Skip to comments.A MINORITY VIEW: The Racism of Diversity
Posted on 08/08/2009 10:34:57 AM PDT by jessduntno
A MINORITY VIEW BY WALTER WILLIAMS RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009
The Racism of Diversity
The U.S. Naval Academy's PowerPoint display explains diversity by saying, "Diversity is all the different characteristics and attributes of individual sailors and civilians which enhance the mission readiness of the Navy," adding that: "Diversity is more than equal opportunity, race, gender or religion. Diversity is the understanding of how each of us brings different skills, talents and experiences to the fight -- and valuing those differences. Leveraging diversity creates an environment of excellence and continuous improvement to remove artificial achievement barriers and value the contribution of all participants." Admiral Gary Roughead, chief of Naval Operations, says that "diversity is the No. 1 priority" at the academy.
Diversity at the Naval Academy, as at most academic institutions, is not about equal opportunity but a race and sex spoils system to achieve what the Navy brass see as a pleasing race and sex mix. They accomplish that vision by the removal of "artificial achievement barriers."
Let's go over what the Naval Academy sees as an artificial achievement barrier.
A black candidate with B and C grades, with no particular leadership qualities, and 500 on both portions of the SAT, is virtually guaranteed admittance. A white student, who's not an athlete, with such scores is deemed not qualified.
Many black students are admitted to the Naval Academy through remedial training at the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, R.I., which is a one-year post-secondary school. Finishing the year with a 2.0 GPA, a C average, almost guarantees admission to the academy. A C average for remedial work is nothing to write home about.
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Hmmmmmmmmm...is the Professor explaining to us why we can not see Zero's scholastic and written college and State Assembly and Harvard Law paper trails?
A little weird though, because he seems to be implying that athleticism at Annapolis gets you in...does this explain the Navy's dominance in Football? Hmmmmphh...
Or is this an example of overall "acedemic common sense?"
I think he makes his own case for the elevation of black scholars based on race...
Professor Fleming was on the admissions board, where the standing instruction is not to write anything down because “everything is ‘FOI’able” — meaning it can be demanded under the Freedom of Information Act. Such an instruction highlights the dishonesty of race preferences. The dishonesty doesn't stop there. The academy will go to great lengths to retain black students. When Professor Fleming charged a black student with plagiarism, he was not properly informed of the hearing and subsequently the student's peer group found him not guilty. Honor violations by black students are usually “remediated.”
Did you read the entire article?
“Diversity at the Naval Academy, as at most academic institutions, is not about equal opportunity but a race and sex spoils system to achieve what the Navy brass see as a pleasing race and sex mix. They accomplish that vision by the removal of “artificial achievement barriers.”
This statement sounds like a direct lift from an Ayn Rand novel. (The part about removal of “Artificial” achievement barriers.)
The true mantra being; “Our Diversity Is Our Disaster.”
“Did you read the entire article?”
“The true mantra being; Our Diversity Is Our Disaster.
Or even worse, the dishonesty of the achievement of diversity becomes the the truth, not because it is the truth, but because it is it’s closest approxination of what should be true.
The root word of “diversity” is “divide”. That is exactly what “diversity policy” does.
Really not fair to the black students who would qualify under the “standard” standards.
Not fair to the people who have to serve under low-achievement officers.
Not fair to the country.
“Not fair to the country.”
No. when the Clinton’s came into office and beginning in ‘93-94, the drumbeat got louder and the “level playing field” mantra was used at every opportunity...the school was changed forever...