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From the New York Times oped page:

Tech’s Troubling New Trend: Diversity Is in Your Head
By BÄRÍ A. WILLIAMS OCT. 16, 2017

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

OAKLAND, Calif. — Discussing her work at Apple at an event last week about fighting racial injustice, Denise Young Smith, the company’s vice president of diversity and inclusion, said, “There can be 12 white, blue-eyed, blond men in a room and they’re going to be diverse, too, because they’re going to bring a different life experience and life perspective to the conversation.”

That’s right: a dozen white men, so long as they were not raised in the same household and don’t think identical thoughts, could be considered diverse. After a furor erupted, Ms. Smith clarified her comments in an email to her team that was obtained and published by TechCrunch. It reads in part, “Understanding that diversity includes women, people of color, L.G.B.T.Q. people, and all underrepresented minorities is at the heart of our work to create an environment that is inclusive of everyone,” and “I regret the choice of words I used to make this point.”

But Ms. Smith wasn’t the first to endorse the view in her initial statement. Those of us in the tech industry know that the idea of “cognitive diversity” is gaining traction among leaders in our field. In too many cases, this means that, in the minds of those with influence over hiring, the concept of diversity is watered down and reinterpreted to encompass what Silicon Valley has never had a shortage of — individual white men, each with their unique thoughts and ideas. This shift creates a distraction from efforts to increase the race and gender diversity the tech industry is sorely lacking.

This overlaps with the sentiments expressed in a screed by a Google software engineer that critiqued the company’s race and gender diversity efforts and ascribed the unequal representation of women in tech to “biological causes.” It included the line, “Viewpoint diversity is arguably the most important type of diversity.”

To be sure, cognitive diversity and viewpoint diversity are important. But working to increase them alone won’t do anything to address the well-documented shortcomings that plague tech companies. Whether companies do it intentionally or not, I worry that they will adjust the definition of diversity so that, conveniently, it’s already achieved.

If our focus shifts to cognitive diversity, it could provide an easy way around doing the hard work of increasing the embarrassingly low numbers of blacks and Latinos in the ranks of employees, in leadership roles, as suppliers and vendors, and on boards.

In other words, don’t believe all that propaganda we’ve been shoveling about how diversity makes for better decision making. We were just yanking your chain. All we are interested in is pillaging a little of Silicon Valley’s vast pile of money.

 
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  1. “Screed”, “plague”, “furor erupted”: did the author ever have an English teacher with a red pen for hyperbole? It sure doesn’t help her argument.

    Maybe we need a new antitrust for the 21st century, where instead of breaking a company up along state lines or product divisions we simply throw pieces of it to the diversity consultants. Then they can enact their utopia, hire their friends, create a Google-Rainbow that reflects the demographics of a Berkeley ethnic studies program. Market protections and momentum might sustain the company for a few years while it’s picked dry, and then they can move on and private equity can happily pick up the scraps. It would be like Lord of the Flies for the diversity crowd.

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    • Agree: MBlanc46
    • Replies: @ChrisZ
    Chief, whether she had an English teacher or not, she DID have an EDITOR at America’s supposed paper of record who should have flagged those words (and also “to be sure...”). “Screed” in particular, as applied to Damor’s essay, is simply not descriptive—at least no serious person who’s actually read it would describe it that way, even if he disagreed with it.

    In former times, newspaper editors served as gatekeepers for literary style and matters of fact. But that understated yet dignified aspect of the editorial role has been in collapsed for more than a decade, replaced (as here) with the usual agenda- and self-promoters. This piece is high-school level work at best; yet the writer evidently has a law degree and a credit in the New York Times. Shame on the editor who let it see “print.”
    , @Olorin
    We had that in the Bay Area, Chief.

    It was called the Tech Bubble of the '90s.

    Many to most of the connections to VC were Jewish (diverse!), they hired queer (diverse!) and female (diverse!) and mestizo (diverse!) and blackish (diverse!) and gimpy or HIV+ (diverse!) types for their highest paid positions (veeps and the like).

    For the lowest paid positions in the Customer Relationship Centers they hired mostly blacks from Oakland/Richmond/South Bay (diverse!).

    Then they brought in a bunch of inside-the-Hajnal-Line white guys to do the actual work of coding, building, retrofitting, infrastructure maintenance/expansion, analysis, security, etc.

    At the end of the day as the high paid ones cashed out their options after eating up all the VC, the lowest paid ones found jobs in other CRCs, and the worker bees went off to other (diverse!) bosses.

    The latter's salaries eroded with each subsequent relocation since "Well, your work history looks spotty--you've never spent more than two years in any job in the past ten years!"

    "Right, that's because of major restructuring in my entire industry."

    "I see. We'll offer you $20K less than last job, and no benefits, and you'll be on call 28 hours a day, 9 days a week, no vacation, but we'll give you sick days provided you take your cell phone, pager, and laptop to the cancer or maternity ward. Also in two years you'll be doing all the work for an entire exciting team of genetic miscues! But we'll thank you for taking one for the (diversity!) team!"
    , @415 reasons
    You know Google may hire 95% Jewish, East Asian, South Asian and white engineers (probably in that order) but their Google doodles always feature all manner of woke, diverse activists and artists. Case in point today it was Selena.
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  2. Arclight says:

    Always amusing to read that Silicon Valley is ‘plagued’ by a lack of some idealized version of racial and sexual diversity, when all evidence is that the lopsided representation of men, whites, and Asians is working just fine for the companies concerned.

    As Steve pointed out, the real issue at hand is that there is a ton of money sloshing around for those employed in the tech industry and all right-thinking people understand that this is a bad thing unless the right ratios of victim classes share in the spoils.

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    • Replies: @Yak-15
    The most fascinating part of this entire, bizarre diversity push is the complete lack of evidence to support their claims. When, in the history of tech, has a "diverse" tech company ever outperformed a traditional tech company?
    , @Unladen Swallow
    There are no 12 figure valuation landscaping companies in New Jersey or anywhere else, you can't be successful diversity consultant by pressuring mom and pop businesses.

    Whites, Asians, Jews and males just randomly fell into dominating these successful tech companies, no one I know can understand why there are no succesful companies founded by "people of color", it's a total mystery.

    , @Bugg
    When you peel back all the babble and nonsense...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XGAmPRxV48
    , @DCThrowback
    I love this Seinfeld quote, and think it's directly relevant to your post.

    https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/ce0d37ba-4984-4210-9a40-c9c9859a3164
    , @Thomm
    40% of the high-paying jobs in Silicon Valley are held by Asians, despite being under 6% of the US population. Even these Asians are quite diverse amongst themselves, with Chinese and Indians being top two largest groups in Silicon Valley, both of whom are quite different from each other.
    , @ben tillman
    Representation of whites is not lopsided. We have been excluded and are vastly underrepresented.
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  3. “This shift creates a distraction from efforts to increase the race and gender diversity the tech industry is sorely lacking.”

    “But working to increase them alone won’t do anything to address the well-documented shortcomings that plague tech companies .”

    With these obviously serious problems one is amazed tech companies are able to survive, much less dominate the economy!

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    • Replies: @Sane Left Libertarian

    “This shift creates a distraction from efforts to increase the race and gender diversity the tech industry is sorely lacking.”
     
    The problem is that adjective - sorely. It implies that the alleged lack of diversity is somehow causing the companies pain. I don't see that connection.
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  4. Funny how no one in the race-gender diversity industry complains about the lack of diversity in landscaping jobs here in New Jersey. No blacks or women at all. None!

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    • Replies: @njguy73

    Funny how no one in the race-gender diversity industry complains about the lack of diversity in landscaping jobs here in New Jersey. No blacks or women at all. None!
     
    A woman from our state working in landscaping? And risk getting her hair caught in a tree, or let herself maybe break a nail?

    Fuhgeddaboudit!

    , @Buzz Mohawk

    ...the lack of diversity in landscaping jobs...
     
    Those jobs were done by young white men like me when I was a young white man. I earned money during college by doing landscaping one summer.

    As a young, white man, I did a lot of jobs "Americans won't do." Our country was 85-90% white then.

    Now that I am an old, endangered white man, those jobs are done by imported cheap labor, which is "diverse."

    We have achieved diversity in landscaping!

    And our country is 60% white or less.

    , @wrd9
    I'd like to have many of the feminazis conscripted to work the dirty jobs like landscaping and garbage collecting.

    Here's a spot on Camille Paglia quote.

    "It is an absolute outrage how so many pampered, affluent, upper-middle-class professional women chronically spout snide anti-male feminist rhetoric, while they remain completely blind to the constant labor and sacrifices going on all around them as working-class men create and maintain the fabulous infrastructure that makes modern life possible in the Western world."

    http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/03/15/camille-paglia-denounces-snide-anti-male-feminist-rhetoric-interview/
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  5. Yak-15 says:
    @Arclight
    Always amusing to read that Silicon Valley is 'plagued' by a lack of some idealized version of racial and sexual diversity, when all evidence is that the lopsided representation of men, whites, and Asians is working just fine for the companies concerned.

    As Steve pointed out, the real issue at hand is that there is a ton of money sloshing around for those employed in the tech industry and all right-thinking people understand that this is a bad thing unless the right ratios of victim classes share in the spoils.

    The most fascinating part of this entire, bizarre diversity push is the complete lack of evidence to support their claims. When, in the history of tech, has a “diverse” tech company ever outperformed a traditional tech company?

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    • Agree: Peter Johnson
    • Replies: @Arclight
    No kidding - The Atlantic had a piece last month about how Uber is suffering because not enough women work there...I don't think that's the problem.

    Similarly, Google explicitly states it hires on the best and I understand it is truly a very difficult place to get hired at - and then goes on to beat its chest about how it needs to do better with diversity. No one asks if maybe the 'diversity' isn't really pulling its weight enough to merit hiring in the first place.
    , @I, commenter
    well diversity is good because lack of diversity of racist, so of course diversity is good because it's diverse... what's not to understand?
    , @gregor
    One place where diversity has been given a fair try is municipal government. Marion Barry, Coleman Young, Ray Nagin, Kwame Kilpatrick, and on and on. Just imagine that sort of talent in Silicon Valley.
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  6. anon says: • Disclaimer

    serious question (even though I know the answer): has anyone, anywhere, ever, done any sort of study to show that Silicon Valley “sorely needs” racial diversity?

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    serious question (even though I know the answer): has anyone, anywhere, ever, done any sort of study to show that Silicon Valley “sorely needs” racial diversity?
     
    Diversity is our Greatest Strength™.

    Any walk of life is weak, flaccid and anemic without Diversity.


    Have you not been paying attention for the past 20-30 years?

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  7. whorefinder says: • Website

    Left: “Diversity!”

    Alt-Right: “That just means ethnic cleansing of whites.”

    Left: “Racist! No it doesn’t!”

    Alt-Right: “There’s an all-white group.”

    Left:”Burn the witches! Purge the whites!”

    Alt-right: “There’s an all-black group.”

    Left: “Perfect diversity!”

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  8. whorefinder says: • Website

    The Leftist religion truly is one of doublethink, doubletalk, and deception.

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  9. The term “cognitive diversity” is new to me, but I can see it’s advantages. In, say, running a gambling casino, the management team should not be all of the same boring high level of cognition, but should include managers of a variety of cognitive ability, like

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  10. jb says:

    I love the the way “identity diversity” is characterized as “the old-fashioned kind” of diversity. We must stay true to our traditions!

    (Still waiting for my comment, which I posted at 11PM last night, to show up. Half of the time when I comment on an article like this my comment never shows up at all).

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    • Replies: @Peter Johnson
    The NYTimes censors (excuse me, moderators) have tight standards, so make sure there is nothing wayward in your thinking -- or hide it deep in the submitted comment. Always begin your comment by describing your Victim Pokemon points, or reciting something from the political correct mantra. After that, you might be able to slip in some open-eyed truth without being binned by the censors.
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  11. ChrisZ says:
    @Chief Seattle
    "Screed", "plague", "furor erupted": did the author ever have an English teacher with a red pen for hyperbole? It sure doesn't help her argument.

    Maybe we need a new antitrust for the 21st century, where instead of breaking a company up along state lines or product divisions we simply throw pieces of it to the diversity consultants. Then they can enact their utopia, hire their friends, create a Google-Rainbow that reflects the demographics of a Berkeley ethnic studies program. Market protections and momentum might sustain the company for a few years while it's picked dry, and then they can move on and private equity can happily pick up the scraps. It would be like Lord of the Flies for the diversity crowd.

    Chief, whether she had an English teacher or not, she DID have an EDITOR at America’s supposed paper of record who should have flagged those words (and also “to be sure…”). “Screed” in particular, as applied to Damor’s essay, is simply not descriptive—at least no serious person who’s actually read it would describe it that way, even if he disagreed with it.

    In former times, newspaper editors served as gatekeepers for literary style and matters of fact. But that understated yet dignified aspect of the editorial role has been in collapsed for more than a decade, replaced (as here) with the usual agenda- and self-promoters. This piece is high-school level work at best; yet the writer evidently has a law degree and a credit in the New York Times. Shame on the editor who let it see “print.”

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    • Replies: @TWalsh2
    The writer and writers like her, Coates as an example, all studied at the Oswald Bates school of writing:

    "First of all, we must internalize the 'flatulation' of the matter by transmitting the effervescence of the 'Indianisian' proximity in order to further segregate the crux of my venereal infection. Now, if I may retain my liquids here for one moment. I'd like to continue the 'redundance' of my quote, unquote 'intestinal tract', you see because to preclude on the issue of world domination would only circumvent - excuse me, circumcise the revelation that reflects the 'Afro-disiatic' symptoms which now perpetrates the Jheri Curis activation. Allow me to expose my colon once again. The ramification inflicted on the incision placed within the Fallopian cavities serves to be holistic taken from the Latin word 'jalapeno'."
    -- Oswald Bates, In Living Color season 1 ep 3
    , @ben tillman

    Chief, whether she had an English teacher or not, she DID have an EDITOR at America’s supposed paper of record who should have flagged those words . . . .
     
    Did she? Prove it.
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  12. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    There are probably more languages spoken in the Apple cafeteria than in 99.9% of businesses, but we’ll never hear the end of it.

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  13. Tiny Duck says:

    New trend? Seems like the same old thing packaged in new language. Same thing as when we were all given Myers-Briggs tests in the 80s and told that the real diversity was between ISTJs and ENFPs, not genders or races. Same old excuses for keeping the Old Boy network going.

    Many minority candidates are actually far more flexible than the “standard-issue” average engineering graduate. A minority candidate has often had to overcome discrimination in school, in admissions, in the classroom, and in team projects –and in consequence is far more flexible and adaptable, less brittle, and far more independent. And a different life background can not be compared to the “diversity of thought” possible among individuals sharing the same cultural milieu.

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    • Replies: @Big Bill
    My goodness, why are they merely "candidates" for (presumably) white employers? Why aren't they joining together and bringing their superior insights and experiences together and starting their own companies?
    , @Anon
    This is unsupported hand-waving late night dorm room speculation, the sort of thing that is typically trotted out to argue for identity diversity.

    Note that a recent study reported on by the Harvard Business Review finds that cognitive diversity actually does seem to make groups more effective, while gender and ethnic diversity makes little difference. The people who do these sorts of studies tend to be devout Cultural Marxists, so naturally there will be studies claiming the opposite, but I find this study pretty convincing. (Of course I would, wouldn't I. Science and politics are really not a good combination...)
    , @pepperinmono
    Tiny Duck take a few night classes?
    He never writes this cogently or with decent grammar.
    This post proves he is more than one person or a pseudotroll having fun(Steve?).
    , @Liberty Mike
    Stop with the victim narrative. It is old. It is tired. It is weak.

    Upon what empirical basis do you rely in making the asseveration that "a minority candidate has often had to overcome discrimination in school, in admissions, in the classroom, and in team projects"?

    In the United States, for generations, minority candidates (read: Afro-American) have been coddled and have received preferential treatment notwithstanding the fact that they are cognitively inferior to Asians and Whites.
    , @A1
    You need to work with Indian and Chinese engineers more often. They tend to be very rule bound and hierarchical. Particularly funny is an Indian of lower caste managing and Indian of higher caste, often due to age or experience. They hate each other hehehehe.

    The Indians are like the brits. When two of them meet and after one talks they hate each other as the accent determines class and caste and all that other stuff.
    , @MarkinLA
    less brittle,

    Yeah, must be why they file lawsuits at the drop of a hat over being disrespected in some way.
    , @Je Suis Charlie Martel
    https://media.giphy.com/media/I4Jmrcjnr8Zfq/200w.gif
    , @Peripatetic commenter
    A minority candidate has often had to overcome discrimination in school, in admissions, in the classroom, and in team projects
     And the biggest act of discrimination they have to overcome is birth discrimination.

    That no white couple chose to give birth to them and pass on all their good genes is the worst form of discrimination of all.
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  14. @Arclight
    Always amusing to read that Silicon Valley is 'plagued' by a lack of some idealized version of racial and sexual diversity, when all evidence is that the lopsided representation of men, whites, and Asians is working just fine for the companies concerned.

    As Steve pointed out, the real issue at hand is that there is a ton of money sloshing around for those employed in the tech industry and all right-thinking people understand that this is a bad thing unless the right ratios of victim classes share in the spoils.

    There are no 12 figure valuation landscaping companies in New Jersey or anywhere else, you can’t be successful diversity consultant by pressuring mom and pop businesses.

    Whites, Asians, Jews and males just randomly fell into dominating these successful tech companies, no one I know can understand why there are no succesful companies founded by “people of color”, it’s a total mystery.

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    There are no 12 figure valuation landscaping companies in New Jersey or anywhere else, you can’t be successful diversity consultant by pressuring mom and pop businesses.

     

    The Asplundh Tree Expert company is based in the south east of PA, so far down its practically NJ. They are a privately held ("mom and pop") company so I'm not sure their precise valuation but they did do 3.5 billion in revenue last year, which is a billion more than Twitter.

    Although they are still run by Swedish-American White males from the Asplundh family, they have made great strides in diversity. They hired so many employees of diverse immigration status that they got slapped with a 90 million dollar fine by the Justice department.
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  15. Bugg says:
    @Arclight
    Always amusing to read that Silicon Valley is 'plagued' by a lack of some idealized version of racial and sexual diversity, when all evidence is that the lopsided representation of men, whites, and Asians is working just fine for the companies concerned.

    As Steve pointed out, the real issue at hand is that there is a ton of money sloshing around for those employed in the tech industry and all right-thinking people understand that this is a bad thing unless the right ratios of victim classes share in the spoils.

    When you peel back all the babble and nonsense…

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  16. AndrewR says:

    I have never subscribed to the NYT and don’t recall regularly reading anything from it until I started following this blog a few years ago, but I vaguely recall thinking in the past that the NYT had high standards and could be considered as politically impartial as is probably possible for a newspaper.

    But nowadays it’s only one step up from Salon.

    Does anyone have a thorough timeline and/or analysis of the decline of the Carlos Salim Times?

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    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    If you read issues of the New York Times or Time magazine from, say, the 1950s and earlier, they are written at a very high level and free of hysteria and obvious bias. Certainly, by the 1980s, the liberalism of these publications spread from their editorials to their news coverage.
    , @Forbes
    For a timeline, here's my anecdote: I stopped buying the NYT during the 2000 campaign as I tired of the NYT telling their readers what to think. Reporting had become commentary, with most every story written as if it had come from a DNC press release. Dem operatives with by-lines is a compliment.

    By the time I stopped, I'd been a reader for 30 years, yet I'd mentally threatened to stop dozens of times due to the bias/slant. Finally the last straw was reached...
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  17. Polynikes says:

    Got give the tech lady props for trying.

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  18. U. Ranus says:

    While every little attack on the Goolag is a good thing, a lot more can be done.

    If members of the Trump administration are reading iSteve: How about some really steep tax on advertising? Hit the enemy where it hurts…

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    I've been saying for thirty years advertising is something that can be, should be and has to be taxed. it would fix a lot of ills.

    It makes certain people very, very uneasy to say this.
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  19. Diversity means less White people.

    Diversity is an attack on White people.

    When a politician rat pushes diversity, White people should should remove that politician from power.

    Strength through diversity is a lie.

    Diversity causes division and destruction.

    White Core Americans are under attack from Globalizer politician rats in both parties who push open borders mass immigration and diversity.

    Hillary Clinton moved to the mostly White town of Chappaqua, New York because she doesn’t want to live around “diversity.”

    Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party want White Core Americans of modest means to live in a diversity flooded area.

    White Core Americans must begin mass deportations of tens of millions of diverse foreigners and their spawn.

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  20. KunioKun says:

    She should have endorsed cognitive dissonance in support of diversity instead of cognitive diversity. I can see how she made a mistake. The second word in both terms starts with d.

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  21. @Unladen Swallow
    There are no 12 figure valuation landscaping companies in New Jersey or anywhere else, you can't be successful diversity consultant by pressuring mom and pop businesses.

    Whites, Asians, Jews and males just randomly fell into dominating these successful tech companies, no one I know can understand why there are no succesful companies founded by "people of color", it's a total mystery.

    There are no 12 figure valuation landscaping companies in New Jersey or anywhere else, you can’t be successful diversity consultant by pressuring mom and pop businesses.

    The Asplundh Tree Expert company is based in the south east of PA, so far down its practically NJ. They are a privately held (“mom and pop”) company so I’m not sure their precise valuation but they did do 3.5 billion in revenue last year, which is a billion more than Twitter.

    Although they are still run by Swedish-American White males from the Asplundh family, they have made great strides in diversity. They hired so many employees of diverse immigration status that they got slapped with a 90 million dollar fine by the Justice department.

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  22. @jb
    I love the the way "identity diversity" is characterized as "the old-fashioned kind" of diversity. We must stay true to our traditions!

    (Still waiting for my comment, which I posted at 11PM last night, to show up. Half of the time when I comment on an article like this my comment never shows up at all).

    The NYTimes censors (excuse me, moderators) have tight standards, so make sure there is nothing wayward in your thinking — or hide it deep in the submitted comment. Always begin your comment by describing your Victim Pokemon points, or reciting something from the political correct mantra. After that, you might be able to slip in some open-eyed truth without being binned by the censors.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Mentioning Carlos Slim in a New York Times comment is like using a racial slur word in an iSteve comment.
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  23. jill says:

    Deckard: She’s a replicant, isn’t she?
    Tyrell: I’m impressed. How many questions does it usually take to spot them?
    Deckard: I don’t get it, Tyrell.
    Tyrell: How many questions?
    Deckard: Twenty, thirty, cross-referenced.
    Tyrell: It took more than a hundred for Rachael, didn’t it?
    Deckard: [realizing Rachael believes she’s human] She doesn’t know.
    Tyrell: She’s beginning to suspect, I think.
    Deckard: Suspect? How can it not know what it is?

    ― Bladerunner (1982)

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  24. @AndrewR
    I have never subscribed to the NYT and don't recall regularly reading anything from it until I started following this blog a few years ago, but I vaguely recall thinking in the past that the NYT had high standards and could be considered as politically impartial as is probably possible for a newspaper.

    But nowadays it's only one step up from Salon.

    Does anyone have a thorough timeline and/or analysis of the decline of the Carlos Salim Times?

    If you read issues of the New York Times or Time magazine from, say, the 1950s and earlier, they are written at a very high level and free of hysteria and obvious bias. Certainly, by the 1980s, the liberalism of these publications spread from their editorials to their news coverage.

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    If you read issues of the New York Times or Time magazine from, say, the 1950s and earlier, they are written at a very high level and free of hysteria and obvious bias.
     
    Walter Duranty and Joseph Stalin would agree.

    More seriously, news sources have always been highly biased and highly partisan in tone; historically, most of them were directly owned by political parties and powerbrokers for the purposes of propaganda. But our view is warped because beginning in the middle of the 20th century we saw a shift to a less hysterical tone, both as a combination of a collusion among big media to tamp down on creating copycat criminals (e.g. with terrorists) and also with media consolidation thanks to limited television licensing.

    By mid-century the growth/monopoly of the Big Three networks combined with the shutting down of many cross-town rival newspapers allowed most news sources to present news in a non-hysterical fashion, simply because they had no competition or desperation. But the bias was still there---it was just that it was given in an authoritative, paternalistic, "that's the way it is" way.

    These days, with the internet ripping apart news bias and shoddy analysis on hundreds of web pages and you tube channels, and newspapers/television networks losing viewers, the obvious hysteria has been amped up so as to at least get a loyal base of crazies to never leave---or at least that's the hope. Salon.com may have zero credibility, but there's a decent percentage of crazies willing to still go there daily and read the vitriol, pedophile promotion, and poisonous lies they spew, if only to calm their own mental problems.

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  25. Big Bill says:
    @Tiny Duck
    New trend? Seems like the same old thing packaged in new language. Same thing as when we were all given Myers-Briggs tests in the 80s and told that the real diversity was between ISTJs and ENFPs, not genders or races. Same old excuses for keeping the Old Boy network going.

    Many minority candidates are actually far more flexible than the "standard-issue" average engineering graduate. A minority candidate has often had to overcome discrimination in school, in admissions, in the classroom, and in team projects --and in consequence is far more flexible and adaptable, less brittle, and far more independent. And a different life background can not be compared to the "diversity of thought" possible among individuals sharing the same cultural milieu.

    My goodness, why are they merely “candidates” for (presumably) white employers? Why aren’t they joining together and bringing their superior insights and experiences together and starting their own companies?

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    I don't think you understand institutional racism.

    white men tend to violently suppress People of Color forming businesses and entities
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  26. Jack D says:

    Silly rabbit, everyone knows that diversity doesn’t really mean “diversity”, it’s just the latest euphemism for “minority preference”.

    Things that are inherently negative (African people, fools,minority preference) have to be referred to by a polite euphemism but after a while the polite euphemism itself develops negative connotations and you have to change the euphemism. And after a while, the replacement euphemism also gets tainted too, so you have to keep repeating the process. Fool become moron. Moron become retardate. African becomes colored. Colored becomes Negro. Affirmative action becomes diversity.

    Democrats have been brilliant at coming up with euphemisms because their underlying ideas are so shitty and have to be disguised in order to be sold. Favoring the killing of fetuses is called being “pro-choice”. Minority preference is called “affirmative action”. “Diversity” came about by accident when they were casting about for a rationale for affirmative action in a world where it was no longer possible to prove that the institution in question was still practicing (or had ever practiced) racial discrimination. Somehow they convinced the Supreme Court swing vote at the time (Cuckservative Justice Powell – being put on the Court tends to turn conservatives into cuckservatives) that AA was good because WHITE people would benefit from having Negroes and wise Latinas in the class room with them. They would learn more from the “diverse” experiences of their classmates. This was a great rationale because it needed no proof and never expired.

    The true meaning of diverse can be gleaned from this question:

    If a class is 100% minority it is:

    1. not diverse at all
    or
    2. REALLY diverse.

    Most people would say 2 – lots of “diversity” in that class!

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    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    California now statutorily limits whiteness in the classroom. More than 30% white and the diverse students could be oppressed by the presence of so much whiteness.
    , @willieskull68
    A screed approaching a rant.
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  27. @Peter Johnson
    The NYTimes censors (excuse me, moderators) have tight standards, so make sure there is nothing wayward in your thinking -- or hide it deep in the submitted comment. Always begin your comment by describing your Victim Pokemon points, or reciting something from the political correct mantra. After that, you might be able to slip in some open-eyed truth without being binned by the censors.

    Mentioning Carlos Slim in a New York Times comment is like using a racial slur word in an iSteve comment.

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    I'm particularly annoyed the Times got rid of the Public Editor, who was at least someone you could complain to about things like this. I guess they no longer felt the need for that particular fig leaf.
    , @Charles Pewitt
    Off Topic, although you might call it a Whitey's Life Matters comment to get my favorite racial slur word in.

    The White Lives Matter rally in Tennessee will be a test for Attorney General Jeff Sessions. If Jeff Sessions makes it clear that free speech will be protected, then the White Lives Matter rally will be peaceful and free speech will be protected. I hope Jeff Sessions has made it clear to the Tennessee Highway Patrol that any nonsense by Antifa must be stopped immediately.
    , @MEH 0910
    -wordnay
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  28. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Tiny Duck
    New trend? Seems like the same old thing packaged in new language. Same thing as when we were all given Myers-Briggs tests in the 80s and told that the real diversity was between ISTJs and ENFPs, not genders or races. Same old excuses for keeping the Old Boy network going.

    Many minority candidates are actually far more flexible than the "standard-issue" average engineering graduate. A minority candidate has often had to overcome discrimination in school, in admissions, in the classroom, and in team projects --and in consequence is far more flexible and adaptable, less brittle, and far more independent. And a different life background can not be compared to the "diversity of thought" possible among individuals sharing the same cultural milieu.

    This is unsupported hand-waving late night dorm room speculation, the sort of thing that is typically trotted out to argue for identity diversity.

    Note that a recent study reported on by the Harvard Business Review finds that cognitive diversity actually does seem to make groups more effective, while gender and ethnic diversity makes little difference. The people who do these sorts of studies tend to be devout Cultural Marxists, so naturally there will be studies claiming the opposite, but I find this study pretty convincing. (Of course I would, wouldn’t I. Science and politics are really not a good combination…)

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  29. TWalsh2 says:
    @ChrisZ
    Chief, whether she had an English teacher or not, she DID have an EDITOR at America’s supposed paper of record who should have flagged those words (and also “to be sure...”). “Screed” in particular, as applied to Damor’s essay, is simply not descriptive—at least no serious person who’s actually read it would describe it that way, even if he disagreed with it.

    In former times, newspaper editors served as gatekeepers for literary style and matters of fact. But that understated yet dignified aspect of the editorial role has been in collapsed for more than a decade, replaced (as here) with the usual agenda- and self-promoters. This piece is high-school level work at best; yet the writer evidently has a law degree and a credit in the New York Times. Shame on the editor who let it see “print.”

    The writer and writers like her, Coates as an example, all studied at the Oswald Bates school of writing:

    “First of all, we must internalize the ‘flatulation’ of the matter by transmitting the effervescence of the ‘Indianisian’ proximity in order to further segregate the crux of my venereal infection. Now, if I may retain my liquids here for one moment. I’d like to continue the ‘redundance’ of my quote, unquote ‘intestinal tract’, you see because to preclude on the issue of world domination would only circumvent – excuse me, circumcise the revelation that reflects the ‘Afro-disiatic’ symptoms which now perpetrates the Jheri Curis activation. Allow me to expose my colon once again. The ramification inflicted on the incision placed within the Fallopian cavities serves to be holistic taken from the Latin word ‘jalapeno’.”
    – Oswald Bates, In Living Color season 1 ep 3

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  30. whorefinder says: • Website
    @Harry Baldwin
    If you read issues of the New York Times or Time magazine from, say, the 1950s and earlier, they are written at a very high level and free of hysteria and obvious bias. Certainly, by the 1980s, the liberalism of these publications spread from their editorials to their news coverage.

    If you read issues of the New York Times or Time magazine from, say, the 1950s and earlier, they are written at a very high level and free of hysteria and obvious bias.

    Walter Duranty and Joseph Stalin would agree.

    More seriously, news sources have always been highly biased and highly partisan in tone; historically, most of them were directly owned by political parties and powerbrokers for the purposes of propaganda. But our view is warped because beginning in the middle of the 20th century we saw a shift to a less hysterical tone, both as a combination of a collusion among big media to tamp down on creating copycat criminals (e.g. with terrorists) and also with media consolidation thanks to limited television licensing.

    By mid-century the growth/monopoly of the Big Three networks combined with the shutting down of many cross-town rival newspapers allowed most news sources to present news in a non-hysterical fashion, simply because they had no competition or desperation. But the bias was still there—it was just that it was given in an authoritative, paternalistic, “that’s the way it is” way.

    These days, with the internet ripping apart news bias and shoddy analysis on hundreds of web pages and you tube channels, and newspapers/television networks losing viewers, the obvious hysteria has been amped up so as to at least get a loyal base of crazies to never leave—or at least that’s the hope. Salon.com may have zero credibility, but there’s a decent percentage of crazies willing to still go there daily and read the vitriol, pedophile promotion, and poisonous lies they spew, if only to calm their own mental problems.

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    • Replies: @EdwardM
    It used to be, as recently as the 1990s, that the main way that the MSM perpetuated their bias was in the selection of stories that they covered. The New York Times could be well-written and any individual article could be presented as fair-minded reporting.

    While that form of bias persists, the content of the articles themselves seems much more likely these days to betray the author's (and editors') bias. Now that alternative media sources allow fewer angles to remain uncovered, outlets like the Times have evidently felt the need to double down.
    , @benjaminl
    Ever since James Fulford pointed it out on VDare, I've always remembered this particular factoid:

    August 11, 1946: The [New York] Times introduce an editorial change announcing they will no longer refer to the race of persons suspected of a crime unless race is relevant to the story.
     
    Why then? I guess Civil Rights were gathering steam...

    https://web.archive.org/web/20171009201841/http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/nysnp/nytlucey.htm
    , @Dave Shanken
    Perhaps the NYT is just catering to their current readership, as all non-Hardcore Liberals have been siphoned off by other news sources.
    , @Forbes
    All which goes some way to explain that media bias is ever-present. Government rules on media cross-ownership tamped down on the competitive pressure of product differentiation, market segmentation. That blandness began to be upset with the explosion in cable and the internet, but social media has completely changed the game.

    I always felt the Fox News slogan "Fair and Balanced" was used to make a mockery of the other news outlets--said 'tongue in cheek' to highlight the contrast in coverage, in spite of the legacy gatekeepers (NYT, WaPo, ABC, CBS, NBC) claiming no bias in their coverage.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Walter Duranty and Joseph Stalin would agree.

    Well, you got me there.

    In the course of research I read a lot of old issues of the New York Times, from the mid 19th- through mid-20th century. It seemed less tendentious than it does now, and of course you didn't have the extreme social justice craziness of today even in left-wing publications back then.
    , @pyrrhus
    Pretty accurate summary!
    , @Stan Adams
    A "senior" (twentysomething) NYT editor tells all:
    https://breaking.projectveritas.com/NYTimes3.html

    Heartiste's take is amusing:
    https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2017/10/17/physiognomy-quiz-guess-the-personality-plus-thoughts-on-the-gaystream-media
    , @Moses
    I'm not a media historian, but it seems the idea that newspapers/media somehow are or should be unbiased purveyors of *truth* is a mid-to-late 20th century outlier.

    Back in the day newspapers were well known for espousing certain viewpoints and didn't hide it. Commenter Whorefinder wrote above that even when newspapers turned "unbiased" they were still biased, just hid it better. And having people believe your coverage is unbiased while maintaining bias amplifies the power of your propaganda.

    In a saner world reporters would list their political affiliation below their byline.
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  31. @Tiny Duck
    New trend? Seems like the same old thing packaged in new language. Same thing as when we were all given Myers-Briggs tests in the 80s and told that the real diversity was between ISTJs and ENFPs, not genders or races. Same old excuses for keeping the Old Boy network going.

    Many minority candidates are actually far more flexible than the "standard-issue" average engineering graduate. A minority candidate has often had to overcome discrimination in school, in admissions, in the classroom, and in team projects --and in consequence is far more flexible and adaptable, less brittle, and far more independent. And a different life background can not be compared to the "diversity of thought" possible among individuals sharing the same cultural milieu.

    Tiny Duck take a few night classes?
    He never writes this cogently or with decent grammar.
    This post proves he is more than one person or a pseudotroll having fun(Steve?).

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    You can tell when Tiny is rushing something out on his phone against a deadline.
    , @black sea
    He just copies and pastes from the comment sections of other websites. Simply through Googling, I once located a comment which he lifted, word for word, from the NY Times comments section.

    He's an incorrigible little duck, but he's our duck.
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  32. Diversity is avoided by wealthy White people.

    The leaders of the Democrat Party do not want to live in an area that is diverse.

    The only thing holding the United States together is monetary extremism from the Federal Reserve Bank.

    Monetary extremism is money printing, bond buying, asset purchases, piling up over 4 trillion dollars on the Fed’s balance sheet, Zero Interest Rate Policy(ZIRP), bailing out American International Group(AIG) so AIG could bail out Goldman Sachs, admitting that the federal funds rate will stay below 4 percent for a long damn time.

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  33. jb says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Mentioning Carlos Slim in a New York Times comment is like using a racial slur word in an iSteve comment.

    I’m particularly annoyed the Times got rid of the Public Editor, who was at least someone you could complain to about things like this. I guess they no longer felt the need for that particular fig leaf.

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    I think the problem was they thought a Public Editor would tamper down on cries of bias and act as a place guard. But the Public Editors starting admitting a lot of bias was going on and didn't defend so well. When budget cuts had to be made, the Public Editor was deemed more trouble than they were worth.
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  34. … embarrassingly low numbers of blacks and Latinos in the ranks of employees, in leadership roles, as suppliers and vendors…

    Who is she suggesting should be embarrassed by this inadequate performance, exactly?

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  35. @Steve Sailer
    Mentioning Carlos Slim in a New York Times comment is like using a racial slur word in an iSteve comment.

    Off Topic, although you might call it a Whitey’s Life Matters comment to get my favorite racial slur word in.

    The White Lives Matter rally in Tennessee will be a test for Attorney General Jeff Sessions. If Jeff Sessions makes it clear that free speech will be protected, then the White Lives Matter rally will be peaceful and free speech will be protected. I hope Jeff Sessions has made it clear to the Tennessee Highway Patrol that any nonsense by Antifa must be stopped immediately.

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  36. whorefinder says: • Website
    @jb
    I'm particularly annoyed the Times got rid of the Public Editor, who was at least someone you could complain to about things like this. I guess they no longer felt the need for that particular fig leaf.

    I think the problem was they thought a Public Editor would tamper down on cries of bias and act as a place guard. But the Public Editors starting admitting a lot of bias was going on and didn’t defend so well. When budget cuts had to be made, the Public Editor was deemed more trouble than they were worth.

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  37. njguy73 says:
    @Paul Yarbles
    Funny how no one in the race-gender diversity industry complains about the lack of diversity in landscaping jobs here in New Jersey. No blacks or women at all. None!

    Funny how no one in the race-gender diversity industry complains about the lack of diversity in landscaping jobs here in New Jersey. No blacks or women at all. None!

    A woman from our state working in landscaping? And risk getting her hair caught in a tree, or let herself maybe break a nail?

    Fuhgeddaboudit!

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  38. @Tiny Duck
    New trend? Seems like the same old thing packaged in new language. Same thing as when we were all given Myers-Briggs tests in the 80s and told that the real diversity was between ISTJs and ENFPs, not genders or races. Same old excuses for keeping the Old Boy network going.

    Many minority candidates are actually far more flexible than the "standard-issue" average engineering graduate. A minority candidate has often had to overcome discrimination in school, in admissions, in the classroom, and in team projects --and in consequence is far more flexible and adaptable, less brittle, and far more independent. And a different life background can not be compared to the "diversity of thought" possible among individuals sharing the same cultural milieu.

    Stop with the victim narrative. It is old. It is tired. It is weak.

    Upon what empirical basis do you rely in making the asseveration that “a minority candidate has often had to overcome discrimination in school, in admissions, in the classroom, and in team projects”?

    In the United States, for generations, minority candidates (read: Afro-American) have been coddled and have received preferential treatment notwithstanding the fact that they are cognitively inferior to Asians and Whites.

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    Ok smartass:

    because of birthrates white will be only 5% of the world population and People of Color will dominate.


    How you like them apples?
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  39. @Jack D
    Silly rabbit, everyone knows that diversity doesn't really mean "diversity", it's just the latest euphemism for "minority preference".

    Things that are inherently negative (African people, fools,minority preference) have to be referred to by a polite euphemism but after a while the polite euphemism itself develops negative connotations and you have to change the euphemism. And after a while, the replacement euphemism also gets tainted too, so you have to keep repeating the process. Fool become moron. Moron become retardate. African becomes colored. Colored becomes Negro. Affirmative action becomes diversity.

    Democrats have been brilliant at coming up with euphemisms because their underlying ideas are so shitty and have to be disguised in order to be sold. Favoring the killing of fetuses is called being "pro-choice". Minority preference is called "affirmative action". "Diversity" came about by accident when they were casting about for a rationale for affirmative action in a world where it was no longer possible to prove that the institution in question was still practicing (or had ever practiced) racial discrimination. Somehow they convinced the Supreme Court swing vote at the time (Cuckservative Justice Powell - being put on the Court tends to turn conservatives into cuckservatives) that AA was good because WHITE people would benefit from having Negroes and wise Latinas in the class room with them. They would learn more from the "diverse" experiences of their classmates. This was a great rationale because it needed no proof and never expired.

    The true meaning of diverse can be gleaned from this question:

    If a class is 100% minority it is:

    1. not diverse at all
    or
    2. REALLY diverse.

    Most people would say 2 - lots of "diversity" in that class!

    California now statutorily limits whiteness in the classroom. More than 30% white and the diverse students could be oppressed by the presence of so much whiteness.

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    California now statutorily limits whiteness in the classroom.
     
    What?
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  40. anon says: • Disclaimer

    Apple has the LGBT base covered.

    Plus they need to sell their stuff to to Latinas and POC.

    Beats by Dre? They are trying.

    Its still pretty much SWPL. Ho hum. Still the most valuable company in the world.

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  41. Tiny Duck says:
    @Big Bill
    My goodness, why are they merely "candidates" for (presumably) white employers? Why aren't they joining together and bringing their superior insights and experiences together and starting their own companies?

    I don’t think you understand institutional racism.

    white men tend to violently suppress People of Color forming businesses and entities

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    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    "white men tend to violently suppress People of Color forming businesses and entities"

    By boycotting the nonexistent high-quality products they flood the market with?

    Those dang Chinese, doing the work People of Color just won't do.
    , @bomag

    I don’t think you understand institutional racism.
     
    Dude; we're on the inside. We create and maintain institutional racism. Don't try this yourself; we are professionals.

    Or maybe IR is something you made up to explain away continued non-performance.


    white men tend to violently suppress People of Color forming businesses and entities

     

    Yeah, that's why all those Koreans; sub-continental Indians; Chinese; Vietnamese; etc. can't keep their business doors open.
    , @Jack D
    Just the other day I saw Oprah peddling her new O, That’s Good!, brand of soup on TV so I will watch the headlines for news of when the Campbell Soup Nazis beat the everliving sh(t out of her for this affront to the dignity of the white man and their monopoly on all forms of commerce including soup production.
    , @Forbes
    And not just, or merely, violently suppress People of Color forming businesses and entities--but also passively, virtually, literally, with hugs n' kisses, and with nuclear weapons. No effort to suppress is unexpressed in the never-ending battle to end the scourge of business and entity formation.
    , @Neil Templeton
    Thank you, Siri.
    , @Escher
    Why do people on this site continue to feed the troll?
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  42. TG says:

    Divide and conquer.

    Let the proles scrap amongst themselves for crumbs, while the elites make off with the whole loaf.

    Gay marriage! Diversity! Confederate statues! Transgender toilets! Gay confederate statues of color in transgender toilets!

    Pay no attention to all those trillions of dollars going for endless pointless winless wars on the other side of the world. Pay no attention to all those trillions of dollars in direct and indirect subsidies going to Wall Street (question: how much interest are YOU getting on your savings accounts?). Pay no attention to our massive forced population increases, and to the flooded job market, and to an entire generation of college students stuck in permanent debt-slavery. Pay no attention to the fact that one little error on your health insurance forms could saddle you with a million dollar debt. No don’t pay any attention to any of this. Because diversity.

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    -->question: how much interest are YOU getting on your savings accounts?

    Everyone gets screwed by this bit of interest rate distortion and manipulation.
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  43. @pepperinmono
    Tiny Duck take a few night classes?
    He never writes this cogently or with decent grammar.
    This post proves he is more than one person or a pseudotroll having fun(Steve?).

    You can tell when Tiny is rushing something out on his phone against a deadline.

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    Does he get paid by David Brock for his per-word troll, or is it per post only?

    I do enjoy how he's snidely turned it into a parody of what SJWs say. He's quite clever, I'm betting he's trying to be inside man at whatever company is paying him, but just can't help the snark, just to be sane.

    All in all, one of my all-time favorite trolls.
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  44. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

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

    It appears this is her website

    PS. That umlaut and accent appear to have been cultural appropriated.

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    BÄRÍ probably doesn't even like heavy metal or mariachi music.
    , @ThreeCranes
    Here's from her "about me" page on her website. (Please God, can I go home now?)

    "Bärí A. Williams is Head of Business Operations Management, North America at StubHub as of January 2017. In this role, she is responsible for business planning and operations, including cross functional work with Product, Marketing, Strategy, Partnerships, Customer Service, Trust and Safety to manage and oversee technical metrics, product innovation, key strategic partnerships and drive P&L results across the company.

    A really poorly constructed run-on sentence that mixes passive tense with active. "she is responsible for:....to manage....and drive P&L results across the company."

    Prior to StubHub, Ms. Williams was Lead Counsel for the Global Infrastructure, Development, and Operations (“Inbound”) Commercial Legal team at Facebook. In this role, she drafted and negotiated contracts supporting Facebook’s internet.org connectivity efforts, building aircrafts, satellites, and lasers, along with purchasing and procurement to keep the company running – from software and hardware for the development of new products for users, including marketing messenger bots for Tommy Hilfiger during Fashion Week, to deals for supplies and equipment needed to take care of Facebook employees worldwide. Additionally, she also successfully took on the passion project of developing strategy and implementing the launch Facebook’s Supplier Diversity Program, announced at White House Demo Day in 2015, and officially launched at NMSDC in October 2016. She also served on Facebook’s Black Employee Resource Group leadership team, which recently had its successful inaugural “Black Leadership Day” event.

    "she drafted and negotiated contracts....building aircrafts..." Tense and verb confusion attributed to one subject in the same sentence.

    ...

    Ms. Williams has been a featured speaker on panels at festivals and events, and has been featured on TheRoot.com, and in Black Enterprise and Essence magazines. She is a 2015 recipient of the National Bar Association’s “40 Under 40” award, recognizing young attorneys excelling in achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal community involvement in their careers, as well as their “Excellence in Legal Innovation” award, and a 2015 recipient of the Digital Diversity Network’s “Top 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity” award.

    Ms. Williams is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA, Mass Communications), St. Mary’s College of California (MBA), the University of California, Los Angeles (MA, African-American Studies), and the University of California, Hastings College of Law (JD). She is also very active in her community as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Incorporated, and in political organizing and fundraising at the local, state, and national level. An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children."

    "An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children."

    Now there's a clear unambiguous statement, well constructed, with one subject and one verb. Whew!

    What this shows is that with all these qualifications she still can't write a clear paragraph. Undaunted, she plows ahead, insisting that she and persons like her deserve to be considered for positions at the very highest level in our most advanced companies.

    She, and those like her, never stop to consider "Why?". "Why would a company brought into existence by white men wish to give itself up to rule by outsiders?" "Why would they hand over the reins of power to someone other than themselves?"
    , @Jack D
    Bari is just f9cking with you with all those phony diacritical marks to make herself appear more exotic and so that you could not mistake her for white.

    But if you listen to how she pronounces her own name, it is just plain Bari. Bar Ree. Bari probably doesn't even know what those funny marks mean and cares even less, but they look sweet, don't they?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kYUeLg54fU&feature=youtu.be&t=8
    , @njguy73
    I'm not of English descent, but I'd like to give a tip to my Anglo cohorts reading this:

    You want to show pride in your heritage? Use the techniques other groups use.

    If your name begins with "A" or "E," start spelling it with Æ. Ælfred, Æthelred, Æthelberht. If other groups can insist on having diacriticals, you can insist on your graphemes.
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  45. Steve, I notice that you just retweeted John Podhoretz’ tweet deploring a certain reprllent racist because of how he referred to the Weinstein bros. I guess you engaged in premature ridicule.

    But, as they say, Podhoretz’ tweet didn’t exactly age well.

    In the end, you had, once again, Trump’s Luck.

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    Premature eridiculmation.
    , @Anonymous
    I think Podhoretz was reacting to "Weinstein Company" as some anti-Jewish crypto-epithet (this is how the mind works among Dimmer-Americans). To be sure there are other ethnic-named companies who don't assiduously push stylish lefty claptrap all day--those "Blum House" geniuses sure churn out the tripe, profitably--as well as gentilic fonts of politesse (c.f. used-up old standbys Ed Begley Jr., Jane Fonda, etc.) but nothing else to truly combine the attuned liberal manners with mafia moxie (+ media marionetting) that Miramax/Weinstein wield(ed); therefore the joke doesn't work rewritten.

    It didn't occur to me before reading your comment, but maybe Podhoretz genuinely didn't understand, in some sheltered way, that the eponym of TWC, whom he subconsciously was defending in that retort, is in fact a blowhard sleazebag who up until last week pimped P.C. crap to cover up that he's a pig (real obvious to me, and I think to most, a dozen years ago at least). But nobody can be that autistic.

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  46. individual white men, each with their unique thoughts and ideas.

    Each with his unique thoughts and ideas. Not even liberal “gender neutral” grammar can save the writer now, with the specific definition of man preceding this.

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    David, thank you! This is one of my pet peeves. I don't like it even if there is no specific gender. Most of us here, at least, know the rules of English grammar, in which the masculine would be used otherwise (my pet peeve isn't particularly with any unz writers/commenters).

    I've seen this with a female subject too. "These tampons should only be properly applied by their user to their body. If there are more problems the tampon customer should immediately see their doctor." I mean, do these people know about the birds and the bees, and if not, should they really be hawking feminine products?

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  47. TheOldOne says:

    Stop picking on Tiny Duck. We need him/her/it; comic relief is a GOOD THING.

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    We need him/her/it
     
    Decades ago there was a radio talk show host, Jim Eason, that used he,she, or it and pronounced it like Heorshit....LOL

    TD is an allegedly human female from previous posts.... so get it right! Or better, left...

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  48. black sea says:
    @pepperinmono
    Tiny Duck take a few night classes?
    He never writes this cogently or with decent grammar.
    This post proves he is more than one person or a pseudotroll having fun(Steve?).

    He just copies and pastes from the comment sections of other websites. Simply through Googling, I once located a comment which he lifted, word for word, from the NY Times comments section.

    He’s an incorrigible little duck, but he’s our duck.

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  49. DCThrowback says: • Website
    @Arclight
    Always amusing to read that Silicon Valley is 'plagued' by a lack of some idealized version of racial and sexual diversity, when all evidence is that the lopsided representation of men, whites, and Asians is working just fine for the companies concerned.

    As Steve pointed out, the real issue at hand is that there is a ton of money sloshing around for those employed in the tech industry and all right-thinking people understand that this is a bad thing unless the right ratios of victim classes share in the spoils.

    I love this Seinfeld quote, and think it’s directly relevant to your post.

    https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/ce0d37ba-4984-4210-9a40-c9c9859a3164

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  50. Spud Boy says:

    On the one hand, we’re supposed to believe that corporate managers are money grubbing scoundrels would would sell their mother to make a buck, but when it comes time to hire the best people in support of that aim, they suddenly turn into racists who turn away the best candidates because of skin pigment.
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  51. Tulip says:

    Cognitive diversity is racist.

    First, it takes a high IQ and a streak of contrarianism to hold “diverse views”. I doubt these conditions are evenly spread across all racial groups, its probably mostly a white thing, or even, a white Protestant thing (the worst kind).

    Second, high IQ minorities are hindered by the “XXXXXX studies” industries, wherein they are indoctrinated to become agents of the diversity industry spewing a tired left-wing ethnonationalist conspiracy theory (WOG or White Occupied Government), so it is much more difficult for a minority to break free and be someone like Sowell.

    Third, the supposition is that “cognitive diversity” will lead to innovation and improvement, which implies some kind of objective norm for performance, and further suggests all the colonial baggage of “advanced civilization” versus “primitives” which Boas fought so strongly against. It is clearly just a dog whistle for white supremacy.

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    Yep.

    Looking just at the most visible blacks — the pundits and politicians — what's striking is how little diversity there is in their views, and in the subjects that interest them.

    Pick two black congressmen at random: what's the chance they'll disagree on "Trump, good or bad?" Or on, "Are taxes too high?" Pick two random black pundits, and chances are their last opinion pieces were both about Racist America.

    Moreover, the presence of just one black person in a room will reduce the diversity of views you'll hear from the white people.

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  52. @Technite78

    "This shift creates a distraction from efforts to increase the race and gender diversity the tech industry is sorely lacking."
    ...

    "But working to increase them alone won’t do anything to address the well-documented shortcomings that plague tech companies ."
     
    With these obviously serious problems one is amazed tech companies are able to survive, much less dominate the economy!

    “This shift creates a distraction from efforts to increase the race and gender diversity the tech industry is sorely lacking.”

    The problem is that adjective – sorely. It implies that the alleged lack of diversity is somehow causing the companies pain. I don’t see that connection.

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    I'm making a huge generalization here, but the blacks and Muslims we have hired have been on average problematic on a number of levels. The Hispanics not so much: mind you, a lot of Hispanics ARE problematic but the variance of the Hispanic population is also very high compared to other groups, so it doesn't really take as much extra vigilance to find quality specimens. The only significant HR challenge with considering Hispanics for hire, at the white-collar level, lies in assessing the degree to which their credentials are bolstered by affirmative action rather than competence, but this is still less of a concern than it is with blacks, and if they got into a decent school it is also likely they benefited from a higher degree of socialization alongside whites.
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  53. Tulip says:

    Political Mad Lib:

    __________ are an extremely influential and powerful group which secretly controls the United States Government and sets policies that serve the interests of _____________, not only at the expense of the others, but is actually actively involved in a genocidal campaign against the ___________ bodies of the innocent Others. The American majority, even though many are of good will, consciously and unconsciously cooperates with these nefarious force, deluded by false consciousness perpetuated through the media and social stereotypes, which results in the majority themselves being enslaved to these evil people.

    If you put “whites” in the first two boxes, and “black” in the last box, you are a TNC-loving American liberal.

    If you put “Jews” in the first two boxes, and “white” in the last box, you are an irrational deplorable member of the Alt-Right, which has absolutely nothing in common with mainstream American liberalism.

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    Nicely done ✅
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  54. A1 says:
    @Tiny Duck
    New trend? Seems like the same old thing packaged in new language. Same thing as when we were all given Myers-Briggs tests in the 80s and told that the real diversity was between ISTJs and ENFPs, not genders or races. Same old excuses for keeping the Old Boy network going.

    Many minority candidates are actually far more flexible than the "standard-issue" average engineering graduate. A minority candidate has often had to overcome discrimination in school, in admissions, in the classroom, and in team projects --and in consequence is far more flexible and adaptable, less brittle, and far more independent. And a different life background can not be compared to the "diversity of thought" possible among individuals sharing the same cultural milieu.

    You need to work with Indian and Chinese engineers more often. They tend to be very rule bound and hierarchical. Particularly funny is an Indian of lower caste managing and Indian of higher caste, often due to age or experience. They hate each other hehehehe.

    The Indians are like the brits. When two of them meet and after one talks they hate each other as the accent determines class and caste and all that other stuff.

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  55. Barnard says:

    OT: Marc Faber taking a break from predicting doom and gloom for the stock market says, “And thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks. Otherwise, the US would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look like one day anyway, but at least America enjoyed 200 years in the economic and political sun under a white majority.”

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/17/dr-doom-faber-thank-god-white-people-populated-america.html

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    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
    Marc Faber should be invited to the WHITE LIVES MATTER rally in Tennessee on October 28th. Marc Faber is correct in his assertion that Blacks could not have created the political and cultural civilization that European Christians did in America.

    Sam Francis said:

    (Whites must)..."reassert our identity and our solidarity, and we must do so in explicitly racial terms through the articulation of a racial consciousness as whites... The civilization that we as whites created in Europe and America could not have developed apart from the genetic endowments of the creating people, nor is there any reason to believe that the civilization can be successfully transmitted to a different people."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_T._Francis
    , @LondonBob
    Faber has been my go to investment guru for the past 15 years, so pleased to see him state the truth. Perhaps all his critics can sink their life investments in to Sub Saharan Africa, I doubt they will. Even more pleased he isn't backing down either, 'reached out for a comment, Faber said, "apologize for what? For stating the truth?"'

    Remember kids, he has FU money so he doesn't need to care that he has been sacked from various board of directors.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Yeah, I've been sloooowly going through the comments, can you tell? (kinda busy) I just had to chime in that I saw this on Zerohedge first, and it was by "Tyler Durden", or one of them, not a guest. It surprised me that ZH wrote about this in the same manner as (I'm assuming, but it's like 99.99% likely) your cnbc article was written - gloating and scolding. This surprised me.

    Now that just gave me a lot less respect for Zerohedge, in that one small post. I know they are high on financial gloom and doom, a bit too high, but they have always seemed truthful and un-pc to me. Now, the guy is trashing Marc Faber, who is a fellow gloom/doomer and does a lot of bad-mouthing of the US (same as ZH, a bit too much for me.) They used to like him, but if this truthful statement turns off Tyler Durden, I don't think he should use the "fight club" meme any more - it should be more like "safe space club". For shame, Zerohedge, for shame!

    The commenters are a different story. I can't read them with my browser, but I look forward to reading some later. They make unz readers look PC-all-to-hell.
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  56. Arclight says:
    @Yak-15
    The most fascinating part of this entire, bizarre diversity push is the complete lack of evidence to support their claims. When, in the history of tech, has a "diverse" tech company ever outperformed a traditional tech company?

    No kidding – The Atlantic had a piece last month about how Uber is suffering because not enough women work there…I don’t think that’s the problem.

    Similarly, Google explicitly states it hires on the best and I understand it is truly a very difficult place to get hired at – and then goes on to beat its chest about how it needs to do better with diversity. No one asks if maybe the ‘diversity’ isn’t really pulling its weight enough to merit hiring in the first place.

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  57. @Jack D
    Silly rabbit, everyone knows that diversity doesn't really mean "diversity", it's just the latest euphemism for "minority preference".

    Things that are inherently negative (African people, fools,minority preference) have to be referred to by a polite euphemism but after a while the polite euphemism itself develops negative connotations and you have to change the euphemism. And after a while, the replacement euphemism also gets tainted too, so you have to keep repeating the process. Fool become moron. Moron become retardate. African becomes colored. Colored becomes Negro. Affirmative action becomes diversity.

    Democrats have been brilliant at coming up with euphemisms because their underlying ideas are so shitty and have to be disguised in order to be sold. Favoring the killing of fetuses is called being "pro-choice". Minority preference is called "affirmative action". "Diversity" came about by accident when they were casting about for a rationale for affirmative action in a world where it was no longer possible to prove that the institution in question was still practicing (or had ever practiced) racial discrimination. Somehow they convinced the Supreme Court swing vote at the time (Cuckservative Justice Powell - being put on the Court tends to turn conservatives into cuckservatives) that AA was good because WHITE people would benefit from having Negroes and wise Latinas in the class room with them. They would learn more from the "diverse" experiences of their classmates. This was a great rationale because it needed no proof and never expired.

    The true meaning of diverse can be gleaned from this question:

    If a class is 100% minority it is:

    1. not diverse at all
    or
    2. REALLY diverse.

    Most people would say 2 - lots of "diversity" in that class!

    A screed approaching a rant.

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    It seemed to sit well with me. On the euphemisms business:

    Examples here:
    negro –> colored —> afro-american —> black —> whatever-the-hell
    retarded —> slow —> short-bus-riding —> mentally challenged —> ??
    bat-shit-crazy —> nutty —> very excitable —> differently logiced —-> NY mayoralty material
    gimpy —> lame —> handicapped —> ??

    and so on.
     
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  58. @anonymous

    BÄRÍ: An umlaut and an accent in just four letters! Now that’s diverse.
     
    It appears this is her website

    PS. That umlaut and accent appear to have been cultural appropriated.

    BÄRÍ probably doesn’t even like heavy metal or mariachi music.

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  59. @Cloudbuster
    California now statutorily limits whiteness in the classroom. More than 30% white and the diverse students could be oppressed by the presence of so much whiteness.

    California now statutorily limits whiteness in the classroom.

    What?

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    In the LAUSD, a school that is less than 30% white gets all kinds of extra money, personnel, and services.

    Google "PHBAO" [= "Predominately Hispanic, Black, Asian or Other"].

    Once a school is over 30% white, the bennies get cut off. So white parents are calling their kids "Hispanic" to keep their schools from being cut off. And white folks are REALLY p!ssed at Mexicans who call their kids "white" instead of "Hispanic".

    It is a quirky California "flight from white".
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  60. @Tiny Duck
    I don't think you understand institutional racism.

    white men tend to violently suppress People of Color forming businesses and entities

    “white men tend to violently suppress People of Color forming businesses and entities”

    By boycotting the nonexistent high-quality products they flood the market with?

    Those dang Chinese, doing the work People of Color just won’t do.

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  61. Priya says:

    The author feels comfortable raging against this non existent group of blonde haired blue eyed tech leaders, but I’d like to see one company in silicone valley where this exists. The reality is that successful tech companies would have executive councils that include dark haired Jews and east and south Asians.

    For that matter, is it even the case that Asian women are underrepresented in tech companies compared to their overall prevalence in the us population? I suspect they are not. Asian men are overrepresented and I would guess that Asian women end up being more or less proportionately represented. I think really we have 3 groups less represented in tech companies. Blacks, who do not have the competence for such jobs. Latinos who lack both the competence and interest and white women who probably would be competent if they wanted to work in tech jobs but severely lack the interest to do this work.

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    Blacks, who do not have the competence for such jobs. Latinos who lack both the competence and interest and white women who probably would be competent if they wanted to work in tech jobs but severely lack the interest to do this work.
     
    Correct. White women are too busy playing bimbo in high school to get boys' attention. Being bad in math is a badge of honor, it implies a white girl is stupid and therefore more attractive to boys. White moms will proudly announce "Britney/Brook can't do math" and in the next breath go on to brag about their daughter's busy social life/boyfriend and cheer practice. White moms care more about their daughters being popular than being smart. It's a real tragedy if their daughters don't have a date for the homecoming dance or prom but who cares if they get a D in Algebra 2.

    But no worries every tech geek who makes it big with his stock option will want a hot car and a hot white girlfriend/wife immediately.

    , @Achmed E. Newman

    I’d like to see one company in silicone valley...
     
    I think silicone valley would be a place where women would dominate the work force. You know, as the predominant only customers of the product and all, albeit not the "end users".

    Now, silicon valley is quite different....

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  62. bomag says:
    @Tiny Duck
    I don't think you understand institutional racism.

    white men tend to violently suppress People of Color forming businesses and entities

    I don’t think you understand institutional racism.

    Dude; we’re on the inside. We create and maintain institutional racism. Don’t try this yourself; we are professionals.

    Or maybe IR is something you made up to explain away continued non-performance.

    white men tend to violently suppress People of Color forming businesses and entities

    Yeah, that’s why all those Koreans; sub-continental Indians; Chinese; Vietnamese; etc. can’t keep their business doors open.

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    Yeah, that’s why all those Koreans; sub-continental Indians; Chinese; Vietnamese; etc. can’t keep their business doors open.

    Come on, we all know that when Duck uses "POC" he is not thinking of nor referring to these groups of people.
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  63. Thomm says:
    @Arclight
    Always amusing to read that Silicon Valley is 'plagued' by a lack of some idealized version of racial and sexual diversity, when all evidence is that the lopsided representation of men, whites, and Asians is working just fine for the companies concerned.

    As Steve pointed out, the real issue at hand is that there is a ton of money sloshing around for those employed in the tech industry and all right-thinking people understand that this is a bad thing unless the right ratios of victim classes share in the spoils.

    40% of the high-paying jobs in Silicon Valley are held by Asians, despite being under 6% of the US population. Even these Asians are quite diverse amongst themselves, with Chinese and Indians being top two largest groups in Silicon Valley, both of whom are quite different from each other.

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    Chinese and Indians being top two largest groups in Silicon Valley
     
    What kind of Chinese. Cantonese? Hakka? Minnan? Toisan (like Leland Yee)? Miao? Hui (Muslim group with some Persian ancestry)? Tibetans? Jiangsu? Or even Manchu flying under the radar?
    , @Forbes
    One billion Chinese plus one billion Indians equals two billion non-diverse Asians. It's called new math.
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  64. Svigor says:

    OT:

    Hollywood executive notes that rampant sexual harassment is not limited to entertainment industry.

    Christmas came early this year. The Weinstein thing just keeps on givin’.

    But under the cloud of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment allegations, Katzenberg ended up focusing much of his talk on a scourge that goes back to the early days of Hollywood: the casting couch.

    The ol’ Hollywood frontlash.

    Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company, the company he co-founded, just days after an Oct. 5 New York Times story first brought to light sexual harassment allegations involving dozens of women. While offering an insider’s perspective of the Hollywood producer at the center of the scandal, Katzenberg noted that sexual harassment and abuse is larger than just Hollywood, referencing recent scandals involving Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and Fox TV personality Bill O’Reilly, Silicon Valley and even President Donald Trump.

    So, not just the OLD media, but that newfangled TELEVISION, too. Oh, and something about something Trump said once.

    I gotta say, now that talk has turned to Hollywood/Weinstein’s pimp-whore dynamic, I’m super-impressed with how leftists have nobly pivoted to bashing Trump every time the subject comes up.

    “I’ve had hundreds of meetings with Harvey Weinstein, and literally not a single time was Harvey abusive to someone in my presence,” Katzenberg said. “Somehow this behavior was masked by him.

    “I never saw nuttin’. Everybody got that?”

    “The tragic part is these women masked it from us too because they were intimidated,” he said.

    “I NEVER SAW NUTTIN’. EVERYBODY GOT THAT?”

    That should’ve been the title of the article.

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    “I’ve had hundreds of meetings with Harvey Weinstein, and literally not a single time was Harvey abusive to someone in my presence,” Katzenberg said. “Somehow this behavior was masked by him.

     

    "When I was around", Katzenberg clarified, "Weinstein was a perfect gentleman to the potted plants."
    , @Jack D

    I’ve had hundreds of meetings with Harvey Weinstein, and literally not a single time was Harvey abusive to someone in my presence,” Katzenberg said.
     
    This might literally be true in a Clintonian way. Everyone in Hollywood knew what a monster Harvey was but Katzenberg qualifies his statement with "in my presence".

    His entire premise is ridiculous - did he think Harvey was going to grab at women in Katzenberg's presence at a studio meeting? In every reported instance, Weinstein arranged to be alone with these women. Sometimes the meeting would start out with other staffers, often women, present to lure the victim into the meeting and give her a false sense of security that this was not going to be a casting couch interview and then at some point (probably some pre-arranged signal from Harvey) the staffers would disappear and Harvey would be left alone with the woman and he would start doing his thing.
    , @Anonymous
    Desperate, clumsy, can't-control-my-own-hand shoehorning of Trump (and even Bill O'Reilly!) into every de-rigeur Harv Monahan thumbsucker* of the week, is the new "And you are lynching Negroes"

    *"I was among the first to get out my Weinstein-denouncing op-ed... the first after the 30-year hold I mean"

    , @Olorin

    Christmas came early this year.
     
    Gentlemen, can we please agree never to use this phrase in connection with Harvey Weinstein?
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  65. George says:

    11 Facts Yü Should Know About the Umlaut

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/58936/11-facts-yu-should-know-about-umlaut

    I still can’t figure out if her name is pronounced Bay-ree or Bah-ree or Bay-r-eye or Bah-r-eye accent on last syllable.

    Bi rye sort of follows the pulling vowels later in the word forward.

    Her web page is unconcerned with pronunciation.

    https://www.bariawilliams.com/

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    OMG -- how bärfworthí!
    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    I think it's actually meant to be pronounced D'Shauna-Quicious. Her parents were a little bit confused about umlauts and orthography in general.
    , @AndrewR
    I went to school with a rather friendly black girl named D'Na: pronounced duh-NAY
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  66. @anonymous

    BÄRÍ: An umlaut and an accent in just four letters! Now that’s diverse.
     
    It appears this is her website

    PS. That umlaut and accent appear to have been cultural appropriated.

    Here’s from her “about me” page on her website. (Please God, can I go home now?)

    “Bärí A. Williams is Head of Business Operations Management, North America at StubHub as of January 2017. In this role, she is responsible for business planning and operations, including cross functional work with Product, Marketing, Strategy, Partnerships, Customer Service, Trust and Safety to manage and oversee technical metrics, product innovation, key strategic partnerships and drive P&L results across the company.

    A really poorly constructed run-on sentence that mixes passive tense with active. “she is responsible for:….to manage….and drive P&L results across the company.”

    Prior to StubHub, Ms. Williams was Lead Counsel for the Global Infrastructure, Development, and Operations (“Inbound”) Commercial Legal team at Facebook. In this role, she drafted and negotiated contracts supporting Facebook’s internet.org connectivity efforts, building aircrafts, satellites, and lasers, along with purchasing and procurement to keep the company running – from software and hardware for the development of new products for users, including marketing messenger bots for Tommy Hilfiger during Fashion Week, to deals for supplies and equipment needed to take care of Facebook employees worldwide. Additionally, she also successfully took on the passion project of developing strategy and implementing the launch Facebook’s Supplier Diversity Program, announced at White House Demo Day in 2015, and officially launched at NMSDC in October 2016. She also served on Facebook’s Black Employee Resource Group leadership team, which recently had its successful inaugural “Black Leadership Day” event.

    “she drafted and negotiated contracts….building aircrafts…” Tense and verb confusion attributed to one subject in the same sentence.

    Ms. Williams has been a featured speaker on panels at festivals and events, and has been featured on TheRoot.com, and in Black Enterprise and Essence magazines. She is a 2015 recipient of the National Bar Association’s “40 Under 40” award, recognizing young attorneys excelling in achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal community involvement in their careers, as well as their “Excellence in Legal Innovation” award, and a 2015 recipient of the Digital Diversity Network’s “Top 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity” award.

    Ms. Williams is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA, Mass Communications), St. Mary’s College of California (MBA), the University of California, Los Angeles (MA, African-American Studies), and the University of California, Hastings College of Law (JD). She is also very active in her community as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Incorporated, and in political organizing and fundraising at the local, state, and national level. An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children.”

    “An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children.”

    Now there’s a clear unambiguous statement, well constructed, with one subject and one verb. Whew!

    What this shows is that with all these qualifications she still can’t write a clear paragraph. Undaunted, she plows ahead, insisting that she and persons like her deserve to be considered for positions at the very highest level in our most advanced companies.

    She, and those like her, never stop to consider “Why?”. “Why would a company brought into existence by white men wish to give itself up to rule by outsiders?” “Why would they hand over the reins of power to someone other than themselves?”

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    Her job descriptions make my head hurt. Now what did she do with "aircrafts" and lasers?
    , @Pericles

    Bärí A. Williams is Head of Business Operations Management, North America at StubHub as of January 2017

     

    Somebody call her and record how she answers the phone.
    , @Thomas

    “Bärí A. Williams is Head of Business Operations Management, North America at StubHub..."
    ...
    "Prior to StubHub, Ms. Williams was Lead Counsel for the Global Infrastructure, Development, and Operations (“Inbound”) Commercial Legal team at Facebook..."
     
    I guess coming up with vague "diversity and inclusion" or "community development" job titles has gotten too obvious, you have to add more apparently descriptive but meaningless qualifiers to make an affirmative action sinecure sound significant and fend off the Mau Maus now.

    What I wonder is what it took to get this not-too-well-veiled application for a better job at Apple by Ms. Williams on the Times' op-ed page.

    , @Peter Hrobak

    “An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children.”

    Now there’s a clear unambiguous statement, well constructed, with one subject and one verb. Whew!

     

    No it’s not! Read it again: “An Oakland native, she and her husband [...]”

    The intro clause (singular) and the actual subject (plural) don’t match. This is classic bad writing, though admittedly very common, even among journalists.

    , @The Alarmist

    "Bärí A"
     
    How is that pronounced? Like Barrier with the 'r' cut off, NY-style?

    She doesn't need to stress the obvious message of her bio ... she was an affirmative action hire. But it's mighty white of her to admit that there might be other points of view that have nothing to do with race and gender.
    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    Short translation of this mulatta's resume: "I have been an affirmative action parasite, performing at a sub-optimal level in every position I've ever had and I'll sue your ass off if you get in my way."
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    I GET THAT! I GET THAT! Just answer my question. What does Miss Barometric do for a living? Please for the 3rd time, just answer my question. What does she get paid to do? I know, I know, she has some diversity; she has some excellence. I GOT THAT! What does she do for a living?

    /Carlson


    ;-}
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  67. JimB says:

    I just don’t care if Silicon Valley gets shaken down for billions. Its whole purpose is to build a surveillance state, destroy white collar jobs, import third world programmers, and drive wealth into the hands of a small class of tech oligarchs.

    Godspeed, BÄRÍ Williams.

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    • Replies: @Barnard
    Part of the purpose of the shakedown is to make sure people like Bari Williams are controlling the surveillance state. The shakedown's success is the worst possible outcome. In no way does this prevent any of the problems created by the Silicon Valley oligarchs.
    , @Forbes
    The problem with a reluctance of concern about SV getting "shaken down for billions" is that it is unlikely to change the outcome of driving "wealth into the hands of a small class of tech oligarchs."
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  68. @Paul Yarbles
    Funny how no one in the race-gender diversity industry complains about the lack of diversity in landscaping jobs here in New Jersey. No blacks or women at all. None!

    …the lack of diversity in landscaping jobs…

    Those jobs were done by young white men like me when I was a young white man. I earned money during college by doing landscaping one summer.

    As a young, white man, I did a lot of jobs “Americans won’t do.” Our country was 85-90% white then.

    Now that I am an old, endangered white man, those jobs are done by imported cheap labor, which is “diverse.”

    We have achieved diversity in landscaping!

    And our country is 60% white or less.

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    Those jobs were done by young white men like me when I was a young white man. I earned money during college by doing landscaping one summer.
     
    This was a commonplace once. Now we read that these are jobs Americans won't do. And U.S. Senators, and U. S. Representatives tell us that they have heard the pleas of the employers, and look away as we import evermore workers to do those jobs. And once we get to seven billion USA residents maybe their dishonest claims will be put to rest, right next to personal autonomy and human dignity. Third world status is too bad, but don't we all deserve it? After all, who are we to gainsay our betters?

    Vote Democrat, and establishment Republican, so that they can do for us, what they have done for Detroit.
    , @Anonymous
    However it's undeniably true that there were fewer young native kids entering the workforce from circa the 1990s than in earlier generations, due to the sharp drop in birthrates that occurred in the 1970s, among both blacks and whites. Employers could just have increased wages of course, but it was cheaper to lobby for immigration.
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  69. MarkinLA says:
    @Tiny Duck
    New trend? Seems like the same old thing packaged in new language. Same thing as when we were all given Myers-Briggs tests in the 80s and told that the real diversity was between ISTJs and ENFPs, not genders or races. Same old excuses for keeping the Old Boy network going.

    Many minority candidates are actually far more flexible than the "standard-issue" average engineering graduate. A minority candidate has often had to overcome discrimination in school, in admissions, in the classroom, and in team projects --and in consequence is far more flexible and adaptable, less brittle, and far more independent. And a different life background can not be compared to the "diversity of thought" possible among individuals sharing the same cultural milieu.

    less brittle,

    Yeah, must be why they file lawsuits at the drop of a hat over being disrespected in some way.

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    You should be a minority for one day to see how it feels
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  70. Big Bill says:
    @Dieter Kief

    California now statutorily limits whiteness in the classroom.
     
    What?

    In the LAUSD, a school that is less than 30% white gets all kinds of extra money, personnel, and services.

    Google “PHBAO” [= "Predominately Hispanic, Black, Asian or Other"].

    Once a school is over 30% white, the bennies get cut off. So white parents are calling their kids “Hispanic” to keep their schools from being cut off. And white folks are REALLY p!ssed at Mexicans who call their kids “white” instead of “Hispanic”.

    It is a quirky California “flight from white”.

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    So that means Mission San Jose HS in Fremont, where the average house must be pushing $2M, gets extra money, but Redding doesn't. Classic.
    , @Cloudbuster
    That pretty well covers it. Thanks.
    , @Pericles
    "Quirky" sounds a lot more benign than what you describe. Unbelievable.
    , @Dieter Kief
    Interesting - thanks!
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    (Steve Bannon is basically right: There are lots of untold very interesting stories out there).
    , @Triumph104
    Ironically, Ron Unz attended Walter Reed.

    Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood is one of nine schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District facing staff cuts and in turn larger class sizes because the percentage of nonwhite students has dipped below 70 percent.

    Following a 1978 Los Angeles Superior Court-ordered integration program, LAUSD schools in neighborhoods with large minority populations get more funding when the proportion of white students is below 30 percent.

     

    http://www.dailynews.com/2017/03/27/north-hollywood-school-faces-cuts-because-of-rise-in-white-student-population/
    , @wrd9
    Civil disobedience by whites. 'Bout time. They need to do it for college admissions, too.
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  71. @Tiny Duck
    New trend? Seems like the same old thing packaged in new language. Same thing as when we were all given Myers-Briggs tests in the 80s and told that the real diversity was between ISTJs and ENFPs, not genders or races. Same old excuses for keeping the Old Boy network going.

    Many minority candidates are actually far more flexible than the "standard-issue" average engineering graduate. A minority candidate has often had to overcome discrimination in school, in admissions, in the classroom, and in team projects --and in consequence is far more flexible and adaptable, less brittle, and far more independent. And a different life background can not be compared to the "diversity of thought" possible among individuals sharing the same cultural milieu.

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  72. Barnard says:
    @JimB
    I just don’t care if Silicon Valley gets shaken down for billions. Its whole purpose is to build a surveillance state, destroy white collar jobs, import third world programmers, and drive wealth into the hands of a small class of tech oligarchs.

    Godspeed, BÄRÍ Williams.

    Part of the purpose of the shakedown is to make sure people like Bari Williams are controlling the surveillance state. The shakedown’s success is the worst possible outcome. In no way does this prevent any of the problems created by the Silicon Valley oligarchs.

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  73. EdwardM says:
    @whorefinder

    If you read issues of the New York Times or Time magazine from, say, the 1950s and earlier, they are written at a very high level and free of hysteria and obvious bias.
     
    Walter Duranty and Joseph Stalin would agree.

    More seriously, news sources have always been highly biased and highly partisan in tone; historically, most of them were directly owned by political parties and powerbrokers for the purposes of propaganda. But our view is warped because beginning in the middle of the 20th century we saw a shift to a less hysterical tone, both as a combination of a collusion among big media to tamp down on creating copycat criminals (e.g. with terrorists) and also with media consolidation thanks to limited television licensing.

    By mid-century the growth/monopoly of the Big Three networks combined with the shutting down of many cross-town rival newspapers allowed most news sources to present news in a non-hysterical fashion, simply because they had no competition or desperation. But the bias was still there---it was just that it was given in an authoritative, paternalistic, "that's the way it is" way.

    These days, with the internet ripping apart news bias and shoddy analysis on hundreds of web pages and you tube channels, and newspapers/television networks losing viewers, the obvious hysteria has been amped up so as to at least get a loyal base of crazies to never leave---or at least that's the hope. Salon.com may have zero credibility, but there's a decent percentage of crazies willing to still go there daily and read the vitriol, pedophile promotion, and poisonous lies they spew, if only to calm their own mental problems.

    It used to be, as recently as the 1990s, that the main way that the MSM perpetuated their bias was in the selection of stories that they covered. The New York Times could be well-written and any individual article could be presented as fair-minded reporting.

    While that form of bias persists, the content of the articles themselves seems much more likely these days to betray the author’s (and editors’) bias. Now that alternative media sources allow fewer angles to remain uncovered, outlets like the Times have evidently felt the need to double down.

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    "outlets like the Times have evidently felt the need to double down"

    SJWs always double down, as a book title told me.
    , @whorefinder

    , outlets like the Times have evidently felt the need to double down.
     
    SJWs always double down.
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  74. Lurker says:
    @candid_observer
    Steve, I notice that you just retweeted John Podhoretz' tweet deploring a certain reprllent racist because of how he referred to the Weinstein bros. I guess you engaged in premature ridicule.

    But, as they say, Podhoretz' tweet didn't exactly age well.

    In the end, you had, once again, Trump's Luck.

    Premature eridiculmation.

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  75. @Big Bill
    In the LAUSD, a school that is less than 30% white gets all kinds of extra money, personnel, and services.

    Google "PHBAO" [= "Predominately Hispanic, Black, Asian or Other"].

    Once a school is over 30% white, the bennies get cut off. So white parents are calling their kids "Hispanic" to keep their schools from being cut off. And white folks are REALLY p!ssed at Mexicans who call their kids "white" instead of "Hispanic".

    It is a quirky California "flight from white".

    So that means Mission San Jose HS in Fremont, where the average house must be pushing $2M, gets extra money, but Redding doesn’t. Classic.

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    Those schools aren't in Los Angeles (LAUSD), so they are not affected by the policy. The initial post mentioned California, but it is not a state-wide policy.
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  76. GregMan says:

    “white men tend to violently suppress People of Color forming businesses and entities”

    I personally helped burn down several “Businesses of Color” last week. Then we napalmed a black-owned Internet company, staged an amphibious assault on a woman-owned car wash, and aerially bombarded an HBCU with several squadrons of B-17s. Next week we will be attacking Pancho’s Taco Emporium with cavalry.

    Tiny D*ck, go look up a multi-syllabic word like “violently” before you use it. You clearly violently struggle with anything longer than three or four letters.

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    I'm gonna let you in on a secret:

    TD is a test.

    You have failed it.
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  78. MEH 0910 says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Mentioning Carlos Slim in a New York Times comment is like using a racial slur word in an iSteve comment.

    -wordnay

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  79. @ThreeCranes
    Here's from her "about me" page on her website. (Please God, can I go home now?)

    "Bärí A. Williams is Head of Business Operations Management, North America at StubHub as of January 2017. In this role, she is responsible for business planning and operations, including cross functional work with Product, Marketing, Strategy, Partnerships, Customer Service, Trust and Safety to manage and oversee technical metrics, product innovation, key strategic partnerships and drive P&L results across the company.

    A really poorly constructed run-on sentence that mixes passive tense with active. "she is responsible for:....to manage....and drive P&L results across the company."

    Prior to StubHub, Ms. Williams was Lead Counsel for the Global Infrastructure, Development, and Operations (“Inbound”) Commercial Legal team at Facebook. In this role, she drafted and negotiated contracts supporting Facebook’s internet.org connectivity efforts, building aircrafts, satellites, and lasers, along with purchasing and procurement to keep the company running – from software and hardware for the development of new products for users, including marketing messenger bots for Tommy Hilfiger during Fashion Week, to deals for supplies and equipment needed to take care of Facebook employees worldwide. Additionally, she also successfully took on the passion project of developing strategy and implementing the launch Facebook’s Supplier Diversity Program, announced at White House Demo Day in 2015, and officially launched at NMSDC in October 2016. She also served on Facebook’s Black Employee Resource Group leadership team, which recently had its successful inaugural “Black Leadership Day” event.

    "she drafted and negotiated contracts....building aircrafts..." Tense and verb confusion attributed to one subject in the same sentence.

    ...

    Ms. Williams has been a featured speaker on panels at festivals and events, and has been featured on TheRoot.com, and in Black Enterprise and Essence magazines. She is a 2015 recipient of the National Bar Association’s “40 Under 40” award, recognizing young attorneys excelling in achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal community involvement in their careers, as well as their “Excellence in Legal Innovation” award, and a 2015 recipient of the Digital Diversity Network’s “Top 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity” award.

    Ms. Williams is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA, Mass Communications), St. Mary’s College of California (MBA), the University of California, Los Angeles (MA, African-American Studies), and the University of California, Hastings College of Law (JD). She is also very active in her community as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Incorporated, and in political organizing and fundraising at the local, state, and national level. An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children."

    "An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children."

    Now there's a clear unambiguous statement, well constructed, with one subject and one verb. Whew!

    What this shows is that with all these qualifications she still can't write a clear paragraph. Undaunted, she plows ahead, insisting that she and persons like her deserve to be considered for positions at the very highest level in our most advanced companies.

    She, and those like her, never stop to consider "Why?". "Why would a company brought into existence by white men wish to give itself up to rule by outsiders?" "Why would they hand over the reins of power to someone other than themselves?"

    Her job descriptions make my head hurt. Now what did she do with “aircrafts” and lasers?

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  80. @Big Bill
    In the LAUSD, a school that is less than 30% white gets all kinds of extra money, personnel, and services.

    Google "PHBAO" [= "Predominately Hispanic, Black, Asian or Other"].

    Once a school is over 30% white, the bennies get cut off. So white parents are calling their kids "Hispanic" to keep their schools from being cut off. And white folks are REALLY p!ssed at Mexicans who call their kids "white" instead of "Hispanic".

    It is a quirky California "flight from white".

    That pretty well covers it. Thanks.

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  81. Diversity will drown the Democrat Party. The demographic attack on White Core America can be reversed. The anti-White propaganda emanating from the corporate media can be stopped.

    The treasonous White geezers who run the Democrat Party have made it clear that they will not try to win the votes of Whites Without College Degrees(WWCDs). WWCDs are abandoning the Democrat Party. It is now up to patriotic Americans to signal that they will defend and advance the interests of WWCDs.

    Despite President Trump’s entente cordiale with that treasonous baby boomer arsehole Mitch McConnell, the best way to signal to WWCDs that you will fight for them is to rhetorically hammer both the Democrat Party and the ruling class rats in the Republican Party.

    I don’t want to hear no bullshit about Mitch McConnell not being a baby boomer because that chinless piece of dogshit was born in 1942. The Eternal Baby Boomer is strong with that mass immigration booster Mitch McConnell. McConnell didn’t do anything to stop the Rubio/Obama Illegal Alien Amnesty — Mass Immigration Surge bill(S744) that passed the US Senate in June of 2013.

    There will now occur a series of well publicized speaking events with Richard Spencer and political rallies with the League of the South. Both Richard Spencer and the League of the South will publicly express the plain truth that so-called “diversity” is a code word that means less White. Spencer and the League of the South will give voice to tens of millions of White Core Americans who want someone to defend and advance White interests.

    The WHITE LIVES MATTER rally in Tennessee will be a great success because free speech will prevail over thuggery in the United States. God Bless America!

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    "The treasonous White geezers who run the Democrat Party have made it clear that they will not try to win the votes of Whites Without College Degrees..."

    If they're going to leave those chips lying on the table....
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  82. @Tulip
    Cognitive diversity is racist.

    First, it takes a high IQ and a streak of contrarianism to hold "diverse views". I doubt these conditions are evenly spread across all racial groups, its probably mostly a white thing, or even, a white Protestant thing (the worst kind).

    Second, high IQ minorities are hindered by the "XXXXXX studies" industries, wherein they are indoctrinated to become agents of the diversity industry spewing a tired left-wing ethnonationalist conspiracy theory (WOG or White Occupied Government), so it is much more difficult for a minority to break free and be someone like Sowell.

    Third, the supposition is that "cognitive diversity" will lead to innovation and improvement, which implies some kind of objective norm for performance, and further suggests all the colonial baggage of "advanced civilization" versus "primitives" which Boas fought so strongly against. It is clearly just a dog whistle for white supremacy.

    Yep.

    Looking just at the most visible blacks — the pundits and politicians — what’s striking is how little diversity there is in their views, and in the subjects that interest them.

    Pick two black congressmen at random: what’s the chance they’ll disagree on “Trump, good or bad?” Or on, “Are taxes too high?” Pick two random black pundits, and chances are their last opinion pieces were both about Racist America.

    Moreover, the presence of just one black person in a room will reduce the diversity of views you’ll hear from the white people.

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    Moreover, the presence of just one black person in a room will reduce the diversity of views you’ll hear from the white people.

    In a restaurant or other public place, whites will look over both shoulders before saying anything about black people.

    Stewie demonstrates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33NTdCSvNUA

    , @guest
    You won't be able to hear from the white people because blacks talk too darn loud.
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  83. Wazoo says:

    You can have a workforce that does breakthrough work in science and engineering, or you can have a diverse workforce, but you can’t have both. Diversity is ultimately about boosting the self-esteem of under-performers.

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  84. Tiny Duck says:
    @Liberty Mike
    Stop with the victim narrative. It is old. It is tired. It is weak.

    Upon what empirical basis do you rely in making the asseveration that "a minority candidate has often had to overcome discrimination in school, in admissions, in the classroom, and in team projects"?

    In the United States, for generations, minority candidates (read: Afro-American) have been coddled and have received preferential treatment notwithstanding the fact that they are cognitively inferior to Asians and Whites.

    Ok smartass:

    because of birthrates white will be only 5% of the world population and People of Color will dominate.

    How you like them apples?

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    I love apples.

    The cultivation and breeding of which is yet another white thang.

    Go eat your grubs and dirt cakes and stop appropriating our tree fruit.
    , @Jus' Sayin'...
    Wrong, TD! Whites may be only 5% of the world population but they'll still dominate because no other race can keep a high-tech, constitutional republic running. And ultimately such republics will run things. It's called the White Man's Burden.

    This is all, assuming that the teeming extra-European populations of the world don't wipe themselves out with the famine, epidemic disease, and constant, savage levels of civil strife that seem to be concomitants of their low average intelligence and insane fecundity.

    BTW, it's good to have you back and better than ever. I know you're a master at lampooning the prog Weltanschauung. I'm just going along with the gag to get in a few of my points.
    , @fish

    And when dat happens Tinys you’n can lib wit me! We been lookin fo a new pet.


    - Leonard Pitts
     
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  85. Tiny Duck says:
    @MarkinLA
    less brittle,

    Yeah, must be why they file lawsuits at the drop of a hat over being disrespected in some way.

    You should be a minority for one day to see how it feels

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    Ever more whites are taking up your advice as they fill in "Hispanic" for race!
    , @MarkinLA
    How it feels to have people take the idiocy that comes out of your mouth and pretend it makes sense to make you feel good? The only thing missing from your posts is that we don't pretend they make sense.
    , @ThreeCranes
    I am a minority. I'm blond and blue. There are far fewer of my type in America than brunettes with brown eyes.

    Every time I turn on the TV or watch a movie I find my type cast in the role of villain or buffoon. Every night there is a Nazi program on Jew TV and in every program there is a stereotypical brush-cut, heel-clicking, lantern-jawed Nordic sadist.

    Never mind that only 32% of the German voters voted National Socialist. Never mind that Hitler was a brunette. Never mind that we Danes and Norwegians never asked Adolf to lionize us and hold us up as the ideal racial type. Disregard the fact that Sweden was neutral and that Denmark smuggled many Jews to freedom through its underground. Just keep hammering home that all Nordics are Nazis.

    You b*stards. You have spread more poisonous propaganda about Nordic people than you have any other race on earth.

    We create what are admittedly some of the world's nicest places to live and you blame us because other peoples live in dysfunctional h*ll holes. F*ck off.

    , @Forbes
    A minority of what--an imbecile? I guess being a minority every day like that can be burden...
    , @Father O'Hara
    Didn't the estimable James Whitmore pretend to do just that? I would love to see somebody like say Seth Rogan put on blackface and pretend to be black.
    , @Foreign Expert
    23andMe says I have both black and amerIndian ancestry. Is that minority enough for you?
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  86. whorefinder says: • Website
    @oddsbodkins
    You can tell when Tiny is rushing something out on his phone against a deadline.

    Does he get paid by David Brock for his per-word troll, or is it per post only?

    I do enjoy how he’s snidely turned it into a parody of what SJWs say. He’s quite clever, I’m betting he’s trying to be inside man at whatever company is paying him, but just can’t help the snark, just to be sane.

    All in all, one of my all-time favorite trolls.

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  87. @Barnard
    OT: Marc Faber taking a break from predicting doom and gloom for the stock market says, "And thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks. Otherwise, the US would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look like one day anyway, but at least America enjoyed 200 years in the economic and political sun under a white majority."

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/17/dr-doom-faber-thank-god-white-people-populated-america.html

    Marc Faber should be invited to the WHITE LIVES MATTER rally in Tennessee on October 28th. Marc Faber is correct in his assertion that Blacks could not have created the political and cultural civilization that European Christians did in America.

    Sam Francis said:

    (Whites must)…”reassert our identity and our solidarity, and we must do so in explicitly racial terms through the articulation of a racial consciousness as whites… The civilization that we as whites created in Europe and America could not have developed apart from the genetic endowments of the creating people, nor is there any reason to believe that the civilization can be successfully transmitted to a different people.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_T._Francis

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  88. Pericles says:
    @Svigor
    OT:

    Hollywood executive notes that rampant sexual harassment is not limited to entertainment industry.

    Christmas came early this year. The Weinstein thing just keeps on givin'.

    But under the cloud of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment allegations, Katzenberg ended up focusing much of his talk on a scourge that goes back to the early days of Hollywood: the casting couch.
     
    The ol' Hollywood frontlash.

    Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company, the company he co-founded, just days after an Oct. 5 New York Times story first brought to light sexual harassment allegations involving dozens of women. While offering an insider's perspective of the Hollywood producer at the center of the scandal, Katzenberg noted that sexual harassment and abuse is larger than just Hollywood, referencing recent scandals involving Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and Fox TV personality Bill O'Reilly, Silicon Valley and even President Donald Trump.
     
    So, not just the OLD media, but that newfangled TELEVISION, too. Oh, and something about something Trump said once.

    I gotta say, now that talk has turned to Hollywood/Weinstein's pimp-whore dynamic, I'm super-impressed with how leftists have nobly pivoted to bashing Trump every time the subject comes up.

    "I've had hundreds of meetings with Harvey Weinstein, and literally not a single time was Harvey abusive to someone in my presence," Katzenberg said. "Somehow this behavior was masked by him.
     
    "I never saw nuttin'. Everybody got that?"

    "The tragic part is these women masked it from us too because they were intimidated," he said.
     
    "I NEVER SAW NUTTIN'. EVERYBODY GOT THAT?"

    That should've been the title of the article.

    “I’ve had hundreds of meetings with Harvey Weinstein, and literally not a single time was Harvey abusive to someone in my presence,” Katzenberg said. “Somehow this behavior was masked by him.

    “When I was around”, Katzenberg clarified, “Weinstein was a perfect gentleman to the potted plants.”

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  89. Pericles says:
    @ThreeCranes
    Here's from her "about me" page on her website. (Please God, can I go home now?)

    "Bärí A. Williams is Head of Business Operations Management, North America at StubHub as of January 2017. In this role, she is responsible for business planning and operations, including cross functional work with Product, Marketing, Strategy, Partnerships, Customer Service, Trust and Safety to manage and oversee technical metrics, product innovation, key strategic partnerships and drive P&L results across the company.

    A really poorly constructed run-on sentence that mixes passive tense with active. "she is responsible for:....to manage....and drive P&L results across the company."

    Prior to StubHub, Ms. Williams was Lead Counsel for the Global Infrastructure, Development, and Operations (“Inbound”) Commercial Legal team at Facebook. In this role, she drafted and negotiated contracts supporting Facebook’s internet.org connectivity efforts, building aircrafts, satellites, and lasers, along with purchasing and procurement to keep the company running – from software and hardware for the development of new products for users, including marketing messenger bots for Tommy Hilfiger during Fashion Week, to deals for supplies and equipment needed to take care of Facebook employees worldwide. Additionally, she also successfully took on the passion project of developing strategy and implementing the launch Facebook’s Supplier Diversity Program, announced at White House Demo Day in 2015, and officially launched at NMSDC in October 2016. She also served on Facebook’s Black Employee Resource Group leadership team, which recently had its successful inaugural “Black Leadership Day” event.

    "she drafted and negotiated contracts....building aircrafts..." Tense and verb confusion attributed to one subject in the same sentence.

    ...

    Ms. Williams has been a featured speaker on panels at festivals and events, and has been featured on TheRoot.com, and in Black Enterprise and Essence magazines. She is a 2015 recipient of the National Bar Association’s “40 Under 40” award, recognizing young attorneys excelling in achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal community involvement in their careers, as well as their “Excellence in Legal Innovation” award, and a 2015 recipient of the Digital Diversity Network’s “Top 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity” award.

    Ms. Williams is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA, Mass Communications), St. Mary’s College of California (MBA), the University of California, Los Angeles (MA, African-American Studies), and the University of California, Hastings College of Law (JD). She is also very active in her community as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Incorporated, and in political organizing and fundraising at the local, state, and national level. An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children."

    "An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children."

    Now there's a clear unambiguous statement, well constructed, with one subject and one verb. Whew!

    What this shows is that with all these qualifications she still can't write a clear paragraph. Undaunted, she plows ahead, insisting that she and persons like her deserve to be considered for positions at the very highest level in our most advanced companies.

    She, and those like her, never stop to consider "Why?". "Why would a company brought into existence by white men wish to give itself up to rule by outsiders?" "Why would they hand over the reins of power to someone other than themselves?"

    Bärí A. Williams is Head of Business Operations Management, North America at StubHub as of January 2017

    Somebody call her and record how she answers the phone.

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  90. Pericles says:
    @Big Bill
    In the LAUSD, a school that is less than 30% white gets all kinds of extra money, personnel, and services.

    Google "PHBAO" [= "Predominately Hispanic, Black, Asian or Other"].

    Once a school is over 30% white, the bennies get cut off. So white parents are calling their kids "Hispanic" to keep their schools from being cut off. And white folks are REALLY p!ssed at Mexicans who call their kids "white" instead of "Hispanic".

    It is a quirky California "flight from white".

    “Quirky” sounds a lot more benign than what you describe. Unbelievable.

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  91. Jack D says:
    @Tiny Duck
    I don't think you understand institutional racism.

    white men tend to violently suppress People of Color forming businesses and entities

    Just the other day I saw Oprah peddling her new O, That’s Good!, brand of soup on TV so I will watch the headlines for news of when the Campbell Soup Nazis beat the everliving sh(t out of her for this affront to the dignity of the white man and their monopoly on all forms of commerce including soup production.

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    Ok, so one example?

    How come white men earn more than Black People?
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  92. Thomas says:
    @ThreeCranes
    Here's from her "about me" page on her website. (Please God, can I go home now?)

    "Bärí A. Williams is Head of Business Operations Management, North America at StubHub as of January 2017. In this role, she is responsible for business planning and operations, including cross functional work with Product, Marketing, Strategy, Partnerships, Customer Service, Trust and Safety to manage and oversee technical metrics, product innovation, key strategic partnerships and drive P&L results across the company.

    A really poorly constructed run-on sentence that mixes passive tense with active. "she is responsible for:....to manage....and drive P&L results across the company."

    Prior to StubHub, Ms. Williams was Lead Counsel for the Global Infrastructure, Development, and Operations (“Inbound”) Commercial Legal team at Facebook. In this role, she drafted and negotiated contracts supporting Facebook’s internet.org connectivity efforts, building aircrafts, satellites, and lasers, along with purchasing and procurement to keep the company running – from software and hardware for the development of new products for users, including marketing messenger bots for Tommy Hilfiger during Fashion Week, to deals for supplies and equipment needed to take care of Facebook employees worldwide. Additionally, she also successfully took on the passion project of developing strategy and implementing the launch Facebook’s Supplier Diversity Program, announced at White House Demo Day in 2015, and officially launched at NMSDC in October 2016. She also served on Facebook’s Black Employee Resource Group leadership team, which recently had its successful inaugural “Black Leadership Day” event.

    "she drafted and negotiated contracts....building aircrafts..." Tense and verb confusion attributed to one subject in the same sentence.

    ...

    Ms. Williams has been a featured speaker on panels at festivals and events, and has been featured on TheRoot.com, and in Black Enterprise and Essence magazines. She is a 2015 recipient of the National Bar Association’s “40 Under 40” award, recognizing young attorneys excelling in achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal community involvement in their careers, as well as their “Excellence in Legal Innovation” award, and a 2015 recipient of the Digital Diversity Network’s “Top 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity” award.

    Ms. Williams is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA, Mass Communications), St. Mary’s College of California (MBA), the University of California, Los Angeles (MA, African-American Studies), and the University of California, Hastings College of Law (JD). She is also very active in her community as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Incorporated, and in political organizing and fundraising at the local, state, and national level. An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children."

    "An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children."

    Now there's a clear unambiguous statement, well constructed, with one subject and one verb. Whew!

    What this shows is that with all these qualifications she still can't write a clear paragraph. Undaunted, she plows ahead, insisting that she and persons like her deserve to be considered for positions at the very highest level in our most advanced companies.

    She, and those like her, never stop to consider "Why?". "Why would a company brought into existence by white men wish to give itself up to rule by outsiders?" "Why would they hand over the reins of power to someone other than themselves?"

    “Bärí A. Williams is Head of Business Operations Management, North America at StubHub…”

    “Prior to StubHub, Ms. Williams was Lead Counsel for the Global Infrastructure, Development, and Operations (“Inbound”) Commercial Legal team at Facebook…”

    I guess coming up with vague “diversity and inclusion” or “community development” job titles has gotten too obvious, you have to add more apparently descriptive but meaningless qualifiers to make an affirmative action sinecure sound significant and fend off the Mau Maus now.

    What I wonder is what it took to get this not-too-well-veiled application for a better job at Apple by Ms. Williams on the Times’ op-ed page.

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  93. @Tiny Duck
    You should be a minority for one day to see how it feels

    Ever more whites are taking up your advice as they fill in “Hispanic” for race!

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  94. Jack D says:
    @anonymous

    BÄRÍ: An umlaut and an accent in just four letters! Now that’s diverse.
     
    It appears this is her website

    PS. That umlaut and accent appear to have been cultural appropriated.

    Bari is just f9cking with you with all those phony diacritical marks to make herself appear more exotic and so that you could not mistake her for white.

    But if you listen to how she pronounces her own name, it is just plain Bari. Bar Ree. Bari probably doesn’t even know what those funny marks mean and cares even less, but they look sweet, don’t they?

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    /ˈbɑɹi/

    So the umlaut means nothing (no fronting) and the accent means nothing (no final stress).
    , @Anonymous
    Yeah. If you've ever hung out with art school students, or visiting Inuit poet-musicians experimenting with branding strategies, the tactic is so transparent
    , @Buzz Mohawk
    I bet Bärí likes Häagen Dazs, the ice cream with a meaningless name and an umlaut.

    http://www.culinarylore.com/food-history:what-does-haagen-dazs-mean

    , @Jonathan Mason
    Judging by the spelling, I would take it that it is supposed to rhyme with Marie, but should not be confused with the first name of Biréli Lagrène, the world's greatest living guitarist.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YhRj53jFJk

    I have also met African American women who go by the name of Bree, or perhaps Brie, though that might be a bit too cheesy for some.

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

    Still, no one has yet topped Spinal Tap’s umlauted N. Unless you count Prince’s unpronounceable glyph.

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  96. benjaminl says:
    @whorefinder

    If you read issues of the New York Times or Time magazine from, say, the 1950s and earlier, they are written at a very high level and free of hysteria and obvious bias.
     
    Walter Duranty and Joseph Stalin would agree.

    More seriously, news sources have always been highly biased and highly partisan in tone; historically, most of them were directly owned by political parties and powerbrokers for the purposes of propaganda. But our view is warped because beginning in the middle of the 20th century we saw a shift to a less hysterical tone, both as a combination of a collusion among big media to tamp down on creating copycat criminals (e.g. with terrorists) and also with media consolidation thanks to limited television licensing.

    By mid-century the growth/monopoly of the Big Three networks combined with the shutting down of many cross-town rival newspapers allowed most news sources to present news in a non-hysterical fashion, simply because they had no competition or desperation. But the bias was still there---it was just that it was given in an authoritative, paternalistic, "that's the way it is" way.

    These days, with the internet ripping apart news bias and shoddy analysis on hundreds of web pages and you tube channels, and newspapers/television networks losing viewers, the obvious hysteria has been amped up so as to at least get a loyal base of crazies to never leave---or at least that's the hope. Salon.com may have zero credibility, but there's a decent percentage of crazies willing to still go there daily and read the vitriol, pedophile promotion, and poisonous lies they spew, if only to calm their own mental problems.

    Ever since James Fulford pointed it out on VDare, I’ve always remembered this particular factoid:

    August 11, 1946: The [New York] Times introduce an editorial change announcing they will no longer refer to the race of persons suspected of a crime unless race is relevant to the story.

    Why then? I guess Civil Rights were gathering steam…

    https://web.archive.org/web/20171009201841/http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/nysnp/nytlucey.htm

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    unless race is relevant to the story.

    And it is only relevant when the perp is white.

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  97. Jack D says:
    @Svigor
    OT:

    Hollywood executive notes that rampant sexual harassment is not limited to entertainment industry.

    Christmas came early this year. The Weinstein thing just keeps on givin'.

    But under the cloud of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment allegations, Katzenberg ended up focusing much of his talk on a scourge that goes back to the early days of Hollywood: the casting couch.
     
    The ol' Hollywood frontlash.

    Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company, the company he co-founded, just days after an Oct. 5 New York Times story first brought to light sexual harassment allegations involving dozens of women. While offering an insider's perspective of the Hollywood producer at the center of the scandal, Katzenberg noted that sexual harassment and abuse is larger than just Hollywood, referencing recent scandals involving Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and Fox TV personality Bill O'Reilly, Silicon Valley and even President Donald Trump.
     
    So, not just the OLD media, but that newfangled TELEVISION, too. Oh, and something about something Trump said once.

    I gotta say, now that talk has turned to Hollywood/Weinstein's pimp-whore dynamic, I'm super-impressed with how leftists have nobly pivoted to bashing Trump every time the subject comes up.

    "I've had hundreds of meetings with Harvey Weinstein, and literally not a single time was Harvey abusive to someone in my presence," Katzenberg said. "Somehow this behavior was masked by him.
     
    "I never saw nuttin'. Everybody got that?"

    "The tragic part is these women masked it from us too because they were intimidated," he said.
     
    "I NEVER SAW NUTTIN'. EVERYBODY GOT THAT?"

    That should've been the title of the article.

    I’ve had hundreds of meetings with Harvey Weinstein, and literally not a single time was Harvey abusive to someone in my presence,” Katzenberg said.

    This might literally be true in a Clintonian way. Everyone in Hollywood knew what a monster Harvey was but Katzenberg qualifies his statement with “in my presence”.

    His entire premise is ridiculous – did he think Harvey was going to grab at women in Katzenberg’s presence at a studio meeting? In every reported instance, Weinstein arranged to be alone with these women. Sometimes the meeting would start out with other staffers, often women, present to lure the victim into the meeting and give her a false sense of security that this was not going to be a casting couch interview and then at some point (probably some pre-arranged signal from Harvey) the staffers would disappear and Harvey would be left alone with the woman and he would start doing his thing.

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  98. MarkinLA says:
    @Tiny Duck
    You should be a minority for one day to see how it feels

    How it feels to have people take the idiocy that comes out of your mouth and pretend it makes sense to make you feel good? The only thing missing from your posts is that we don’t pretend they make sense.

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  99. Marat says:

    Steve, your last sentence says it all. It’s avoiding the Justice Department gaze that has Google (and all BigTech) doing the diversity dance. Hear us roar, and don’t look too closely.

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  100. @Jack D
    Bari is just f9cking with you with all those phony diacritical marks to make herself appear more exotic and so that you could not mistake her for white.

    But if you listen to how she pronounces her own name, it is just plain Bari. Bar Ree. Bari probably doesn't even know what those funny marks mean and cares even less, but they look sweet, don't they?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kYUeLg54fU&feature=youtu.be&t=8

    /ˈbɑɹi/

    So the umlaut means nothing (no fronting) and the accent means nothing (no final stress).

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    I'm not sure here whether you're accusin' this sista of frontin' or not frontin'.

    Either way you're a racist of some sort.
    , @Jack D
    Yes, it's almost as if Bari is a /ˈfoʊni/.
    , @keuril
    The accent over the “i” is obviously a rising second tone in Mandarin.
    , @anon
    German? Bär = Bær = Bear (e)… rhymes with “hair” or “care” in Englisch?
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  101. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @TheOldOne
    Stop picking on Tiny Duck. We need him/her/it; comic relief is a GOOD THING.

    We need him/her/it

    Decades ago there was a radio talk show host, Jim Eason, that used he,she, or it and pronounced it like Heorshit….LOL

    TD is an allegedly human female from previous posts…. so get it right! Or better, left…

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  102. MarkinLA says:
    @benjaminl
    Ever since James Fulford pointed it out on VDare, I've always remembered this particular factoid:

    August 11, 1946: The [New York] Times introduce an editorial change announcing they will no longer refer to the race of persons suspected of a crime unless race is relevant to the story.
     
    Why then? I guess Civil Rights were gathering steam...

    https://web.archive.org/web/20171009201841/http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/nysnp/nytlucey.htm

    unless race is relevant to the story.

    And it is only relevant when the perp is white.

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  103. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Nobody talked about, or cared about diversity in tech or the STEM majors until about 2010. Those were jobs and degrees for geeks, nerds, autistic’s; why would anybody with options want to work with them for decades?

    But then the economy tanked, and the ONLY majors that got hired for good money right out of college were the STEM guys; not many womyn or POC in there…they were getting the ____ Studies degree that got you hired at Starbucks. With a $60K student loan to pay off.

    So the SJW’s noticed that and starting making noise about diversity in tech and STEM.

    And here we are.

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    This is a good point. Those of us old enough can remember when "STEM" (ugh, hate that acronym) subjects were only popular with people who truly had interest and aptitude for hard science and math.

    Talk to "STEM" people who were in college during the 1960s heyday of student protests, the time that now serves as the precursor to today's nonsense. They will tell you that they were not protesting, they were studying!

    Science, math, tech people have seldom been active in political arguments. Politics and most social science subjects are beneath them.

    The nerds won, and now all the non-nerds want in on the action.

    Most outrageous are the women, who, if they possessed an ounce of sexual attractiveness, would not look twice at a science/math guy back then. If you want to know where the bread is buttered, where the bacon is coming home from, just watch where the women are looking...

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  104. Racial Diversity Didn’t Create The United States; British Protestants Did; Mostly The English.

    Marc Faber, investor and expert on asset bubbles and central banker shenanigans, has said some things about diversity that seem reasonable to me.

    Marc Faber says:

    “Europeans brought science to America. They brought technical skills. … I am not sure the Africans would have done that.”

    “And thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks. Otherwise, the US would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look like one day anyway, but at least America enjoyed 200 years in the economic and political sun under white majority.”

    (if)… “stating some historical facts makes me a racist, then I suppose that I am a racist.”

    Marc Faber said this about FREE SPEECH:

    “If you have to live in a society where you cannot express your views and your views are immediately condemned without further analysis and analysis of the context in which [they’re written] — if you can’t live with that, then it is a sad state of where freedom of the press and freedom of expression have come.”

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  105. @whorefinder

    If you read issues of the New York Times or Time magazine from, say, the 1950s and earlier, they are written at a very high level and free of hysteria and obvious bias.
     
    Walter Duranty and Joseph Stalin would agree.

    More seriously, news sources have always been highly biased and highly partisan in tone; historically, most of them were directly owned by political parties and powerbrokers for the purposes of propaganda. But our view is warped because beginning in the middle of the 20th century we saw a shift to a less hysterical tone, both as a combination of a collusion among big media to tamp down on creating copycat criminals (e.g. with terrorists) and also with media consolidation thanks to limited television licensing.

    By mid-century the growth/monopoly of the Big Three networks combined with the shutting down of many cross-town rival newspapers allowed most news sources to present news in a non-hysterical fashion, simply because they had no competition or desperation. But the bias was still there---it was just that it was given in an authoritative, paternalistic, "that's the way it is" way.

    These days, with the internet ripping apart news bias and shoddy analysis on hundreds of web pages and you tube channels, and newspapers/television networks losing viewers, the obvious hysteria has been amped up so as to at least get a loyal base of crazies to never leave---or at least that's the hope. Salon.com may have zero credibility, but there's a decent percentage of crazies willing to still go there daily and read the vitriol, pedophile promotion, and poisonous lies they spew, if only to calm their own mental problems.

    Perhaps the NYT is just catering to their current readership, as all non-Hardcore Liberals have been siphoned off by other news sources.

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    I don't care.

    It becomes imperative to put these people into padded cells where they can be managed and maybe healed. If healing is impossible, the veterinarian must be called in.

    It's a like a Zombie Outbreak, only worse. Mental disease. Transmitted by writing.

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  106. DIVERSITY WILL NOT KILL FREE SPEECH! IT’ll TRY THOUGH

    Marc Faber is defending the Southerners and other patriotic Americans who were attacked by Antifa and Blacks at a rally to defend a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia. Remember, the honorable Americans who wanted to defend the sacred honor of Robert E Lee had a permit to assemble and exercise their constitutional right to FREE SPEECH.

    Marc Faber says:

    “I don’t want to enter into a serious discussion of the tearing down of monuments of historical personalities, but I cannot omit mentioning how the liberal hypocrites condemned the Taliban when they blew up the world’s two largest standing Buddhas (one of them 165 feet high), situated at the foot of the Hindu Kush mountains of central Afghanistan, in 2001. But the very same people are now disturbed by statues of honourable people whose only crime was to defend what all societies had done for more than 5,000 years: keep a part of the population enslaved. And thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks. Otherwise, the US would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look like one day anyway, but at least America enjoyed 200 years in the economic and political sun under a white majority. I am not a racist, but the reality — no matter how politically incorrect — needs to be spelled out as well. (And let’s not forget that the African tribal heads were more than happy to sell their own slaves to white, black, and Arab slave dealers.)”

    http://www.businessinsider.com/marc-faber-investment-letter-white-people-blacks-confederate-statues-2017-10

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  107. JohnnyD says:

    It’s hard to sympathize with Silicon Valley when they’ve been funding people like Obama and Hillary. The diverse chickens have come home to roost…

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    So far as I can tell, the internet hasn't extended human lifespan or improved anyone's standard of living except immigrants. Indeed, smart phones have become an essential navigation tool for the third world hoards invading the West.
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  108. @Charles Pewitt
    Diversity will drown the Democrat Party. The demographic attack on White Core America can be reversed. The anti-White propaganda emanating from the corporate media can be stopped.

    The treasonous White geezers who run the Democrat Party have made it clear that they will not try to win the votes of Whites Without College Degrees(WWCDs). WWCDs are abandoning the Democrat Party. It is now up to patriotic Americans to signal that they will defend and advance the interests of WWCDs.

    Despite President Trump's entente cordiale with that treasonous baby boomer arsehole Mitch McConnell, the best way to signal to WWCDs that you will fight for them is to rhetorically hammer both the Democrat Party and the ruling class rats in the Republican Party.

    I don't want to hear no bullshit about Mitch McConnell not being a baby boomer because that chinless piece of dogshit was born in 1942. The Eternal Baby Boomer is strong with that mass immigration booster Mitch McConnell. McConnell didn't do anything to stop the Rubio/Obama Illegal Alien Amnesty -- Mass Immigration Surge bill(S744) that passed the US Senate in June of 2013.

    There will now occur a series of well publicized speaking events with Richard Spencer and political rallies with the League of the South. Both Richard Spencer and the League of the South will publicly express the plain truth that so-called "diversity" is a code word that means less White. Spencer and the League of the South will give voice to tens of millions of White Core Americans who want someone to defend and advance White interests.

    The WHITE LIVES MATTER rally in Tennessee will be a great success because free speech will prevail over thuggery in the United States. God Bless America!

    “The treasonous White geezers who run the Democrat Party have made it clear that they will not try to win the votes of Whites Without College Degrees…”

    If they’re going to leave those chips lying on the table….

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  109. @Tiny Duck
    You should be a minority for one day to see how it feels

    I am a minority. I’m blond and blue. There are far fewer of my type in America than brunettes with brown eyes.

    Every time I turn on the TV or watch a movie I find my type cast in the role of villain or buffoon. Every night there is a Nazi program on Jew TV and in every program there is a stereotypical brush-cut, heel-clicking, lantern-jawed Nordic sadist.

    Never mind that only 32% of the German voters voted National Socialist. Never mind that Hitler was a brunette. Never mind that we Danes and Norwegians never asked Adolf to lionize us and hold us up as the ideal racial type. Disregard the fact that Sweden was neutral and that Denmark smuggled many Jews to freedom through its underground. Just keep hammering home that all Nordics are Nazis.

    You b*stards. You have spread more poisonous propaganda about Nordic people than you have any other race on earth.

    We create what are admittedly some of the world’s nicest places to live and you blame us because other peoples live in dysfunctional h*ll holes. F*ck off.

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  110. Sir Q says:
    @George
    11 Facts Yü Should Know About the Umlaut
    http://mentalfloss.com/article/58936/11-facts-yu-should-know-about-umlaut

    I still can't figure out if her name is pronounced Bay-ree or Bah-ree or Bay-r-eye or Bah-r-eye accent on last syllable.

    Bi rye sort of follows the pulling vowels later in the word forward.

    Her web page is unconcerned with pronunciation.
    https://www.bariawilliams.com/

    OMG — how bärfworthí!

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  111. @ThreeCranes
    Here's from her "about me" page on her website. (Please God, can I go home now?)

    "Bärí A. Williams is Head of Business Operations Management, North America at StubHub as of January 2017. In this role, she is responsible for business planning and operations, including cross functional work with Product, Marketing, Strategy, Partnerships, Customer Service, Trust and Safety to manage and oversee technical metrics, product innovation, key strategic partnerships and drive P&L results across the company.

    A really poorly constructed run-on sentence that mixes passive tense with active. "she is responsible for:....to manage....and drive P&L results across the company."

    Prior to StubHub, Ms. Williams was Lead Counsel for the Global Infrastructure, Development, and Operations (“Inbound”) Commercial Legal team at Facebook. In this role, she drafted and negotiated contracts supporting Facebook’s internet.org connectivity efforts, building aircrafts, satellites, and lasers, along with purchasing and procurement to keep the company running – from software and hardware for the development of new products for users, including marketing messenger bots for Tommy Hilfiger during Fashion Week, to deals for supplies and equipment needed to take care of Facebook employees worldwide. Additionally, she also successfully took on the passion project of developing strategy and implementing the launch Facebook’s Supplier Diversity Program, announced at White House Demo Day in 2015, and officially launched at NMSDC in October 2016. She also served on Facebook’s Black Employee Resource Group leadership team, which recently had its successful inaugural “Black Leadership Day” event.

    "she drafted and negotiated contracts....building aircrafts..." Tense and verb confusion attributed to one subject in the same sentence.

    ...

    Ms. Williams has been a featured speaker on panels at festivals and events, and has been featured on TheRoot.com, and in Black Enterprise and Essence magazines. She is a 2015 recipient of the National Bar Association’s “40 Under 40” award, recognizing young attorneys excelling in achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal community involvement in their careers, as well as their “Excellence in Legal Innovation” award, and a 2015 recipient of the Digital Diversity Network’s “Top 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity” award.

    Ms. Williams is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA, Mass Communications), St. Mary’s College of California (MBA), the University of California, Los Angeles (MA, African-American Studies), and the University of California, Hastings College of Law (JD). She is also very active in her community as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Incorporated, and in political organizing and fundraising at the local, state, and national level. An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children."

    "An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children."

    Now there's a clear unambiguous statement, well constructed, with one subject and one verb. Whew!

    What this shows is that with all these qualifications she still can't write a clear paragraph. Undaunted, she plows ahead, insisting that she and persons like her deserve to be considered for positions at the very highest level in our most advanced companies.

    She, and those like her, never stop to consider "Why?". "Why would a company brought into existence by white men wish to give itself up to rule by outsiders?" "Why would they hand over the reins of power to someone other than themselves?"

    “An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children.”

    Now there’s a clear unambiguous statement, well constructed, with one subject and one verb. Whew!

    No it’s not! Read it again: “An Oakland native, she and her husband [...]”

    The intro clause (singular) and the actual subject (plural) don’t match. This is classic bad writing, though admittedly very common, even among journalists.

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    They'd be better off writing simple, declarative sentences, in the Hemingway tradition. But anyone can do that. Only professional writers are able to cascade clauses on your head like a rainstorm in winter.*

    *Wait, nonsensical similes are another matter.
    , @e
    The intro clause (singular) and the actual subject (plural) don’t match. This is classic bad writing, though admittedly very common, even among journalists.

    Wrong.

    An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two
    children.”

    This sentence is correct in its subject-verb agreement since it has two subjects joined by the word and- she and husband. The verb live is plural as well so the subjects agree with their verb.

    What you call an "intro clause" is not a clause at all. A clause is a group of words having at least one subject and a verb. "An Oakland native" is not clause; it is an appositive, an appositive to the first subject, she. (Appositives needn't follow the word or words to which they refer. They can just as easily precede them.)

    The sentence is perfectly fine. If you were to diagram this sentence, the appositive phrase, An Oakland native, would be placed under the compound subjects.

    , @ThreeCranes
    I'm not an expert at grammar. I only have an ear for it because I've read a lot and was relentlessly corrected by my mother. But I assumed that "she and her husband" would simplify down to "they" so the sentence would read, "[they] live in Oakland...."

    N'est-ce pas?
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  112. @Tulip
    Political Mad Lib:

    __________ are an extremely influential and powerful group which secretly controls the United States Government and sets policies that serve the interests of _____________, not only at the expense of the others, but is actually actively involved in a genocidal campaign against the ___________ bodies of the innocent Others. The American majority, even though many are of good will, consciously and unconsciously cooperates with these nefarious force, deluded by false consciousness perpetuated through the media and social stereotypes, which results in the majority themselves being enslaved to these evil people.


    If you put "whites" in the first two boxes, and "black" in the last box, you are a TNC-loving American liberal.

    If you put "Jews" in the first two boxes, and "white" in the last box, you are an irrational deplorable member of the Alt-Right, which has absolutely nothing in common with mainstream American liberalism.

    Nicely done ✅

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  113. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @candid_observer
    Steve, I notice that you just retweeted John Podhoretz' tweet deploring a certain reprllent racist because of how he referred to the Weinstein bros. I guess you engaged in premature ridicule.

    But, as they say, Podhoretz' tweet didn't exactly age well.

    In the end, you had, once again, Trump's Luck.

    I think Podhoretz was reacting to “Weinstein Company” as some anti-Jewish crypto-epithet (this is how the mind works among Dimmer-Americans). To be sure there are other ethnic-named companies who don’t assiduously push stylish lefty claptrap all day–those “Blum House” geniuses sure churn out the tripe, profitably–as well as gentilic fonts of politesse (c.f. used-up old standbys Ed Begley Jr., Jane Fonda, etc.) but nothing else to truly combine the attuned liberal manners with mafia moxie (+ media marionetting) that Miramax/Weinstein wield(ed); therefore the joke doesn’t work rewritten.

    It didn’t occur to me before reading your comment, but maybe Podhoretz genuinely didn’t understand, in some sheltered way, that the eponym of TWC, whom he subconsciously was defending in that retort, is in fact a blowhard sleazebag who up until last week pimped P.C. crap to cover up that he’s a pig (real obvious to me, and I think to most, a dozen years ago at least). But nobody can be that autistic.

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  114. TheJester says:

    OT: Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump’s 3rd travel ban hours before it was going to take effect …

    U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu had previously blocked Trump’s last travel ban in March. In his ruling on Tuesday, Watson said Hawaii is likely to succeed in proving that Trump’s latest travel ban violates federal immigration law.

    The policy “suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor: it lacks sufficient findings that the entry of more than 150 million nationals from six specified countries would be ‘detrimental to the interests of the United States,’” Watson wrote.

    Perhaps this is evidence that we already have too much “diversity” in the United States … if a Federal court (Hawaii … no surprise) rules that 150 million foreigners have the right to come and go as they please to see their relatives in the United States and, as millions already have done, overstay their visas.

    Are we developing “mini-states within the state” populated by immigrant populations conspiring to press their interests at the expense of the integrity, safety, and future of the United States? Has the concept of “citizen” become so broad and loose that it is meaningless when minority citizens are allowed to openly maintain their loyalties to their native countries and cultures at the expense of the United States?

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    "Are we developing 'mini-states within the state'"

    It's called Imperium in Imperio, and we already have them.
    , @bomag

    detrimental to the interests of the United States
     
    Yeah, right.

    So dreary. We've raised up judges who don't like the country; and we've ensconced this immigrant uber alles mentality that seems to come from the consumerist habit: throw away your current car, and the next will be shinier and better. Thus, throw away your current people, and the next ones will be more capable and civilized.
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  115. Sonya says:

    We have had close to half a century of A.A.
    That is enough diversity to last a century or more.

    If you where in a burning building
    And your life was at stake
    Would you want the firefighter to be a diversity quota
    Or a person who passed the test on
    Mert?

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  116. @Big Bill
    In the LAUSD, a school that is less than 30% white gets all kinds of extra money, personnel, and services.

    Google "PHBAO" [= "Predominately Hispanic, Black, Asian or Other"].

    Once a school is over 30% white, the bennies get cut off. So white parents are calling their kids "Hispanic" to keep their schools from being cut off. And white folks are REALLY p!ssed at Mexicans who call their kids "white" instead of "Hispanic".

    It is a quirky California "flight from white".

    Interesting – thanks!
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    (Steve Bannon is basically right: There are lots of untold very interesting stories out there).

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  117. Olorin says:

    “Umlaut”?

    UMLAUT???!!!

    Surely you mean diaeresis or trema, you Germanophile racist hitlernazi throbbing in the attic with vriltastic super-evil!

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  118. Olorin says:
    @larry lurker
    /ˈbɑɹi/

    So the umlaut means nothing (no fronting) and the accent means nothing (no final stress).

    I’m not sure here whether you’re accusin’ this sista of frontin’ or not frontin’.

    Either way you’re a racist of some sort.

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  119. @Tiny Duck
    New trend? Seems like the same old thing packaged in new language. Same thing as when we were all given Myers-Briggs tests in the 80s and told that the real diversity was between ISTJs and ENFPs, not genders or races. Same old excuses for keeping the Old Boy network going.

    Many minority candidates are actually far more flexible than the "standard-issue" average engineering graduate. A minority candidate has often had to overcome discrimination in school, in admissions, in the classroom, and in team projects --and in consequence is far more flexible and adaptable, less brittle, and far more independent. And a different life background can not be compared to the "diversity of thought" possible among individuals sharing the same cultural milieu.

    A minority candidate has often had to overcome discrimination in school, in admissions, in the classroom, and in team projects

    And the biggest act of discrimination they have to overcome is birth discrimination.

    That no white couple chose to give birth to them and pass on all their good genes is the worst form of discrimination of all.

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  120. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Jack D
    Bari is just f9cking with you with all those phony diacritical marks to make herself appear more exotic and so that you could not mistake her for white.

    But if you listen to how she pronounces her own name, it is just plain Bari. Bar Ree. Bari probably doesn't even know what those funny marks mean and cares even less, but they look sweet, don't they?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kYUeLg54fU&feature=youtu.be&t=8

    Yeah. If you’ve ever hung out with art school students, or visiting Inuit poet-musicians experimenting with branding strategies, the tactic is so transparent

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  121. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Svigor
    OT:

    Hollywood executive notes that rampant sexual harassment is not limited to entertainment industry.

    Christmas came early this year. The Weinstein thing just keeps on givin'.

    But under the cloud of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment allegations, Katzenberg ended up focusing much of his talk on a scourge that goes back to the early days of Hollywood: the casting couch.
     
    The ol' Hollywood frontlash.

    Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company, the company he co-founded, just days after an Oct. 5 New York Times story first brought to light sexual harassment allegations involving dozens of women. While offering an insider's perspective of the Hollywood producer at the center of the scandal, Katzenberg noted that sexual harassment and abuse is larger than just Hollywood, referencing recent scandals involving Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and Fox TV personality Bill O'Reilly, Silicon Valley and even President Donald Trump.
     
    So, not just the OLD media, but that newfangled TELEVISION, too. Oh, and something about something Trump said once.

    I gotta say, now that talk has turned to Hollywood/Weinstein's pimp-whore dynamic, I'm super-impressed with how leftists have nobly pivoted to bashing Trump every time the subject comes up.

    "I've had hundreds of meetings with Harvey Weinstein, and literally not a single time was Harvey abusive to someone in my presence," Katzenberg said. "Somehow this behavior was masked by him.
     
    "I never saw nuttin'. Everybody got that?"

    "The tragic part is these women masked it from us too because they were intimidated," he said.
     
    "I NEVER SAW NUTTIN'. EVERYBODY GOT THAT?"

    That should've been the title of the article.

    Desperate, clumsy, can’t-control-my-own-hand shoehorning of Trump (and even Bill O’Reilly!) into every de-rigeur Harv Monahan thumbsucker* of the week, is the new “And you are lynching Negroes”

    *“I was among the first to get out my Weinstein-denouncing op-ed… the first after the 30-year hold I mean”

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  122. Olorin says:
    @Chief Seattle
    "Screed", "plague", "furor erupted": did the author ever have an English teacher with a red pen for hyperbole? It sure doesn't help her argument.

    Maybe we need a new antitrust for the 21st century, where instead of breaking a company up along state lines or product divisions we simply throw pieces of it to the diversity consultants. Then they can enact their utopia, hire their friends, create a Google-Rainbow that reflects the demographics of a Berkeley ethnic studies program. Market protections and momentum might sustain the company for a few years while it's picked dry, and then they can move on and private equity can happily pick up the scraps. It would be like Lord of the Flies for the diversity crowd.

    We had that in the Bay Area, Chief.

    It was called the Tech Bubble of the ’90s.

    Many to most of the connections to VC were Jewish (diverse!), they hired queer (diverse!) and female (diverse!) and mestizo (diverse!) and blackish (diverse!) and gimpy or HIV+ (diverse!) types for their highest paid positions (veeps and the like).

    For the lowest paid positions in the Customer Relationship Centers they hired mostly blacks from Oakland/Richmond/South Bay (diverse!).

    Then they brought in a bunch of inside-the-Hajnal-Line white guys to do the actual work of coding, building, retrofitting, infrastructure maintenance/expansion, analysis, security, etc.

    At the end of the day as the high paid ones cashed out their options after eating up all the VC, the lowest paid ones found jobs in other CRCs, and the worker bees went off to other (diverse!) bosses.

    The latter’s salaries eroded with each subsequent relocation since “Well, your work history looks spotty–you’ve never spent more than two years in any job in the past ten years!”

    “Right, that’s because of major restructuring in my entire industry.”

    “I see. We’ll offer you $20K less than last job, and no benefits, and you’ll be on call 28 hours a day, 9 days a week, no vacation, but we’ll give you sick days provided you take your cell phone, pager, and laptop to the cancer or maternity ward. Also in two years you’ll be doing all the work for an entire exciting team of genetic miscues! But we’ll thank you for taking one for the (diversity!) team!”

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    After reading your post I am thinking you speak from personal experience, no?
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  123. JimB says:
    @JohnnyD
    It's hard to sympathize with Silicon Valley when they've been funding people like Obama and Hillary. The diverse chickens have come home to roost...

    So far as I can tell, the internet hasn’t extended human lifespan or improved anyone’s standard of living except immigrants. Indeed, smart phones have become an essential navigation tool for the third world hoards invading the West.

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    FWIW, mortality improvements have started to taper off with the increase of the iPhone and the popularity of Social Media.
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  124. Olorin says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Ok smartass:

    because of birthrates white will be only 5% of the world population and People of Color will dominate.


    How you like them apples?

    I love apples.

    The cultivation and breeding of which is yet another white thang.

    Go eat your grubs and dirt cakes and stop appropriating our tree fruit.

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  125. El Dato says:
    @Dave Shanken
    Perhaps the NYT is just catering to their current readership, as all non-Hardcore Liberals have been siphoned off by other news sources.

    I don’t care.

    It becomes imperative to put these people into padded cells where they can be managed and maybe healed. If healing is impossible, the veterinarian must be called in.

    It’s a like a Zombie Outbreak, only worse. Mental disease. Transmitted by writing.

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  126. @Big Bill
    In the LAUSD, a school that is less than 30% white gets all kinds of extra money, personnel, and services.

    Google "PHBAO" [= "Predominately Hispanic, Black, Asian or Other"].

    Once a school is over 30% white, the bennies get cut off. So white parents are calling their kids "Hispanic" to keep their schools from being cut off. And white folks are REALLY p!ssed at Mexicans who call their kids "white" instead of "Hispanic".

    It is a quirky California "flight from white".

    Ironically, Ron Unz attended Walter Reed.

    Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood is one of nine schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District facing staff cuts and in turn larger class sizes because the percentage of nonwhite students has dipped below 70 percent.

    Following a 1978 Los Angeles Superior Court-ordered integration program, LAUSD schools in neighborhoods with large minority populations get more funding when the proportion of white students is below 30 percent.

    http://www.dailynews.com/2017/03/27/north-hollywood-school-faces-cuts-because-of-rise-in-white-student-population/

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  127. @Anonymous
    Nobody talked about, or cared about diversity in tech or the STEM majors until about 2010. Those were jobs and degrees for geeks, nerds, autistic's; why would anybody with options want to work with them for decades?

    But then the economy tanked, and the ONLY majors that got hired for good money right out of college were the STEM guys; not many womyn or POC in there...they were getting the ____ Studies degree that got you hired at Starbucks. With a $60K student loan to pay off.

    So the SJW's noticed that and starting making noise about diversity in tech and STEM.

    And here we are.

    This is a good point. Those of us old enough can remember when “STEM” (ugh, hate that acronym) subjects were only popular with people who truly had interest and aptitude for hard science and math.

    Talk to “STEM” people who were in college during the 1960s heyday of student protests, the time that now serves as the precursor to today’s nonsense. They will tell you that they were not protesting, they were studying!

    Science, math, tech people have seldom been active in political arguments. Politics and most social science subjects are beneath them.

    The nerds won, and now all the non-nerds want in on the action.

    Most outrageous are the women, who, if they possessed an ounce of sexual attractiveness, would not look twice at a science/math guy back then. If you want to know where the bread is buttered, where the bacon is coming home from, just watch where the women are looking…

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    “STEM” (ugh, hate that acronym)
     
    Agree but it's not as bad as STEAM.
    , @Forbes

    Most outrageous are the women, who, if they possessed an ounce of sexual attractiveness, would not look twice at a science/math guy back then.
     
    And today? If the science/math guy looks at a woman--much less attempts to chat them up--it's time for a sexual harassment/hostile workplace lawsuit...
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  128. Tiny Duck says:
    @Jack D
    Just the other day I saw Oprah peddling her new O, That’s Good!, brand of soup on TV so I will watch the headlines for news of when the Campbell Soup Nazis beat the everliving sh(t out of her for this affront to the dignity of the white man and their monopoly on all forms of commerce including soup production.

    Ok, so one example?

    How come white men earn more than Black People?

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    Why do Jews, East Asians, and South Asians also earn a lot more than black people? They also do better academically as well. It must be hard to be you duck, going through life so oblivious to the obvious.
    , @William Badwhite
    "How come white men earn more than Black People?"

    Because they're smarter and more productive. Also they're less likely to violently attack their coworkers. Pretty much everyone earns more than black people, and for the same reasons.
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  129. @Faraday's Bobcat
    So that means Mission San Jose HS in Fremont, where the average house must be pushing $2M, gets extra money, but Redding doesn't. Classic.

    Those schools aren’t in Los Angeles (LAUSD), so they are not affected by the policy. The initial post mentioned California, but it is not a state-wide policy.

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    Yes. My mistake.
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  130. @ThreeCranes
    Here's from her "about me" page on her website. (Please God, can I go home now?)

    "Bärí A. Williams is Head of Business Operations Management, North America at StubHub as of January 2017. In this role, she is responsible for business planning and operations, including cross functional work with Product, Marketing, Strategy, Partnerships, Customer Service, Trust and Safety to manage and oversee technical metrics, product innovation, key strategic partnerships and drive P&L results across the company.

    A really poorly constructed run-on sentence that mixes passive tense with active. "she is responsible for:....to manage....and drive P&L results across the company."

    Prior to StubHub, Ms. Williams was Lead Counsel for the Global Infrastructure, Development, and Operations (“Inbound”) Commercial Legal team at Facebook. In this role, she drafted and negotiated contracts supporting Facebook’s internet.org connectivity efforts, building aircrafts, satellites, and lasers, along with purchasing and procurement to keep the company running – from software and hardware for the development of new products for users, including marketing messenger bots for Tommy Hilfiger during Fashion Week, to deals for supplies and equipment needed to take care of Facebook employees worldwide. Additionally, she also successfully took on the passion project of developing strategy and implementing the launch Facebook’s Supplier Diversity Program, announced at White House Demo Day in 2015, and officially launched at NMSDC in October 2016. She also served on Facebook’s Black Employee Resource Group leadership team, which recently had its successful inaugural “Black Leadership Day” event.

    "she drafted and negotiated contracts....building aircrafts..." Tense and verb confusion attributed to one subject in the same sentence.

    ...

    Ms. Williams has been a featured speaker on panels at festivals and events, and has been featured on TheRoot.com, and in Black Enterprise and Essence magazines. She is a 2015 recipient of the National Bar Association’s “40 Under 40” award, recognizing young attorneys excelling in achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal community involvement in their careers, as well as their “Excellence in Legal Innovation” award, and a 2015 recipient of the Digital Diversity Network’s “Top 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity” award.

    Ms. Williams is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA, Mass Communications), St. Mary’s College of California (MBA), the University of California, Los Angeles (MA, African-American Studies), and the University of California, Hastings College of Law (JD). She is also very active in her community as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Incorporated, and in political organizing and fundraising at the local, state, and national level. An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children."

    "An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children."

    Now there's a clear unambiguous statement, well constructed, with one subject and one verb. Whew!

    What this shows is that with all these qualifications she still can't write a clear paragraph. Undaunted, she plows ahead, insisting that she and persons like her deserve to be considered for positions at the very highest level in our most advanced companies.

    She, and those like her, never stop to consider "Why?". "Why would a company brought into existence by white men wish to give itself up to rule by outsiders?" "Why would they hand over the reins of power to someone other than themselves?"

    “Bärí A”

    How is that pronounced? Like Barrier with the ‘r’ cut off, NY-style?

    She doesn’t need to stress the obvious message of her bio … she was an affirmative action hire. But it’s mighty white of her to admit that there might be other points of view that have nothing to do with race and gender.

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  131. Daniel H says:

    Let’s imagine the year 1939. Some smart people, in order to avoid the cataclysm looming on the horizon, compose a get together, a roundtable at which were seated Churchill, Roosevelt, Franco, Hitler, Stalin, Sikorski, Mussolin, Daladier, etc. They could bring their diverse point of views, ideologies, and interests frankly to the forefront to discuss matters and avoid the horrible collision about to unfold.

    This meeting, of course, would have been spurious and worthless, because it was a sham diversity, because the necessary diverse voices from the Congo, Bolivia, Bhutan, Saudi, India, etc, were excluded.

    And where were the ladies, just serving tea?

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  132. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @U. Ranus
    While every little attack on the Goolag is a good thing, a lot more can be done.

    If members of the Trump administration are reading iSteve: How about some really steep tax on advertising? Hit the enemy where it hurts...

    I’ve been saying for thirty years advertising is something that can be, should be and has to be taxed. it would fix a lot of ills.

    It makes certain people very, very uneasy to say this.

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  133. EriK says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    This is a good point. Those of us old enough can remember when "STEM" (ugh, hate that acronym) subjects were only popular with people who truly had interest and aptitude for hard science and math.

    Talk to "STEM" people who were in college during the 1960s heyday of student protests, the time that now serves as the precursor to today's nonsense. They will tell you that they were not protesting, they were studying!

    Science, math, tech people have seldom been active in political arguments. Politics and most social science subjects are beneath them.

    The nerds won, and now all the non-nerds want in on the action.

    Most outrageous are the women, who, if they possessed an ounce of sexual attractiveness, would not look twice at a science/math guy back then. If you want to know where the bread is buttered, where the bacon is coming home from, just watch where the women are looking...

    “STEM” (ugh, hate that acronym)

    Agree but it’s not as bad as STEAM.

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  134. Thirdtwin says:

    I just realized that ever since we got Diversity and Inclusion, there’s no such thing as Quotas anymore. I think the beginning of the end was Lani Guinier.

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  135. Eagle Eye says:
    @Thomm
    40% of the high-paying jobs in Silicon Valley are held by Asians, despite being under 6% of the US population. Even these Asians are quite diverse amongst themselves, with Chinese and Indians being top two largest groups in Silicon Valley, both of whom are quite different from each other.

    Chinese and Indians being top two largest groups in Silicon Valley

    What kind of Chinese. Cantonese? Hakka? Minnan? Toisan (like Leland Yee)? Miao? Hui (Muslim group with some Persian ancestry)? Tibetans? Jiangsu? Or even Manchu flying under the radar?

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    Mix of Cantonese, Shanghaiese(myself) and Beijingers(who call Southern Chinese shifty and sneaky) in my experience. The only Chinese minority here I knew was a half-Manchu who was trying to hack it in the SJW business of how oppressed her people were.
    , @Jack D
    Since the Han are 92% of the population, odds are pretty good that most are Han, even putting aside that they (especially the ones from the big cities) are the ones who tend to be more academically inclined than say hill tribesmen or yak herders.

    If your point is that Chinese, unlike Americans, wouldn't bother with stuff like minority preferences, that's not true. They do their own AA for minorities - exemptions from 1 child rule, etc.

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  136. Forbes says:
    @AndrewR
    I have never subscribed to the NYT and don't recall regularly reading anything from it until I started following this blog a few years ago, but I vaguely recall thinking in the past that the NYT had high standards and could be considered as politically impartial as is probably possible for a newspaper.

    But nowadays it's only one step up from Salon.

    Does anyone have a thorough timeline and/or analysis of the decline of the Carlos Salim Times?

    For a timeline, here’s my anecdote: I stopped buying the NYT during the 2000 campaign as I tired of the NYT telling their readers what to think. Reporting had become commentary, with most every story written as if it had come from a DNC press release. Dem operatives with by-lines is a compliment.

    By the time I stopped, I’d been a reader for 30 years, yet I’d mentally threatened to stop dozens of times due to the bias/slant. Finally the last straw was reached…

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  137. Spud Boy says:

    Which Group is More Diverse?

    Group A:
    Newt Gingrich
    Bernie Sanders
    Rand Paul
    Ralph Nader
    Jerry Brown
    Richard Spencer

    Group B:
    Clarence Thomas
    Jeb Bush
    Condoleezza Rice
    Michelle Malkin
    Ann Coulter
    Thomas Sowell

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  138. Forbes says:
    @Tiny Duck
    I don't think you understand institutional racism.

    white men tend to violently suppress People of Color forming businesses and entities

    And not just, or merely, violently suppress People of Color forming businesses and entities–but also passively, virtually, literally, with hugs n’ kisses, and with nuclear weapons. No effort to suppress is unexpressed in the never-ending battle to end the scourge of business and entity formation.

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  139. Forbes says:
    @whorefinder

    If you read issues of the New York Times or Time magazine from, say, the 1950s and earlier, they are written at a very high level and free of hysteria and obvious bias.
     
    Walter Duranty and Joseph Stalin would agree.

    More seriously, news sources have always been highly biased and highly partisan in tone; historically, most of them were directly owned by political parties and powerbrokers for the purposes of propaganda. But our view is warped because beginning in the middle of the 20th century we saw a shift to a less hysterical tone, both as a combination of a collusion among big media to tamp down on creating copycat criminals (e.g. with terrorists) and also with media consolidation thanks to limited television licensing.

    By mid-century the growth/monopoly of the Big Three networks combined with the shutting down of many cross-town rival newspapers allowed most news sources to present news in a non-hysterical fashion, simply because they had no competition or desperation. But the bias was still there---it was just that it was given in an authoritative, paternalistic, "that's the way it is" way.

    These days, with the internet ripping apart news bias and shoddy analysis on hundreds of web pages and you tube channels, and newspapers/television networks losing viewers, the obvious hysteria has been amped up so as to at least get a loyal base of crazies to never leave---or at least that's the hope. Salon.com may have zero credibility, but there's a decent percentage of crazies willing to still go there daily and read the vitriol, pedophile promotion, and poisonous lies they spew, if only to calm their own mental problems.

    All which goes some way to explain that media bias is ever-present. Government rules on media cross-ownership tamped down on the competitive pressure of product differentiation, market segmentation. That blandness began to be upset with the explosion in cable and the internet, but social media has completely changed the game.

    I always felt the Fox News slogan “Fair and Balanced” was used to make a mockery of the other news outlets–said ‘tongue in cheek’ to highlight the contrast in coverage, in spite of the legacy gatekeepers (NYT, WaPo, ABC, CBS, NBC) claiming no bias in their coverage.

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    I always felt the Fox News slogan “Fair and Balanced” was used to make a mockery of the other news outlets–said ‘tongue in cheek’ to highlight the contrast in coverage, in spite of the legacy gatekeepers (NYT, WaPo, ABC, CBS, NBC) claiming no bias in their coverage.
     
    Yeah, I agree, Ailes came up with that to jab a needle in the eye of the lefty corporates.

    I have never understood the media's obsession with claiming that they have no bias and/or that bias never seeps into their work. It's the most dishonest thing in the world to deny that. Even low IQ people know everyone's world view is colored by their own preferences and beliefs.

    Heck, even "independent" news sources claim to be non-biased. Democracy Now! and The Intercept---two lefty news sources that, while very extremely left wing, are pretty reputable when it comes to reporting, and usually hold everyone (even D's) to the same left wing standard----will swear up and down that they aren't "biased", even as they take money from people whose influence guarantees that some stories will be favored over others. Sometimes the independent sources will mention some pablum about how their reporters are not expected to check their personal beliefs at the door, but somehow maintain a non-biased stance.

    I am waiting for the first big news source to openly declare it's biases and donors and say, "Judge us on the quality of our work. Everyone is biased, deal with it." I think we would find a lot of people grateful for such honestly in a world of such journalistic dishonesty.

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  140. Forbes says:
    @TG
    Divide and conquer.

    Let the proles scrap amongst themselves for crumbs, while the elites make off with the whole loaf.

    Gay marriage! Diversity! Confederate statues! Transgender toilets! Gay confederate statues of color in transgender toilets!

    Pay no attention to all those trillions of dollars going for endless pointless winless wars on the other side of the world. Pay no attention to all those trillions of dollars in direct and indirect subsidies going to Wall Street (question: how much interest are YOU getting on your savings accounts?). Pay no attention to our massive forced population increases, and to the flooded job market, and to an entire generation of college students stuck in permanent debt-slavery. Pay no attention to the fact that one little error on your health insurance forms could saddle you with a million dollar debt. No don't pay any attention to any of this. Because diversity.

    –>question: how much interest are YOU getting on your savings accounts?

    Everyone gets screwed by this bit of interest rate distortion and manipulation.

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  141. @Triumph104
    Those schools aren't in Los Angeles (LAUSD), so they are not affected by the policy. The initial post mentioned California, but it is not a state-wide policy.

    Yes. My mistake.

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  142. Boomstick says:

    How fast can Apple run into problems? The iPhone 8 and X aren’t particularly good compared to some competitors. I’m wondering if their phone sales will drop in five year’s time.

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  143. @whorefinder

    If you read issues of the New York Times or Time magazine from, say, the 1950s and earlier, they are written at a very high level and free of hysteria and obvious bias.
     
    Walter Duranty and Joseph Stalin would agree.

    More seriously, news sources have always been highly biased and highly partisan in tone; historically, most of them were directly owned by political parties and powerbrokers for the purposes of propaganda. But our view is warped because beginning in the middle of the 20th century we saw a shift to a less hysterical tone, both as a combination of a collusion among big media to tamp down on creating copycat criminals (e.g. with terrorists) and also with media consolidation thanks to limited television licensing.

    By mid-century the growth/monopoly of the Big Three networks combined with the shutting down of many cross-town rival newspapers allowed most news sources to present news in a non-hysterical fashion, simply because they had no competition or desperation. But the bias was still there---it was just that it was given in an authoritative, paternalistic, "that's the way it is" way.

    These days, with the internet ripping apart news bias and shoddy analysis on hundreds of web pages and you tube channels, and newspapers/television networks losing viewers, the obvious hysteria has been amped up so as to at least get a loyal base of crazies to never leave---or at least that's the hope. Salon.com may have zero credibility, but there's a decent percentage of crazies willing to still go there daily and read the vitriol, pedophile promotion, and poisonous lies they spew, if only to calm their own mental problems.

    Walter Duranty and Joseph Stalin would agree.

    Well, you got me there.

    In the course of research I read a lot of old issues of the New York Times, from the mid 19th- through mid-20th century. It seemed less tendentious than it does now, and of course you didn’t have the extreme social justice craziness of today even in left-wing publications back then.

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  144. Forbes says:
    @Thomm
    40% of the high-paying jobs in Silicon Valley are held by Asians, despite being under 6% of the US population. Even these Asians are quite diverse amongst themselves, with Chinese and Indians being top two largest groups in Silicon Valley, both of whom are quite different from each other.

    One billion Chinese plus one billion Indians equals two billion non-diverse Asians. It’s called new math.

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  145. @Yak-15
    The most fascinating part of this entire, bizarre diversity push is the complete lack of evidence to support their claims. When, in the history of tech, has a "diverse" tech company ever outperformed a traditional tech company?

    well diversity is good because lack of diversity of racist, so of course diversity is good because it’s diverse… what’s not to understand?

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  146. Forbes says:
    @JimB
    I just don’t care if Silicon Valley gets shaken down for billions. Its whole purpose is to build a surveillance state, destroy white collar jobs, import third world programmers, and drive wealth into the hands of a small class of tech oligarchs.

    Godspeed, BÄRÍ Williams.

    The problem with a reluctance of concern about SV getting “shaken down for billions” is that it is unlikely to change the outcome of driving “wealth into the hands of a small class of tech oligarchs.”

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  147. Forbes says:
    @Tiny Duck
    You should be a minority for one day to see how it feels

    A minority of what–an imbecile? I guess being a minority every day like that can be burden…

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  148. @International Jew
    Yep.

    Looking just at the most visible blacks — the pundits and politicians — what's striking is how little diversity there is in their views, and in the subjects that interest them.

    Pick two black congressmen at random: what's the chance they'll disagree on "Trump, good or bad?" Or on, "Are taxes too high?" Pick two random black pundits, and chances are their last opinion pieces were both about Racist America.

    Moreover, the presence of just one black person in a room will reduce the diversity of views you'll hear from the white people.

    Moreover, the presence of just one black person in a room will reduce the diversity of views you’ll hear from the white people.

    In a restaurant or other public place, whites will look over both shoulders before saying anything about black people.

    Stewie demonstrates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33NTdCSvNUA

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    Those are "racist views", not "diverse views". White people by definition are incapable of having diverse viewpoints. They need Magic Negroes in the classroom to help them understand and/or to beat down any cracker who steps out of line.

    Once you understand that diverse is now just a code word for "minority" then you will never make that mistake again . Bari certainly won't. We are going to have to find another word that means "diverse" because that word has now lost its original meaning.


    will reduce the multifariousness of views you’ll hear from the white people.
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  149. Forbes says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    This is a good point. Those of us old enough can remember when "STEM" (ugh, hate that acronym) subjects were only popular with people who truly had interest and aptitude for hard science and math.

    Talk to "STEM" people who were in college during the 1960s heyday of student protests, the time that now serves as the precursor to today's nonsense. They will tell you that they were not protesting, they were studying!

    Science, math, tech people have seldom been active in political arguments. Politics and most social science subjects are beneath them.

    The nerds won, and now all the non-nerds want in on the action.

    Most outrageous are the women, who, if they possessed an ounce of sexual attractiveness, would not look twice at a science/math guy back then. If you want to know where the bread is buttered, where the bacon is coming home from, just watch where the women are looking...

    Most outrageous are the women, who, if they possessed an ounce of sexual attractiveness, would not look twice at a science/math guy back then.

    And today? If the science/math guy looks at a woman–much less attempts to chat them up–it’s time for a sexual harassment/hostile workplace lawsuit…

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  150. Jack D says:
    @larry lurker
    /ˈbɑɹi/

    So the umlaut means nothing (no fronting) and the accent means nothing (no final stress).

    Yes, it’s almost as if Bari is a /ˈfoʊni/.

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  151. njguy73 says:
    @anonymous

    BÄRÍ: An umlaut and an accent in just four letters! Now that’s diverse.
     
    It appears this is her website

    PS. That umlaut and accent appear to have been cultural appropriated.

    I’m not of English descent, but I’d like to give a tip to my Anglo cohorts reading this:

    You want to show pride in your heritage? Use the techniques other groups use.

    If your name begins with “A” or “E,” start spelling it with Æ. Ælfred, Æthelred, Æthelberht. If other groups can insist on having diacriticals, you can insist on your graphemes.

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    Æffirmative!
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  152. @Chief Seattle
    "Screed", "plague", "furor erupted": did the author ever have an English teacher with a red pen for hyperbole? It sure doesn't help her argument.

    Maybe we need a new antitrust for the 21st century, where instead of breaking a company up along state lines or product divisions we simply throw pieces of it to the diversity consultants. Then they can enact their utopia, hire their friends, create a Google-Rainbow that reflects the demographics of a Berkeley ethnic studies program. Market protections and momentum might sustain the company for a few years while it's picked dry, and then they can move on and private equity can happily pick up the scraps. It would be like Lord of the Flies for the diversity crowd.

    You know Google may hire 95% Jewish, East Asian, South Asian and white engineers (probably in that order) but their Google doodles always feature all manner of woke, diverse activists and artists. Case in point today it was Selena.

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    their Google doodles always feature all manner of woke, diverse activists and artists.
     
    The danegeld ought to buy them a pass - but somehow the Danes did not, and the SJWs will not, sign on to that proposition.

    Nope. Google must be punished. And it could not happen to a more deserving crew of orclings.
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  153. Jack D says:
    @Harry Baldwin
    Moreover, the presence of just one black person in a room will reduce the diversity of views you’ll hear from the white people.

    In a restaurant or other public place, whites will look over both shoulders before saying anything about black people.

    Stewie demonstrates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33NTdCSvNUA

    Those are “racist views”, not “diverse views”. White people by definition are incapable of having diverse viewpoints. They need Magic Negroes in the classroom to help them understand and/or to beat down any cracker who steps out of line.

    Once you understand that diverse is now just a code word for “minority” then you will never make that mistake again . Bari certainly won’t. We are going to have to find another word that means “diverse” because that word has now lost its original meaning.

    will reduce the multifariousness of views you’ll hear from the white people.

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  154. To have real cognitive diversity in a creative work group you would want people of different generations who had grown up in different cultures, spoken different languages, been through different education systems, read different literatures, listened to and played different musics, played different sports, studied different histories, experienced different religious traditions, climates, diets, etc. and of course of at least three different genders.

    But you might end up with the Tower of Babel, clique formation, and so on, and there is no guarantee that great creative work would ensue.

    In the real world diversity is about making sure that people of different ethnicities get a share of the economic pie. People who are not good at coding or design may be good accounting, marketing, or human resource executives, and large companies have tens of thousands of employees all over the world.

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    When you work in the creative department at an ad agency, a copy writer is teamed with an art director to come up with ideas. The more in common you have with the other person, the more you "get" each other, the better you'll work as a team. Look at the creative teams in Hollywood, often brothers.

    Is there any evidence that a creative team comprising people of widely different backgrounds and outlooks produces great results?
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  155. whenever u hear the pseudo-concept “diversity,” you know that the real discussion is parasitism. Affirmative action, offices of diversity and the rest are just BS–and everyone knows it, including the parasites

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  156. I assume it’s pronounce “Beria”. Named for Lavrenti, no doubt.

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  157. @Tiny Duck
    I don't think you understand institutional racism.

    white men tend to violently suppress People of Color forming businesses and entities

    Thank you, Siri.

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  158. @Tiny Duck
    You should be a minority for one day to see how it feels

    Didn’t the estimable James Whitmore pretend to do just that? I would love to see somebody like say Seth Rogan put on blackface and pretend to be black.

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  159. @George
    11 Facts Yü Should Know About the Umlaut
    http://mentalfloss.com/article/58936/11-facts-yu-should-know-about-umlaut

    I still can't figure out if her name is pronounced Bay-ree or Bah-ree or Bay-r-eye or Bah-r-eye accent on last syllable.

    Bi rye sort of follows the pulling vowels later in the word forward.

    Her web page is unconcerned with pronunciation.
    https://www.bariawilliams.com/

    I think it’s actually meant to be pronounced D’Shauna-Quicious. Her parents were a little bit confused about umlauts and orthography in general.

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  160. @ThreeCranes
    Here's from her "about me" page on her website. (Please God, can I go home now?)

    "Bärí A. Williams is Head of Business Operations Management, North America at StubHub as of January 2017. In this role, she is responsible for business planning and operations, including cross functional work with Product, Marketing, Strategy, Partnerships, Customer Service, Trust and Safety to manage and oversee technical metrics, product innovation, key strategic partnerships and drive P&L results across the company.

    A really poorly constructed run-on sentence that mixes passive tense with active. "she is responsible for:....to manage....and drive P&L results across the company."

    Prior to StubHub, Ms. Williams was Lead Counsel for the Global Infrastructure, Development, and Operations (“Inbound”) Commercial Legal team at Facebook. In this role, she drafted and negotiated contracts supporting Facebook’s internet.org connectivity efforts, building aircrafts, satellites, and lasers, along with purchasing and procurement to keep the company running – from software and hardware for the development of new products for users, including marketing messenger bots for Tommy Hilfiger during Fashion Week, to deals for supplies and equipment needed to take care of Facebook employees worldwide. Additionally, she also successfully took on the passion project of developing strategy and implementing the launch Facebook’s Supplier Diversity Program, announced at White House Demo Day in 2015, and officially launched at NMSDC in October 2016. She also served on Facebook’s Black Employee Resource Group leadership team, which recently had its successful inaugural “Black Leadership Day” event.

    "she drafted and negotiated contracts....building aircrafts..." Tense and verb confusion attributed to one subject in the same sentence.

    ...

    Ms. Williams has been a featured speaker on panels at festivals and events, and has been featured on TheRoot.com, and in Black Enterprise and Essence magazines. She is a 2015 recipient of the National Bar Association’s “40 Under 40” award, recognizing young attorneys excelling in achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal community involvement in their careers, as well as their “Excellence in Legal Innovation” award, and a 2015 recipient of the Digital Diversity Network’s “Top 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity” award.

    Ms. Williams is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA, Mass Communications), St. Mary’s College of California (MBA), the University of California, Los Angeles (MA, African-American Studies), and the University of California, Hastings College of Law (JD). She is also very active in her community as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Incorporated, and in political organizing and fundraising at the local, state, and national level. An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children."

    "An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children."

    Now there's a clear unambiguous statement, well constructed, with one subject and one verb. Whew!

    What this shows is that with all these qualifications she still can't write a clear paragraph. Undaunted, she plows ahead, insisting that she and persons like her deserve to be considered for positions at the very highest level in our most advanced companies.

    She, and those like her, never stop to consider "Why?". "Why would a company brought into existence by white men wish to give itself up to rule by outsiders?" "Why would they hand over the reins of power to someone other than themselves?"

    Short translation of this mulatta’s resume: “I have been an affirmative action parasite, performing at a sub-optimal level in every position I’ve ever had and I’ll sue your ass off if you get in my way.”

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    Now that's funny, albeit too direct for today's world.

    It's strange. After one of my first bicycle races I lay down on my back in the soft grass and gazed up at the clouds passing overhead. Due perhaps to my rhythmic, deep breathing coupled with the hypnotic allure of the infinite-azure blue I fell into a sort of trance and three thoughts presented themselves to me. The first was "keep everything crisp; let pain be short, sharp and immediate".

    I don't remember the other two but I've been chewing on that one my whole life. It seemed to me that it's better to take on life's trials and suffer the consequences in the here and now rather than try to put off any downside for some undefined later.

    I don't believe that that's been a particularly successful life strategy--at least in my case. It seems to me that people who are adept at the opposite: obscurantism, drawing veils over their true intentions, outright deceit, in short mis-direction, do and have done much better in advancing themselves than I have. So I can't say that I would pass that tidbit on to my nephews and nieces, but at any rate, I have my strength and health.

    Nevertheless as a general rule sentences should be kept short and crisp. Drawing them out, as in this case, is probably a ploy designed to conceal the fact that the author has very little to show for her time laboring in the vineyard.

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  161. @Tiny Duck
    Ok smartass:

    because of birthrates white will be only 5% of the world population and People of Color will dominate.


    How you like them apples?

    Wrong, TD! Whites may be only 5% of the world population but they’ll still dominate because no other race can keep a high-tech, constitutional republic running. And ultimately such republics will run things. It’s called the White Man’s Burden.

    This is all, assuming that the teeming extra-European populations of the world don’t wipe themselves out with the famine, epidemic disease, and constant, savage levels of civil strife that seem to be concomitants of their low average intelligence and insane fecundity.

    BTW, it’s good to have you back and better than ever. I know you’re a master at lampooning the prog Weltanschauung. I’m just going along with the gag to get in a few of my points.

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  162. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Katzenberg seems to be in a spot of trouble for some remarks about Molly Ringwald a few years back.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/molly-ringwald-recalls-sexually-explicit-comment-by-jeffrey-katzenberg-1049714

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  163. keuril says:
    @larry lurker
    /ˈbɑɹi/

    So the umlaut means nothing (no fronting) and the accent means nothing (no final stress).

    The accent over the “i” is obviously a rising second tone in Mandarin.

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  164. @Jonathan Mason
    To have real cognitive diversity in a creative work group you would want people of different generations who had grown up in different cultures, spoken different languages, been through different education systems, read different literatures, listened to and played different musics, played different sports, studied different histories, experienced different religious traditions, climates, diets, etc. and of course of at least three different genders.

    But you might end up with the Tower of Babel, clique formation, and so on, and there is no guarantee that great creative work would ensue.

    In the real world diversity is about making sure that people of different ethnicities get a share of the economic pie. People who are not good at coding or design may be good accounting, marketing, or human resource executives, and large companies have tens of thousands of employees all over the world.

    When you work in the creative department at an ad agency, a copy writer is teamed with an art director to come up with ideas. The more in common you have with the other person, the more you “get” each other, the better you’ll work as a team. Look at the creative teams in Hollywood, often brothers.

    Is there any evidence that a creative team comprising people of widely different backgrounds and outlooks produces great results?

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  165. one of the things one is not allowed to say is that sailer is unz’s butt boy.

    he should quit unz.

    then maybe his blog would stop being shit.

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  166. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @larry lurker
    /ˈbɑɹi/

    So the umlaut means nothing (no fronting) and the accent means nothing (no final stress).

    German? Bär = Bær = Bear (e)… rhymes with “hair” or “care” in Englisch?

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  167. if ho chi min wins in indochina he’s going to get in a canoe and rape your grandmother.

    —noam chomsky

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  168. fish says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Ok smartass:

    because of birthrates white will be only 5% of the world population and People of Color will dominate.


    How you like them apples?

    And when dat happens Tinys you’n can lib wit me! We been lookin fo a new pet.

    - Leonard Pitts

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  169. @Olorin
    We had that in the Bay Area, Chief.

    It was called the Tech Bubble of the '90s.

    Many to most of the connections to VC were Jewish (diverse!), they hired queer (diverse!) and female (diverse!) and mestizo (diverse!) and blackish (diverse!) and gimpy or HIV+ (diverse!) types for their highest paid positions (veeps and the like).

    For the lowest paid positions in the Customer Relationship Centers they hired mostly blacks from Oakland/Richmond/South Bay (diverse!).

    Then they brought in a bunch of inside-the-Hajnal-Line white guys to do the actual work of coding, building, retrofitting, infrastructure maintenance/expansion, analysis, security, etc.

    At the end of the day as the high paid ones cashed out their options after eating up all the VC, the lowest paid ones found jobs in other CRCs, and the worker bees went off to other (diverse!) bosses.

    The latter's salaries eroded with each subsequent relocation since "Well, your work history looks spotty--you've never spent more than two years in any job in the past ten years!"

    "Right, that's because of major restructuring in my entire industry."

    "I see. We'll offer you $20K less than last job, and no benefits, and you'll be on call 28 hours a day, 9 days a week, no vacation, but we'll give you sick days provided you take your cell phone, pager, and laptop to the cancer or maternity ward. Also in two years you'll be doing all the work for an entire exciting team of genetic miscues! But we'll thank you for taking one for the (diversity!) team!"

    After reading your post I am thinking you speak from personal experience, no?

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  170. @415 reasons
    You know Google may hire 95% Jewish, East Asian, South Asian and white engineers (probably in that order) but their Google doodles always feature all manner of woke, diverse activists and artists. Case in point today it was Selena.

    their Google doodles always feature all manner of woke, diverse activists and artists.

    The danegeld ought to buy them a pass – but somehow the Danes did not, and the SJWs will not, sign on to that proposition.

    Nope. Google must be punished. And it could not happen to a more deserving crew of orclings.

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  171. whorefinder says: • Website
    @Forbes
    All which goes some way to explain that media bias is ever-present. Government rules on media cross-ownership tamped down on the competitive pressure of product differentiation, market segmentation. That blandness began to be upset with the explosion in cable and the internet, but social media has completely changed the game.

    I always felt the Fox News slogan "Fair and Balanced" was used to make a mockery of the other news outlets--said 'tongue in cheek' to highlight the contrast in coverage, in spite of the legacy gatekeepers (NYT, WaPo, ABC, CBS, NBC) claiming no bias in their coverage.

    I always felt the Fox News slogan “Fair and Balanced” was used to make a mockery of the other news outlets–said ‘tongue in cheek’ to highlight the contrast in coverage, in spite of the legacy gatekeepers (NYT, WaPo, ABC, CBS, NBC) claiming no bias in their coverage.

    Yeah, I agree, Ailes came up with that to jab a needle in the eye of the lefty corporates.

    I have never understood the media’s obsession with claiming that they have no bias and/or that bias never seeps into their work. It’s the most dishonest thing in the world to deny that. Even low IQ people know everyone’s world view is colored by their own preferences and beliefs.

    Heck, even “independent” news sources claim to be non-biased. Democracy Now! and The Intercept—two lefty news sources that, while very extremely left wing, are pretty reputable when it comes to reporting, and usually hold everyone (even D’s) to the same left wing standard—-will swear up and down that they aren’t “biased”, even as they take money from people whose influence guarantees that some stories will be favored over others. Sometimes the independent sources will mention some pablum about how their reporters are not expected to check their personal beliefs at the door, but somehow maintain a non-biased stance.

    I am waiting for the first big news source to openly declare it’s biases and donors and say, “Judge us on the quality of our work. Everyone is biased, deal with it.” I think we would find a lot of people grateful for such honestly in a world of such journalistic dishonesty.

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  172. @Buzz Mohawk

    ...the lack of diversity in landscaping jobs...
     
    Those jobs were done by young white men like me when I was a young white man. I earned money during college by doing landscaping one summer.

    As a young, white man, I did a lot of jobs "Americans won't do." Our country was 85-90% white then.

    Now that I am an old, endangered white man, those jobs are done by imported cheap labor, which is "diverse."

    We have achieved diversity in landscaping!

    And our country is 60% white or less.

    Those jobs were done by young white men like me when I was a young white man. I earned money during college by doing landscaping one summer.

    This was a commonplace once. Now we read that these are jobs Americans won’t do. And U.S. Senators, and U. S. Representatives tell us that they have heard the pleas of the employers, and look away as we import evermore workers to do those jobs. And once we get to seven billion USA residents maybe their dishonest claims will be put to rest, right next to personal autonomy and human dignity. Third world status is too bad, but don’t we all deserve it? After all, who are we to gainsay our betters?

    Vote Democrat, and establishment Republican, so that they can do for us, what they have done for Detroit.

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  173. iThink says:

    Consider that Silicon Valley is run by a bunch of libtards like Mark Zuckerberg, Sergei Brin, Larry Page etc. hell bent on destroying the US with their stranglehold on new media, I’d say it’s about time these hypocrites get their just desserts. No sympathy from me, just like no sympathy for those Hollywood leftist hypocrites, or the liberal college professors being attacked by the SJWs they helped create on our college campuses. The left is cannibalizing itself. They are getting exactly what they deserve.

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  174. guest says:
    @EdwardM
    It used to be, as recently as the 1990s, that the main way that the MSM perpetuated their bias was in the selection of stories that they covered. The New York Times could be well-written and any individual article could be presented as fair-minded reporting.

    While that form of bias persists, the content of the articles themselves seems much more likely these days to betray the author's (and editors') bias. Now that alternative media sources allow fewer angles to remain uncovered, outlets like the Times have evidently felt the need to double down.

    “outlets like the Times have evidently felt the need to double down”

    SJWs always double down, as a book title told me.

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  175. iThink says:
    @Priya
    The author feels comfortable raging against this non existent group of blonde haired blue eyed tech leaders, but I'd like to see one company in silicone valley where this exists. The reality is that successful tech companies would have executive councils that include dark haired Jews and east and south Asians.

    For that matter, is it even the case that Asian women are underrepresented in tech companies compared to their overall prevalence in the us population? I suspect they are not. Asian men are overrepresented and I would guess that Asian women end up being more or less proportionately represented. I think really we have 3 groups less represented in tech companies. Blacks, who do not have the competence for such jobs. Latinos who lack both the competence and interest and white women who probably would be competent if they wanted to work in tech jobs but severely lack the interest to do this work.

    Blacks, who do not have the competence for such jobs. Latinos who lack both the competence and interest and white women who probably would be competent if they wanted to work in tech jobs but severely lack the interest to do this work.

    Correct. White women are too busy playing bimbo in high school to get boys’ attention. Being bad in math is a badge of honor, it implies a white girl is stupid and therefore more attractive to boys. White moms will proudly announce “Britney/Brook can’t do math” and in the next breath go on to brag about their daughter’s busy social life/boyfriend and cheer practice. White moms care more about their daughters being popular than being smart. It’s a real tragedy if their daughters don’t have a date for the homecoming dance or prom but who cares if they get a D in Algebra 2.

    But no worries every tech geek who makes it big with his stock option will want a hot car and a hot white girlfriend/wife immediately.

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  176. guest says:
    @Peter Hrobak

    “An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children.”

    Now there’s a clear unambiguous statement, well constructed, with one subject and one verb. Whew!

     

    No it’s not! Read it again: “An Oakland native, she and her husband [...]”

    The intro clause (singular) and the actual subject (plural) don’t match. This is classic bad writing, though admittedly very common, even among journalists.

    They’d be better off writing simple, declarative sentences, in the Hemingway tradition. But anyone can do that. Only professional writers are able to cascade clauses on your head like a rainstorm in winter.*

    *Wait, nonsensical similes are another matter.

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  177. guest says:
    @TheJester
    OT: Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's 3rd travel ban hours before it was going to take effect ...

    U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu had previously blocked Trump's last travel ban in March. In his ruling on Tuesday, Watson said Hawaii is likely to succeed in proving that Trump's latest travel ban violates federal immigration law.

    The policy "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor: it lacks sufficient findings that the entry of more than 150 million nationals from six specified countries would be 'detrimental to the interests of the United States,'" Watson wrote.
     
    Perhaps this is evidence that we already have too much "diversity" in the United States ... if a Federal court (Hawaii ... no surprise) rules that 150 million foreigners have the right to come and go as they please to see their relatives in the United States and, as millions already have done, overstay their visas.

    Are we developing "mini-states within the state" populated by immigrant populations conspiring to press their interests at the expense of the integrity, safety, and future of the United States? Has the concept of "citizen" become so broad and loose that it is meaningless when minority citizens are allowed to openly maintain their loyalties to their native countries and cultures at the expense of the United States?

    “Are we developing ‘mini-states within the state’”

    It’s called Imperium in Imperio, and we already have them.

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  178. @Jack D
    Bari is just f9cking with you with all those phony diacritical marks to make herself appear more exotic and so that you could not mistake her for white.

    But if you listen to how she pronounces her own name, it is just plain Bari. Bar Ree. Bari probably doesn't even know what those funny marks mean and cares even less, but they look sweet, don't they?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kYUeLg54fU&feature=youtu.be&t=8

    I bet Bärí likes Häagen Dazs, the ice cream with a meaningless name and an umlaut.

    http://www.culinarylore.com/food-history:what-does-haagen-dazs-mean

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  179. whorefinder says: • Website
    @EdwardM
    It used to be, as recently as the 1990s, that the main way that the MSM perpetuated their bias was in the selection of stories that they covered. The New York Times could be well-written and any individual article could be presented as fair-minded reporting.

    While that form of bias persists, the content of the articles themselves seems much more likely these days to betray the author's (and editors') bias. Now that alternative media sources allow fewer angles to remain uncovered, outlets like the Times have evidently felt the need to double down.

    , outlets like the Times have evidently felt the need to double down.

    SJWs always double down.

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  180. guest says:
    @International Jew
    Yep.

    Looking just at the most visible blacks — the pundits and politicians — what's striking is how little diversity there is in their views, and in the subjects that interest them.

    Pick two black congressmen at random: what's the chance they'll disagree on "Trump, good or bad?" Or on, "Are taxes too high?" Pick two random black pundits, and chances are their last opinion pieces were both about Racist America.

    Moreover, the presence of just one black person in a room will reduce the diversity of views you'll hear from the white people.

    You won’t be able to hear from the white people because blacks talk too darn loud.

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  181. pyrrhus says:
    @whorefinder

    If you read issues of the New York Times or Time magazine from, say, the 1950s and earlier, they are written at a very high level and free of hysteria and obvious bias.
     
    Walter Duranty and Joseph Stalin would agree.

    More seriously, news sources have always been highly biased and highly partisan in tone; historically, most of them were directly owned by political parties and powerbrokers for the purposes of propaganda. But our view is warped because beginning in the middle of the 20th century we saw a shift to a less hysterical tone, both as a combination of a collusion among big media to tamp down on creating copycat criminals (e.g. with terrorists) and also with media consolidation thanks to limited television licensing.

    By mid-century the growth/monopoly of the Big Three networks combined with the shutting down of many cross-town rival newspapers allowed most news sources to present news in a non-hysterical fashion, simply because they had no competition or desperation. But the bias was still there---it was just that it was given in an authoritative, paternalistic, "that's the way it is" way.

    These days, with the internet ripping apart news bias and shoddy analysis on hundreds of web pages and you tube channels, and newspapers/television networks losing viewers, the obvious hysteria has been amped up so as to at least get a loyal base of crazies to never leave---or at least that's the hope. Salon.com may have zero credibility, but there's a decent percentage of crazies willing to still go there daily and read the vitriol, pedophile promotion, and poisonous lies they spew, if only to calm their own mental problems.

    Pretty accurate summary!

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  182. gregor says:
    @Yak-15
    The most fascinating part of this entire, bizarre diversity push is the complete lack of evidence to support their claims. When, in the history of tech, has a "diverse" tech company ever outperformed a traditional tech company?

    One place where diversity has been given a fair try is municipal government. Marion Barry, Coleman Young, Ray Nagin, Kwame Kilpatrick, and on and on. Just imagine that sort of talent in Silicon Valley.

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  183. @Tiny Duck
    You should be a minority for one day to see how it feels

    23andMe says I have both black and amerIndian ancestry. Is that minority enough for you?

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  184. @Tiny Duck
    Ok, so one example?

    How come white men earn more than Black People?

    Why do Jews, East Asians, and South Asians also earn a lot more than black people? They also do better academically as well. It must be hard to be you duck, going through life so oblivious to the obvious.

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  185. e says:
    @Peter Hrobak

    “An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children.”

    Now there’s a clear unambiguous statement, well constructed, with one subject and one verb. Whew!

     

    No it’s not! Read it again: “An Oakland native, she and her husband [...]”

    The intro clause (singular) and the actual subject (plural) don’t match. This is classic bad writing, though admittedly very common, even among journalists.

    The intro clause (singular) and the actual subject (plural) don’t match. This is classic bad writing, though admittedly very common, even among journalists.

    Wrong.

    An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two
    children.”

    This sentence is correct in its subject-verb agreement since it has two subjects joined by the word and- she and husband. The verb live is plural as well so the subjects agree with their verb.

    What you call an “intro clause” is not a clause at all. A clause is a group of words having at least one subject and a verb. “An Oakland native” is not clause; it is an appositive, an appositive to the first subject, she. (Appositives needn’t follow the word or words to which they refer. They can just as easily precede them.)

    The sentence is perfectly fine. If you were to diagram this sentence, the appositive phrase, An Oakland native, would be placed under the compound subjects.

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  186. BenKenobi says:
    @GregMan
    “white men tend to violently suppress People of Color forming businesses and entities”

    I personally helped burn down several "Businesses of Color" last week. Then we napalmed a black-owned Internet company, staged an amphibious assault on a woman-owned car wash, and aerially bombarded an HBCU with several squadrons of B-17s. Next week we will be attacking Pancho's Taco Emporium with cavalry.

    Tiny D*ck, go look up a multi-syllabic word like "violently" before you use it. You clearly violently struggle with anything longer than three or four letters.

    I’m gonna let you in on a secret:

    TD is a test.

    You have failed it.

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    We, also, like to have fun.
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  187. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @whorefinder

    I always felt the Fox News slogan “Fair and Balanced” was used to make a mockery of the other news outlets–said ‘tongue in cheek’ to highlight the contrast in coverage, in spite of the legacy gatekeepers (NYT, WaPo, ABC, CBS, NBC) claiming no bias in their coverage.
     
    Yeah, I agree, Ailes came up with that to jab a needle in the eye of the lefty corporates.

    I have never understood the media's obsession with claiming that they have no bias and/or that bias never seeps into their work. It's the most dishonest thing in the world to deny that. Even low IQ people know everyone's world view is colored by their own preferences and beliefs.

    Heck, even "independent" news sources claim to be non-biased. Democracy Now! and The Intercept---two lefty news sources that, while very extremely left wing, are pretty reputable when it comes to reporting, and usually hold everyone (even D's) to the same left wing standard----will swear up and down that they aren't "biased", even as they take money from people whose influence guarantees that some stories will be favored over others. Sometimes the independent sources will mention some pablum about how their reporters are not expected to check their personal beliefs at the door, but somehow maintain a non-biased stance.

    I am waiting for the first big news source to openly declare it's biases and donors and say, "Judge us on the quality of our work. Everyone is biased, deal with it." I think we would find a lot of people grateful for such honestly in a world of such journalistic dishonesty.

    This is the beginning of wisdom in matters of media. It’s just not true that there are “good” newspapers that tell the truth, and “bad” newspapers that tell lies – all newspapers do both, and to make sense of the world you need to absorb information from a broad range of sources, even ones you find distasteful.

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  188. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Buzz Mohawk

    ...the lack of diversity in landscaping jobs...
     
    Those jobs were done by young white men like me when I was a young white man. I earned money during college by doing landscaping one summer.

    As a young, white man, I did a lot of jobs "Americans won't do." Our country was 85-90% white then.

    Now that I am an old, endangered white man, those jobs are done by imported cheap labor, which is "diverse."

    We have achieved diversity in landscaping!

    And our country is 60% white or less.

    However it’s undeniably true that there were fewer young native kids entering the workforce from circa the 1990s than in earlier generations, due to the sharp drop in birthrates that occurred in the 1970s, among both blacks and whites. Employers could just have increased wages of course, but it was cheaper to lobby for immigration.

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  189. bomag says:
    @BenKenobi
    I'm gonna let you in on a secret:

    TD is a test.

    You have failed it.

    We, also, like to have fun.

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  190. AndrewR says:
    @George
    11 Facts Yü Should Know About the Umlaut
    http://mentalfloss.com/article/58936/11-facts-yu-should-know-about-umlaut

    I still can't figure out if her name is pronounced Bay-ree or Bah-ree or Bay-r-eye or Bah-r-eye accent on last syllable.

    Bi rye sort of follows the pulling vowels later in the word forward.

    Her web page is unconcerned with pronunciation.
    https://www.bariawilliams.com/

    I went to school with a rather friendly black girl named D’Na: pronounced duh-NAY

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  191. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @e
    The intro clause (singular) and the actual subject (plural) don’t match. This is classic bad writing, though admittedly very common, even among journalists.

    Wrong.

    An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two
    children.”

    This sentence is correct in its subject-verb agreement since it has two subjects joined by the word and- she and husband. The verb live is plural as well so the subjects agree with their verb.

    What you call an "intro clause" is not a clause at all. A clause is a group of words having at least one subject and a verb. "An Oakland native" is not clause; it is an appositive, an appositive to the first subject, she. (Appositives needn't follow the word or words to which they refer. They can just as easily precede them.)

    The sentence is perfectly fine. If you were to diagram this sentence, the appositive phrase, An Oakland native, would be placed under the compound subjects.

    @Pete, and e-man; Uh … that was great. Now, can we move on to golf course architecture?

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  192. @njguy73
    I'm not of English descent, but I'd like to give a tip to my Anglo cohorts reading this:

    You want to show pride in your heritage? Use the techniques other groups use.

    If your name begins with "A" or "E," start spelling it with Æ. Ælfred, Æthelred, Æthelberht. If other groups can insist on having diacriticals, you can insist on your graphemes.

    Æffirmative!

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  193. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Buzz Mohawk
    I bet Bärí likes Häagen Dazs, the ice cream with a meaningless name and an umlaut.

    http://www.culinarylore.com/food-history:what-does-haagen-dazs-mean

    “Mutley Cruh! Mutley Cruh!”

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  194. @anon
    serious question (even though I know the answer): has anyone, anywhere, ever, done any sort of study to show that Silicon Valley "sorely needs" racial diversity?

    serious question (even though I know the answer): has anyone, anywhere, ever, done any sort of study to show that Silicon Valley “sorely needs” racial diversity?

    Diversity is our Greatest Strength™.

    Any walk of life is weak, flaccid and anemic without Diversity.

    Have you not been paying attention for the past 20-30 years?

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  195. bomag says:
    @TheJester
    OT: Federal judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's 3rd travel ban hours before it was going to take effect ...

    U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu had previously blocked Trump's last travel ban in March. In his ruling on Tuesday, Watson said Hawaii is likely to succeed in proving that Trump's latest travel ban violates federal immigration law.

    The policy "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor: it lacks sufficient findings that the entry of more than 150 million nationals from six specified countries would be 'detrimental to the interests of the United States,'" Watson wrote.
     
    Perhaps this is evidence that we already have too much "diversity" in the United States ... if a Federal court (Hawaii ... no surprise) rules that 150 million foreigners have the right to come and go as they please to see their relatives in the United States and, as millions already have done, overstay their visas.

    Are we developing "mini-states within the state" populated by immigrant populations conspiring to press their interests at the expense of the integrity, safety, and future of the United States? Has the concept of "citizen" become so broad and loose that it is meaningless when minority citizens are allowed to openly maintain their loyalties to their native countries and cultures at the expense of the United States?

    detrimental to the interests of the United States

    Yeah, right.

    So dreary. We’ve raised up judges who don’t like the country; and we’ve ensconced this immigrant uber alles mentality that seems to come from the consumerist habit: throw away your current car, and the next will be shinier and better. Thus, throw away your current people, and the next ones will be more capable and civilized.

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  196. BÄRÍ A. WILLIAMS. Didn’t he play Greg Brady in The Brady Bunch?

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  197. @Peter Hrobak

    “An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children.”

    Now there’s a clear unambiguous statement, well constructed, with one subject and one verb. Whew!

     

    No it’s not! Read it again: “An Oakland native, she and her husband [...]”

    The intro clause (singular) and the actual subject (plural) don’t match. This is classic bad writing, though admittedly very common, even among journalists.

    I’m not an expert at grammar. I only have an ear for it because I’ve read a lot and was relentlessly corrected by my mother. But I assumed that “she and her husband” would simplify down to “they” so the sentence would read, “[they] live in Oakland….”

    N’est-ce pas?

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  198. @Jus' Sayin'...
    Short translation of this mulatta's resume: "I have been an affirmative action parasite, performing at a sub-optimal level in every position I've ever had and I'll sue your ass off if you get in my way."

    Now that’s funny, albeit too direct for today’s world.

    It’s strange. After one of my first bicycle races I lay down on my back in the soft grass and gazed up at the clouds passing overhead. Due perhaps to my rhythmic, deep breathing coupled with the hypnotic allure of the infinite-azure blue I fell into a sort of trance and three thoughts presented themselves to me. The first was “keep everything crisp; let pain be short, sharp and immediate”.

    I don’t remember the other two but I’ve been chewing on that one my whole life. It seemed to me that it’s better to take on life’s trials and suffer the consequences in the here and now rather than try to put off any downside for some undefined later.

    I don’t believe that that’s been a particularly successful life strategy–at least in my case. It seems to me that people who are adept at the opposite: obscurantism, drawing veils over their true intentions, outright deceit, in short mis-direction, do and have done much better in advancing themselves than I have. So I can’t say that I would pass that tidbit on to my nephews and nieces, but at any rate, I have my strength and health.

    Nevertheless as a general rule sentences should be kept short and crisp. Drawing them out, as in this case, is probably a ploy designed to conceal the fact that the author has very little to show for her time laboring in the vineyard.

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  199. Say it with me: Diversity. Always. Means. Fewer. Whites.

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  200. LondonBob says:
    @Barnard
    OT: Marc Faber taking a break from predicting doom and gloom for the stock market says, "And thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks. Otherwise, the US would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look like one day anyway, but at least America enjoyed 200 years in the economic and political sun under a white majority."

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/17/dr-doom-faber-thank-god-white-people-populated-america.html

    Faber has been my go to investment guru for the past 15 years, so pleased to see him state the truth. Perhaps all his critics can sink their life investments in to Sub Saharan Africa, I doubt they will. Even more pleased he isn’t backing down either, ‘reached out for a comment, Faber said, “apologize for what? For stating the truth?”‘

    Remember kids, he has FU money so he doesn’t need to care that he has been sacked from various board of directors.

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  201. @willieskull68
    A screed approaching a rant.

    It seemed to sit well with me. On the euphemisms business:

    Examples here:
    negro –> colored —> afro-american —> black —> whatever-the-hell
    retarded —> slow —> short-bus-riding —> mentally challenged —> ??
    bat-shit-crazy —> nutty —> very excitable —> differently logiced —-> NY mayoralty material
    gimpy —> lame —> handicapped —> ??

    and so on.

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    No one is retarded anymore. Now they all have learning disabilities.
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  202. @ThreeCranes
    Here's from her "about me" page on her website. (Please God, can I go home now?)

    "Bärí A. Williams is Head of Business Operations Management, North America at StubHub as of January 2017. In this role, she is responsible for business planning and operations, including cross functional work with Product, Marketing, Strategy, Partnerships, Customer Service, Trust and Safety to manage and oversee technical metrics, product innovation, key strategic partnerships and drive P&L results across the company.

    A really poorly constructed run-on sentence that mixes passive tense with active. "she is responsible for:....to manage....and drive P&L results across the company."

    Prior to StubHub, Ms. Williams was Lead Counsel for the Global Infrastructure, Development, and Operations (“Inbound”) Commercial Legal team at Facebook. In this role, she drafted and negotiated contracts supporting Facebook’s internet.org connectivity efforts, building aircrafts, satellites, and lasers, along with purchasing and procurement to keep the company running – from software and hardware for the development of new products for users, including marketing messenger bots for Tommy Hilfiger during Fashion Week, to deals for supplies and equipment needed to take care of Facebook employees worldwide. Additionally, she also successfully took on the passion project of developing strategy and implementing the launch Facebook’s Supplier Diversity Program, announced at White House Demo Day in 2015, and officially launched at NMSDC in October 2016. She also served on Facebook’s Black Employee Resource Group leadership team, which recently had its successful inaugural “Black Leadership Day” event.

    "she drafted and negotiated contracts....building aircrafts..." Tense and verb confusion attributed to one subject in the same sentence.

    ...

    Ms. Williams has been a featured speaker on panels at festivals and events, and has been featured on TheRoot.com, and in Black Enterprise and Essence magazines. She is a 2015 recipient of the National Bar Association’s “40 Under 40” award, recognizing young attorneys excelling in achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal community involvement in their careers, as well as their “Excellence in Legal Innovation” award, and a 2015 recipient of the Digital Diversity Network’s “Top 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity” award.

    Ms. Williams is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (BA, Mass Communications), St. Mary’s College of California (MBA), the University of California, Los Angeles (MA, African-American Studies), and the University of California, Hastings College of Law (JD). She is also very active in her community as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Incorporated, and in political organizing and fundraising at the local, state, and national level. An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children."

    "An Oakland native, she and her husband, Jaime, live in Oakland with their two children."

    Now there's a clear unambiguous statement, well constructed, with one subject and one verb. Whew!

    What this shows is that with all these qualifications she still can't write a clear paragraph. Undaunted, she plows ahead, insisting that she and persons like her deserve to be considered for positions at the very highest level in our most advanced companies.

    She, and those like her, never stop to consider "Why?". "Why would a company brought into existence by white men wish to give itself up to rule by outsiders?" "Why would they hand over the reins of power to someone other than themselves?"

    I GET THAT! I GET THAT! Just answer my question. What does Miss Barometric do for a living? Please for the 3rd time, just answer my question. What does she get paid to do? I know, I know, she has some diversity; she has some excellence. I GOT THAT! What does she do for a living?

    /Carlson

    ;-}

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    "What does she do for a living?"

    She's a model, a piece of Art. Something on display like that leg in the window in A Christmas Story.
    , @MarkinLA
    She is a pet like somebodies rare or exotic animal brought out during dinner parties to show off. The wealthy can bring her out and she can parrot out liberal talking points. Although "Polly want a cracker" has more depth than her.
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  203. e says:
    @bomag

    I don’t think you understand institutional racism.
     
    Dude; we're on the inside. We create and maintain institutional racism. Don't try this yourself; we are professionals.

    Or maybe IR is something you made up to explain away continued non-performance.


    white men tend to violently suppress People of Color forming businesses and entities

     

    Yeah, that's why all those Koreans; sub-continental Indians; Chinese; Vietnamese; etc. can't keep their business doors open.

    Yeah, that’s why all those Koreans; sub-continental Indians; Chinese; Vietnamese; etc. can’t keep their business doors open.

    Come on, we all know that when Duck uses “POC” he is not thinking of nor referring to these groups of people.

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  204. e says:
    @anonymous
    @Pete, and e-man; Uh … that was great. Now, can we move on to golf course architecture?

    Fine with me. As a golfer, I love Steve’s golf posts.

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  205. @Daniel Chieh

    individual white men, each with their unique thoughts and ideas.
     
    Each with his unique thoughts and ideas. Not even liberal "gender neutral" grammar can save the writer now, with the specific definition of man preceding this.

    David, thank you! This is one of my pet peeves. I don’t like it even if there is no specific gender. Most of us here, at least, know the rules of English grammar, in which the masculine would be used otherwise (my pet peeve isn’t particularly with any unz writers/commenters).

    I’ve seen this with a female subject too. “These tampons should only be properly applied by their user to their body. If there are more problems the tampon customer should immediately see their doctor.” I mean, do these people know about the birds and the bees, and if not, should they really be hawking feminine products?

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  206. @Eagle Eye

    Chinese and Indians being top two largest groups in Silicon Valley
     
    What kind of Chinese. Cantonese? Hakka? Minnan? Toisan (like Leland Yee)? Miao? Hui (Muslim group with some Persian ancestry)? Tibetans? Jiangsu? Or even Manchu flying under the radar?

    Mix of Cantonese, Shanghaiese(myself) and Beijingers(who call Southern Chinese shifty and sneaky) in my experience. The only Chinese minority here I knew was a half-Manchu who was trying to hack it in the SJW business of how oppressed her people were.

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  207. wrd9 says:
    @Paul Yarbles
    Funny how no one in the race-gender diversity industry complains about the lack of diversity in landscaping jobs here in New Jersey. No blacks or women at all. None!

    I’d like to have many of the feminazis conscripted to work the dirty jobs like landscaping and garbage collecting.

    Here’s a spot on Camille Paglia quote.

    “It is an absolute outrage how so many pampered, affluent, upper-middle-class professional women chronically spout snide anti-male feminist rhetoric, while they remain completely blind to the constant labor and sacrifices going on all around them as working-class men create and maintain the fabulous infrastructure that makes modern life possible in the Western world.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/03/15/camille-paglia-denounces-snide-anti-male-feminist-rhetoric-interview/

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  208. wrd9 says:
    @gregor
    One place where diversity has been given a fair try is municipal government. Marion Barry, Coleman Young, Ray Nagin, Kwame Kilpatrick, and on and on. Just imagine that sort of talent in Silicon Valley.

    Silicon Valley does have Ellen Pao…

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  209. wrd9 says:
    @Big Bill
    In the LAUSD, a school that is less than 30% white gets all kinds of extra money, personnel, and services.

    Google "PHBAO" [= "Predominately Hispanic, Black, Asian or Other"].

    Once a school is over 30% white, the bennies get cut off. So white parents are calling their kids "Hispanic" to keep their schools from being cut off. And white folks are REALLY p!ssed at Mexicans who call their kids "white" instead of "Hispanic".

    It is a quirky California "flight from white".

    Civil disobedience by whites. ‘Bout time. They need to do it for college admissions, too.

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  210. @Jack D
    Bari is just f9cking with you with all those phony diacritical marks to make herself appear more exotic and so that you could not mistake her for white.

    But if you listen to how she pronounces her own name, it is just plain Bari. Bar Ree. Bari probably doesn't even know what those funny marks mean and cares even less, but they look sweet, don't they?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kYUeLg54fU&feature=youtu.be&t=8

    Judging by the spelling, I would take it that it is supposed to rhyme with Marie, but should not be confused with the first name of Biréli Lagrène, the world’s greatest living guitarist.

    I have also met African American women who go by the name of Bree, or perhaps Brie, though that might be a bit too cheesy for some.

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    I might be wrong about this, but I think I detect some Django Reinhardt influence in his playing. Just a hint if you listen very closely but otherwise you might miss it entirely.

    All kidding aside, while he is clearly not an original artist, he is more like a Japanese craftsman where your goal is to work in the master's style but to have your work be even better than the original.
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  211. Jack D says:
    @Jonathan Mason
    Judging by the spelling, I would take it that it is supposed to rhyme with Marie, but should not be confused with the first name of Biréli Lagrène, the world's greatest living guitarist.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YhRj53jFJk

    I have also met African American women who go by the name of Bree, or perhaps Brie, though that might be a bit too cheesy for some.

    I might be wrong about this, but I think I detect some Django Reinhardt influence in his playing. Just a hint if you listen very closely but otherwise you might miss it entirely.

    All kidding aside, while he is clearly not an original artist, he is more like a Japanese craftsman where your goal is to work in the master’s style but to have your work be even better than the original.

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    Well, yes, he started his career in the footsteps of Django, but has played and recorded in a great variety of musical styles and demonstrated extraordinary virtuosity. People who are original stylists are often not the greatest technicians, e.g. Bob Dylan, but Frank Sinatra is a possible exception. Bireli's Sinatra album, on which he sings, is perhaps not his greatest moment.
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  212. Jack D says:
    @Eagle Eye

    Chinese and Indians being top two largest groups in Silicon Valley
     
    What kind of Chinese. Cantonese? Hakka? Minnan? Toisan (like Leland Yee)? Miao? Hui (Muslim group with some Persian ancestry)? Tibetans? Jiangsu? Or even Manchu flying under the radar?

    Since the Han are 92% of the population, odds are pretty good that most are Han, even putting aside that they (especially the ones from the big cities) are the ones who tend to be more academically inclined than say hill tribesmen or yak herders.

    If your point is that Chinese, unlike Americans, wouldn’t bother with stuff like minority preferences, that’s not true. They do their own AA for minorities – exemptions from 1 child rule, etc.

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  213. @Barnard
    OT: Marc Faber taking a break from predicting doom and gloom for the stock market says, "And thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks. Otherwise, the US would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look like one day anyway, but at least America enjoyed 200 years in the economic and political sun under a white majority."

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/17/dr-doom-faber-thank-god-white-people-populated-america.html

    Yeah, I’ve been sloooowly going through the comments, can you tell? (kinda busy) I just had to chime in that I saw this on Zerohedge first, and it was by “Tyler Durden”, or one of them, not a guest. It surprised me that ZH wrote about this in the same manner as (I’m assuming, but it’s like 99.99% likely) your cnbc article was written – gloating and scolding. This surprised me.

    Now that just gave me a lot less respect for Zerohedge, in that one small post. I know they are high on financial gloom and doom, a bit too high, but they have always seemed truthful and un-pc to me. Now, the guy is trashing Marc Faber, who is a fellow gloom/doomer and does a lot of bad-mouthing of the US (same as ZH, a bit too much for me.) They used to like him, but if this truthful statement turns off Tyler Durden, I don’t think he should use the “fight club” meme any more – it should be more like “safe space club”. For shame, Zerohedge, for shame!

    The commenters are a different story. I can’t read them with my browser, but I look forward to reading some later. They make unz readers look PC-all-to-hell.

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  214. Olorin says:
    @Svigor
    OT:

    Hollywood executive notes that rampant sexual harassment is not limited to entertainment industry.

    Christmas came early this year. The Weinstein thing just keeps on givin'.

    But under the cloud of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment allegations, Katzenberg ended up focusing much of his talk on a scourge that goes back to the early days of Hollywood: the casting couch.
     
    The ol' Hollywood frontlash.

    Weinstein was fired from The Weinstein Company, the company he co-founded, just days after an Oct. 5 New York Times story first brought to light sexual harassment allegations involving dozens of women. While offering an insider's perspective of the Hollywood producer at the center of the scandal, Katzenberg noted that sexual harassment and abuse is larger than just Hollywood, referencing recent scandals involving Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and Fox TV personality Bill O'Reilly, Silicon Valley and even President Donald Trump.
     
    So, not just the OLD media, but that newfangled TELEVISION, too. Oh, and something about something Trump said once.

    I gotta say, now that talk has turned to Hollywood/Weinstein's pimp-whore dynamic, I'm super-impressed with how leftists have nobly pivoted to bashing Trump every time the subject comes up.

    "I've had hundreds of meetings with Harvey Weinstein, and literally not a single time was Harvey abusive to someone in my presence," Katzenberg said. "Somehow this behavior was masked by him.
     
    "I never saw nuttin'. Everybody got that?"

    "The tragic part is these women masked it from us too because they were intimidated," he said.
     
    "I NEVER SAW NUTTIN'. EVERYBODY GOT THAT?"

    That should've been the title of the article.

    Christmas came early this year.

    Gentlemen, can we please agree never to use this phrase in connection with Harvey Weinstein?

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  215. @Priya
    The author feels comfortable raging against this non existent group of blonde haired blue eyed tech leaders, but I'd like to see one company in silicone valley where this exists. The reality is that successful tech companies would have executive councils that include dark haired Jews and east and south Asians.

    For that matter, is it even the case that Asian women are underrepresented in tech companies compared to their overall prevalence in the us population? I suspect they are not. Asian men are overrepresented and I would guess that Asian women end up being more or less proportionately represented. I think really we have 3 groups less represented in tech companies. Blacks, who do not have the competence for such jobs. Latinos who lack both the competence and interest and white women who probably would be competent if they wanted to work in tech jobs but severely lack the interest to do this work.

    I’d like to see one company in silicone valley…

    I think silicone valley would be a place where women would dominate the work force. You know, as the predominant only customers of the product and all, albeit not the “end users”.

    Now, silicon valley is quite different….

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  216. @JimB
    So far as I can tell, the internet hasn't extended human lifespan or improved anyone's standard of living except immigrants. Indeed, smart phones have become an essential navigation tool for the third world hoards invading the West.

    FWIW, mortality improvements have started to taper off with the increase of the iPhone and the popularity of Social Media.

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  217. @Jack D
    I might be wrong about this, but I think I detect some Django Reinhardt influence in his playing. Just a hint if you listen very closely but otherwise you might miss it entirely.

    All kidding aside, while he is clearly not an original artist, he is more like a Japanese craftsman where your goal is to work in the master's style but to have your work be even better than the original.

    Well, yes, he started his career in the footsteps of Django, but has played and recorded in a great variety of musical styles and demonstrated extraordinary virtuosity. People who are original stylists are often not the greatest technicians, e.g. Bob Dylan, but Frank Sinatra is a possible exception. Bireli’s Sinatra album, on which he sings, is perhaps not his greatest moment.

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  218. Sean says:

    “There can be 12 white, blue-eyed, blond men in a room”

    Only if it’s a casting call.

    Whether companies do it intentionally or not, I worry that they will adjust the definition of diversity so that, conveniently, it’s already achieved.

    Unless one is operating with an essentialist definition of race and gender, the hypothetical dozen are diverse.

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  219. @Achmed E. Newman
    I GET THAT! I GET THAT! Just answer my question. What does Miss Barometric do for a living? Please for the 3rd time, just answer my question. What does she get paid to do? I know, I know, she has some diversity; she has some excellence. I GOT THAT! What does she do for a living?

    /Carlson


    ;-}

    “What does she do for a living?”

    She’s a model, a piece of Art. Something on display like that leg in the window in A Christmas Story.

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  220. MarkinLA says:
    @Achmed E. Newman
    I GET THAT! I GET THAT! Just answer my question. What does Miss Barometric do for a living? Please for the 3rd time, just answer my question. What does she get paid to do? I know, I know, she has some diversity; she has some excellence. I GOT THAT! What does she do for a living?

    /Carlson


    ;-}

    She is a pet like somebodies rare or exotic animal brought out during dinner parties to show off. The wealthy can bring her out and she can parrot out liberal talking points. Although “Polly want a cracker” has more depth than her.

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  221. @whorefinder

    If you read issues of the New York Times or Time magazine from, say, the 1950s and earlier, they are written at a very high level and free of hysteria and obvious bias.
     
    Walter Duranty and Joseph Stalin would agree.

    More seriously, news sources have always been highly biased and highly partisan in tone; historically, most of them were directly owned by political parties and powerbrokers for the purposes of propaganda. But our view is warped because beginning in the middle of the 20th century we saw a shift to a less hysterical tone, both as a combination of a collusion among big media to tamp down on creating copycat criminals (e.g. with terrorists) and also with media consolidation thanks to limited television licensing.

    By mid-century the growth/monopoly of the Big Three networks combined with the shutting down of many cross-town rival newspapers allowed most news sources to present news in a non-hysterical fashion, simply because they had no competition or desperation. But the bias was still there---it was just that it was given in an authoritative, paternalistic, "that's the way it is" way.

    These days, with the internet ripping apart news bias and shoddy analysis on hundreds of web pages and you tube channels, and newspapers/television networks losing viewers, the obvious hysteria has been amped up so as to at least get a loyal base of crazies to never leave---or at least that's the hope. Salon.com may have zero credibility, but there's a decent percentage of crazies willing to still go there daily and read the vitriol, pedophile promotion, and poisonous lies they spew, if only to calm their own mental problems.

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  222. @Achmed E. Newman
    It seemed to sit well with me. On the euphemisms business:

    Examples here:
    negro –> colored —> afro-american —> black —> whatever-the-hell
    retarded —> slow —> short-bus-riding —> mentally challenged —> ??
    bat-shit-crazy —> nutty —> very excitable —> differently logiced —-> NY mayoralty material
    gimpy —> lame —> handicapped —> ??

    and so on.
     

    No one is retarded anymore. Now they all have learning disabilities.

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  223. @Arclight
    Always amusing to read that Silicon Valley is 'plagued' by a lack of some idealized version of racial and sexual diversity, when all evidence is that the lopsided representation of men, whites, and Asians is working just fine for the companies concerned.

    As Steve pointed out, the real issue at hand is that there is a ton of money sloshing around for those employed in the tech industry and all right-thinking people understand that this is a bad thing unless the right ratios of victim classes share in the spoils.

    Representation of whites is not lopsided. We have been excluded and are vastly underrepresented.

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    So badly in fact that you've been beaten into Passive Voice.
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  224. @ben tillman
    Representation of whites is not lopsided. We have been excluded and are vastly underrepresented.

    So badly in fact that you’ve been beaten into Passive Voice.

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  225. @ChrisZ
    Chief, whether she had an English teacher or not, she DID have an EDITOR at America’s supposed paper of record who should have flagged those words (and also “to be sure...”). “Screed” in particular, as applied to Damor’s essay, is simply not descriptive—at least no serious person who’s actually read it would describe it that way, even if he disagreed with it.

    In former times, newspaper editors served as gatekeepers for literary style and matters of fact. But that understated yet dignified aspect of the editorial role has been in collapsed for more than a decade, replaced (as here) with the usual agenda- and self-promoters. This piece is high-school level work at best; yet the writer evidently has a law degree and a credit in the New York Times. Shame on the editor who let it see “print.”

    Chief, whether she had an English teacher or not, she DID have an EDITOR at America’s supposed paper of record who should have flagged those words . . . .

    Did she? Prove it.

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  226. The ignorant author needs to read Thomas Sowell.

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  227. Diversity in accordance with the US constitution is 50 different state political solutions that are customized and peculiar to the people of each state.

    In contrast, the leftist version of diversity is illicit totalitarian nonsense.

    Leftist have stolen state powers that are recognized in the US constitution 9th and 10th amendments.

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  228. Nico says:
    @Sane Left Libertarian

    “This shift creates a distraction from efforts to increase the race and gender diversity the tech industry is sorely lacking.”
     
    The problem is that adjective - sorely. It implies that the alleged lack of diversity is somehow causing the companies pain. I don't see that connection.

    I’m making a huge generalization here, but the blacks and Muslims we have hired have been on average problematic on a number of levels. The Hispanics not so much: mind you, a lot of Hispanics ARE problematic but the variance of the Hispanic population is also very high compared to other groups, so it doesn’t really take as much extra vigilance to find quality specimens. The only significant HR challenge with considering Hispanics for hire, at the white-collar level, lies in assessing the degree to which their credentials are bolstered by affirmative action rather than competence, but this is still less of a concern than it is with blacks, and if they got into a decent school it is also likely they benefited from a higher degree of socialization alongside whites.

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  229. @Tiny Duck
    Ok, so one example?

    How come white men earn more than Black People?

    “How come white men earn more than Black People?”

    Because they’re smarter and more productive. Also they’re less likely to violently attack their coworkers. Pretty much everyone earns more than black people, and for the same reasons.

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  230. Escher says:
    @Tiny Duck
    I don't think you understand institutional racism.

    white men tend to violently suppress People of Color forming businesses and entities

    Why do people on this site continue to feed the troll?

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    Because few posters reach his level of stupidity to the point of being hilariously funny. If we don't respond he may stop posting.
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  231. Moses says:
    @whorefinder

    If you read issues of the New York Times or Time magazine from, say, the 1950s and earlier, they are written at a very high level and free of hysteria and obvious bias.
     
    Walter Duranty and Joseph Stalin would agree.

    More seriously, news sources have always been highly biased and highly partisan in tone; historically, most of them were directly owned by political parties and powerbrokers for the purposes of propaganda. But our view is warped because beginning in the middle of the 20th century we saw a shift to a less hysterical tone, both as a combination of a collusion among big media to tamp down on creating copycat criminals (e.g. with terrorists) and also with media consolidation thanks to limited television licensing.

    By mid-century the growth/monopoly of the Big Three networks combined with the shutting down of many cross-town rival newspapers allowed most news sources to present news in a non-hysterical fashion, simply because they had no competition or desperation. But the bias was still there---it was just that it was given in an authoritative, paternalistic, "that's the way it is" way.

    These days, with the internet ripping apart news bias and shoddy analysis on hundreds of web pages and you tube channels, and newspapers/television networks losing viewers, the obvious hysteria has been amped up so as to at least get a loyal base of crazies to never leave---or at least that's the hope. Salon.com may have zero credibility, but there's a decent percentage of crazies willing to still go there daily and read the vitriol, pedophile promotion, and poisonous lies they spew, if only to calm their own mental problems.

    I’m not a media historian, but it seems the idea that newspapers/media somehow are or should be unbiased purveyors of *truth* is a mid-to-late 20th century outlier.

    Back in the day newspapers were well known for espousing certain viewpoints and didn’t hide it. Commenter Whorefinder wrote above that even when newspapers turned “unbiased” they were still biased, just hid it better. And having people believe your coverage is unbiased while maintaining bias amplifies the power of your propaganda.

    In a saner world reporters would list their political affiliation below their byline.

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  232. MarkinLA says:
    @Escher
    Why do people on this site continue to feed the troll?

    Because few posters reach his level of stupidity to the point of being hilariously funny. If we don’t respond he may stop posting.

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