended upon the Chancellor’s office Wednesday hoping to enforce obeisance to their diversity demands.

The demonstration convened at noon in an area outside an academic building known as Wescoe Beach, and the group’s exploits—from ambushing administrators to challenging a charity fundraiser for children with cancer—were catalogued on Twitter by @InvisibleHawks and others.

“In 7 minutes, you have the chance to show solidarity w/ students of color,” one participant tweeted just before the event was scheduled to start. “Head over to Wescoe now!”

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UPDATE: Not a lot of black faces among the diversity enforcers.

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Mizzou Protests Spread To Ithaca College Where Students There Demand School President Resign Over Lack Of Diversity…

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Via Syracuse.com:

Hundreds of Ithaca College students and supporters gathered at the center of campus Wednesday to demand the resignation of college president Tom Rochon and an overhaul of the structures at the campus that they said make students of color feel unsafe and excluded.

The protest, which began around 1:30 p.m. and attracted at least 750 people, was in response to what organizers said were a series of incidents that demonstrated cultural insensitivity and exclusion of certain groups.

“I’ve never had a black professor,” said junior Nigel Cyril, who was holding a sign asking the students to vote no confidence in the president. “I do feel the racial tensions in this college. I’ve been pretty quiet so far, but it’s time for (the president) to do something.”

The demonstration, organized by the group People of Color at Ithaca College, featured chants of “Tom Rochon! No confidence” and a die-in, where students and protesters lay on a main campus thoroughfare in hopes of drawing the attention of students moving between classes.

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Starbucks Celebrates Diversity By Ditching Christmas Images From Their Holiday Seasonal Cups…

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Ridiculously over priced coffee served by professional college students… I’ll pass.

Via NY Post:

A group of Christian evangelists gripes that Starbucks is waging a “war on Christmas” by removing holiday images from its seasonal cup design.

Instead of the usual array of decorative images such as Christmas trees and snowflakes that have adorned the coffee cups in holidays past, the corporation has chosen to take a more minimal approach and made the cups a simple red with their green and white logo.

“Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus,” said Joshua Feuerstein in a viral Facebook post that garnered nearly 10.5 million views since Thursday.

He urged Christians to voice their distaste with the company through social media with the hashtag #MerryChristmasStarbucks. Photos of the bare red cups with the handwritten message “Merry Christmas” soon started popping up all over social media, and more religious leaders began venting their frustrations with the franchise.

“I’m officially banning Starbucks from my life,” wrote student pastor Nate Weaver from Crosspointe Christian Church in Sarasota, Fla., in a Facebook post Saturday.

The Seattle-based beverage company first began implementing holiday designs in 1997, donning a “jazzy Santa” on the cups exterior, according to a Starbucks statement.

However, this year the company wanted to try out a more inclusive design.

“This year we wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories,” said Starbucks’ Vice President of Design & Content Jeffrey Fields.

“We’re embracing the simplicity and the quietness of it.”

Christian Man Forced To Attend “Diversity Training” For Refusing To Print Gay Pride T-Shirts…

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Via Christian Post:

LGBT-owned businesses, including BMP T-Shirts, on Thursday expressed support for a Kentucky-based Christian print shop owner who refused to print pro-LGBT T-shirts, even as the local Human Rights Commission has appealed a court ruling that said the printer cannot be forced to violate his religious beliefs or to attend government-mandated “diversity training.”

“No one should be forced to do something against what they believe in,” said Diane DiGeloromo, one owner of BMP T-shirts, a lesbian-owned business, according to a statement issued by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which, along with scholars and businesses, came to the defense of Blaine Adamson, the owner of a Lexington print shop called Hands on Originals.

“If we were approached by an organization such as the [controversial] Westboro Baptist Church, I highly doubt we would be doing business with them, and we would be very angry if we were forced to print anti-gay T-shirts,” DiGeloromo said. “This isn’t a gay or straight issue. This is a human issue.”

BMP T-Shirts is one of the several LGBT-owned businesses that are backing the printer, according to the Becket Fund.

After Adamson refused to print T-shirts for Lexington’s 2012 gay pride festival, he was found to be guilty of discrimination by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission last year, even though doing so would have violated his religious conviction. Additionally, the print shop was ordered to serve future requests from LGBT activists.

Lib Rag Salon: “Diversity Is For White People”…

“Diversity Is For White People Liberals.” Fixed that for you.

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NC State University Students Demand More “Diversity Training” For Frat Members After Off-Campus “CMT vs. BET”-Themed Party Is Deemed Racist…

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SJW-style punishment.

Via College Fix:

One photo of a North Carolina State University student dressed as a gangster at a recent off-campus “CMT vs. BET”-themed party in Raleigh has prompted some students to become so emotionally distraught that they held a “town hall” meeting on campus Monday night to discuss their feelings and call for more diversity training.

The Technician campus newspaper has been covering this story since the photo first emerged on social media late last week. It shows a male student dressed in a flannel next to another guy dressed in a white T-shirt, blue banana covering his face, and throwing a gang sign.

“Student party at The Retreat parodies ‘black culture,’” the campus paper breathlessly reported Friday. It quoted one student as saying attendees “dressed up like music awards shows.” But the one picture of a wanna-be Crips gang member prompted the newspaper to report “students donned racist costumes depicting stereotypes of black culture.” It also pointed out “CMT vs. BET”-themed parties have caused controversies at other campuses in the past, prompting accusations of racism and cultural appropriation. […]

Meanwhile, students at the town hall, held at the campus African American Cultural Center, bemoaned how racist and insensitive their campus is because of the party’s theme, and the photo linking Black Entertainment Television with a guy dressed up like a thug.

“‘Embarrassed.’ ‘Disgusted.’ ‘Honestly, not surprised.’ Those were only some of the emotionally charged phrases passed around,” The Technician reported, adding talk turned to calls for action, including “requiring more diversity training for members of Fraternity and Sorority Life, introducing an athletic loyalty point system for attending diversity education events, introducing more diversity-based seminars at orientation [and] creating a cultural competency campaign on campus.”

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All Hail Diversity! New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo Violates Constitution, Uses Executive Power To Safeguard Transgenders…

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Priorities. Completely unconstitutional. You cannot add a whole class of people without legislative approval.

Via Utica OD:

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo used his executive power Thursday to expand the state’s anti-discrimination rules to safeguard transgender people, creating a protection advocates had been fighting for years to try to receive.

Cuomo, speaking to about 700 people at the Empire State Pride Agenda’s annual dinner, said the current law didn’t go far enough to protect the rights of all state residents. He directed the state’s Division of Human Rights to issue a regulation that would interpret the anti-discrimination law to prohibit discrimination against transgender people. His move prohibits discrimination against a transgender person when it comes to jobs, loans, schools and public accommodations.

“It is long overdue,” he said. “It is intolerable to allow discrimination of transgender individuals, and they are one of the most abused, harassed groups in society today.”

Gay, lesbian and transgender advocates have long pushed to include gender identity in the state’s anti-discrimination law, but while the measure passed the Assembly multiple times it remains stalled in the Republican-controlled senate. Republicans didn’t immediately respond to Cuomo’s order.

Cuomo’s administration says the new regulation provides essentially the same protections as that bill, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, or GENDA, but requires no legislative approval. Officials say the regulation makes New York the first state to take executive action to add transgender protections under law.

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De Blasio Denies Trying To Ditch Portraits Of Founders In Favor Of “Diversity’

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Bye bye vanilla guys!

Via NY Post:

The De Blasios have dumped portraits of George Washington and others from Gracie Mansion[NYC Mayor’s House] to add more diversity to the artwork hanging in his official residence, a report said.

A new installation will include pictures of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass and former slave-turned-philanthropist Pierre Toussaint among artifacts that portray the history of the working class in the time of shipping magnate Archibald Gracie, according to NBC News.

A spokesperson for the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City disputed the part of the NBC report that said they were ditching George Washington to make room for Touissaint.

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Rep Levin (Diversity-MI) Married Staffer Arrested For Allegedly Beating His Male Lover With Shovel…

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Just looking for love.

Via Roll Call:

Baltimore City Police arrested an aide to Rep. Sander M. Levin, D-Mich., at around 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 8 for criminal domestic violence charges.

Tim Foster, a native of Henderson, Ky., brutally beat his male lover with a small black and red shovel, according to a police report obtained by CQ Roll Call, leaving the victim hospitalized with abrasions and bruises on his upper back, neck and torso.

The dispute started around 12:30 a.m. inside a Northwest Baltimore home, when Foster, 32, got into a verbal argument with the 39-year-old black male identified as his boyfriend.

Foster put his boyfriend in a choke hold and stated, “I want to kill you. Die dirty faggy,” the man later told police. Foster released him, then allegedly grabbed a stainless kitchen knife. As the boyfriend fled toward the stairs, Foster chased him and warned, “When you reach the fifth step, I am going to stab you.”

Foster lunged at his boyfriend with the knife. But Foster’s wife “got in the way” and the knife then fell to the floor, the report states.

The boyfriend told police he attempted to escape the property, but was again assaulted by Foster. This time, Foster struck him in his upper back with a small black and red shovel. Foster continued to assault the man until he got into his vehicle, the report states.

Police responded to Union Memorial Hospital, where they spoke to the victim.

Foster was placed under arrest early Thursday morning, and locked up in the Baltimore County Detention Center. The shovel was submitted as evidence.

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HT: Free Beacon

Blinded By The White: Jesse Jackson Defends Lack Of Diversity At Dem Debate

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Because it isn’t about race, even though you may use that as your hammer, it’s always just about how left you are.

LAS VEGAS — Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson kept true to the name of the spin room in which he held court following Tuesday night’s debate, shooting down the notion that his party’s all-white presidential field was cause for concern and accusing the Republicans of being the true minorities because of their policy positions.

With five white candidates, Democrats are fielding their least racially diverse line-up since 1992. Republicans, on the other hand, have four minority candidates. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is black. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz are of Cuban descent. And Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is Indian-American. (RELATED: Twitter Can’t Get Over How White The Dem Debate Is)

But that racial imbalance doesn’t bother the 74-year-old Jackson, who ran for president on the Democratic ticket in 1984 and 1988.

Asked by The Daily Caller if his party’s all-white field was of concern, Jackson said that it is not.

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