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Ability, not diversity, is key in Trumpís color-blind Cabinet
The Washington Times ^ | December 27, 2017 | S.A. Miller

Posted on 12/27/2016 6:57:24 PM PST by jazusamo

A top adviser to Donald Trump on diversity issues is offering no apologies for the preponderance of white men filling the Cabinet and key jobs in the new administration, insisting that the lack of minorities reflected the president-elect’s color-blind approach to hiring decisions.

Bruce Levell, who spearheaded a minority outreach effort for the Trump campaign and now serves as an adviser to the transition team, said that Mr. Trump isn’t looking to check off diversity boxes with his hiring decisions — and that’s OK with black and Hispanic Americans.

“President-elect Trump doesn’t really so much look at the Cabinet and say, ‘Hey, I need a black guy over here and I need a woman over there,’” said Mr. Levell, executive director of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump. “He fights very hard to put the best individual that’s qualified who can run the agency for his administration. Most people of color are OK with the fact that, ‘Hey, if this person is qualified and can do the job, then God bless him.’”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; cabinet; diversity; mostqualified; nominees; trump; trumpcabinet; trumptransition; trumpwinsagain
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0bama and Maxine Waters are saddened, Trump is nominating the most qualified people instead of affirmative action picks to nominate people for high positions in government.
1 posted on 12/27/2016 6:57:24 PM PST by jazusamo
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What> No African American transgendered midget position?


2 posted on 12/27/2016 7:01:10 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Conservatives love America for what it is. Liberals hate America for the same reason.)
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Does one want their doctor to be chosen with diversity in mind -— or ability??


3 posted on 12/27/2016 7:02:52 PM PST by Exit148 ((Loose Chnge Club founder) Put yours aside for the next Freepathon!)
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To: jazusamo

What a bizarre approach.


4 posted on 12/27/2016 7:05:51 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Fidel and Che are together again, and it ain't on a t-shirt.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

What> No African American transgendered midget position?”

that walks with a limp and is on oxygen


5 posted on 12/27/2016 7:13:36 PM PST by DOC44 (Have gun will travel.)
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To: jazusamo

Media says: “Diversitocracy: It’s got more electrolytes!!”


6 posted on 12/27/2016 7:15:22 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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To: jazusamo

Trump looks at job qualifications besides skin melanin content? RAAACIST!


7 posted on 12/27/2016 7:19:56 PM PST by TChad (Propagandists should not be treated like journalists.)
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To: jazusamo
what a concept
8 posted on 12/27/2016 7:20:43 PM PST by Chode (may the RATS all die of dehydration from crying)
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To: Exit148

Liberals cannot even conceive the idea that you pick someone purely by abilities rather than by the number of boxes they tic off.


9 posted on 12/27/2016 7:21:03 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Conservatives love America for what it is. Liberals hate America for the same reason.)
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To: jazusamo

“Ability, not diversity, is key in Trump’s color-blind Cabinet”

As it should be. Get the best.


10 posted on 12/27/2016 7:23:34 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: jazusamo

The days of Participation Trophies are over. Back to the tried and true, Winners and Losers, which teaches to work hard and strive to excel. Ya gotta earn success has to be taught again.


11 posted on 12/27/2016 7:27:28 PM PST by Mollypitcher1 (I have not yet begun to fight....John Paul Jones)
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Well said, it’s past time to do exactly that.


12 posted on 12/27/2016 7:30:30 PM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Free Republic? https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: jazusamo

I can’t understand how we even allowed such stupidity in the first place. Liberalism is indeed a mental disease.


13 posted on 12/27/2016 7:41:11 PM PST by Mollypitcher1 (I have not yet begun to fight....John Paul Jones)
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"Ability, not diversity, is key in Trump’s color-blind Cabinet”

Color-blind? Sounds like they will all be Klansmen! Buncha rayciss!

14 posted on 12/27/2016 7:44:24 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: jazusamo

This is what nondiscrimination actually looks like. It’s when you hire the best person for the job, regardless of colour, race, etc. It is not when you hire someone for the job based on their colour, race, etc.

I don’t know why this isn’t pointed out more when criticism comes their way.


15 posted on 12/27/2016 8:01:25 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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Finally...a President who isn’t a lunatic.


16 posted on 12/27/2016 8:41:53 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?.)
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Finally...a President who isn’t a lunatic.

I don't think they're necessarily lunatics, so much as they don't understand that policies that don't perform and provoke vast swaths of the productive, responsible citizenry are BAD policies by definition.

17 posted on 12/27/2016 8:47:39 PM PST by papertyger (The semantics define how we think.)
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I disagree...they are lunatics...especially Clown Prince nobama.


18 posted on 12/27/2016 9:02:17 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?.)
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To: jazusamo

Content of Character, not color if skin! Dr King would have voted for The Donald!


19 posted on 12/27/2016 9:22:27 PM PST by Billyv (Freedom isn't Free! Get off the sidelines!)
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I was just reflecting on this point as I drove around on my errands today listening to Rush Limbaugh's substitute host today. Mark Belling was talking about how many of these cabinet picks don't need the gig. They are in it to make a difference and serve their country.

I noted that in the typical Democratic Administration, "virtue signaling"--by checking off the Diversity boxes-- is more important than picking people of ability.

20 posted on 12/27/2016 10:13:17 PM PST by Lysandru
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