What has contributed to lack of diversity?
Dayton firefighter Michael Spencer is one of only six blacks in the department. He gets lunch in Station 18 on Tuesday, Jan.
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#1 Jan 23, 2011
This diversity sheit is just that--sheit.
We have equal opportunity laws in this country and that should be the END of it. Instead we have whiney groups that insist we owe 'blacks' for the civil war, etc. and we listen to them. So we have "affirmative action" which is nothing more than reverse discrimination with the quotas, invisible or otherwise, that it brings.
I live in a HIGHLY diverse area that has people from literally all over the world, not just 'blacks', but those of hispanic origin, oriental, middle eastern, even European.
#2 Jan 23, 2011
They get along fine for the most part.
During a certain time period we as a nation truly had trouble adjusting to people's of different countries. The idea of being 'multicultural' is not wrong. What we have DONE with it is totally wrong by creating more problems by handling the idea wrong. We've built school 'indoctrination' programs around it. Our "politically correct" atmostphere has contributed majorly to it.
When people get together and simply live and let live with a simple law on their side, getting along sooner or later comes naturally without the forcing of it. I am TOTALLY against any forcing. All it produces is resentment as certain groups get special priviledges. Treat all people the same and you'll have less trouble.
Note there will ALWAYS be people from all groups who cause trouble. None of us are exempt as groups. It's time we learned to keep the trouble makers in line, perhaps by ignoring them unless they cross the line; instead of punishing the majority.
#3 Jan 23, 2011
The stupid government is too worried about "diversity" and makes unfair laws accordingly. They need to do the hands off and hold to the 'liberty and justice for all'.
We have allowed a good concept to mutate into something destructive and it's taking its toll on this nation. We have held p.c. in such high esteem that we have allowed foreign invaders to this country to come here an wreck havoc on our nation. We have laws. You want to come here, you treat us like any other nation; you abide by ITS laws and respect its people. We have bent over backwards so far we have angered our native citizens. That's wrong and it's about to bite us big time.
No sympathy here. Look what that sort of attitude is doint to our 'mother country'. It's not hard to find.
So if you have a "lack of diversity" simply ask yourselves why IF you're not happy with it. What might be more to the point is what do YOU as a area have that would cause others to come to you? Do you really want that? If you don't, as long as you're not TRULY bigoted or racist DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT!!!!! Look up the frickin word in the dictionary, if we bother to use it anymore. Then you can blow off people who just want THEIR way with you who don't know the real meaning of the word.
Hear that you stupid liberal progressives?!!
BACK OFF!!!! You're NOT going to ruin another state with your pathetic, destructive philosophy!
#4 Jan 23, 2011
This is a touching and wonderful story.
YOU STUPID LIBERAL PROGRESSIVES; DON'T TWIST THIS STORY TO SUPPORT YOUR STUPID, IDIOTIC, DESTRUCTIVE PHILOSOPHY AND LEAVE PEOPLE THE F^&*k ALONE!!!!!!
#5 Jan 23, 2011
My kin canceled their subscription to your lousy paper years ago because of this crap!!
#6 Jan 23, 2011
Who says there Must be diversity in employment or anything else?
How many people are applying for High Steel Work on skyscrapers, better yet how many have the fortitude to do it?
Has anyone thought that it's possible that people of varying races, cultures etc. aren't interested in doing certain work and that's why there are fewer of them in a field or that they are just not prepared?
Different fields are dominated by different races and sexes for a reason, a natural reason due to their biological makeup in a lot of cases.
Let's diversify Sports, Lower the standard and qualifications and let's draw a plan to decide how many Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders, Vietnamese and a host of others will play on each team. Sports and Entertainment seem immune to this practice. Why? Is it that we expect more from these areas.
Diversity usually (actually ALWAYS) means why aren't there more Blacks and that thinking has to be stopped.
A company should be allowed to set the standards it requires for it's employees that will be performing the tasks they require and the skill level involved. Regardless of who you are it's up to you to meet those standards NOT them to lower them to your capabilities or lack thereof.
#7 Jan 23, 2011
When was last time you read a story where there weren't enough Whites or Asians in a specific field?
Maybe under obamacare we will get to see affirmative action in Doctors and Nurses.
That would be a "Change" you should have saw coming.
#8 Jan 23, 2011
They either don't want the jobs or can't pass the test. I am tired of the diversity PC!
#9 Jan 23, 2011
And yes I'm a racist. WHITE PRIDE!
#10 Mar 2, 2013
lack of recognition of various racial cultural contributions??
#11 Mar 2, 2013
#12 Mar 2, 2013
Liberal white college-graduate women ought to marry their asses to the lower darker unemployed masses of dumbasses, being real, and equalizing the field! This would spread the fairness around town, but might make their nice white prosperous parents frown, even the liberal Dimuhcrats, when they and their unemployed drop-out husbands and baby daddies bring home their half-breed bastards and brats! It will be a ball, at home and at the mall, when their parents have to support them all!
#13 Mar 3, 2013
Diversity is a political victim cult.
Collectively, Diversity people are over 80% of the voting population in the US and Israel.
The Diversity victim cult is composed of the following subclasses of people...
hispanic and latino
When a politician or Diversity leader says government should increase the Diversity, they mean employment and immigration privileges for Diversity people.
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