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I wrote about David Rozado’s analysis of trends in New York Times verbiage for Taki’s Magazine this week. Now, Rozado has posted a new paper on how universities’ advertise their commitment to diversity: Do they mean “demographic diversity” (e.g., black vs. white) or “intellectual diversity” (e.g., lumper vs. splitter)?

A quantitative analysis of cosine similarities between word vectors derived from the corpus of text retrieved from universities online institutional profiles shows that the diversity concept is much closer to demographic operationalisations of diversity such as race, gender, ethnicity or nationality than to intellectual ones such as viewpoints, values, beliefs or political orientation. That is, the universities studied tend to use the word diversity predominantly in its demographic denotation to refer to variety of external appearance instead of to variety of mental phenomena. This is significant in light of the severe lack of ideological diversity in universities across the US, with the vast majority of faculty leaning left of center. Universities emphasis on the usage of the term diversity to denote demographic subtypes of diversity could be indicative of a majority power structure in the Academy which tries to hinder the fostering of viewpoint diversity by steering diversity efforts towards demographic interpretations of the word. At the very least, the results of this work suggest that universities, as judged from the way they use language in their own online institutional profiles, prioritize demographic types of diversity around variety of external appearance cues over intellectual heterogeneity.

Rozado has put together a website to let you try out your own tests on his database.

 
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  1. Gels with the general observation that the ruling elite wants a multicultural, polygendered mongrel population who all subscribe to the same neoliberal ideas. Diversity only in outward characteristics but monotony in terms of how you’re supposed to think.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer, Hail
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    the same neoliberal ideas.
     
    There is nothing liberal about their ideas, even "neoliberal". Whatever that is.
    , @Mr McKenna
    The American Colleges and Universities of today, almost without exception, would slit their collective wrists rather than permit anything even remotely resembling intellectual or ideological diversity.

    Free thought, much less free speech? Anathema!
    It's just not done. It's not who we are.
    , @Desiderius
    They don't know what the hell they want. That's what happens when you put women in charge.
    , @dfordoom

    Gels with the general observation that the ruling elite wants a multicultural, polygendered mongrel population who all subscribe to the same neoliberal ideas. Diversity only in outward characteristics but monotony in terms of how you’re supposed to think.
     
    Kind of true, but it won't actually be multicultural. The endgame of multiculturalism is monoculturalism. One world culture, which will be (surprise surprise) American culture.

    For American globalist elites the objective is global American Empire. One (American) empire, one (American) culture, one (American) ideology.

    I'm not sure if cheerleaders for globalism in other countries quite understand this.
    , @bored identity
    Say no more.

    https://twitter.com/WASPmafia/status/1139892950001958914

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9HyJ1PWkAAmeAl.jpg

    Aaron Philip is wheelchair bound, and just turned 18.

    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2018/05/24/11/aaron-philip-model.png

    The title of the NYT story about Aaron's hardship-to- stardust' fluff was, bored identity sh!ts y'all not - "A Path to the Runway, Paved With Hardship."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/31/us/cerebral-palsy-transgender-fashion-model.html

    https://staticfanpage.akamaized.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2018/12/aaron-philip-modella-sedia-a-rotelle-agenzia-elite-638x425.jpg

    Aaron Philip attends, as a senior, New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies:



    " The New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies serves students in grades 6–12 and was described as one of the best schools in Manhattan in 2010 by the New York Post and CUNY

    Admission into both the 6th and 9th grades is competitive, with 3000 students applying for 190 places in the 6th grade and with approximately 3000 students applying for 136 places in the 9th grade.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Lab_School_for_Collaborative_Studies#Admission

     

    (...)

    Btw, hemophilia related complications are apparently rampant around Chelsea, which probably has something to do with TASTES from the Meatpacking district:



    Ebony Washington was a Lab High School student who died of AIDS during 10th grade.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Lab_School_for_Collaborative_Studies#Ebony_Washington

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Lab_School_for_Collaborative_Studies#TASTES_from_the_Meatpacking_district_through_Chelsea



    https://assets.teenvogue.com/photos/5b8ef90b0628072ef37c5006/3:2/w_1200,h_630,c_limit/aaron.jpeg

     

    , @Olorin
    The "diversity" they intend is entirely consumeristic and supplied via false/forced choice, with one power bloc profiting from either option.

    But also let's not forget that the rapid proliferation of Ed Biz franchises in the 1970s to 2000s implied a parallel proliferation of faculty slots. There simply aren't that many Very Bright or even Bright individuals to fill all these jobs.

    Ergo most Ed Biz outposts' faculty are not even as smart as the guy who fixes your car...and less so where the departments in question fall in the bottom left quarter here (via Razib Khan, 2012):

    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/files/2012/01/schematic.jpg

    Click on the graph to embiggen.

    To these dolts, whose job involves dolt-wrangling for a career, "diversity" is a black box that they can't describe, typify, or supply empirical tests for. But they sure do know when someone does or says something that falls outside the tidy safe black box padlocked by their weak math and verbal minds.

  2. anon[284] • Disclaimer says:

    Growing up in conservative Arkansas long ago, I argued for a more liberal, open politics, to allow dissenting ideas and more rigorous debate. Respect for truth was my motive.
    Today diversity translates as a racial spoils system, with a corresponding closing of the mind against dissent and debate.
    I used to vote for liberals and now vote for Trump. I believe I have consistently voted for the same principles.

    • LOL: Digital Samizdat
    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
    Sorry. I meant to hit the 'Agree' button.
    , @iffen
    You are not alone.
    , @Anonymous
    This is compounded and exacerbated by endless mass immigration of course as all non whites of Asia Africa and Latin America are prioritized by the racial spoils system such that it evolves evermore into a simple effort to displace, dispossess and ultimately subjugate the descendants of the peoples who created The United States in revolution just 240 odd years ago.
  3. On the contrary, there’s plenty of ideological diversity : on one hand you’ve got the brown or “Conquistador” Hispanic activists, on the other the angry Lesbians, and let’s not forget the ever present angry Black men, the angry “Bad Hair” Black women, the angry “Good Hair” Asian women, the angry Jewish antigentilists, the PoMo white academics, the sundry self-hating “Uncle Tim” Whites, the Clintonistas feminists, the communist nostalgics, and the lonely Sad Panda, that most pityful of creatures, the Chinaman who can’t get laid.
    If that’s not diverse, I don’t know what is!

    • LOL: Alden, Malcolm X-Lax
    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    The real test of intellectual diversity is whether or not any of those subgroups will still cook an unadulterated meal for a cis-white cis-male.
    , @MBlanc46
    But they all hate white men. Even the white male academics.
  4. I highly recommend Scott E Page’s Hidden Factor course from the Teaching Company. (If it’s out of your budget, check the library.)

    It’s all about cognitive diversity, almost never mentioning the demographic kind, which is refreshing. You want all different kinds of thought and experience in your “team”.

    https://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/the-hidden-factor-why-thinking-differently-is-your-greatest-asset.html

    The problem with demographic diversity is that each demographic obsesses over whether it’s getting its fair share. That turns everyone into a trial lawyer. And they all think the same.

    Page admits to being “affirmative action” himself. He was a country kid when Michigan realized they were underrepresented in academia.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Beware geeks bearing gifts.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson 3
    Agree.

    Teaching Company
     
    That is what it was when I began purchasing their courses. Now "The Great Courses" and I don't begrudge them the change. It is a mixed bag, but there are some diamonds in their showcases.

    Thanks for the heads-up on 'cognitive diversity'
  5. “Happy Father’s Day, you scumbucket! You ruined my life!”

    This Father’s Day, dads need listen to why their daughters are so angry — and join the fight

    • Replies: @Whiskey
    You know, the bad old misogynists said that women were like children, emotionally immature, prone to tantrums, furies, fads, charlatans, belief in magic and fortune telling, slaves to fashion, and ever vengeful over the most petty of matters.

    Ahem.
    , @BB753
    In other words, get your daughter out of College, you silly dad!
    , @anon
    I will spend this Father's Day at my 16 year old son's baseball games. His team is in the semi-finals tomorrow in the Tacoma Father's Day wood bat tournament. He told me before he went to bed that he wants to win it for the Dads.
    The public culture is degraded, but life goes on, and don't forget that millions of ordinary people are still doing what they should do - honoring their fathers.
    , @Alden
    It’s always been my impression that women who hate a parent hate their Mothers.
    , @interesting
    "Teens are concerned about everything from health and social relationships to climate change, poverty and politics. But adding to those topics for young women specifically are concerns about #MeToo, the recriminalization of girls and women who seek safe abortion, and the very visible actions of a misogynist in the White House who, on a regular basis, dog whistles to white supremacists and homophobes"

    How the fuck can anyone take the authors seriously when they spew nuclear level insanity like the above? These people are living in parallel universe bound by the chains of their own making.
    , @Bubba
    Hundreds of millions ($) have been spent in U.S. colleges and universities to "understand the differences between men and women." The only thing it has produced are lunatic women who mindlessly screech (sometimes with frequencies so high that no human ear can detect it) at "Fight the Patriarchy" protest marches wearing pussy-hats. No wonder the birthrate for whites has crashed below replacement levels.
  6. @Reg Cæsar

    You know, the bad old misogynists said that women were like children, emotionally immature, prone to tantrums, furies, fads, charlatans, belief in magic and fortune telling, slaves to fashion, and ever vengeful over the most petty of matters.

    Ahem.

  7. Q: “Someone who is birthed in a different part of the world, that has a different upbringing, that could bring something unique, could bring a unique perspective…”

    Jordan Peterson: “No, there’s no evidence for that whatsoever.”

    • Replies: @The Germ Theory of Disease
    "Someone... that has a different upbringing... could bring a unique perspective..."

    Here are some of the startlingly unique perspectives I've encountered in my travels through diversity...

    BLACK GUY: There should be more programs and free stuff for Black Guys.
    MEXICAN GUY: There should be more programs and free stuff for Mexican Guys. And more immigration of Mexican Guys!
    HINDU GUY: There should be more free stuff and immigration for Hindu Guys!
    CHINESE GUY: There should be more free stuff and immigration for Chinese Guys!
    MOSLEM GUY: There should be more free stuff and immigration for Moslem guys!

    ALL THE UNIQUE GUYS: Hey, so now that we're here.... where the white women at?
    , @Logan
    Whether demographic diversity increases the effectiveness, however defined, of an organization is pretty obviously a question with an empirical answer.

    But I've never seen anybody make an attempt to demonstrate that it is so. The claim is simply constantly repeated, as if it were an axiom, which of course for them it it is.

    This is perhaps the most obvious and widespread example in contemporary society of the logical fallacy known as begging the question.

  8. @Thulean Friend
    Gels with the general observation that the ruling elite wants a multicultural, polygendered mongrel population who all subscribe to the same neoliberal ideas. Diversity only in outward characteristics but monotony in terms of how you're supposed to think.

    the same neoliberal ideas.

    There is nothing liberal about their ideas, even “neoliberal”. Whatever that is.

    • Replies: @ia

    There is nothing liberal about their ideas, even “neoliberal”.
     
    Human rights is liberal.
    , @Desiderius
    It's the people/ideas that SJWs officially hate, so the thou they're holier than are themselves on the left team, placing all conservative thought beyond the pale, which is the underlying purpose of the whole exercise.
  9. @Reg Cæsar

    In other words, get your daughter out of College, you silly dad!

  10. anon[335] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    I will spend this Father’s Day at my 16 year old son’s baseball games. His team is in the semi-finals tomorrow in the Tacoma Father’s Day wood bat tournament. He told me before he went to bed that he wants to win it for the Dads.
    The public culture is degraded, but life goes on, and don’t forget that millions of ordinary people are still doing what they should do – honoring their fathers.

  11. The meaning of “cosine similarities between word vectors” can be inferred from
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosine_similarity
    The similarity of two vectors is the cosine of the angle between them: if they point in the same direction, their similarity is 1, if they point at right angles (orthogonal to each other), their similarity is 0. I imagine that somebody decides that the words “religion” and “income” point in dissimilar directions.

    But what is the meaning of “scrape” in “a text corpus derived from 16 billion characters *scraped* from the online domains of the top 50 U.S. research universities”? Is this social-science jargon? Is it relatively new?

    • Replies: @Anon

    But what is the meaning of “scrape” in “a text corpus derived from 16 billion characters *scraped* from the online domains of the top 50 U.S. research universities”? Is this social-science jargon? Is it relatively new?
     
    Scraping means to crawl (or spider) a website (with a robot or spider) and use string (text) processing and pattern matching (grep) to extract information to save in a fielded database for future analysis.

    Google is basically just a big robot that crawls the web, scrapes keywords, and makes the data into a search engine.

    This fellow apparently got a list of universities and their web domains (he might have pared down the URLs to crawl in some way to speed things up, maybe just targeting the About or Admissions sections), made a database, crawled the pages, looked for the string "divers*", and perhaps indexed co-ocurring terms (there is probably code available for that, since it's commonly used for "Narrow Your Search" functions in search engines). Maybe he looked at co-occuring terms and manually examined them to build a list of factors (race, racial, intellectual, viewpoint, etc.).

    This kind of work is grueling, since every site is going to have its own peculiarities, and you have to do constant sanity checking of your data against the original material. Or hire someone else to do it (pro tip: Mechanical Turk, or Filipino contractors via Upwork, but training is itself grueling).
  12. @Reg Cæsar

    It’s always been my impression that women who hate a parent hate their Mothers.

    • Replies: @sanjoaquinsam
    Disagree.

    In my observations, women who hate, hate their fathers. They compete with their mothers.
  13. @Anon7
    Q: "Someone who is birthed in a different part of the world, that has a different upbringing, that could bring something unique, could bring a unique perspective..."

    Jordan Peterson: "No, there's no evidence for that whatsoever."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY4ZctvU7FQ

    “Someone… that has a different upbringing… could bring a unique perspective…”

    Here are some of the startlingly unique perspectives I’ve encountered in my travels through diversity…

    BLACK GUY: There should be more programs and free stuff for Black Guys.
    MEXICAN GUY: There should be more programs and free stuff for Mexican Guys. And more immigration of Mexican Guys!
    HINDU GUY: There should be more free stuff and immigration for Hindu Guys!
    CHINESE GUY: There should be more free stuff and immigration for Chinese Guys!
    MOSLEM GUY: There should be more free stuff and immigration for Moslem guys!

    ALL THE UNIQUE GUYS: Hey, so now that we’re here…. where the white women at?

    • Agree: Lot, L Woods
    • Replies: @HammerJack
    Fox News Poll: Trump has gone too far on immigration

    It's crazy what he's done, right? Sending all the illegals home was a bridge too far. Why just yesterday lettuce went from 59 cents a head to 66 cents!

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fox-news-poll-tariffs-hurt-economy-trump-has-gone-too-far-on-immigration

    , @BengaliCanadianDude
    Ok..but why are you leaving out the "race-traitor" whites who support ALL of the above, as well as the "fellow white guy" Jews who do the same, but at a far greater veracity?
  14. @anon
    Growing up in conservative Arkansas long ago, I argued for a more liberal, open politics, to allow dissenting ideas and more rigorous debate. Respect for truth was my motive.
    Today diversity translates as a racial spoils system, with a corresponding closing of the mind against dissent and debate.
    I used to vote for liberals and now vote for Trump. I believe I have consistently voted for the same principles.

    Sorry. I meant to hit the ‘Agree’ button.

    • Agree: European-American
    • Replies: @ic1000
    > Sorry. I meant to hit the ‘Agree’ button.

    Wait an hour, then return to that comment. You can revise your ‘vote’. (Add an ‘agree’ for me. Or maybe an ‘LOL’.)
    , @Desiderius
    Dark comedy merits a hard-earned laugh here and there.

    Beats tragedy if you have to live it.
  15. @Anon7
    Q: "Someone who is birthed in a different part of the world, that has a different upbringing, that could bring something unique, could bring a unique perspective..."

    Jordan Peterson: "No, there's no evidence for that whatsoever."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY4ZctvU7FQ

    Whether demographic diversity increases the effectiveness, however defined, of an organization is pretty obviously a question with an empirical answer.

    But I’ve never seen anybody make an attempt to demonstrate that it is so. The claim is simply constantly repeated, as if it were an axiom, which of course for them it it is.

    This is perhaps the most obvious and widespread example in contemporary society of the logical fallacy known as begging the question.

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    To paraphrase Winston Churchill speaking of the Arthurian Legend, it is all true every bit of it. And if it isn't, well, it should be.
    , @Michael S
    They absolutely do make attempts, just not honest attempts. Invariably, the analysis comes in the form of a correlation - larger/more successful institutions embrace D&I, which they do in reality for a variety of factors not related to their success - but ideologues and consultants intentionally omit those factors and invert the causation arrow.

    It's exactly as silly as claiming that most billionaires own mansions, so we should all invest in mansions in order to become billionaires.

    But it doesn't really need to be logical. It's good enough for most CEOs, boards and university administrators, because either they're not very sophisticated and believe whatever confirms their pre-existing bias, or they are more sophisticated and understand the implicit threat in the argument: all the winners do this, you wouldn't want to be... a loser, would you? Hint hint.
    , @Anon7
    I was at a 1990's diversity seminar (required) at a Big Three automaker when the idea that a diverse team is necessarily better was introduced. My department head pointed out that the most popular four-door sedan in America was the Toyota Camry, designed by the least diverse team you could possibly imagine (Japanese males aged 35-60).

    So yes, there is an empirical answer.

    But since the diversity movement is ideological rather than scientific, diversity marched on anyway.

    , @Bardon Kaldian
    Of course it decreases effectiveness, all common sense tells this. But even if it were the contrary-so what? I, and all normal people, want to be among my own kind, tribe, people, "race", you name it...
  16. @Alden
    It’s always been my impression that women who hate a parent hate their Mothers.

    Disagree.

    In my observations, women who hate, hate their fathers. They compete with their mothers.

    • Replies: @BB753
    Keep away from women who hate their fathers. They make poor girlfriends and wives.
  17. I am not sure if I am interpreting all this correctly, but I find from this that ethnicity and race are much more important than socioeconomic status. It indicates to me that poor white people are not much of a priority.

  18. @Thulean Friend
    Gels with the general observation that the ruling elite wants a multicultural, polygendered mongrel population who all subscribe to the same neoliberal ideas. Diversity only in outward characteristics but monotony in terms of how you're supposed to think.

    The American Colleges and Universities of today, almost without exception, would slit their collective wrists rather than permit anything even remotely resembling intellectual or ideological diversity.

    Free thought, much less free speech? Anathema!
    It’s just not done. It’s not who we are.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Oh, I think given a choice between keeping those fat checks or keeping an intellectual mono-culture that fat checks would win out handily.

    More likely they'll be given no such choice and more able and appropriately compensated admins found to replace them. It is past time for Odysseus to return home and clear out the suitors.
  19. Lot says:

    Liz Warren proposes small business “grants, not loans.”

    Every race can apply for this free cash, except of course whitey. She says the “no strings attached” (her words) free money, not loan, will magically create “new jobs” at a rate of one new job per $6,000 in reparations.

    Eligibility rules she says will come from the 8(a) SBA program, which goes to: “African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Native Americans (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians), and Subcontinent Asian Americans.”

    Sorry whitey, but feather Indians like Warren have to stick together with Dot-Indian Brahmins!

    • Replies: @Lot
    Forgot the link! Here’s the Liz Warren reparations plan for fresh off the boat Chinese princelings and Brahmin H1Bs.

    https://medium.com/@teamwarren/leveling-the-playing-field-for-entrepreneurs-2a585aa2b6d7
    , @ic1000
    Re: Warren’s ability to create new jobs at a rate of one new job per $6,000 in reparations

    A shaman (shamanette?) with that kind of power gets my vote, especially since the juju is going towards good jobs for folks like me, rather than to cronies’ brokerage accounts.

    Thus by WarrenMath, Solyndra’s $535 million default caused 89,167 high-paying positions to sprout.

    What Springfield needs is a monorail!
    , @Clyde
    I am an Aleutian Islander. Yes we take tons of yummy king crab and lots of Federale SBA money and loans for our boats. Thanks for the Aleutian mention. (joke)
  20. @Lot
    Liz Warren proposes small business “grants, not loans.”

    Every race can apply for this free cash, except of course whitey. She says the “no strings attached” (her words) free money, not loan, will magically create “new jobs” at a rate of one new job per $6,000 in reparations.

    Eligibility rules she says will come from the 8(a) SBA program, which goes to: “African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Native Americans (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians), and Subcontinent Asian Americans.”

    Sorry whitey, but feather Indians like Warren have to stick together with Dot-Indian Brahmins!

    https://legalinsurrection.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Elizabeth-Warren-Bar-Card-Texas.jpg

    Forgot the link! Here’s the Liz Warren reparations plan for fresh off the boat Chinese princelings and Brahmin H1Bs.

    https://medium.com/@teamwarren/leveling-the-playing-field-for-entrepreneurs-2a585aa2b6d7

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson 3
    You gotta love this:

    but loans aren’t as good as no-strings-attached equity because they leave businesses with debt when they’re trying to grow
     
    Yes, may I have some please? And yes, I am a Cherokee American Indian Native American Indigenous American descendant of the people murdered by the Sioux, or maybe it was the Algonquins, or the Seminoles. It is hard to remember the events that happened before you were born. BTW, I am totally on board for this:

    The cost of this entire initiative can be covered by my Ultra-Millionaire Tax — a two-cent tax on every dollar of wealth above $50 million.
     
    Let us start with just four - Gates, Buffett, Zuckerberg and Bezos. But let us make that a fifty-cent tax on every dollar of wealth.
  21. Anon[265] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    The meaning of "cosine similarities between word vectors" can be inferred from
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosine_similarity
    The similarity of two vectors is the cosine of the angle between them: if they point in the same direction, their similarity is 1, if they point at right angles (orthogonal to each other), their similarity is 0. I imagine that somebody decides that the words "religion" and "income" point in dissimilar directions.

    But what is the meaning of "scrape" in "a text corpus derived from 16 billion characters *scraped* from the online domains of the top 50 U.S. research universities"? Is this social-science jargon? Is it relatively new?

    But what is the meaning of “scrape” in “a text corpus derived from 16 billion characters *scraped* from the online domains of the top 50 U.S. research universities”? Is this social-science jargon? Is it relatively new?

    Scraping means to crawl (or spider) a website (with a robot or spider) and use string (text) processing and pattern matching (grep) to extract information to save in a fielded database for future analysis.

    Google is basically just a big robot that crawls the web, scrapes keywords, and makes the data into a search engine.

    This fellow apparently got a list of universities and their web domains (he might have pared down the URLs to crawl in some way to speed things up, maybe just targeting the About or Admissions sections), made a database, crawled the pages, looked for the string “divers*”, and perhaps indexed co-ocurring terms (there is probably code available for that, since it’s commonly used for “Narrow Your Search” functions in search engines). Maybe he looked at co-occuring terms and manually examined them to build a list of factors (race, racial, intellectual, viewpoint, etc.).

    This kind of work is grueling, since every site is going to have its own peculiarities, and you have to do constant sanity checking of your data against the original material. Or hire someone else to do it (pro tip: Mechanical Turk, or Filipino contractors via Upwork, but training is itself grueling).

    • Agree: Autochthon
  22. @sanjoaquinsam
    Disagree.

    In my observations, women who hate, hate their fathers. They compete with their mothers.

    Keep away from women who hate their fathers. They make poor girlfriends and wives.

    • Agree: Desiderius, Bubba
    • Replies: @bored identity
    Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man...

    Happy Fathers Day, Y'all:



    'Brazilian Mother, 27, And Her Lesbian Lover, 28, 'Tore Off Her Nine-Year-Old Son's Penis Before Beheading Him Because He Reminded Her Of Her Father'

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/06/16/08/14846402-7146517-image-a-1_1560670743217.jpg

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7146517/Brazilian-mother-27-lesbian-lover-28-tore-nine-year-old-sons-penis.html

     

    How long before Old Gray Ho' runs article accusing Bolsonaro for this?


    http://correiodoserido.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/bolsonaro-e-neymar.jpg
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson 3

    Keep away from women who hate their fathers. They make poor girlfriends and wives.
     
    True; and true in spades.
  23. @anon
    Growing up in conservative Arkansas long ago, I argued for a more liberal, open politics, to allow dissenting ideas and more rigorous debate. Respect for truth was my motive.
    Today diversity translates as a racial spoils system, with a corresponding closing of the mind against dissent and debate.
    I used to vote for liberals and now vote for Trump. I believe I have consistently voted for the same principles.

    You are not alone.

  24. @Digital Samizdat
    Sorry. I meant to hit the 'Agree' button.

    > Sorry. I meant to hit the ‘Agree’ button.

    Wait an hour, then return to that comment. You can revise your ‘vote’. (Add an ‘agree’ for me. Or maybe an ‘LOL’.)

  25. @Lot
    Liz Warren proposes small business “grants, not loans.”

    Every race can apply for this free cash, except of course whitey. She says the “no strings attached” (her words) free money, not loan, will magically create “new jobs” at a rate of one new job per $6,000 in reparations.

    Eligibility rules she says will come from the 8(a) SBA program, which goes to: “African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Native Americans (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians), and Subcontinent Asian Americans.”

    Sorry whitey, but feather Indians like Warren have to stick together with Dot-Indian Brahmins!

    https://legalinsurrection.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Elizabeth-Warren-Bar-Card-Texas.jpg

    Re: Warren’s ability to create new jobs at a rate of one new job per $6,000 in reparations

    A shaman (shamanette?) with that kind of power gets my vote, especially since the juju is going towards good jobs for folks like me, rather than to cronies’ brokerage accounts.

    Thus by WarrenMath, Solyndra’s $535 million default caused 89,167 high-paying positions to sprout.

    What Springfield needs is a monorail!

    • Replies: @BigDickNick
    "What Springfield needs is a monorail!"

    Diversity as springfield's monorail is a great analogy. The part where they visit previous monorail city sites and find them to be all decaying wastelands parallels the reality of the great migration and what happened to cities like Gary Indiana.

    The monorail has already been built some place else, why don't we investigate how it turned out?
  26. @Reg Cæsar

    the same neoliberal ideas.
     
    There is nothing liberal about their ideas, even "neoliberal". Whatever that is.

    There is nothing liberal about their ideas, even “neoliberal”.

    Human rights is liberal.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Human rights is liberal.
     
    Freedom of association is a human right. One that is mysteriously neglected by these bien-pensants.
  27. There’s a 97% consensus in the scientific community that cognitive diversity is racist.

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/nyt-cognitive-diversity-is-racist/?highlight=Denise

    Her subsequent grovelling and apologies of course didn’t help her. Teh Diversity doesn’t do mercy. Off to the sacrificial altar with you!

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    BÄRÍ: An umlaut and an accent in just four letters! Now that’s diverse.
     
    Has Miss Williams updated to Bäří yet?
  28. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon
    Growing up in conservative Arkansas long ago, I argued for a more liberal, open politics, to allow dissenting ideas and more rigorous debate. Respect for truth was my motive.
    Today diversity translates as a racial spoils system, with a corresponding closing of the mind against dissent and debate.
    I used to vote for liberals and now vote for Trump. I believe I have consistently voted for the same principles.

    This is compounded and exacerbated by endless mass immigration of course as all non whites of Asia Africa and Latin America are prioritized by the racial spoils system such that it evolves evermore into a simple effort to displace, dispossess and ultimately subjugate the descendants of the peoples who created The United States in revolution just 240 odd years ago.

  29. I threw my pair of Sørensen-Dice to see if the conclusion has a high BS-coefficient or if it might instead pass an Otsuka-Ochiai coefficient test, which it did. It was really a lot more analysis than actually required to reach a foreseeable, perhaps foregone conclusion.

  30. @BB753
    On the contrary, there's plenty of ideological diversity : on one hand you've got the brown or "Conquistador" Hispanic activists, on the other the angry Lesbians, and let's not forget the ever present angry Black men, the angry "Bad Hair" Black women, the angry "Good Hair" Asian women, the angry Jewish antigentilists, the PoMo white academics, the sundry self-hating "Uncle Tim" Whites, the Clintonistas feminists, the communist nostalgics, and the lonely Sad Panda, that most pityful of creatures, the Chinaman who can't get laid.
    If that's not diverse, I don't know what is!

    The real test of intellectual diversity is whether or not any of those subgroups will still cook an unadulterated meal for a cis-white cis-male.

    • LOL: BB753
    • Replies: @BB753
    I'm not sure trans-white is a thing.
    , @Cagey Beast
    Cisapline Gauls and Transalpine Gauls are the only cis or trans identities I care about.
  31. This is cool! Take the word impunity. Universities in general tie it closely to torture, the most blatant example of impunity in American life. But at Harvard, where nomenklatura get indoctrinated for state criminal enterprise, torture gets a weak mumbly association way down the list. So you can see CIA using Harvard to save Gina’s saggy ass.

  32. @Thulean Friend
    Gels with the general observation that the ruling elite wants a multicultural, polygendered mongrel population who all subscribe to the same neoliberal ideas. Diversity only in outward characteristics but monotony in terms of how you're supposed to think.

    They don’t know what the hell they want. That’s what happens when you put women in charge.

  33. @Reg Cæsar
    I highly recommend Scott E Page's Hidden Factor course from the Teaching Company. (If it's out of your budget, check the library.)

    It's all about cognitive diversity, almost never mentioning the demographic kind, which is refreshing. You want all different kinds of thought and experience in your "team".

    https://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/the-hidden-factor-why-thinking-differently-is-your-greatest-asset.html

    The problem with demographic diversity is that each demographic obsesses over whether it's getting its fair share. That turns everyone into a trial lawyer. And they all think the same.

    Page admits to being "affirmative action" himself. He was a country kid when Michigan realized they were underrepresented in academia.

    Beware geeks bearing gifts.

  34. @Thulean Friend
    Gels with the general observation that the ruling elite wants a multicultural, polygendered mongrel population who all subscribe to the same neoliberal ideas. Diversity only in outward characteristics but monotony in terms of how you're supposed to think.

    Gels with the general observation that the ruling elite wants a multicultural, polygendered mongrel population who all subscribe to the same neoliberal ideas. Diversity only in outward characteristics but monotony in terms of how you’re supposed to think.

    Kind of true, but it won’t actually be multicultural. The endgame of multiculturalism is monoculturalism. One world culture, which will be (surprise surprise) American culture.

    For American globalist elites the objective is global American Empire. One (American) empire, one (American) culture, one (American) ideology.

    I’m not sure if cheerleaders for globalism in other countries quite understand this.

  35. This is frickin awesome. Let’s take the word corruption. Universities in general tie it to bribery. Compare that to NYU, the crookedest university in America, the place they sent Petraeus to when he got caught fucking his students by showing them state secrets to get some. At NYU, corruption means scandals. Or terrorism. Now it’s the gauche plain English bribery that’s way down the list. Interestingly, the world standard definition of terrorism is based on trading in influence and abuse of function. Signatories of the CAC are to consider criminalizing that. In the US, where you don’t criminalize it, you institutionalize it, neither influence nor function show up in these academic texts. Nothing from the US supreme law of the land pertaining to corruption. Go figure.

  36. @Mr McKenna
    The American Colleges and Universities of today, almost without exception, would slit their collective wrists rather than permit anything even remotely resembling intellectual or ideological diversity.

    Free thought, much less free speech? Anathema!
    It's just not done. It's not who we are.

    Oh, I think given a choice between keeping those fat checks or keeping an intellectual mono-culture that fat checks would win out handily.

    More likely they’ll be given no such choice and more able and appropriately compensated admins found to replace them. It is past time for Odysseus to return home and clear out the suitors.

  37. @Reg Cæsar

    the same neoliberal ideas.
     
    There is nothing liberal about their ideas, even "neoliberal". Whatever that is.

    It’s the people/ideas that SJWs officially hate, so the thou they’re holier than are themselves on the left team, placing all conservative thought beyond the pale, which is the underlying purpose of the whole exercise.

  38. OT:

    Clownworld keeps marching along…

    Jewish Math Professor Donates Sperm for 50th Baby to 18-year-old Black Lesbian in Homeless Shelter

    …guess who’s gonna be footing the bill for all of this, suckers?

    https://nypost.com/2019/06/15/the-sperminators-50th-baby-mama-is-a-homeless-18-year-old-from-the-bronx/

  39. “Universities emphasis on the usage of the term diversity to denote demographic subtypes of diversity could be indicative of a majority power structure in the Academy which tries to hinder the fostering of viewpoint diversity by steering diversity efforts towards demographic interpretations of the word.”

    In other words, diversity is indeed our strength. Just don’t tell anybody who WE are and what OUR unspoken rent seeking values really are.

  40. @Logan
    Whether demographic diversity increases the effectiveness, however defined, of an organization is pretty obviously a question with an empirical answer.

    But I've never seen anybody make an attempt to demonstrate that it is so. The claim is simply constantly repeated, as if it were an axiom, which of course for them it it is.

    This is perhaps the most obvious and widespread example in contemporary society of the logical fallacy known as begging the question.

    To paraphrase Winston Churchill speaking of the Arthurian Legend, it is all true every bit of it. And if it isn’t, well, it should be.

  41. Fun, fun fun! Do treaties have anything to do with law? (Hint: treaties are law, under the Supreme Court decision The Paquete Habana.) But not in US universities! 19% similarity, chalk & cheese. Let’s test the hypothesis that Jewy neocon strongholds like Johns Hopkins are even more inclined to deny it to keep the Gaza genocide goin’. They’re not! Test the hypothesis that US schools are influenced by law school indoctrination that keeps lawyers ignorant of international law. Lawschool-free Princeton is not much better. This appears to be a fundamental tenet of US indoctrination: US citizens can have no external recourse to government despotism, as provided in international law.

  42. @Digital Samizdat
    Sorry. I meant to hit the 'Agree' button.

    Dark comedy merits a hard-earned laugh here and there.

    Beats tragedy if you have to live it.

  43. @Lot
    Liz Warren proposes small business “grants, not loans.”

    Every race can apply for this free cash, except of course whitey. She says the “no strings attached” (her words) free money, not loan, will magically create “new jobs” at a rate of one new job per $6,000 in reparations.

    Eligibility rules she says will come from the 8(a) SBA program, which goes to: “African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Native Americans (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians), and Subcontinent Asian Americans.”

    Sorry whitey, but feather Indians like Warren have to stick together with Dot-Indian Brahmins!

    https://legalinsurrection.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Elizabeth-Warren-Bar-Card-Texas.jpg

    I am an Aleutian Islander. Yes we take tons of yummy king crab and lots of Federale SBA money and loans for our boats. Thanks for the Aleutian mention. (joke)

  44. @ic1000
    Re: Warren’s ability to create new jobs at a rate of one new job per $6,000 in reparations

    A shaman (shamanette?) with that kind of power gets my vote, especially since the juju is going towards good jobs for folks like me, rather than to cronies’ brokerage accounts.

    Thus by WarrenMath, Solyndra’s $535 million default caused 89,167 high-paying positions to sprout.

    What Springfield needs is a monorail!

    “What Springfield needs is a monorail!”

    Diversity as springfield’s monorail is a great analogy. The part where they visit previous monorail city sites and find them to be all decaying wastelands parallels the reality of the great migration and what happened to cities like Gary Indiana.

    The monorail has already been built some place else, why don’t we investigate how it turned out?

    • Agree: HammerJack
  45. Similar to Freud, who thought that between the ages of 2 and 5, you want to have sex with your mother, and few things can change your mental configuration afterwards, many Fash like to pretend that the human brain is particularly plastic between the ages of 18 and 22. Well, no, there is no need for special rules around political propaganda for adults ages 18-22. They are in fact adults.

    Also, the only reason why universities are pushed to become more diverse is that education is sold as an economic lever to fix inequality. Race and sex are quite obvious after seconds of reading a resume or seeing a picture. Wealth / income differences between sexes / races are facts.

    Sure, blame them on low IQ, which could be blamed on nature or nurture. The fact is, causes don’t matter, when Western society, as a whole, decided to compensate for them, goaded by the success of Socialist countries. (Yes, I forgot the trigger warning, but both Western and Eastern European cared better for their sick, elderly, children, as early as 1930. Skid Row is still worse than Ceuta and Melilla.) You could claim the sick, or the Blacks, or the women deserve to be poor, because they “don’t work hard enough”, or “their IQ is unsatisfactory”, or “their moms drank during pregnancy”. Who cares? Most of the voters don’t care about your poor excuses. There are money, there are legal levers, there is nationwide will.

    In contrast, is there evidence that Democratic, Fascist, or Republican youths are disadvantaged economically? If anything, I suspect it’s still Democratic voters who are systematically poorer and should be helped. I also think most college degree holders are Republicans by the age of 40. So, if anything, special protection should be introduced for life-long Democrats.

    Long story short, why would anyone care about protecting ‘political diversity’ in universities?

    • Replies: @HammerJack

    I also think most college degree holders are Republicans by the age of 40. So, if anything, special protection should be introduced for life-long Democrats.
     
    You obviously don't live in one of our more progressive metropolises. And/or you just think some really weird stuff.
  46. @Thulean Friend
    Gels with the general observation that the ruling elite wants a multicultural, polygendered mongrel population who all subscribe to the same neoliberal ideas. Diversity only in outward characteristics but monotony in terms of how you're supposed to think.

    Say no more.

    Aaron Philip is wheelchair bound, and just turned 18.

    The title of the NYT story about Aaron’s hardship-to- stardust’ fluff was, bored identity sh!ts y’all not – “A Path to the Runway, Paved With Hardship.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/31/us/cerebral-palsy-transgender-fashion-model.html

    Aaron Philip attends, as a senior, New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies:

    ” The New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies serves students in grades 6–12 and was described as one of the best schools in Manhattan in 2010 by the New York Post and CUNY

    Admission into both the 6th and 9th grades is competitive, with 3000 students applying for 190 places in the 6th grade and with approximately 3000 students applying for 136 places in the 9th grade.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Lab_School_for_Collaborative_Studies#Admission

    (…)

    Btw, hemophilia related complications are apparently rampant around Chelsea, which probably has something to do with TASTES from the Meatpacking district:

    Ebony Washington was a Lab High School student who died of AIDS during 10th grade.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Lab_School_for_Collaborative_Studies#Ebony_Washington

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Lab_School_for_Collaborative_Studies#TASTES_from_the_Meatpacking_district_through_Chelsea

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    It's interesting how all three of the cripples are black. The implication is that being black is also a severe disability.

    I agree. It is.
  47. Good analysis but I think it’s a trap. For example, “religious diversity” doesn’t mean “both Christian and Muslim” any more than “racial diversity” means “white and non-white”.

    Race diversity means more non-whites, without limit. Religious diversity means more non-Christians, without limit. Values diversity means more non-Western values and degenerates (i.e. LGBT) without limit. Ideological diversity means more openly extreme leftists without limit.

    None of these terms, regardless of whether they refer to demographic or intellectual characteristics, will ever be used or were ever intended to be used to admit more of their enemies.

  48. @Logan
    Whether demographic diversity increases the effectiveness, however defined, of an organization is pretty obviously a question with an empirical answer.

    But I've never seen anybody make an attempt to demonstrate that it is so. The claim is simply constantly repeated, as if it were an axiom, which of course for them it it is.

    This is perhaps the most obvious and widespread example in contemporary society of the logical fallacy known as begging the question.

    They absolutely do make attempts, just not honest attempts. Invariably, the analysis comes in the form of a correlation – larger/more successful institutions embrace D&I, which they do in reality for a variety of factors not related to their success – but ideologues and consultants intentionally omit those factors and invert the causation arrow.

    It’s exactly as silly as claiming that most billionaires own mansions, so we should all invest in mansions in order to become billionaires.

    But it doesn’t really need to be logical. It’s good enough for most CEOs, boards and university administrators, because either they’re not very sophisticated and believe whatever confirms their pre-existing bias, or they are more sophisticated and understand the implicit threat in the argument: all the winners do this, you wouldn’t want to be… a loser, would you? Hint hint.

  49. @Logan
    Whether demographic diversity increases the effectiveness, however defined, of an organization is pretty obviously a question with an empirical answer.

    But I've never seen anybody make an attempt to demonstrate that it is so. The claim is simply constantly repeated, as if it were an axiom, which of course for them it it is.

    This is perhaps the most obvious and widespread example in contemporary society of the logical fallacy known as begging the question.

    I was at a 1990’s diversity seminar (required) at a Big Three automaker when the idea that a diverse team is necessarily better was introduced. My department head pointed out that the most popular four-door sedan in America was the Toyota Camry, designed by the least diverse team you could possibly imagine (Japanese males aged 35-60).

    So yes, there is an empirical answer.

    But since the diversity movement is ideological rather than scientific, diversity marched on anyway.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    ...the Toyota Camry, designed by the least diverse team you could possibly imagine (Japanese males aged 35-60).
     
    I'm willing to bet that this team was very diverse, in matters that apply to engineering and design.

    Which are found within the skull, not wrapped around it
    , @Desiderius
    The GM corporate flack who came to my uncle's car dealership to pimp the brand-new Aztec was a really remarkable ditz who couldn't have been a day over 25. We sold our first one seven (!) months later.
  50. @BB753
    Keep away from women who hate their fathers. They make poor girlfriends and wives.

    Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man…

    Happy Fathers Day, Y’all:

    ‘Brazilian Mother, 27, And Her Lesbian Lover, 28, ‘Tore Off Her Nine-Year-Old Son’s Penis Before Beheading Him Because He Reminded Her Of Her Father’

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7146517/Brazilian-mother-27-lesbian-lover-28-tore-nine-year-old-sons-penis.html

    How long before Old Gray Ho’ runs article accusing Bolsonaro for this?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Kacyla Pessoa
     
    Is she named for a high-speed train service?

    There is no K nor Y in Portuguese, so her parents thought it would be doubly "cool" to use both. That says something about their own maturity. At least they didn't add a W.

    Pessoa means "person". There's likely a story behind that, too.

    Rhuan
     
    This isn't Kacyla's doing, but the other woman's and her ex's. RH- is equallly rare and fussy, though. H-combinations are normally reserved for LH and NH, which are the local counterparts of LL, GL, Ñ, and GN in the other Romance languages. It doesn't work for R.

    Portuguese simplified its spelling a century ago. Recomplicating it via children's names appears to be a misguided attempt at social climbing, as it is here.
  51. You have to wonder, though, what is meant now by “intellectual diversity.” When colleges proudly proclaim that students who attend will be ‘exposed to new and different ideas’ it now has this more ominous undertone, as in “you will be exposed to correct beliefs, and expected to embrace them, if you know what’s good for you.”

  52. Well, think about it. Ethnic diversity is much less upsetting than ideological diversity.

    I can chat with a Pole, Jew, Persian, Hispanic, or even black without even getting uneasy.

    Sit me across the table from someone who is supporting Israel, and watch my blood pressure jump.

    Ethnic diversity is really kind of the easy out. ‘See how tolerant I am. I can talk to Mexicans!’

    Now, let’s make it a Trump voter and see how you do.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Sit me across the table from someone who is supporting Israel, and watch my blood pressure jump.
     
    I feel the same about Araby. I guess that makes us both "anti-Semites".
  53. Your features, skin color, and pronouns can be whatever you want them to be, as long you vote Democrat!

  54. @Anon7
    I was at a 1990's diversity seminar (required) at a Big Three automaker when the idea that a diverse team is necessarily better was introduced. My department head pointed out that the most popular four-door sedan in America was the Toyota Camry, designed by the least diverse team you could possibly imagine (Japanese males aged 35-60).

    So yes, there is an empirical answer.

    But since the diversity movement is ideological rather than scientific, diversity marched on anyway.

    …the Toyota Camry, designed by the least diverse team you could possibly imagine (Japanese males aged 35-60).

    I’m willing to bet that this team was very diverse, in matters that apply to engineering and design.

    Which are found within the skull, not wrapped around it

    • Agree: Desiderius
  55. @bored identity
    Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man...

    Happy Fathers Day, Y'all:



    'Brazilian Mother, 27, And Her Lesbian Lover, 28, 'Tore Off Her Nine-Year-Old Son's Penis Before Beheading Him Because He Reminded Her Of Her Father'

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2019/06/16/08/14846402-7146517-image-a-1_1560670743217.jpg

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7146517/Brazilian-mother-27-lesbian-lover-28-tore-nine-year-old-sons-penis.html

     

    How long before Old Gray Ho' runs article accusing Bolsonaro for this?


    http://correiodoserido.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/bolsonaro-e-neymar.jpg

    Kacyla Pessoa

    Is she named for a high-speed train service?

    There is no K nor Y in Portuguese, so her parents thought it would be doubly “cool” to use both. That says something about their own maturity. At least they didn’t add a W.

    Pessoa means “person”. There’s likely a story behind that, too.

    Rhuan

    This isn’t Kacyla’s doing, but the other woman’s and her ex’s. RH- is equallly rare and fussy, though. H-combinations are normally reserved for LH and NH, which are the local counterparts of LL, GL, Ñ, and GN in the other Romance languages. It doesn’t work for R.

    Portuguese simplified its spelling a century ago. Recomplicating it via children’s names appears to be a misguided attempt at social climbing, as it is here.

  56. @Reg Cæsar

    “Teens are concerned about everything from health and social relationships to climate change, poverty and politics. But adding to those topics for young women specifically are concerns about #MeToo, the recriminalization of girls and women who seek safe abortion, and the very visible actions of a misogynist in the White House who, on a regular basis, dog whistles to white supremacists and homophobes”

    How the fuck can anyone take the authors seriously when they spew nuclear level insanity like the above? These people are living in parallel universe bound by the chains of their own making.

    • Replies: @sayless
    The left has entered escape velocity.
  57. @Colin Wright
    Well, think about it. Ethnic diversity is much less upsetting than ideological diversity.

    I can chat with a Pole, Jew, Persian, Hispanic, or even black without even getting uneasy.

    Sit me across the table from someone who is supporting Israel, and watch my blood pressure jump.

    Ethnic diversity is really kind of the easy out. 'See how tolerant I am. I can talk to Mexicans!'

    Now, let's make it a Trump voter and see how you do.

    Sit me across the table from someone who is supporting Israel, and watch my blood pressure jump.

    I feel the same about Araby. I guess that makes us both “anti-Semites”.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    'I feel the same about Araby. I guess that makes us both “anti-Semites”.'

    Speak for yourself. I said 'someone who is supporting Israel,' not 'a Jew.' In this connection at least, I'm indifferent as to what their ethnicity or faith is. If anything, gentile supporters of Israel are even less attractive than Jewish ones. After all, Jews can always appeal to a primitive tribalism. What excuse do gentile supporters of that abomination have?

    , @BengaliCanadianDude

    I feel the same about Araby
     
    Araby? What is that? Are you talking about Arabs? Palestine? Or are you referring to the 1914 short story by James Joyce?

    Ok ok the last one is unlikely, and I'm joking. But what do you mean?

    Why do you hate arabs? All arabs?
  58. @Anon7
    I was at a 1990's diversity seminar (required) at a Big Three automaker when the idea that a diverse team is necessarily better was introduced. My department head pointed out that the most popular four-door sedan in America was the Toyota Camry, designed by the least diverse team you could possibly imagine (Japanese males aged 35-60).

    So yes, there is an empirical answer.

    But since the diversity movement is ideological rather than scientific, diversity marched on anyway.

    The GM corporate flack who came to my uncle’s car dealership to pimp the brand-new Aztec was a really remarkable ditz who couldn’t have been a day over 25. We sold our first one seven (!) months later.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    GM is exceptionally stupid because they still make a world class engine and transmission, the LS V-8, but you can't buy it in a normal passenger car. And the new Corvette shows they have forgotten nothing and learned nothing since the dys of Zora Arkus-Duntov.
  59. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    "Someone... that has a different upbringing... could bring a unique perspective..."

    Here are some of the startlingly unique perspectives I've encountered in my travels through diversity...

    BLACK GUY: There should be more programs and free stuff for Black Guys.
    MEXICAN GUY: There should be more programs and free stuff for Mexican Guys. And more immigration of Mexican Guys!
    HINDU GUY: There should be more free stuff and immigration for Hindu Guys!
    CHINESE GUY: There should be more free stuff and immigration for Chinese Guys!
    MOSLEM GUY: There should be more free stuff and immigration for Moslem guys!

    ALL THE UNIQUE GUYS: Hey, so now that we're here.... where the white women at?

    Fox News Poll: Trump has gone too far on immigration

    It’s crazy what he’s done, right? Sending all the illegals home was a bridge too far. Why just yesterday lettuce went from 59 cents a head to 66 cents!

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fox-news-poll-tariffs-hurt-economy-trump-has-gone-too-far-on-immigration

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    'Fox News Poll: Trump has gone too far on immigration'

    That's depressing. It really is. Americans have become like lemmings; they're just blindly rushing off the cliff.
  60. @Logan
    Whether demographic diversity increases the effectiveness, however defined, of an organization is pretty obviously a question with an empirical answer.

    But I've never seen anybody make an attempt to demonstrate that it is so. The claim is simply constantly repeated, as if it were an axiom, which of course for them it it is.

    This is perhaps the most obvious and widespread example in contemporary society of the logical fallacy known as begging the question.

    Of course it decreases effectiveness, all common sense tells this. But even if it were the contrary-so what? I, and all normal people, want to be among my own kind, tribe, people, “race”, you name it…

  61. @Reg Cæsar

    Hundreds of millions ($) have been spent in U.S. colleges and universities to “understand the differences between men and women.” The only thing it has produced are lunatic women who mindlessly screech (sometimes with frequencies so high that no human ear can detect it) at “Fight the Patriarchy” protest marches wearing pussy-hats. No wonder the birthrate for whites has crashed below replacement levels.

  62. Wretched non-diversity. Totally tapioca.

    If there’s been a Breakfast Club remake reflecting “Who We Are” – I do not want to hear about it.

  63. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    "Someone... that has a different upbringing... could bring a unique perspective..."

    Here are some of the startlingly unique perspectives I've encountered in my travels through diversity...

    BLACK GUY: There should be more programs and free stuff for Black Guys.
    MEXICAN GUY: There should be more programs and free stuff for Mexican Guys. And more immigration of Mexican Guys!
    HINDU GUY: There should be more free stuff and immigration for Hindu Guys!
    CHINESE GUY: There should be more free stuff and immigration for Chinese Guys!
    MOSLEM GUY: There should be more free stuff and immigration for Moslem guys!

    ALL THE UNIQUE GUYS: Hey, so now that we're here.... where the white women at?

    Ok..but why are you leaving out the “race-traitor” whites who support ALL of the above, as well as the “fellow white guy” Jews who do the same, but at a far greater veracity?

  64. @Reg Cæsar

    Sit me across the table from someone who is supporting Israel, and watch my blood pressure jump.
     
    I feel the same about Araby. I guess that makes us both "anti-Semites".

    ‘I feel the same about Araby. I guess that makes us both “anti-Semites”.’

    Speak for yourself. I said ‘someone who is supporting Israel,’ not ‘a Jew.’ In this connection at least, I’m indifferent as to what their ethnicity or faith is. If anything, gentile supporters of Israel are even less attractive than Jewish ones. After all, Jews can always appeal to a primitive tribalism. What excuse do gentile supporters of that abomination have?

    • Agree: HammerJack
  65. @HammerJack
    Fox News Poll: Trump has gone too far on immigration

    It's crazy what he's done, right? Sending all the illegals home was a bridge too far. Why just yesterday lettuce went from 59 cents a head to 66 cents!

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/fox-news-poll-tariffs-hurt-economy-trump-has-gone-too-far-on-immigration

    ‘Fox News Poll: Trump has gone too far on immigration’

    That’s depressing. It really is. Americans have become like lemmings; they’re just blindly rushing off the cliff.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    Sometimes it's hard to gin up the proper level of sympathy for the brainwashed masses. Makes me glad to be growing older, but ineffably sad for the fate of younger white people. The vast majority have absolutely no idea what's in store for them.
  66. I found this via https://www.reddit.com/r/stupidpol/ :
    “STUP•ID•POL: The thinking socialist’s r/TumblrInAction.
    Analysis and critique of identity fetishism as a political phenomenon.”

    https://twitter.com/PortlandDSA/status/1140375470543785984

  67. @Reg Cæsar

    Sit me across the table from someone who is supporting Israel, and watch my blood pressure jump.
     
    I feel the same about Araby. I guess that makes us both "anti-Semites".

    I feel the same about Araby

    Araby? What is that? Are you talking about Arabs? Palestine? Or are you referring to the 1914 short story by James Joyce?

    Ok ok the last one is unlikely, and I’m joking. But what do you mean?

    Why do you hate arabs? All arabs?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Why do you hate arabs? All arabs?
     
    Realism is not "hate". Also, I capitalized them, you did not.

    Every one of their problems is somehow somebody else's fault. Always wronged, never wrong, as was said about American blacks-- with whom the Arabs have much in common. Whining about losing territory the size of Delaware after they themselves stole territory the size of Canada is particularly ridiculous.

    I have sympathy for the Christians in the region-- much more than for the Jews. But when they side with the Mohammedans, they've lost me there. That's the enemy.

    Hilaire Belloc, no philo-Semite himself, could explain it better than I.
  68. @bored identity
    Say no more.

    https://twitter.com/WASPmafia/status/1139892950001958914

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9HyJ1PWkAAmeAl.jpg

    Aaron Philip is wheelchair bound, and just turned 18.

    https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2018/05/24/11/aaron-philip-model.png

    The title of the NYT story about Aaron's hardship-to- stardust' fluff was, bored identity sh!ts y'all not - "A Path to the Runway, Paved With Hardship."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/31/us/cerebral-palsy-transgender-fashion-model.html

    https://staticfanpage.akamaized.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2018/12/aaron-philip-modella-sedia-a-rotelle-agenzia-elite-638x425.jpg

    Aaron Philip attends, as a senior, New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies:



    " The New York City Lab School for Collaborative Studies serves students in grades 6–12 and was described as one of the best schools in Manhattan in 2010 by the New York Post and CUNY

    Admission into both the 6th and 9th grades is competitive, with 3000 students applying for 190 places in the 6th grade and with approximately 3000 students applying for 136 places in the 9th grade.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Lab_School_for_Collaborative_Studies#Admission

     

    (...)

    Btw, hemophilia related complications are apparently rampant around Chelsea, which probably has something to do with TASTES from the Meatpacking district:



    Ebony Washington was a Lab High School student who died of AIDS during 10th grade.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Lab_School_for_Collaborative_Studies#Ebony_Washington

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_Lab_School_for_Collaborative_Studies#TASTES_from_the_Meatpacking_district_through_Chelsea



    https://assets.teenvogue.com/photos/5b8ef90b0628072ef37c5006/3:2/w_1200,h_630,c_limit/aaron.jpeg

     

    It’s interesting how all three of the cripples are black. The implication is that being black is also a severe disability.

    I agree. It is.

    • Replies: @bored identity
    It's the same person on all three photos.
  69. @Reg Cæsar
    I highly recommend Scott E Page's Hidden Factor course from the Teaching Company. (If it's out of your budget, check the library.)

    It's all about cognitive diversity, almost never mentioning the demographic kind, which is refreshing. You want all different kinds of thought and experience in your "team".

    https://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/the-hidden-factor-why-thinking-differently-is-your-greatest-asset.html

    The problem with demographic diversity is that each demographic obsesses over whether it's getting its fair share. That turns everyone into a trial lawyer. And they all think the same.

    Page admits to being "affirmative action" himself. He was a country kid when Michigan realized they were underrepresented in academia.

    Agree.

    Teaching Company

    That is what it was when I began purchasing their courses. Now “The Great Courses” and I don’t begrudge them the change. It is a mixed bag, but there are some diamonds in their showcases.

    Thanks for the heads-up on ‘cognitive diversity’

  70. @BB753
    Keep away from women who hate their fathers. They make poor girlfriends and wives.

    Keep away from women who hate their fathers. They make poor girlfriends and wives.

    True; and true in spades.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
    I have never known a woman who hated her father. I guess I've been lucky.

    Now step-fathers, that's an entirely different matter. And I generally agreed.

  71. @Lot
    Forgot the link! Here’s the Liz Warren reparations plan for fresh off the boat Chinese princelings and Brahmin H1Bs.

    https://medium.com/@teamwarren/leveling-the-playing-field-for-entrepreneurs-2a585aa2b6d7

    You gotta love this:

    but loans aren’t as good as no-strings-attached equity because they leave businesses with debt when they’re trying to grow

    Yes, may I have some please? And yes, I am a Cherokee American Indian Native American Indigenous American descendant of the people murdered by the Sioux, or maybe it was the Algonquins, or the Seminoles. It is hard to remember the events that happened before you were born. BTW, I am totally on board for this:

    The cost of this entire initiative can be covered by my Ultra-Millionaire Tax — a two-cent tax on every dollar of wealth above $50 million.

    Let us start with just four – Gates, Buffett, Zuckerberg and Bezos. But let us make that a fifty-cent tax on every dollar of wealth.

  72. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Desiderius
    The GM corporate flack who came to my uncle's car dealership to pimp the brand-new Aztec was a really remarkable ditz who couldn't have been a day over 25. We sold our first one seven (!) months later.

    GM is exceptionally stupid because they still make a world class engine and transmission, the LS V-8, but you can’t buy it in a normal passenger car. And the new Corvette shows they have forgotten nothing and learned nothing since the dys of Zora Arkus-Duntov.

  73. @BB753
    On the contrary, there's plenty of ideological diversity : on one hand you've got the brown or "Conquistador" Hispanic activists, on the other the angry Lesbians, and let's not forget the ever present angry Black men, the angry "Bad Hair" Black women, the angry "Good Hair" Asian women, the angry Jewish antigentilists, the PoMo white academics, the sundry self-hating "Uncle Tim" Whites, the Clintonistas feminists, the communist nostalgics, and the lonely Sad Panda, that most pityful of creatures, the Chinaman who can't get laid.
    If that's not diverse, I don't know what is!

    But they all hate white men. Even the white male academics.

    • Agree: BB753
  74. @Colin Wright
    It's interesting how all three of the cripples are black. The implication is that being black is also a severe disability.

    I agree. It is.

    It’s the same person on all three photos.

  75. @Colin Wright
    'Fox News Poll: Trump has gone too far on immigration'

    That's depressing. It really is. Americans have become like lemmings; they're just blindly rushing off the cliff.

    Sometimes it’s hard to gin up the proper level of sympathy for the brainwashed masses. Makes me glad to be growing older, but ineffably sad for the fate of younger white people. The vast majority have absolutely no idea what’s in store for them.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  76. @Anynomous
    Similar to Freud, who thought that between the ages of 2 and 5, you want to have sex with your mother, and few things can change your mental configuration afterwards, many Fash like to pretend that the human brain is particularly plastic between the ages of 18 and 22. Well, no, there is no need for special rules around political propaganda for adults ages 18-22. They are in fact adults.

    Also, the only reason why universities are pushed to become more diverse is that education is sold as an economic lever to fix inequality. Race and sex are quite obvious after seconds of reading a resume or seeing a picture. Wealth / income differences between sexes / races are facts.

    Sure, blame them on low IQ, which could be blamed on nature or nurture. The fact is, causes don't matter, when Western society, as a whole, decided to compensate for them, goaded by the success of Socialist countries. (Yes, I forgot the trigger warning, but both Western and Eastern European cared better for their sick, elderly, children, as early as 1930. Skid Row is still worse than Ceuta and Melilla.) You could claim the sick, or the Blacks, or the women deserve to be poor, because they "don't work hard enough", or "their IQ is unsatisfactory", or "their moms drank during pregnancy". Who cares? Most of the voters don't care about your poor excuses. There are money, there are legal levers, there is nationwide will.

    In contrast, is there evidence that Democratic, Fascist, or Republican youths are disadvantaged economically? If anything, I suspect it's still Democratic voters who are systematically poorer and should be helped. I also think most college degree holders are Republicans by the age of 40. So, if anything, special protection should be introduced for life-long Democrats.

    Long story short, why would anyone care about protecting 'political diversity' in universities?

    I also think most college degree holders are Republicans by the age of 40. So, if anything, special protection should be introduced for life-long Democrats.

    You obviously don’t live in one of our more progressive metropolises. And/or you just think some really weird stuff.

  77. @Charles Erwin Wilson 3

    Keep away from women who hate their fathers. They make poor girlfriends and wives.
     
    True; and true in spades.

    I have never known a woman who hated her father. I guess I’ve been lucky.

    Now step-fathers, that’s an entirely different matter. And I generally agreed.

  78. The terms that are said here to be “intellectual diversity” are really “demographic diversity” when you think it through and see past the smokescreen.

  79. @The Alarmist
    The real test of intellectual diversity is whether or not any of those subgroups will still cook an unadulterated meal for a cis-white cis-male.

    I’m not sure trans-white is a thing.

  80. @interesting
    "Teens are concerned about everything from health and social relationships to climate change, poverty and politics. But adding to those topics for young women specifically are concerns about #MeToo, the recriminalization of girls and women who seek safe abortion, and the very visible actions of a misogynist in the White House who, on a regular basis, dog whistles to white supremacists and homophobes"

    How the fuck can anyone take the authors seriously when they spew nuclear level insanity like the above? These people are living in parallel universe bound by the chains of their own making.

    The left has entered escape velocity.

  81. @BengaliCanadianDude

    I feel the same about Araby
     
    Araby? What is that? Are you talking about Arabs? Palestine? Or are you referring to the 1914 short story by James Joyce?

    Ok ok the last one is unlikely, and I'm joking. But what do you mean?

    Why do you hate arabs? All arabs?

    Why do you hate arabs? All arabs?

    Realism is not “hate”. Also, I capitalized them, you did not.

    Every one of their problems is somehow somebody else’s fault. Always wronged, never wrong, as was said about American blacks– with whom the Arabs have much in common. Whining about losing territory the size of Delaware after they themselves stole territory the size of Canada is particularly ridiculous.

    I have sympathy for the Christians in the region– much more than for the Jews. But when they side with the Mohammedans, they’ve lost me there. That’s the enemy.

    Hilaire Belloc, no philo-Semite himself, could explain it better than I.

    • Agree: Lot
    • Replies: @BengaliCanadianDude

    Also, I capitalized them, you did not.
     
    Doesnt matter.

    That’s the enemy
     
    Wrong one, it is ((them)), hence why they like Muslims more
  82. @ia

    There is nothing liberal about their ideas, even “neoliberal”.
     
    Human rights is liberal.

    Human rights is liberal.

    Freedom of association is a human right. One that is mysteriously neglected by these bien-pensants.

  83. @anon
    There's a 97% consensus in the scientific community that cognitive diversity is racist.

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/nyt-cognitive-diversity-is-racist/?highlight=Denise

    Her subsequent grovelling and apologies of course didn't help her. Teh Diversity doesn't do mercy. Off to the sacrificial altar with you!

    https://youtu.be/aG8WqEyXIyc?t=87

    BÄRÍ: An umlaut and an accent in just four letters! Now that’s diverse.

    Has Miss Williams updated to Bäří yet?

  84. @The Alarmist
    The real test of intellectual diversity is whether or not any of those subgroups will still cook an unadulterated meal for a cis-white cis-male.

    Cisapline Gauls and Transalpine Gauls are the only cis or trans identities I care about.

  85. @Thulean Friend
    Gels with the general observation that the ruling elite wants a multicultural, polygendered mongrel population who all subscribe to the same neoliberal ideas. Diversity only in outward characteristics but monotony in terms of how you're supposed to think.

    The “diversity” they intend is entirely consumeristic and supplied via false/forced choice, with one power bloc profiting from either option.

    But also let’s not forget that the rapid proliferation of Ed Biz franchises in the 1970s to 2000s implied a parallel proliferation of faculty slots. There simply aren’t that many Very Bright or even Bright individuals to fill all these jobs.

    Ergo most Ed Biz outposts’ faculty are not even as smart as the guy who fixes your car…and less so where the departments in question fall in the bottom left quarter here (via Razib Khan, 2012):

    Click on the graph to embiggen.

    To these dolts, whose job involves dolt-wrangling for a career, “diversity” is a black box that they can’t describe, typify, or supply empirical tests for. But they sure do know when someone does or says something that falls outside the tidy safe black box padlocked by their weak math and verbal minds.

  86. @Reg Cæsar

    Why do you hate arabs? All arabs?
     
    Realism is not "hate". Also, I capitalized them, you did not.

    Every one of their problems is somehow somebody else's fault. Always wronged, never wrong, as was said about American blacks-- with whom the Arabs have much in common. Whining about losing territory the size of Delaware after they themselves stole territory the size of Canada is particularly ridiculous.

    I have sympathy for the Christians in the region-- much more than for the Jews. But when they side with the Mohammedans, they've lost me there. That's the enemy.

    Hilaire Belloc, no philo-Semite himself, could explain it better than I.

    Also, I capitalized them, you did not.

    Doesnt matter.

    That’s the enemy

    Wrong one, it is ((them)), hence why they like Muslims more

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