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September 21, 2003

all hail diversity

I watch those puke-inducing commercials on TV where some silver-throat narrator intones, "Our strength is our diversity" (ALL HAIL DIVERSITY!), while black, white, yellow and red faces flash on the screen. The subliminal message is that we ARE ALL AMERICANS, but we each belong in a nice, separate "diversity" box apart from anyone who is not exactly like we are. I don't see "strength" coming from that way of thinking. I see conflict.

I know that I am correct because this story wouldn't be news otherwise.

OAKLEY, Calif. -- Lisa McClelland says she isn't a racist. She says her campaign for a Caucasian Club at her California high school is a move toward diversity, not bigotry.

She says everyone is invited -- and nobody will be excluded.

McClelland's ethnic background includes American Indian, Hispanic, Dutch, German, Italian and Irish. She says she and her friends feel slighted by other clubs at Freedom High School in Oakley, such as the Black Student Union and the Asian Club.

See where the mindless pursuit of "diversity" (ALL HAIL DIVERSITY!) leads you? A "Black Student Union" is expected to exist. The "Asian Club" is perfectly acceptable. But a "Caucasian Club?" PERISH THE THOUGHT! That not "diversity." That's RACISM!

One person who won't be signing up is Darnell Turner, first vice president of the local chapter of the NAACP. Turner says he thinks the club will create racial tension.

And the other clubs DON'T? I would like Mr. Darnell Turner to explain why a Black Student Union is okay but anything with the word Cacuasian in it will create racial tension. The entire concept of "diversity" (ALL HAIL DIVERSITY) is nothing but a cloaking device to hide the fact that we are ENCOURAGING racial tension and even INSISTING that it occur.

My aching Cracker ass.

If you ever played on a championship football team, you know damn good and well that "diversity" (ALL HAIL DIVERSITY) has no place there. You must play as a team, as a single unit, or you're going to get whipped by your opponent. You don't have special days for white players and special days for black players. In fact, you better not even SEE them as black or white. You look at PLAYERS, period, and you hold every one of them to a high standard of performance. Affirmative action doesn't work on the football field.

That's how a football team wins a championship. "Diversity" (ALL HAIL DIVERSITY!) will fucking kill you.

I am an American mutt. I have no idea what "diversity" (ALL HAIL DIVERSITY!) box I'm supposed to climb into and claim for my ethnic background. Where does that leave me? I am shit out of luck. I cannot claim to be a victim, I cannot hypenate my name or race (does Cracker-American have any punch?) so I must be an oppressor, because I appear to be mostly Caucasian and I speak with a Southern accent.

Wait a minute. "Diversity" (ALL HAIL DIVERSITY!) doesn't apply to me. It applies only to those who stand way over there in their separate little groups and glare with hairy eyeballs at people like me.

Yep. That's our strength as a nation.


Comments

Another great post. This is why I stop here every day. Good writing and common sense.
Ooops, make that uncommon sense.

Posted by: Jim Thomas on September 21, 2003 07:09 AM

no matter what, you have to be an oppressor, because you're male, white and southern, one of the last acceptable prejudices. personally, i'm an american who's from the south, and i'm damn proud of both. and screw diversity, the new religion of the liberal left.

Posted by: Candy on September 21, 2003 08:11 AM

There wasn't too much consideration of Diversity (All Hail Diversity) at Monte Cassino, Omaha Beach, Normandy, Chosin Reservoir, Khe Sanh, Kuwait City or Baghdad, or countless other battlefields.

Thank God.

Let Freedom Ring.

Posted by: Pedro the Ignorant on September 21, 2003 09:25 AM

The company where I work has "diversity" events continually. I've been tempted at the next one to show up with a Confederate Flag because that is part of *my* heritage. Given that the human resources person is a black woman who sent a department-wide email on "blacks at the Academy Awards", I suspect that open discussion of the history of my culture would be career limiting.

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

Posted by: Jack on September 21, 2003 09:34 AM

that reminds me of that whole "gay school" thing that had people up in arms a couple of months ago. it's ok for them to have a school that's only for LGBT's, but would if be ok if someone decided that they wanted to have an an all heterosexual school? of course it wouldn't, b/c that would be "homophobic." and before any of your stupid suckwad commenters go flaming me for this, I AM BI. yeah, that's right. I'm bi, so is my boyfriend. so I'm not homophobic by a long shot.

Posted by: girl on September 21, 2003 10:11 AM

Girl, you are 100% right -- remember the jihad against the Boy Scouts?

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