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)


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”


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”


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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EPA Hiring 15 “Diversity And Inclusion Specialists,” Each Making More Than $100K Year..

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The hackiest of the hack jobs

Via Free Beacon:

The Environmental Protection Agency is looking to hire 15 “Diversity and Inclusion Specialists,” each of whom will make $100,000 or more per year.

The agency will hire employees to set up diversity and inclusion “advisory bodies” across the country, according to a government job posting.

“Earth Day is every day at EPA!” the agency said. “At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans, and you’ll discover that EPA is one great place to work!”

“We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career—we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment,” the EPA said.

The salary range for Diversity and Inclusion Specialists is between $99,785 and $146,570 per year. If all 15 positions are filled, the hires would cost taxpayers between $1,496,775 and $2,198,550 each year.

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All Hail Diversity! Obama Regime Wants To Designate More LGBTQ Landmarks…


Via PJ Media:

The federal government hopes to recognize more landmarks connected with the LGBTQ community, according to National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.

Jarvis joined Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on a conference call to discuss the release of the National Park Foundation’s “LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History.”

On June 24, President Obama recognized the Stonewall National Monument as the country’s first monument to honor the history of the LGBTQ community in American and the Henry Gerber House in Chicago was named a National Historic Landmark. Jarvis said there are more landmark designations planned in the future.

“This theme study exercise paved the way even before it was fully completed to help add several other sites to the landmarks program and to the National Register of Historic Places, and the better news is that there is more to come,” Jarvis said on the conference call.

“This is just the beginning of what we hope will be a groundswell effort for the public to further increase the number of LGBTQ identified sites and interpretations of LGBTQ people and related events at existing historical sites across the country,” he added.

Jewell said the study marked the “first time ever” that the federal government has documented the history, documents, people and events associated with the LGBTQ community.

“For far too long the struggles and contributions of the LGBTQ community have been ignored in the traditional narratives of our nation’s history. The impact of this study will result in an important step forward in reversing the underrepresentation of stories and places associated with the LBGTQ community and the complex and diverse stories of America,” she said.

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DOJ: Criminal Background Checks, Citizenship Requirements Barriers To Police-Force Diversity…


How racist is it to believe that background checks are preventing minorities from getting jobs? But those that actually have background check problems or aren’t even citizens, DOJ wants them to have guns and be police…

Via CNS News:

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a comprehensive report Wednesday examining law enforcement hiring, recruitment, and retention policies with the aim of increasing diversity in police departments.

The report–“Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement”–highlighted barriers to diversity within police departments, such as “the use of criminal background checks” which the researchers found “is likely to disproportionately impact racial minority applicants.”

The report also found that U.S. citizenship requirements “may prevent a considerable number of racial and ethnic minorities – many of whom have valuable foreign language skills – from being hired by law enforcement agencies.”

The report opened with an analysis of EEOC labor force data, which “found that African-American, Latino, and Asian-American police officers were underrepresented relative to the local area population in a significant number of the departments analyzed. Using a statistical test of underrepresentation, the researchers found that within their sample, African Americans were underrepresented in 60 percent of the departments, Latinos were underrepresented in 41 percent, and Asian Americans were underrepresented in 31 percent.”

The use of criminal background checks, the report noted,

“Researchers and practitioners,” the report said, “have also highlighted that the use of criminal background checks, which are a regular part of the screening process for many agencies, is likely to disproportionately impact racial minority applicants since, for a variety of reasons, individuals from those communities are more likely to have contact with the criminal justice system.

“While law enforcement agencies are undeniably justified in carefully vetting and investigating potential hires,” the report said, “excluding applicants regardless of the nature of the underlying offense, or how much time has passed since an offense occurred, or without any consideration of whether the candidate has changed in the intervening period, can be a significant – and unwarranted – barrier.”

The report also argued that residency and citizenship requirements can limit underrepresented communities’ presence in law enforcement.

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Obama Orders Diversity Measures For National Security Agencies


Oh goodie. Fundamental transformation…

WASHINGTON — President Obama has ordered national security agencies to do more to recruit, hire and retain qualified minority employees, as data show that defense, intelligence and homeland security agencies lag behind the rest of the federal workforce.

“Our greatest asset in protecting the homeland and advancing our interests abroad is the talent and diversity of our national security workforce,” Obama said in presidential memorandum issued Wednesday.

He directed agencies to collect more data on their employment and hiring practices, conduct exit interviews of employees leaving an agency, and institute mandatory training on unconscious bias for management positions.

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Susan Rice Touts America’s “Greatest” National Security Strength: “Diversity”…



Air Force Announces It Will Mandate Diversity Quotas In Candidate Pools For Key Positions


Insanity taking over the military, forget ‘best person for the job’.

Via Daily Caller:

The Air Force announced a new set of 13 inclusion initiatives Friday with the goal of ensuring the force isn’t as white, male and heterosexual as it is now.

Air Force officials are intent on building upon a foundation of nine initiatives from 2015, in order to boost diversity.

Those nine initiatives weren’t enough to make the Air Force as diverse as desired, which is why it is taking more intensive steps in 2016.

The first new initiative mandates that at least one diverse candidate will have to be in the running for important developmental positions like aide-de camp, senior enlisted advisor and executive officer, among other roles.

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All Hail Diversity! Governor Moonbeam Signs California Unisex Restrooms Single-Stall Law…


In California the whole family can share the restroom at the same time.

Via Mercury News:

Forget the men’s room and the women’s room. Gender will no longer matter when using single-stall public bathrooms in California.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed legislation that will require restrooms for single users to be designated all-gender, California’s latest move to bolster transgender rights even as much of the country moves in the opposite direction.

“California is charting a new course for equality,” said Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco. “Restricting access to single-user restrooms by gender defies common sense and disproportionately burdens the LGBT community, women, and parents or caretakers of dependents of the opposite gender.”

In signing Assembly Bill 1732, Brown vindicated activists who have made the right to use bathrooms matching their gender identities a new front in LGBT politics.

California has continued down that path even as elected officials in other states, notably North Carolina, have moved to block transgender people from using the bathroom they are most comfortable using.

“We now have a policy that gives everyone greater privacy and safety in public restrooms. It — and not hateful laws in North Carolina, Mississippi and elsewhere — should be the model for the nation,” Equality California Executive Director Rick Zbur said in a statement.

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Tim Burton Blasted For Being Anti-PC Diversity In His Films


I really am not a fan of his movies. But I’m right with him on this.

Via Daily Mail:

Top director Tim Burton caused a Twitter storm after trying to explain why his latest film – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – has a predominately white cast.

The filmmaker sparked a furious backlash when he said non-white actors only started appearing in shows like The Brady Bunch because producers wanted to be more ‘politically correct’.

‘Nowadays, people are talking about it more, (but) things either call for things, or they don’t,’ he told Bustle.

‘I remember back when I was a child watching The Brady Bunch and they started to get all politically correct, like, OK, let’s have an Asian child and a black – I used to get more offended by that than just – I grew up watching blaxploitation movies, right?

‘And I said, that’s great. I didn’t go like, OK, there should be more white people in these movies.’
His reasoning angered many on Twitter with one user saying he is ‘one of the many directors who think that for a world to be magical and fantastical it must be white.’

Another said that ‘he isn’t even diverse in casting white actors.’

One tweeter – referring to Burton’s tendency to cast Johnny Depp – joked that there are no black people in his films as ‘Johnny Depp uhm isn’t black.

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GWU Awards ‘Diversity Graduation Cords’ For Completing Workshops…


The degree in unicorn breeding and identifying safes spaces will impress the HR department at Starbucks.

Via Campus Reform:

The George Washington University is now offering a “diversity graduation cord” to students who complete at least eight weekly training sessions this year.

The topics include “Unconscious Bias,” “Gendered Language,” “LGBTQIA Safe Zone,” training, and more. The program is put on through the Multicultural Student Services Center, a division of GW dedicated to providing a “safe space” for “students to explore, embrace, and share their diverse identities and experiences.”

Students who finish the whole program will also be rewarded with a certificate of completion and a pin for each “competency.”

According to GWU’s website, diversity programs like these are designed to “equip students and staff with the necessary skills to promote diversity and inclusion in the different environments in which they find themselves frequently.”

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All Hail Diversity! U.S. Surpasses Syrian Refugee Goal Set By Obama, Expects More Next Year…


Elections have consequences.

Via WaPo:

The United States has admitted 12,500 refugees from war-
ravaged Syria over the past year, surpassing President Obama’s target, and expects to admit even more next year, a State Department official said Tuesday.

The Syrians are among 85,000 refugees from all over the world who have been resettled in the fiscal year that ends late this week, said Ann Richard, the assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration. That is up from 70,000 in the previous year. The White House aims to admit 110,000 refugees over the next 12 months.

Though goals are typically set for regions rather than specific countries, Obama last September asked the State Department to admit 10,000 Syrians in response to the humanitarian crisis consuming the country after five years of conflict.

“This administration has been clear it wants more Syrians,” Richard told reporters. “My guidance is we want to bring even more than we brought this year, without having a target.[…]

The Syrians have been resettled in 180 cities and towns across the United States, usually in places with plentiful jobs and low-cost housing. Richard said local officials have expressed interest in accepting Syrians for resettlement.

“Refugees tend to be very successful once they get to the U.S.,” Richard said. “Not in the short term, but definitely in the medium and longer term.”

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Celebrate Diversity! ABC’s “Modern Family” To Feature First “Transgender Child” Actor On TV…


How progressive.

LOS ANGELES — This Wednesday’s “Modern Family” will include the first openly transgender child actor on TV.

In the upcoming episode — entitled “A Stereotypical Day” — parents Cameron “Cam” (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) permit their daughter Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) to have her transgender friend Tom over for a play-date.

Both parents are filled with pride that they have done well in raising an accepting and open-minded child. But that pride quickly diminishes when Lily insults her friend, which they use as a teachable moment.

Lily’s playmate Tom will be played by 8-year-old transgender actor Jackson Millarker.

Modern Family’s “A Stereotypical Day” will air on Wednesday at 9/8c on ABC.

All Hail Diversity: Navy To Hold All-Hands Training, Webinars On New Transgender Policy…


Valuable training next some sailors are ‘detained’ by Iran.

Via Military Com:

As the Pentagon makes changes to allow transgender service members to serve openly, the Navy is holding training to educate all troops on the new policies.

In an all-Navy message published Tuesday, Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke said a three-pronged training approach will equip senior leaders and rank-and-file personnel for the changes.

“This training will emphasize policies and expectations of personal behavior,” the message states.

Beginning Nov. 1, mobile training teams composed of Navy fleet representatives and subject matter expects will be dispatched to deliver face-to-face briefs to senior leaders, including commanding officers, executive officers, command master chiefs, and chiefs of boat.

These sessions will also be open to equal opportunity advisers, ombudsmen and other command-designated representatives who will have a role in training the tenant commands on policies governing transgender troops.

A spokeswoman for Naval Personnel Command, Lt. Jessica Anderson, told Military.com in an email that a commander’s tool kit is being developed to guide training, and that additional information about what these training sessions will include will be available in a future message to the fleet.

“Service members are expected to maintain standards of conduct and treat each other with dignity and respect,” she said. “Training for sailors will be conducted by command triads via mobile training teams or DVD with a facilitation guide if the unit is in a remote area and unable to receive face-to-face training. There will also be webinars for COs to ask questions prior to delivering training to their commands.”

According to the message, DVDs and discussion guides will be mailed to each unit, along with copies of the commander’s tool kit and a Defense Department guide being created to explain policy. The webinars, made available to leadership teams, will be provided after mobile training team visits as an opportunity for subject matter experts to answer any remaining questions before fleet training begins.

All sailors will have completed a training session on the new policies by July 1, 2017, Anderson said. That’s when the services plan to begin accepting transgender recruits for the first time.

Along with permitting transgender troops to serve openly, the military is creating procedures for troops to change their “gender marker” in the administrative Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, and laying out rules to govern how troops might undergo medical gender transitions while in uniform.

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Britsh Police May Allow Muslim Officers To Wear The Burqa In Bid To Boost “Diversity”…


To summarize: ISIS bans the burqa, the Brits to allow it.

Via Mirror:

Police have said they may let Muslim officers wear the Burka as they seek to boost diversity in the force.

Senior officers at West Midlands Police revealed they would discuss allowing the traditional Islamic dress to become part of Muslim female officers’ uniform at a recent meeting.

Chief Constable, David Thompson, said he would look into employing officers who wear the burka as he looks to increase black and minority ethnic (BME) officers in the region to 30 per cent.

Speaking after the meeting last Thursday, the senior officer said: “We would need to consider our own rules and cultural sensitivity.

“Clearly we don’t have any barriers relating to the burka.

“As it stands we have not had any approaches from potential recruits asking to wear the burka, but if such an approach was made it is something we would have to consider.”

FLASHBACK: Jesse Jackson Praises Trump For His Commitment To “Diversity” Being “Inclusive”…

I know, it’s so unlike Jesse Jackson to be inconsistent.

HT: Daily Caller via Blaze

Study: Diversity Programs Actually Harm Women And Racial Minorities

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Via Daily Caller:

A new study published in the Harvard Business Review finds that most workplace diversity programs — including mandatory diversity training programs — actually harm the very people such programs are usually meant to protect: racial minorities and women.

Harvard University professor Frank Dobbin and Tel Aviv University professor Alexandra Kalev coauthored the study, titled “Why Diversity Programs Fail.” Dobbin and Kalev analyzed three decades worth of data from more than 800 firms and interviewed “hundreds of line managers and executives at length.”

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