Va senator calls for ending diversity programs

Jul 23, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KGUN-TV Tucson

Virginia Sen. Jim Webb called for ending government-run diversity programs in a newspaper column Friday, saying they have disadvantaged struggling whites and hurt the cause of racial harmony.

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OneRyder wrote:
Try being a Black President without a bunch of idiots declaring you're a racists.
Funny how many of you think racism is no longer an issue when it comes to this issue.
However every other rightwing nut wants to declare the bi-racial President hates White People. Racism is alive and well in that case.
What sheeple you are.
"My grandmother is a TYPICAL WHITE PERSON" W-T-F!
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Getting a job because your qualified, not because of skin color?
What a novel idea!
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Being a white person is tough!
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Jul 23, 2010
 
Les Claypool wrote:
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You reap what you sow. Just wait until the illegals are given amnesty and are able to vote. The little white liberals will be the first to become irrelevant. The machismo Mexicans don't don't give a crap about you or your bleeding heart ideals.
How about the big fat white liberals?
Or just the little ones?
And FYI - being anti-Limbaugh does not make one a Democrat.
Maybe a little bit over your head but I have faith in your abilities to grok it.
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#25
Jul 23, 2010
 
Seems der still a whole lot mo reconstructin to do down der where de cotton grow. We all spose to think like Obama you hear now?
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My son tried to go the same school as his father went to. A life time dream of his. He was class president, a member of his varsity baseball team, a varsity wrestler, mission trips with his church, 3.9 GPA, 1350 sat, and was wait listed. My husband and I went to his 30Th reunion and the President of the school spoke of the goal of admission this year was to make the school more diverse. We walked around the campus and it was all minorities. I think admissions should be based on total merit, not color of your skin etc. It is so unfair to young white men. I think it is dumbing down the schools.
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Gladys wrote:
My son tried to go the same school as his father went to. A life time dream of his. He was class president, a member of his varsity baseball team, a varsity wrestler, mission trips with his church, 3.9 GPA, 1350 sat, and was wait listed. My husband and I went to his 30Th reunion and the President of the school spoke of the goal of admission this year was to make the school more diverse. We walked around the campus and it was all minorities. I think admissions should be based on total merit, not color of your skin etc. It is so unfair to young white men. I think it is dumbing down the schools.
And it has been going on for far too long. Forty years for a discriminatory program that shouldn't have been established in the first place. We have grandchildren of the first blacks given preference, now lining up for their preferential treatment.

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I've always gotten a laugh out of employment adds that said EOE/AA.

EOE is Equal Opportunity Employer. This means they do not discriminate when they hire.

AA is Affirmative Action. This means that the employer keeps track of peoples race, sex, religion, whatever and discriminates based on those records.

So which one is it?
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Jul 24, 2010
 
Having come from Virginia, I can tell you that Jim Webb is one of the most arrogant politicians I have had the misfortune of listening to. His term is up in 2012. He sees the blood letting for democrats that is going to take place in 2010 and 2012 and he is trying to avoid the loss of his seat.

If he's reelected, he will soon forget these comments.

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Considering we now have three generations of families on welfare, I'd venture to say the programs aren't working either.
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OneRyder wrote:
Try being a Black President without a bunch of idiots declaring you're a racists.
Funny how many of you think racism is no longer an issue when it comes to this issue.
However every other rightwing nut wants to declare the bi-racial President hates White People. Racism is alive and well in that case.
What sheeple you are.
Actually B. Hussein O'bamma is a mulatto. He is the 4th mulatto president and the 6th mixed blood president.
Study your history dude/dudette.
You are a dumb ars racist sheepfold builder.
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Jul 24, 2010
 
oops .....
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Zombie Corpse Rental wrote:
<quoted text>How about the big fat white liberals?
Or just the little ones?
And FYI - being anti-Limbaugh does not make one a Democrat.
Maybe a little bit over your head but I have faith in your abilities to grok it.
"being anti-Limbaugh does not make one a Democrat."

Oh really? Well, another thing it *doesn't* make you is a Republican. You cannot possibly have the slightest inkling of conservatism in you and be anti-Rush at the same time. THAT makes you a Leftist!! Are you afraid to admit that? Or are you one of those punks who call themselves "centrist" who is really a liberal Democrat scared to say what they really are. I've met and debated many so called "centrists" who are in reality extreme left-wing liberals on all issues of importance....so why do they not come out and say they are liberals?
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Jul 25, 2010
 
And here is another thought ... Obama and the dems want to pass amnesty ... when they do, those illegals will step in front of white american citizens for jobs ... Explain why illegals should get affirmitive action ...
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#37
Jul 25, 2010
 
Jim Webb is one of the "Blue Dog Democrats". These are the more right-leaning types. The less senior members often try things like this.
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#38
Jul 25, 2010
 
If you think this program isn't discriminating Americans, walk in to any convient store and meet the owner, they have abused this program for years

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