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Corporate America declares War on White America. No reason to sugarcoat what’s happening.

Diversity. Inclusivity. Equity. Or as Steve Sailer puts it, “D.I.E. whitey, die.”[Goldman to Refuse IPOs If All Directors Are White, Straight Men: The bank is the latest firm to eschew a lack of diversity in corporate governance, Bloomberg.com, January 24, 2020]:

The era of the white, all-male board is coming to an end.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer David Solomon issued the latest ultimatum Thursday from Davos. Wall Street’s biggest underwriter of initial public offerings in the U.S. will no longer take a company public in the U.S. and Europe if it lacks a director who is either female or diverse.

The mandate is the latest in a series of signals that non-diverse boards and management are unacceptable. BlackRock Inc. and State Street Global Advisors are voting against directors at companies without a female director. Public companies with all-male boards based in California now face a $100,000 fine under a new state law.

“It’s pretty amazing,” said Fred Foulkes, a management professor at the Boston University Questrom School of Business. “It’s a seismic change. I was quite amazed and I wonder what’s going to happen at JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley.”

The corporate board has become a rare bright spot for gender and racial diversity at the highest echelons of corporate America. Almost half of the open spots at S&P 500 companies went to women last year, and for the first time they made up more than a quarter of all directors. In July, the last all-male board in the S&P 500 appointed a woman.

Still, new boards are less diverse: Among the top 25 IPOs by value each year from 2014 through 2018, 10 companies had no female directors, said Malli Gero, co-founder and senior adviser to 2020 Women on Boards, an organization that pushes for the Russell 3000 index to have at least 20% women directors on its boards. Last year, Goldman Sachs was hired to underwrite WeWork’s IPO, which only added a female director after its initial prospectus prompted criticism of its all-male board.

“Starting on July 1st in the U.S. and Europe, we’re not going to take a company public unless there’s at least one diverse board candidate, with a focus on women,” Solomon told CNBC Thursday. He didn’t mention Asia, which continues to lag behind other regions when it comes to board diversity.

Next year, the bank will raise the threshold to two diverse directors, which includes diversity based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Goldman said in a statement. The bank said the decision came after it learned more than 60 U.S. and European companies in the last two years went public without a woman or person of color on the board. Goldman Sachs has four women on its 11-member board.

ORDER IT NOW

Among the IPOs where Goldman Sachs was an underwriter over the last two years in the U.S. and Europe, fewer than 10% currently have a board lacking a diverse candidate, the company said. Data was not available for the composition of those boards at the time of the IPO, the company said.

“We realize that this is a small step, but it’s a step in a direction of saying, ‘You know what, we think this is right, we think it’s the right advice and we’re in a position also, because of our network, to help our clients if they need help placing women on boards,’” Solomon told CNBC. “So this is an example of us saying, ‘How can we do something that we think is right and help moves the market forward?’”

JPMorgan Chase & Co. doesn’t have a similar policy to the Goldman Sachs rule, but since 2016 has had a director advisory service that works to help companies find diverse candidates for their board, the company said in a statement. Morgan Stanley did not respond to requests for comment.

“It’s what big investors are looking for these says,” said Boston University’s Foulkes, who was previously a director at Panera Bread Co. and Bright Horizons Family Solutions. “If the board has all white males, that’s a big negative.”

It was never about judging about by character. It was never about abandoning the idea of assigning value based on the color of skin, but the inverse of the old manner of the implementation of Jim Crow.

D.I.E., whitey, D.I.E.

 

 

 
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  1. Neoliberal capitalism is a failed system regardless. I never understood US conservatives love affair with neoliberalism, given how big business loves cheap, unskilled migration in order to control wages. It is neoliberal corporations that are in the forefront of ‘woke’ social politics as well. Just look at the Silicon Valley companies.

    The unholy alliance between Christian evangelicals and free-market capitalists in the 1980s has only resulted in one thing. The capitalists got everything they wanted in terms of economics and the Christian evangelicals got dumped by the wayside. Today, “conservatism” is just about low taxes and not trying to win any culture war. It is a political project designed to defeat you by promoting inaction.

    As long as this bizarre reluctance of conservatives to question the foundations of neoliberal capitalism persists, nothing will be done. The only one I see who is even brave/smart enough to question these premises is Tucker Carlson.

    • Agree: Glock45, Cornelius
  2. Economic terrorism.

  3. Isn’t it interesting that it’s white MEN. They’re trying to DIVIDE white men and women.

    • Agree: West Reanimator
    • Replies: @Love Street
    @Cornelius

    Not white men((()))

    , @Angharad
    @Cornelius

    Those directors are NOT White men.

  4. Anon[407] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m all for Big Money, beholden to optics, to undervalue companies. It makes the stock cheaper, initially. In fact, this is a great way to assure that stock prices go the right way at the IPO. Perhaps that’s their game so they can realize better profits from their investments.

    Though, in the long run a diversity mandate will make the US much less competitive. Most women have the equivalent cognitive development of an adolescent boy and often less emotional development / control.

    And I thought that Jews were going for the whole “we’re not undermining America” thing. With visible Marxist moves like this, I suppose not.

  5. This is similar to how the Civil Rights Bill broke ethnic enclaves. As whites come under increasing attack, the natural thing will be to have more solidarity. This is an attack from the other side, attempting to break up solidarity just as it’s needed most.

  6. Never stops to astonish me. If diversity is strength then why push and force diversity, chase down the last White person, company, village or community, even country (cause, apparently Europe needs to be diversified too) etc?

    If liberals truly believed in “diversity is strength” they would’t need to appoint commissars to enforce it. Non-diverse companies would loose the competition, people would prefer to live in diverse areas etc. Just like people prefer to live in US because it is better then their home country, they would have preferred diversity if it was indeed better.

    • Agree: Dave453, ben tillman
  7. It’s also about doing away with the concept of merit and even performance. I eagerly await the day when libtards demand that 600 pound black women must be on the Olympic track team, the blind are on the archery team, and quadruple amputees (no arms/no legs) are on the martial arts teams. Representation is all that matters, right?

    • LOL: Augustus
    • Replies: @Realist
    @Non PC Infidel

    Agreed.

  8. Mr Goldman and Mr Sachs declare war on straight white men, now there’s a surprise.

  9. When will Goldman Sachs replace Chairman & CEO David Solomon (a white guy) with a person of color/non binary/LGBQT affirmative action hire? If they watch enough commercials on TV there are PLENTY of geniuses to choose from!!

    • Replies: @Anthony Aaron
    @Lost in Illinois

    Hell … when will G-S's Board be mostly GENTILE?

    Replies: @SFG

  10. (((Solomon))), of (((Goldman Sachs))). Gosh, I wonder why they came to that decision?

  11. Judea declares War on White America.

    The, I fixed your typo for you.

    • Agree: Glock45, neutral
  12. Clearly the opposite of “Bake the Cake”. Now it is the CUSTOMER who has to be diverse.

    The BIG question:

    What if the board is all white male Jews?

    Will there be a rend in spacetime?

    Reminder that these guys are fueled by bailout money, so really a QUANGO.

  13. I wonder if a white man can say he’s bisexual or gender fluid and count as a diverse member of a board.

    • Replies: @Dave453
    @JEG

    They will probably require proof

  14. Goldman Sachs Declares War on White Men: Refuses IPOs for Companies Lacking “Diversity,” Whose Directors Are All Straight White Men

    But of course a company whose directors are All straight Jewish Men is fine.

    How many blacks are on Goldman’s board. How many women are on Goldman’s board?

    There should be 13% and 51% respectively.

  15. @Non PC Infidel
    It's also about doing away with the concept of merit and even performance. I eagerly await the day when libtards demand that 600 pound black women must be on the Olympic track team, the blind are on the archery team, and quadruple amputees (no arms/no legs) are on the martial arts teams. Representation is all that matters, right?

    Replies: @Realist

    Agreed.

  16. It’s more politically correct virtue signaling…

    What does Goldman Sachs do exactly that would impact the average Trump voter which is estimated to be making no more than 60,000 annually and some less than that…

  17. Between the eight of them pictured above…i’d bet there isn’t one and half balls. F’n cucks.

    • Replies: @Texas Alt-Right Gamer
    @NC Realist

    They are not cucks. A cuck is person with no in group loyalty who who works against his own side's interest. John McCain was a cuck. G.W. Bush is a cuck. Lindsey Graham is a cuck. Etc, etc...

    These creatures are from another ethnic group who are hostile to Whites. In their eyes, they working in their own ethnic interest in taking down an enemy. What they are doing is (in a twisted way) the exact opposite of being cucks.

    They are enemies from a hostile ethnic group that literally wants us dead.

    Replies: @NC Realist

  18. The GS board is diverse. They have two bald guys, two guys that are going bald, and three guys with all their hair. It’s almost like they have a quota system.

  19. Only in the USA and Europe will this take effect?

    What’s good for the (((goose))) is not fit for the gander/gentiles.

    Apple of Gods eye my ass!

  20. Mandatory racial/sexual/orientational/transgender diversity.

    Because nothing breeds success like replacing business experts with people chosen for the color of their skin, people who make decisions based on emotion, sexual perverts and the outright mentally ill.

    Of course, you could just find someone other than (((Goldman Sachs))) to do your IPO.  Wouldn’t it be great if everyone did that?

    • Agree: Gunga Din
    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
    @Mr. Rational

    Semi-OT on the topic of acute mental illness:

    I just learned that someone I once had a passing acquaintance with had "died" (guy in his 50's).  The cause of death was unspecified, but as part and parcel of plugging the memory book for the mother of the deceased it came out that he had been gradually coming out as "transgender" for the past several years.

    Probability of suicide:  99%.

    Supposedly everyone was very accepting.  Obviously that acceptance didn't translate to even the slightest bit of mental peace.  This fits with the sky-high suicide rate of "transgenders" both before and after "transition".  It is obviously a manifestation of severe mental illness which needs to be treated, not "accepted".  Such people have no business coming anywhere near a corporate board.

  21. I wonder how long this rule will last.

    I wonder how many new start up companies will have the funding available to not only pay for their usable staff but also higher on all the necessary tokens at the same rate of pay.

    Possibly, once Goldman starts losing money because new companies can’t afford The extra staffing, things will change back to normal.

    But until then, the attack on white culture will continue. This is how it will end. Defending yourself from situations you wouldn’t normally have to defend yourself will be illegal/immoral.

    • Replies: @Texas Alt-Right Gamer
    @Jim in Jersey

    One would think that losing money would bring about a change back to more realistic/pragmatic policies. But time and again these big companies show that they care more about pushing their narratives and attacking their enemies than their bottom line. How much did Gillett's stock crash after their recent appalling commercials? Yet their management have gone on the record doubling down and patting themselves on the back for "doing the right thing". How many "hate whitey" movies has Hollywood put out that have bombed? (Lucas' Red Tales movie from a few years back comes to mind). Yet they put out more and more hostile propaganda every year.

    Yes, it's easy to assume the market will cause them to stop their campaign against anything White, traditional, and decent. It would be nice if "get woke, go broke" where true. But these people are at war, and they are playing the long game. They'll take their losses and drive on. But most of our people don't even recognize we are even at war.

    Replies: @Jim in Jersey

  22. A difficult problem with two simple solutions.

    A: Don’t go public and don’t sell any stock or shares in the company. Simply cut off the bank parasites who thrives on destroying small business through trading scams.

    If you need additional funding you can always run your company as cooperative company and get financial support from friends, direct business contacts or even family members.

    B: Public announce that you are shutting down your company and firing all of your staff so it can relocate to a more hospital environment. Make sure to name each and every sleazebag Goldman-Sachs employee you are in contact with as being directly to blame for it with their anti free trade practices.

    Either way, getting out of the global ponzi scheme called stocks and shares is the best one can do.

    • Replies: @another anon
    @Amon

    C: Just follow the spirit of the times and go full T.

    If God and Nature made you an old ugly man, just remake yourself into young beautiful woman.

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Screen-Shot-2018-10-13-at-8.09.17-AM-e1539436311780.png

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/resizer/G9BL1CsehT2tGVpRtZ8cXrZPLYs=/1484x0/arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/NWLOG5HSD452FNG6OQNKMLPTJI.jpeg

    It works at neocon central in Washington DC, it will work at Wall Street too.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/why-does-this-happen-at-the-american-enterprise-institute-rather-than-the-brookings-institution/

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/institutionalizing-the-trans-revolution/

  23. @Lost in Illinois
    When will Goldman Sachs replace Chairman & CEO David Solomon (a white guy) with a person of color/non binary/LGBQT affirmative action hire? If they watch enough commercials on TV there are PLENTY of geniuses to choose from!!

    Replies: @Anthony Aaron

    Hell … when will G-S’s Board be mostly GENTILE?

    • Replies: @SFG
    @Anthony Aaron

    https://www.goldmansachs.com/our-firm/leadership/board-of-directors/

    It's more gentile than I imagined. They've got an Indian guy, a lady named Burns, a dude named Flaherty, and an African guy out of 11.

  24. @Cornelius
    Isn't it interesting that it's white MEN. They're trying to DIVIDE white men and women.

    Replies: @Love Street, @Angharad

    Not white men((()))

  25. @NC Realist
    Between the eight of them pictured above...i'd bet there isn't one and half balls. F'n cucks.

    Replies: @Texas Alt-Right Gamer

    They are not cucks. A cuck is person with no in group loyalty who who works against his own side’s interest. John McCain was a cuck. G.W. Bush is a cuck. Lindsey Graham is a cuck. Etc, etc…

    These creatures are from another ethnic group who are hostile to Whites. In their eyes, they working in their own ethnic interest in taking down an enemy. What they are doing is (in a twisted way) the exact opposite of being cucks.

    They are enemies from a hostile ethnic group that literally wants us dead.

    • Replies: @NC Realist
    @Texas Alt-Right Gamer

    Agreed. Liberal elites.

  26. • LOL: Love Street
    • Replies: @bruce county
    @eah

    When they are not fighting fires they are in Florida...

    https://nypost.com/video/road-rage-turns-into-brutal-beatdown-at-a-traffic-light/?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_4792009

    , @bruce county
    @eah

    Dude!!! Where's my tv???

    , @Cornelius
    @eah

    Stunning. And brave!

    , @Anon
    @eah

    When will they have a calendar available?! I want to see some skin!

    , @Non PC Infidel
    @eah

    Affirmative action hires at the Fire Department. You know damn well they didn't have to pass the same tests as the men do. I seriously doubt these women could carry a monstrously heavy roll of fire hose up a ladder to the 3rd or 4th floor of a building.

    Replies: @eah

    , @eah
    @eah

    Shit like this (black female firefighters) gets a LOL not because it's 'ha ha' funny, but because of how absurd it is -- everyone knows they are unlikely to be good/competent firefighters, and, what's worse, that they were certainly not the most suitable applicants -- but they were picked anyway, just because they are black and female, and awarded these good paying (and largely do-nothing) jobs, which also have good health and pension benefits -- all financed by white taxpayers, when it was predominantly white males who were discriminated against in the hiring process -- it's the Establishment spitting in the face of Whites.

    Recall the black male firefighter making $100k who was featured in the recent IL story about restoring suspended licenses -- I guess readers were supposed to see him as an example of a sympathetic figure, someone who would benefit from the new law -- to say the least, that was also insulting.

    It's all just more evidence: without affirmative action, especially in government employment, there would be practically no black middle class.

  27. @Jim in Jersey
    I wonder how long this rule will last.

    I wonder how many new start up companies will have the funding available to not only pay for their usable staff but also higher on all the necessary tokens at the same rate of pay.

    Possibly, once Goldman starts losing money because new companies can’t afford The extra staffing, things will change back to normal.

    But until then, the attack on white culture will continue. This is how it will end. Defending yourself from situations you wouldn’t normally have to defend yourself will be illegal/immoral.

    Replies: @Texas Alt-Right Gamer

    One would think that losing money would bring about a change back to more realistic/pragmatic policies. But time and again these big companies show that they care more about pushing their narratives and attacking their enemies than their bottom line. How much did Gillett’s stock crash after their recent appalling commercials? Yet their management have gone on the record doubling down and patting themselves on the back for “doing the right thing”. How many “hate whitey” movies has Hollywood put out that have bombed? (Lucas’ Red Tales movie from a few years back comes to mind). Yet they put out more and more hostile propaganda every year.

    Yes, it’s easy to assume the market will cause them to stop their campaign against anything White, traditional, and decent. It would be nice if “get woke, go broke” where true. But these people are at war, and they are playing the long game. They’ll take their losses and drive on. But most of our people don’t even recognize we are even at war.

    • Replies: @Jim in Jersey
    @Texas Alt-Right Gamer

    While I agree with you, that sort of indignation can only come when a company has gotten so filthy rich off of their customers that they can insult and alienate them without too much of a backlash.

    IPO’s are typically whoring around for money in return for their souls and are not in the same position.

  28. The Bolsheviks have returned cunningly disguised as Diversheviks. The utopian classless (and colorless) society of Divershevism awaits.

  29. Can I somehow declare civilizational secession and claim Serbia is an Asian country?

    Would cause the neoliberal scum here to hopefully die of mass aneurysm too, as additional reward

  30. So the Jews are going to enforce Affirmative Action on themselves, eh? Yeah, right!

  31. This is just another front the Jews at (((Goldman Sachs))) have opened up in their war against heritage white America. And neither Trump nor any other Republican has upbraided GS about their decision to actively discriminate against companies with white male boards which is why I will not vote any more until the Republicans start fighting the radical left beyond rhetorical barbs or are destroyed and replaced with something else.

    It was never about judging about by character.

    No shit and that should be obvious to all whites with half a brain by now. White men are now judged strictly by their skin color and whiteness equates to guilty of alleged sins of decades long past.

    If whites had equal rights the civil rights division of the DOJ would come down hard on Goldman, but they work only on behalf of non-whites and against whites.

    • Agree: Rusty nail
  32. @Amon
    A difficult problem with two simple solutions.

    A: Don't go public and don't sell any stock or shares in the company. Simply cut off the bank parasites who thrives on destroying small business through trading scams.

    If you need additional funding you can always run your company as cooperative company and get financial support from friends, direct business contacts or even family members.

    B: Public announce that you are shutting down your company and firing all of your staff so it can relocate to a more hospital environment. Make sure to name each and every sleazebag Goldman-Sachs employee you are in contact with as being directly to blame for it with their anti free trade practices.

    Either way, getting out of the global ponzi scheme called stocks and shares is the best one can do.

    Replies: @another anon

    C: Just follow the spirit of the times and go full T.

    If God and Nature made you an old ugly man, just remake yourself into young beautiful woman.

    It works at neocon central in Washington DC, it will work at Wall Street too.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/why-does-this-happen-at-the-american-enterprise-institute-rather-than-the-brookings-institution/

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/institutionalizing-the-trans-revolution/

  33. @eah
    https://twitter.com/AnneCutler/status/1219831557185310721

    Replies: @bruce county, @bruce county, @Cornelius, @Anon, @Non PC Infidel, @eah

  34. @Texas Alt-Right Gamer
    @NC Realist

    They are not cucks. A cuck is person with no in group loyalty who who works against his own side's interest. John McCain was a cuck. G.W. Bush is a cuck. Lindsey Graham is a cuck. Etc, etc...

    These creatures are from another ethnic group who are hostile to Whites. In their eyes, they working in their own ethnic interest in taking down an enemy. What they are doing is (in a twisted way) the exact opposite of being cucks.

    They are enemies from a hostile ethnic group that literally wants us dead.

    Replies: @NC Realist

    Agreed. Liberal elites.

  35. @Anthony Aaron
    @Lost in Illinois

    Hell … when will G-S's Board be mostly GENTILE?

    Replies: @SFG

    https://www.goldmansachs.com/our-firm/leadership/board-of-directors/

    It’s more gentile than I imagined. They’ve got an Indian guy, a lady named Burns, a dude named Flaherty, and an African guy out of 11.

  36. Wish I could show this to the late Heinz Prechter, a great businessman I once knew. Shared coffee & conversation every morning with the regulars at the Grosse Isle Bakery.
    In spite of all that wealth & success, remained down to earth.
    A great supporter of the right.

  37. Anyone else here seriously considering a vote for Bernie?

    • Replies: @Angharad
    @Anonymous

    No.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  38. @eah
    https://twitter.com/AnneCutler/status/1219831557185310721

    Replies: @bruce county, @bruce county, @Cornelius, @Anon, @Non PC Infidel, @eah

    Dude!!! Where’s my tv???

  39. @Cornelius
    Isn't it interesting that it's white MEN. They're trying to DIVIDE white men and women.

    Replies: @Love Street, @Angharad

    Those directors are NOT White men.

  40. @Anonymous
    Anyone else here seriously considering a vote for Bernie?

    Replies: @Angharad

    No.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Angharad

    May I ask why? I'm looking at almost four years of a Trump presidency and I'm not counting many victories. On this issue, as with most issues, he's nowhere to be found. Instead he's insulting someone in Twitter or bragging about the Dow. Sanders won't stand for whites, he ain't white, but at least he'll pile taxes on Goldman.

    Replies: @Augustus

  41. @Texas Alt-Right Gamer
    @Jim in Jersey

    One would think that losing money would bring about a change back to more realistic/pragmatic policies. But time and again these big companies show that they care more about pushing their narratives and attacking their enemies than their bottom line. How much did Gillett's stock crash after their recent appalling commercials? Yet their management have gone on the record doubling down and patting themselves on the back for "doing the right thing". How many "hate whitey" movies has Hollywood put out that have bombed? (Lucas' Red Tales movie from a few years back comes to mind). Yet they put out more and more hostile propaganda every year.

    Yes, it's easy to assume the market will cause them to stop their campaign against anything White, traditional, and decent. It would be nice if "get woke, go broke" where true. But these people are at war, and they are playing the long game. They'll take their losses and drive on. But most of our people don't even recognize we are even at war.

    Replies: @Jim in Jersey

    While I agree with you, that sort of indignation can only come when a company has gotten so filthy rich off of their customers that they can insult and alienate them without too much of a backlash.

    IPO’s are typically whoring around for money in return for their souls and are not in the same position.

  42. @JEG
    I wonder if a white man can say he's bisexual or gender fluid and count as a diverse member of a board.

    Replies: @Dave453

    They will probably require proof

  43. @eah
    https://twitter.com/AnneCutler/status/1219831557185310721

    Replies: @bruce county, @bruce county, @Cornelius, @Anon, @Non PC Infidel, @eah

    Stunning. And brave!

  44. @eah
    https://twitter.com/AnneCutler/status/1219831557185310721

    Replies: @bruce county, @bruce county, @Cornelius, @Anon, @Non PC Infidel, @eah

    When will they have a calendar available?! I want to see some skin!

    • LOL: Love Street
  45. @eah
    https://twitter.com/AnneCutler/status/1219831557185310721

    Replies: @bruce county, @bruce county, @Cornelius, @Anon, @Non PC Infidel, @eah

    Affirmative action hires at the Fire Department. You know damn well they didn’t have to pass the same tests as the men do. I seriously doubt these women could carry a monstrously heavy roll of fire hose up a ladder to the 3rd or 4th floor of a building.

    • Replies: @eah
    @Non PC Infidel

    Affirmative action hires at the Fire Department.

    No doubt -- but I'm sure they all took the same test (if there was a test) -- it's just that either the test or the PASS standard (maybe both) has been adjusted to avoid 'disparate impact' -- any physical test/standard was watered down for the same reason -- the result is a larger and more 'diverse' group of PASS applicants, who are then selected to meet affirmative action and/or community representation hiring criteria -- the outcome of the Vulcan Society litigation against the NYCFD affected hiring practices across the country.

  46. @eah
    https://twitter.com/AnneCutler/status/1219831557185310721

    Replies: @bruce county, @bruce county, @Cornelius, @Anon, @Non PC Infidel, @eah

    Shit like this (black female firefighters) gets a LOL not because it’s ‘ha ha’ funny, but because of how absurd it is — everyone knows they are unlikely to be good/competent firefighters, and, what’s worse, that they were certainly not the most suitable applicants — but they were picked anyway, just because they are black and female, and awarded these good paying (and largely do-nothing) jobs, which also have good health and pension benefits — all financed by white taxpayers, when it was predominantly white males who were discriminated against in the hiring process — it’s the Establishment spitting in the face of Whites.

    Recall the black male firefighter making $100k who was featured in the recent IL story about restoring suspended licenses — I guess readers were supposed to see him as an example of a sympathetic figure, someone who would benefit from the new law — to say the least, that was also insulting.

    It’s all just more evidence: without affirmative action, especially in government employment, there would be practically no black middle class.

    • Agree: Trevor, Augustus, Love Street
  47. @Non PC Infidel
    @eah

    Affirmative action hires at the Fire Department. You know damn well they didn't have to pass the same tests as the men do. I seriously doubt these women could carry a monstrously heavy roll of fire hose up a ladder to the 3rd or 4th floor of a building.

    Replies: @eah

    Affirmative action hires at the Fire Department.

    No doubt — but I’m sure they all took the same test (if there was a test) — it’s just that either the test or the PASS standard (maybe both) has been adjusted to avoid ‘disparate impact’ — any physical test/standard was watered down for the same reason — the result is a larger and more ‘diverse’ group of PASS applicants, who are then selected to meet affirmative action and/or community representation hiring criteria — the outcome of the Vulcan Society litigation against the NYCFD affected hiring practices across the country.

  48. @Angharad
    @Anonymous

    No.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    May I ask why? I’m looking at almost four years of a Trump presidency and I’m not counting many victories. On this issue, as with most issues, he’s nowhere to be found. Instead he’s insulting someone in Twitter or bragging about the Dow. Sanders won’t stand for whites, he ain’t white, but at least he’ll pile taxes on Goldman.

    • Replies: @Augustus
    @Anonymous

    ".........but at least he'll (Sanders) pile taxes on Goldman."

    Let's avoid being naive about high finance in the stock or bond markets. If Sanders is elected, he'll have a fantastic deal with Goldman within 3 days - long before he's sworn in - and Goldman will own him. G/S will pay his blackmail but he will belong to them, and not the other way around.

    I know how it works. Robert Rubin was a big wig at Citigroup. Citi owned a LOT of Enron debt. A WHOLE LOT! One of the bond rating services (can't remember if it was Standard and Poor's or Moodies), was set to downgrade their bonds. It would have been a MAJOR downgrade to junk or near junk status. Note that every one of the BIG players knew what was to happen later in the week.

    Rubin is deligated to call President Bush, and ask if he can't lean on the ratings service to hold off on announcing the downgrade for several days. Bush, to his credit said "no," but notice the big guys can call and get a president on the phone. Since the answer was "no," Rubin asked if the announcement could be stalled until Monday. Every day of delay could allow the dumping and unwinding of millions and millions of bonds on the unsuspecting public. Again, in a testimony to his honesty, Bush said "no," and let history run it's course, costing billions in losses for Enron's bond holders like CITI.

    Rubin wasn't fired, he moved right over to G/S. Little people got eliminated as Citi struggled to postpone bankruptcy. Starting to see how things really work in the REAL world?

  49. When some white diversity champion’s house is aflame with several loved ones inside, may the black female fire squad be called to the rescue.
    I can see it now, “dey whities in dat house? I ain’t gonna go in and save no whitey mofos. I gonna git my nails did and come back later. ”

  50. @Mr. Rational
    Mandatory racial/sexual/orientational/transgender diversity.

    Because nothing breeds success like replacing business experts with people chosen for the color of their skin, people who make decisions based on emotion, sexual perverts and the outright mentally ill.

    Of course, you could just find someone other than (((Goldman Sachs))) to do your IPO.  Wouldn't it be great if everyone did that?

    Replies: @Mr. Rational

    Semi-OT on the topic of acute mental illness:

    I just learned that someone I once had a passing acquaintance with had “died” (guy in his 50’s).  The cause of death was unspecified, but as part and parcel of plugging the memory book for the mother of the deceased it came out that he had been gradually coming out as “transgender” for the past several years.

    Probability of suicide:  99%.

    Supposedly everyone was very accepting.  Obviously that acceptance didn’t translate to even the slightest bit of mental peace.  This fits with the sky-high suicide rate of “transgenders” both before and after “transition”.  It is obviously a manifestation of severe mental illness which needs to be treated, not “accepted”.  Such people have no business coming anywhere near a corporate board.

  51. @Anonymous
    @Angharad

    May I ask why? I'm looking at almost four years of a Trump presidency and I'm not counting many victories. On this issue, as with most issues, he's nowhere to be found. Instead he's insulting someone in Twitter or bragging about the Dow. Sanders won't stand for whites, he ain't white, but at least he'll pile taxes on Goldman.

    Replies: @Augustus

    “………but at least he’ll (Sanders) pile taxes on Goldman.”

    Let’s avoid being naive about high finance in the stock or bond markets. If Sanders is elected, he’ll have a fantastic deal with Goldman within 3 days – long before he’s sworn in – and Goldman will own him. G/S will pay his blackmail but he will belong to them, and not the other way around.

    I know how it works. Robert Rubin was a big wig at Citigroup. Citi owned a LOT of Enron debt. A WHOLE LOT! One of the bond rating services (can’t remember if it was Standard and Poor’s or Moodies), was set to downgrade their bonds. It would have been a MAJOR downgrade to junk or near junk status. Note that every one of the BIG players knew what was to happen later in the week.

    Rubin is deligated to call President Bush, and ask if he can’t lean on the ratings service to hold off on announcing the downgrade for several days. Bush, to his credit said “no,” but notice the big guys can call and get a president on the phone. Since the answer was “no,” Rubin asked if the announcement could be stalled until Monday. Every day of delay could allow the dumping and unwinding of millions and millions of bonds on the unsuspecting public. Again, in a testimony to his honesty, Bush said “no,” and let history run it’s course, costing billions in losses for Enron’s bond holders like CITI.

    Rubin wasn’t fired, he moved right over to G/S. Little people got eliminated as Citi struggled to postpone bankruptcy. Starting to see how things really work in the REAL world?

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