Republican Students Appear At Coast Community College District Board Meeting, Request Trustees Protect Political Diversity On Campus…

No shouting, beating of drums or the other nonsense associated with the special snowflake liberals.

Via The College Fix:

In a rare move, a throng of Republican students upset at ongoing harassment they face on campus took their complaints to the ultimate authority — the board of trustees.

Some two dozen people — many of whom students — converged at the Coast Community College District board meeting en masse last week to voice concern at the discrimination they face at their school, asking for measures to protect them from discrimination based on their political diversity and ideological beliefs.

As the parade of students spoke, applause and high fives echoed through the room during a meeting that was charged with high emotion.

Many were also there to protest the fact that an instructor at the school, Olga Perez Stable Cox, who told her human sexuality class that Donald Trump’s election was an assault and “act of terrorism,” recently earned the faculty of the year award.

Signs including “flunk Olga” were held by some in the audience, and others wore bright-red Make America Great Again and Trump hats.

Joshua Recalde-Martinez, a conservative student who’s been targeted with online death threats and graffiti vandalism, was the first of many students to speak at the meeting.

“This is not a left or right issue, this is a common-sense solution to a problem which springs from extremist partisan feelings from either side of the political spectrum against the other, and sadly those who advocate against these amendments seek to only allow further discrimination on college campuses throughout the district,” said Recalde-Martinez, president emeritus of the OCC College Republicans.

Vincent Wetzel, president of the OCC College Republicans, also spoke up. Saying he is a gay, Hispanic religious minority from a low-income household, he has never been more discriminated against for any other reason than being Republican.

“Republicans are the most targeted minority on our campus, and it is the duty of this board to defend minority students,” he said.

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Celebrate Diversity! Indonesian Gay Couple Faces 100 Lashes By Islamic Police After Arrest By Sharia Vigilantes…

Sharia law at its finest.

Via NY Post:

A young gay couple in Indonesia were arrested and face 100 lashes because neighbors reported them to Islamic religious police, according to a new report.

The men face the brutal punishment under new Islamic bylaws in the semi-autonomous Aceh province in the northwest tip of Sumatra Island, the Guardian reported Tuesday.

Video recordings that have been shared on social media show the men, ages 20 and 23, naked on the ground and being kicked, slapped and insulted by vigilantes before they’re turned over to local police, according to ABC.

“Brother, please help, please help, please help us,” one of the men cries into a cell phone as he’s being beaten. “Brother we got busted having sex.”

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All Hail Diversity! Hawaii LGBT Couples Seek Equal Access To Fertility Treatment…

You can’t fool Mother Nature and we shouldn’t have to pay for it.

Via ABC News:

Sean Smith and his husband paid more than $20,000 for a fertility procedure when they decided to have a child using a surrogate mother. They did not know at the time that if they were a heterosexual couple, they might have saved that money.

Now, Smith and other members of Hawaii’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are lobbying for equal access to the financial help married, heterosexual couples enjoy under state law.

They are pushing legislation that would require insurance companies to cover in vitro fertilization for more couples, including making Hawaii the first state to require the coverage for surrogates, which would help male same-sex couples who must use a surrogate.

“Now that marriage equality is the law of the land and is accepted, now let’s turn to family building, and let’s figure out how we fix all these inequities that exist,” said Barbara Collura, president and CEO of Resolve, a national organization that advocates for access to fertility treatments.

Hawaii is one of eight states that require insurance companies to cover in vitro fertilization, a costly procedure where a doctor retrieves eggs from a woman, combines them with sperm from a man and then implants an embryo into a woman’s uterus.

But Hawaii’s mandate applies only to married heterosexual couples because it covers the medical intervention only if a woman uses sperm from her spouse, leaving the LGBT community and single women behind.

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Marvel Comics Says Pandering To “Diversity” Enforcers May Have Alienated Readers, Led To Decline In Sales…

I’m shocked… said exactly zero people.

Via Guardian:

Marvel’s vice president of sales has blamed declining comic-book sales on the studio’s efforts to increase diversity and female characters, saying that readers “were turning their noses up” at diversity and “didn’t want female characters out there”.

Over recent years, Marvel has made efforts to include more diverse and more female characters, introducing new iterations of fan favourites including a female Thor; Riri Williams, a black teenager who took over the Iron Man storyline as Ironheart; Miles Morales, a biracial Spider-Man and Kamala Khan, a Muslim teenage girl who is the current Ms Marvel.

But speaking at the Marvel retailer summit about the studio’s falling comic sales since October, David Gabriel told ICv2 that retailers had told him that fans were sticking to old favourites. “What we heard was that people didn’t want any more diversity,” he said. “They didn’t want female characters out there. That’s what we heard, whether we believe that or not.”

All Hail Diversity! ‘Genderbread Person’ Caught At Penn State…

Made from the tears of unicorns.

Via Campus Reform:

Posters featuring the “Genderbread Person” were posted in student dorms at Pennsylvania State University this week during 2017 Pride Week, which is hosted by the school’s LGBTQA Student Resource Center.

“Gender is one of those things everyone thinks they understand, but most people don’t,” the poster proclaims, informing students that, “Gender isn’t binary. It’s not either/or. In many cases it’s both/and. A bit of this. A dash of that.”

“This tasty little guide is meant to be an appetizer for gender understanding,” the infographic continues. “It’s okay if you’re hungry for more. In fact, that’s the idea.”

Featuring a smiling graphic of a gingerbread man, the poster outlines categories including identity, attraction, sex, and expression. Gender Identity is defined as, “How you, in your head, define your gender,” while Biological Sex is defined as, “The physical sex characteristics you’re born with and develop.”

The website that produced the poster, “ItsPronouncedMetrosexual,” describes itself as “a site where advocates of social justice can find helpful articles, fun graphics, and other resources designed to be shared in an effort to advance social equity.”

Other literature available on the site includes a primer called, “A Guide to Gender Identity: The Social Advocate’s Handbook.”

Some within the social justice community, however, have accused the website of plagiarizing the graphic from other sources, and have also complained that its founder is “a white, cis, heterosexual guy” who is “appropriating” the work of LGBT individuals.

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Hoax: Gustavus Adolphus College ‘Diversity Council’ Posts Fake Racist Flyers…

Stirring the pot.

Via Campus Reform:

The “Diversity Leadership Council” at Gustavus Adolphus College has admitted to posting racially offensive posters around campus after the school’s Bias Response Team received multiple reports on the matter.

The signs, which are now being labeled a social experiment, notified “all white Americans” to report “any and all illegal aliens to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement” because “they are criminals.”

Provocatively declaring that “America is a white nation,” the flyers assert that it is the “civic duty” of white Americans to turn illegal immigrants in to law enforcement.

Many Gustavus students and alumni reacted angrily to the white nationalist signage, with some inquiring “what the fuck” in disbelief, others calling it “disgusting,” and one succinctly stating “Fuck. That.”

One alumna even posted on Facebook that her cousin had discovered the signs at Beck Academic Hall and reported it to the school’s Bias Response Team, remarking that “it isn’t much of a surprise something like this was posted” at that particular building.

She then goes on to urge alumni to express their disgust with professors they know who have class in Beck, and even asks faculty members to “take five minutes from tomorrow’s lesson plan to talk about how fucked up this is with their students.”

But the following day, March 21, that same alumna took to Facebook again to explain that a friend of hers, who had also filed a complaint with the school’s Bias Response Team, had received a response from Dean of Students Jones VanHecke explaining that the offensive flyers were actually “part of a series of educational ‘invisible theater’ events taking place this week that have been planned by I Am We Are theater troupe, the Diversity Leadership Team, and the Bystander Intervention Committee.”

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Moonbats Making Tiny Hijabs For Their Kids’ Dolls In The Name Of Diversity …

FGM kit sold separately.

Via KRTV:

When her 5-year-old daughter got glasses, Gisele Fetterman got her a doll that had glasses, too. It was important that her daughter, Grace, saw herself in her dolls, Fetterman said.

It’s that same intention that led the Pittsburgh-area mom to be sure Grace’s dolls reflect everyone.

“We make it a point to be very deliberate in her doll collection,” Fetterman said. “We want them to look like the world.” Her daughter has dolls from all over that reflect different racial backgrounds, she said. Grace even has a doll in a wheelchair.

But one day, Fetterman noticed Grace didn’t have any Muslim dolls. She asked her Muslim friend, Safaa Bokhari, if her daughter had any dolls with hijabs. She didn’t, but Bokhari loved the idea.

“I was happy,” said Bokhari, who lives in nearby Oakland. “I wanted to do that before, but because I’m not a citizen, I couldn’t do it.”

After enlisting the help of a local artist to make hijabs for Grace’s dolls, Fetterman and Bokhari decided to expand the project and sell the tiny hijab accessories to other parents looking to teach their children about diversity.

The result is Hello Hijab, an initiative that aims to highlight diversity and educate kids about the traditional headscarf and what it means to the Muslim women who wear it. “There’s a little card for each one that talks about our differences and how our differences bring us together,” Fetterman said.

“We need that in America,” Bokhari said. She’s faced discrimination for wearing her hijab. People stare, she said. Sometimes they call her names.

“People are doing that because they don’t know us,” she said. “This is just a piece of fabric. It doesn’t mean we’re aliens.”

For her, the Hello Hijab mission is about providing a better future for her daughter.

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Hostile German Journalist Goes After President Trump: ‘Why Are You So Scared of Diversity?’…

Diversity is killing Germany.

Via MRC:

Hostile journalists sparred with Donald Trump on Friday at a press conference, wondering why he was “scared” of “diversity” in the media and if German Chancellor Angela Merkel has “reservations” about the President. Kristina Dunz of the DPA German Press Agency labeled Trump an “isolationist” and disrespectful to the European Union. She then lectured, “Why are you scared of diversity in the news, in the media? That you speak so often of fake news? And that things, after all, in the end cannot be proven?”

After rejecting the “isolationist” tag, the Republican retorted, “I don’t know what newspaper you are reading. But I guess that would be another example of, as you say, fake news.” Later, Angsar Graw of Die Welt brought up White House claims of “alleged wiretapping on you, on Trump Tower, on Trump organization.”

Bringing up past wiretapping of Merkel by Barack Obama, Trump motioned to his counterpart and zinged “As far as wiretapping, I guess this past administration — at least we have something in common, perhaps.”

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Celebrate Diversity! Mother “Transitions” To A Man After Son Becomes A Girl…

Via NY Post:

A transgender dad and daughter from Detroit are revealing their incredible journeys as they transition from mom and son.

Corey Maison, 15, first told her parents she identified as a girl four years ago, but it was not until last year she learned that her mother also struggled with her gender identity. The pair are now leaning on each other as they transition together.

The teen has chronicled their transitions on her Instagram account, and the two sat down for an interview with Australia’s “60 Minutes” to talk about the experience.

“I wanted to make my parents proud of who I am, but I thought that they would not like me,” Corey said about coming out as transgender.

Eric Maison, who used to go by Erica, said that he was emboldened by his daughter’s decision. He wrestled with different emotions while deciding whether to transition.

“The first feeling was relief, the second was terror,” he said. “Fear for what my future would hold, fear for how my family and children would, fear for what the rest of my life was going to look like.”

Eric Maison has since undergone a double mastectomy. He said he plans to stay together with his husband, Les, who supports his transition.

White Male Professors Under Fire, Cited As Obstacle To Diversity And Inclusion

Anti-white bigotry on college campuses is now all the rage.

Via The College Fix:

White professors — especially “senior white males” — are under fire at Virginia Commonwealth University as an impediment to diversity and inclusion.

An extensive campus climate survey of faculty and staff at the large, Richmond-based public institution has found that the majority of employees are upset that not enough white male professors attend campus diversity trainings, not enough professors infuse social justice into their curricula, and not enough professors of color, especially female ones, teach at the school.

Complaints culled from the survey include:

“Need to imbed social justice across academic departments.”
“Conversations about social justice are occurring, but they are just not happening in the classroom”
“There are not many minority women faculty”
“Some faculty and staff participate in the diversity and inclusion events; senior white males are not attending”
“In order to increase and improve perspectives, VCU needs to hire more faculty that aren’t white males.”

Last month, campus leaders at Virginia Commonwealth University held a forum to unveil the results of the faculty campus climate survey, which generally found most professors at the school — which teaches some 31,000 students annually — perceive the university to be dedicated to social justice initiatives, but that dedication needs to play out more inside the classroom, and needs to be reflected better by hiring more faculty of color.

The information collected, along with feedback from several prior forums, has been used by VCU’s Council for Inclusive Excellence and Equity to develop a five-year diversity action plan that will pervade nearly every aspect of school policy.

In response to the survey, campus leaders say they must “align, improve and visibly demonstrate actions for diversity and inclusion,” “push continuously towards demographic equity in all programs and services” and “integrate social justice and experiential learning into curriculum or coursework.”

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All Hail Diversity! New York To Scrap Literacy Test For Teachers Because Too Few Black And Hispanic Candidates Passed It…

Why Dai’Lynn can’t read.

Via Daily Caller:

Prospective teachers in New York will likely no longer have to pass a basic reading and writing literacy exam, the Associated Press is reporting.

The state’s Board of Regents is expected to ditch the Academic Literacy Skills Test in part because black and Hispanic teaching candidates struggled to pass the exam, according to the AP.

Just 41 percent of black teaching candidates and 46 percent of Hispanics passed the test on their first try, compared to 64 percent of white candidates.

The multiple choice exam is meant to ensure high standards among prospective teachers, which many teaching preparation programs have struggled to do.

A December 2016 study by the National Council on Teacher Quality found that 44 percent of teaching programs “cannot ensure that most of their incoming candidates are among the top half of college students.”

A state task force recommended the board scrap the exam because of the number of black and hispanic candidates struggling to pass it. The board is expected to adopt the recommendations on Monday.

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Special Snowflake Silliness: Illinois College Student Leads “Nap-Ins” To Inspire “Dream Of Diversity”…

You can always tell when a kid needs a nap… they begin to whine, babble and generally make no sense.

Via PJ Media:

At a college in Illinois, students seemingly believe that the best way to effect social change is to go to sleep. No, seriously.

“The nap-ins are part of the internal journey to diversity,” student coordinator Marissa Amposta, a senior studying art at Southern Illinois University (SIU), told the Daily Egyptian, the student newspaper. “All dreams start while sleeping.”

Amposta is facilitating four two-hour sleep sessions in March for Women’s History Month, setting up a safe space in the rotunda of Morris Library. She said the sessions are meant to “internally generate student dreams of diversity.”

The nap-ins are part of the Dreaming Diversity Art Installation established Monday, the Daily Egyptian reported. The installation is a 15-foot-long fabric scroll hanging in the middle of the library rotunda, where students will write their dreams on pieces of fabric and paper. Amposta also said that a “labyrinth” will be set up in the rotunda, surrounding the scroll, “to help guide students to their dreams.”

“The maze is sort of a metaphor for the general path to diversity,” the student coordinator explained. “It takes a while to reach, and its complicated.” If the entire project relies on individual dreams scribbled by 18- to 22-year-old students just awoken from social justice slumber in the name of vague “diversity,” the path will be winding indeed. But students should watch their step lest they tread on sleeping comrades.

These dreams will be discussed at a women’s panel on March 31, hosted by two of the school’s departments: art and women, gender, and sexuality studies.

“People forget we are still working for equality,” Nicole Tabor, graduate assistant coordinator at the Women’s Resource Center, told the Daily Egyptian. “It might never happen if we stop fighting.” By fighting, does she mean sleeping?

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New School Diversity Ratings At Charlotte, NC Schools May Determine The School Your Child Attends…

School choice bad, let the school board decide.

Via WBTV:

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has posted new school diversity ratings that will shape which students get into magnet programs – and probably play into which schools see boundary changes in the coming months.

In November, the school board approved a system that uses Census data on family income, single-parent homes, English as a second language, parent education level and home ownership to balance schools by socioeconomic status, or SES. It replaces school poverty levels as a gauge of school diversity or isolation.

The theory has been known for months, but no one had seen how it plays out for schools until CMS quietly posted the list this week. Those ratings are already shaping admission to magnet schools for 2017-18 and will likely influence boundary decisions for 2018-19.

Twenty-three schools have at least 90 percent of their students coming from the most disadvantaged neighborhoods, and 16 have no students from highly advantaged areas. For instance, Devonshire Elementary, a neighborhood school in northeast Charlotte, has 623 students from low SES areas and only one from a medium area.

Eight suburban neighborhood schools have at least 90 percent of their students coming from the highest socioeconomic group, and three of those have no students from the most disadvantaged areas. Providence Spring Elementary, a south Charlotte school that had a 4 percent poverty level under the old system, is rated at 99.78 percent high socioeconomic status under the new one, with only two medium SES students and none from the low group.

One of the school board’s goals in revising school boundaries is to break up concentrations of disadvantaged students. The next step is deciding how much emphasis the board will put on that quest, compared with other goals of preserving successful schools and making sure buildings aren’t overfilled or underused.

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University Pays Students Thousands In “Diversity Awards”…

Social Justice Warriors everywhere nod in approval.

Via Daily Caller:

A Christian liberal arts college is giving away diversity awards worth thousands of dollars to students or faculty who promote “inclusive excellence,” a “commitment to diversity” or serve a multicultural organization on campus.

Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California offers Diversity Leadership Scholarships worth up to $6,000 to incoming and current students, provided that they serve a multicultural organization on campus for one year.

The school has also opened nominations for its Excellence in Diversity Awards, worth $1,000 for individual awardee(s) and $2,000 for team(s) who win the award.  While the Excellence in Diversity Awards ostensibly award those who promote “inclusive excellence,” the information page does not detail how “excellence” — something which is by definition “exclusive” — will be “inclusive.”

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All Hail Diversity! ‘Beauty And The Beast’ To Feature Disney’s First Openly Gay Character…

Another movie destined to tank at the box office.

Via Variety:

Josh Gad is setting a milestone for Disney: His portrayal of LeFou in the live-action rendition of “Beauty and the Beast” will be Disney’s first openly gay character.

In the film, which stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, Gad plays LeFou, the eccentric sidekick to antagonist Gaston (Luke Evans). In a slight modification, LeFou will engage in a subplot of his own that deals with his sexuality.

“LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” director Bill Condon told Attitude magazine. “He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings. And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that’s what has its payoff at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.”

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HT: Kat

Uber Hires Former AG Eric Holder To Investigate Company’s “Lack Of Diversity”…

Holder can find racism just about anywhere.

Via Daily Caller:

The CEO of Uber, the ride-sharing tech conglomerate, told employees Monday that he hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct an investigation into sexual harassment claims levied by a former female employee.

Susan J. Fowler, who worked as an Uber engineer for roughly a year, wrote an incredibly creepy account of a manager’s salacious behavior and the subsequent unfair treatment after reporting the alleged misconduct.

Other people who are also helping to review the situation are Arianna Huffington, the co-founder of the eponymous media outlet Huffington Post, Liane Hornsey, Uber’s chief human resources officer, and Angela Padilla, the company’s associate general counsel, according to Reuters. Huffington joined Uber’s board of directors last year.

Company founder Travis Kalanick sent a memo out to Uber employees Monday detailing the steps he is taking to address the allegations made by Fowler.

All Hail Diversity! Lawmakers Consider Changing “Columbus Day” To “Montana Heritage Day”

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The exploitation of the Native Americans by White European Religious zealots has a nice ring to it. (Sarcasm)

Via KRTV:

Montana lawmakers are considering changing the name of Columbus Day to Montana Heritage Day.

Advocates of House Bill 322, including Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy (D-Box Elder), said part of the effort is about correcting misinformation about the discovery of America.

“As a young fella, I thought it was really, really cool, you know, that we had this guy by the name of Christopher Columbus came over and discovered America,” Windy Boy said. “But later on in years, when I was talking to my elders, they were telling me that we were always here, we weren’t discovered.”

There was no opposition to the bill at the House State Administration Committee hearing on Wednesday morning.

According to the Library of Congress, the first official celebration of Columbus Day was in 1892, marking the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ landing in America.

In a proclamation, the president at the time, Benjamin Harrison, said Columbus was “the pioneer of progress and enlightenment.”

Since 1971, when Columbus Day was designated the second Monday in October, it has been celebrated as a federal holiday.

Some cities and states have recently renamed it “Indigenous People’s Day,” or “Native Americans’ Day.” South Dakota officially switched the name to Native Americans’ Day in 1990, and Vermont switched the 2016 holiday to Indigenous People’s Day.

The sponsor of the bill, Rep. Bridget Smith (D-Wolf Point), says she, too, likes the term Indigenous People’s Day, and respects the wishes of other proponents to change Columbus Day to that.

But, she said, “I also value all of us coming together.”

Left Eats Left: Schumer Under Fire For Lack Of Diversity Of Staff Of Democratic Senators…

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Just a minor oversight by Chuck.

Via NY Post:

Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer is getting hit with friendly fire over the lack of diversity in Senate staffers from a veteran black New York party activist with ties to Gov. Cuomo and Al Sharpton.

Charlie King, former executive director of the New York State Democratic Party, plans to stand outside Schumer’s D.C. office to protest the under-representation of minorities employed in top staff positions by Senate Democrats.

King said he’s holding the one-man vigil in honor of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King.

“How can we as Democrats complain about Jeff Sessions being appointed attorney general when our party doesn’t hire minorities? It exposes us as hypocrites,” King told The Post.

“We have to get our own house in order.”

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OSU Diversity Officer Scolds People Sharing Pic Of Dead Terrorist, People Should “Think Of His Pain”, “Black Lives Matter”

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At what point does this get absolutely ridiculous? #SayHisName is a hashtag often used by Black Live Matter for alleged ‘victims’ of police brutality.

He’s a terrorist, his excuses don’t justify trying to kill people.

Via Daily Caller:

Ohio State University Assistant Director of Residence Life Stephanie Clemons Thompson may have urged sympathy for suspected Monday attacker Abdul Razak Ali Artan in a Facebook post.

The Daily Caller News Foundation was not able to independently verify the authenticity of the post, and Clemons was unavailable for comment at press time.

Clemons apparently repeated urging for her friends not to share the Facebook post, suggesting she was aware of the controversial nature of her language.

Artan emigrated to the U.S. in 2014, NBCNews reports. Artan was a refugee whose family left Somalia in 2007, spent seven years in Pakistan, and became legal permanent residents of the U.S. in 2014.

Before the attack, Artan reportedly posted on Facebook, “I can’t take it anymore. America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially the Muslim Ummah. We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that,” according to ABCNews. “We will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims,” he declared.

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FDNY Hires Nine Ex-Felons Amid Effort To Boost “Diversity”

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It would be interesting to see the diversity of crimes committed by these felons.

Via New York Post:

The newly-minted class of FDNY probationary firefighters includes an unprecedented nine rookie Bravest with felony convictions, including one who did jail time for gun possession, insiders told The Post.

The nine ex-felons, all minorities, were among 295 probies who graduated from the Fire Academy on Nov. 2, as critics charge the FDNY has loosened hiring standards to diversify its ranks.

One of the nine, a black 32-year-old who joined the city as an EMT in 2012, served more than a year in the Nassau County Correctional Center after two 2005 convictions for carrying loaded guns.

At age 20, he was busted twice in Long Island — once after a cop found a .38-caliber revolver in a car he was riding in, and again with a 9mm pistol in his car’s seat-back pocket. He pled guilty to two counts of criminal weapon possession, one a felony.

Five years later, a 2009 probation report said cops described the ex-felon as “‘not a bad kid,’ but one who associated with known gang members.” He admitted he’d been friendly with gang members, but denied ever being a member himself.

At that time, he was living with his fiancee’ and their newborn baby while supporting another child. “He shows signs of maturity and responsibility,” the probation report said. He held jobs, volunteered for a local fire department and took EMT classes.

In 2007 and 2010, however, Nassau County judges refused to grant him a “certificate of relief from disabilities,” which lifts an automatic bar against employment of people with one felony. The reasons cited: He had failed to cooperate in an investigation and to keep probation appointments.

In 2015, however, he received a “certificate of good conduct” from the state Corrections Department. The certificate is granted to people convicted of two or more felonies who have stayed clean for three to five years, or those with any criminal records seeking “public office,” which includes firefighter jobs, experts said.

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