“Diversity is excellence.” ??? WTF?!
My mouth is still hanging open. And these are “just” artists. They don’t do brain surgery or deal with life saving medical techniques and medicines.
Many years ago, those of us familiar with the public education system witnessed this happening to local teachers. Not that they were fired, but the BOE and county governments were “advised” that there were not enough black teachers, administrators, supervisors. Tens of thousands of dollars each year have been spent, and man-hours as well, desperately searching the COUNTRY for appropriate staff. Our historically black colleges were flooded with money (not that this is unusual) to entice more blacks to go into education and a local Delaware special college was prolific in supplying black teachers.
And…we all knew who they were when they opened their mouths to speak and when they did their “student teaching” now called “internship.” When they, of course, were hired…well, those students lost out big time. But, they advanced and some became vice principals, guidance counselors and supervisors. The “Peter principle” you know.
Oh this just all sounds so terribly racist of me.
DIVERSITY FOR THE SAKE OF DIVERSITY EQUALS FAILURE!
And you really don’t want me to begin on our local Historically Black College that is part of our University of Maryland system. Jesus Effing Christ!
There may be steam coming out of my ears…