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Yes, efforts to eliminate DEI programs are rooted in racism

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By Tatishe Nteta, Adam Eichen, Douglas Rice, Jesse Rhodes and Justin H Gross, UMass Amherst

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Nope. DEI is based on racism.

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It's basically racism, just ensuring if you are white you do not get hired. Similar to Affirmative Action programs that are now not allowed at US universities. And how about Harvard having different "scoring" of candidates, where if you are Asian, you have to score higher to get in than, let's say, a black or Hispanic student.

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Utter clown world.

If you’re opposed to the idea of judging someone whole or in part based on the color of their skin; you’re the racist.

If you believe people should be treated fairly and equally regardless of skin tone or melanin levels, you’re doing that because “racism”

If you believe it’s perfectly fine to discriminate against, say , Asian students or Hasidic Jews because they do well academically statistically speaking, you’re not racist because…reasons.

The whole goal of articles like this is to try and convince you the blatantly obvious not only isn’t true, but the exact opposite is. We’re at a point now where not only is what is obviously correct labeled as racist or discriminatory, but established words and principles and their definitions are now forbidden.

The good news is the world is waking up to this chicanery and nonsense, and what we’re seeing are the dying tantrums and last gasps of a failed ideology crumbling under the weight of its own idiocy

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Wokeness has deep roots in the USA going back to the 1920's, it was mainly for Black people to be more aware of police brutality, and sadly, that has not changed much since.

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Wokeness has deep roots in the USA going back to the 1920's, it was mainly for Black people to be more aware of police brutality,

Back then it was necessary because it was a serious problem in the nation during that period.

and sadly, that has not changed much since.

Bunch of garbage, a lot has changed since then, a lot. But if you don't act like a criminal, listen to the police, and follow what they say, the chances of being arrested or dead are a thousand times less likely.

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DEI, and affirmative action should be outlawed, they are both discriminatory, and they do nothing to help the nation move forward and past the evil policies of what the nation thought at the time was normal.

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DEI is a victim to right-wing cancel culture.

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bass4funk

Wokeness has deep roots in the USA going back to the 1920's, it was mainly for Black people to be more aware of police brutality,

> Back then it was necessary because it was a serious problem in the nation during that period.

The problem remains.

Black people are still killed by police at a higher rate than other groups

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/report-black-people-are-still-killed-police-higher-rate-groups-rcna17169

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DEI is a victim to right-wing cancel culture.

It should be canceled.

The problem remains.

Black people are still killed by police at a higher rate than other groups

Blacks commit higher crimes at a higher rate than any other race. Should they be killed, absolutely not, but if you don't listen to the police, become combative and want to shoot it out or get caught in the act of committing a crime and you run and you don't stop, then whatever happens is on you.

So yes, the problem remains.

https://crimeresearch.org/2023/11/violent-crime-rates-by-race/

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But it does mean that people with the most negative racial attitudes are, on average, most opposed to DEI training.

This.

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Bunch of garbage, a lot has changed since then, a lot. 

But you frequently claim the democrats have done nothing for black people since the 1950s. How did it change? Was it all the republicans?

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But you frequently claim the democrats have done nothing for black people since the 1950s.

How did it change? Was it all the republicans?

It wasn't Republicans and to your first question, Not really. Democrat's not only destroyed the Black family unit, but they have brought more misery and disparity to the community, after the creation of Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society", the income of black Americans steadily went down, it has slightly trickled a bit up, but still remains one of the lowest following Native Americans. Crime rose as well within the Black communities started to see more and more children born out of wedlock, the emergence of increased single-family homes.

Democrats historically have done more harm than good. Blacks make up anywhere between 20% to 25% of the Democrat voter base, this is very significant as this is pretty much the only way Democrats can stay in the way they have been for years because they are the most loyal base that the party has, but the bad thing about that is they promise the black community, so many things, but they never fulfill on those promises. Go to any black neighborhood across the United States, and tell me which community is prosperous, which one has the highest income earning, which one has the law, dropout rate, or how many can read above the eighth grade level, where there are two parents in the home, where stores are not boarded up?

you don't see blacks, running, historically towards the Republican party until recently, so Republicans cannot get the blame, because historically blocks have not voted for them in massive numbers, literally, every district were Black people live there as a mayor or governor, and even the blacks that live in red states, they vote predominantly and loyally to the Democrat party, those are just facts, and there's nothing racist and pointing that out the problem is when you sit down and try to talk to people about the stats, they will call you racist, has nothing to do with racist, it's rooted in reality and facts.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/06/04/economic-divide-black-households/

another huge problem is the education, gap, and you have a serious problem with a lot of black youths they cannot read or read properly or even do math, now who's fault is this? It's a fault of the public education system, and public school districts, unions vote, predominantly Democrat, and what perplexes me is why have they not done a better job at taking care of these kids, their parents pay a lot of money in taxes and these children are in school failing and no one says anything.

https://thehill.com/opinion/education/579750-many-of-americas-black-youths-cannot-read-or-do-math-and-that-imperils-us/

DEI Or affirmative action, or not helpful for anyone, it gives the impression to blacks, as if they need to have assistance from the government, because they can't do it on their own, and at the same time it puts burden on the government and on white people thinking they have to do something, we live in a fair in just society, people should be judged under their skill in merit, never on the color of their skin, or ethnicity, when you do that that practice is racist. You should always want the person that is qualified for the job and not to meet any quotas based on race that is wrong and immoral and everything against what we stand for as a nation. We all all the same.

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If it weren't for institutionalized racism, government programs to ensure fair access to all would not be necessary.

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If it weren't for institutionalized racism, government programs to ensure fair access to all would not be necessary.

That is just false, the U.S. doesn’t have a problem with institutionalized racism, the election of Obama proved that twice. In the 2008 election, he received approximately 43% of the white vote, while in the 2012 election, he received around 39% of the white vote. After Jim Crow it was understandable to immediately give people of color a chance to enter the job market and obtain an education without prejudice and push in giving them a chance, but that was almost 60 years ago. There is absolutely no need in this current timeframe force any business to accept people of color, race, ethnicity or religion. You should always be considered and elected to a position based on merit, skill and ability, race should never be a factor in selecting any perspective candidate. Is the U.S. perfect when it comes to racism, no, but is it fair, it absolutely is, and we have the national history to back that up.

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Yes, efforts to eliminate DEI programs are rooted in racism

Hilarious that Truth Social has a DEI policy and is "woke".

https://www.meidastouch.com/news/trump-pledged-to-end-dei-his-new-media-company-has-a-diversity-and-inclusion-policy

As if it was nothing more than a corporate cut out money making scam.

I suppose "go woke, go broke" has some truth in it.

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Following the deadly accident that destroyed the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, several Republican elected officials and candidates claimed — implausibly — that DEI policies were responsible. One conservative commentator reposted video footage of a news conference on the tragedy held by Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, who is Black, with the comment, “This is Baltimore’s DEI mayor commenting on the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge. It’s going to get so, so much worse. Prepare accordingly.”

I have heard this whining horsecrap my entire life from these booger-brained close minded racists, whining about 'everybody is against us' or 'blacks want to get back at us for slavery' or 'the elite (mostly white by chance) just gives a black man your job just to fill a 'quota' whether he's qualified or not', or 'invading immigrants get free housing and college and don't have to work for 7 years', 'nadda nadda nadda, waaaaahhhhh!!!!!!!'

These cretins never advanced a day since HS and never applied themselves beyond it and never matured a day since the Pollyanna 1950's. This is not a matter of 'conservative' or 'liberal' either, it's a case of common sense and facing the reality of things. It never was.

I am violently sick and tired of all these outrageous racist and xenophobic lies that these loudmouth lunkheads want to shove down our throats. And they scream, scream, scream like spoiled divas. They know nothing about what America is supposed to be, and they don't care. Then they kowtow to antichrist turds like Donny the Diaper-Stinker who never worked an honest day in his life.

In my primary education as a kid, and in every job in my adult life (incl. the military) there's been instructors, supervisors, etc. above me and I can tell you that they all were qualified for it and they worked their way to get it. None of them got anything handed to them, there are no free rides.

And people of all diversity have contributed in making America great but our US history in primary education was a joke. It's time to change that. We recently had a black POTUS but some sassybrats made up outrageous rumors and lies about him too. And they're too cowardly to admit that they don't like his color.

So we see who is living in and working to build a real America for the future, and who's got egg on their faces.

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