January 7, 2014

L.A. mayor Garcetti bemoans white males studying too hard

The mayor is sad.
From the Los Angeles Times:
New LAFD recruit class is nearly all male, overwhelmingly white

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti bemoaned the lack of diversity in new Fire Department recruits after celebrating a reported rise in local tourism at an event at the California Science Center. 
By Michael Finnegan, Ben Welsh and Robert J. Lopez
January 6, 2014, 8:13 p.m. 
The first new Los Angeles Fire Department recruit class in five years is nearly all male and mostly white despite repeated promises by the agency to diversify its ranks, according to figures released Monday evening by Mayor Eric Garcetti's office. 
The class of 70 firefighters, which is scheduled to begin training Monday, has just one woman and is 60% white. Twenty-three percent of the recruits are Latino, 11% are Asian American and 6% are African American, according to the figures.
Earlier Monday, Garcetti said that he had not seen the complete breakdown for the class but was not satisfied with the racial and ethnic balance based on preliminary information he received from the department. 
His office obtained complete figures and released them Monday evening after requests from The Times.  
"Mayor Garcetti thinks these numbers are unacceptable and wants the Fire Department to reflect the city it serves,” spokesman Yusef Robb said Monday evening. Los Angeles is 29% white, 49% Latino, 11% Asian and 10% black, according to the Census Bureau. 
Robb said the mayor's office is committed to working with the department  to improve recruiting and ensure future classes include more women and minorities. 
Robb noted that recruiting for the class starting next week took place before Garcetti took office. Another class of trainees could begin later this year.
Fire Department spokesmen could not be reached Monday evening for comment. 
For years, the LAFD has struggled with racial discrimination and sexual harassment, allegations that have cost taxpayers nearly $20 million since 2005, city records show. 
In November, a Superior Court jury awarded $1.1 million to a black firefighter who said he had endured three decades of discrimination. The verdict followed payouts totaling $1.5 million in other bias cases for the budget year that ended in June.

Suing the fire department on some sort of discrimination grounds, as in the famous case of veteran black fireman Tennie "Big Dog" Pierce, who was given $1.5 million by taxpayers for a firehouse prank involving dog food appearing surreptitiously in his spaghetti, is known as AARP: African-American Retirement Planning.
The department, which has 3,200 sworn personnel, has diversified its ranks over the last two decades, city officials say, noting that the last four fire chiefs have been African American. 
But the agency is still 50% white, 31% Latino, 12% black and 7% Asian.

Those darn white fire nuts keep studying how to put out fires.
And despite past scandals involving firefighter attitudes toward female recruits, the ratio of women in the uniformed ranks remains at just under 3% — the same as in 1995.

So the huge city of Los Angeles is hiring firemen at the rate of 14 per year -- in other words, as the number of fires decline, it just doesn't need new firemen. So, this ought to be a non-issue.

Still, we get these ritual denunciations by white male authority figures of working class white males for the sin of burning the midnight oil studying how to save people from fires.

That's what important white people do these days: denounce white men. It's a very weird kabuki rite, but nobody seems to notice there's anything odd about it anymore.

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

Eric Garcetti attended elementary school at UCLA Lab School[5] (formerly Corinne A. Seeds University Elementary School), and middle school and high school at Harvard-Westlake School.[5] He majored in political science and urban planning and received a B.A. from Columbia University in 1992 as a John Jay Scholar.[9]

Maybe Garcetti fils shouldn't have studied quite so hard, and instead, should have attended, oh, say, Cal Poly Pomona?

PS: Just who in the sam hill is Zora Neale Hurston?

Is there anything that the Frankfurt School won't shove down our throats?

[It's a rhetorical question - I know the answer.]

Anonymous said...

Reclassify some of the successful candidates females, some as blacks, some as Hispanics and you can all the diversity you want without endangering the rest of the crew.

LA gotta keep up with California!

Anonymous said...

Reclassify some of the successful candidates females, some as blacks, some as Hispanics and you can all the diversity you want without endangering the rest of the crew.

"Yo, O'Flaugherty, youse wanna be reclassified as a Trannie?"

"O'Toole, youse asking me to smack you upside the head?"

Robomayor Eric Garcetti said...

So the huge city of Los Angeles is hiring firemen at the rate of 14 per year -- in other words, as the number of fires decline, it just doesn't need new firemen. So, this ought to be a non-issue.

Non-sequitur, non-sequitur!

That's what important white people do these days: denounce white men.

Non-sequitur, non-sequitur!

Anonymous said...

"Los Angeles is 29% white..."

"...the mayor's office is committed to working with the department, to improve recruiting and ensure future classes include more women and minorities."

Quite right. Let's increase the share of white firefighters. 60% is not enough!

Why don't whites aggressively claim 'minority' rights in areas and states where they are indeed in the minority? Time to start attacking this BS.

Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...

Reclassify some of the successful candidates females, some as blacks, some as Hispanics and you can all the diversity you want without endangering the rest of the crew."

Why not game the system, it's not playing fair so why should we?

White guys can call themselves mixed White-Amerindian, who is to tell? If you can get a mixed race pass and be good at your job that is the equivalent of being just good at you job was fifty years ago.

Also call yourself gay or bi, they surely won't ask you to prove it!

Gordo


AMac said...

> That's what important white people do these days: denounce white men.

Reporters and editors think they are important!

Michael Finnegan, Ben Welsh and Robert J. Lopez wrote,

"For years, the LAFD has struggled with racial discrimination and sexual harassment, allegations that have cost taxpayers nearly $20 million since 2005, city records show."

Improve the article by changing the placement of one comma:

"For years, the LAFD has struggled with racial discrimination and sexual harassment allegations, that have cost taxpayers nearly $20 million since 2005, city records show."

Anonymous said...

The solution is to grant H1B visas to Spanish speaking white males from Uruguay interested in fire fighting and call them "Hispanic." And insist that all firefighters with skin lighter than a paper bag acquire a bottle tan as part of the uniform regulation.

Cail Corishev said...

Shouldn't we just go ahead and have quotas? That's what we want, or at least what the representatives we keep electing want. We jump through all these hoops to try to avoid having quotas, and then "disparate impact" punishes us when we don't meet the quota anyway.

We should just go ahead and say that all public jobs must have +/- X% of the breakdown of the local population in each race and sex, and be done with it. Then if a fire department has to hire some completely unqualified people to meet the quota, it can pay those people to sit around the firehouse, and tell the taxpayers, "Hey, sorry your taxes went up, but it would be a worse tragedy if our diversity were to suffer."

Anonymous said...

The real problem is that there is too many firefighters period. There's no reason to have as many as we do nowadays.

http://marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2012/07/firefighters-dont-fight-fires.html

There's more research on this. I don't care what race/gender they are, as long as we have less of them.

Anony Mouse said...

Is it me or does the lefty narrative on culture require believing two contradictory things at the same time?

1. Different cultures are meaningfully different. This is why diversity is so valuable and enriching. People from different cultures bring different wonderful things to the table and therefore we should try and include them all. Similarly, Western culture is uniquely nasty and oppressive, as opposed to, say, Malian culture. Therefore it's important we teach our kids that Western culture is extra bad.

2. Different cultures are the same. Therefore, if different groups experience different outcomes, or are represented at different levels in various professions, this must be due to some kind if external oppressive force, since in no way would different cultures produce different outcomes.

These can't both be true at the same time.

This post brought to you by the predictable outrage on my husband's Facebook over Mrs. Chua's new book.

Matthew said...

"Garcetti was born at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles and was raised in Encino, in the San Fernando Valley. His father, former Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti, is of Italian and Mexican descent, and his mother, Sukey Roth, is of Russian-Jewish descent."

There are too many ethnically Jewish politicians in this country. Disqualify the results of the election and demand the citizens elect a mayor who increases the diversity of the political class. I'm sure Garcetti won't mind. He's for equality and diversity, right?

Anonymous said...

http://darwinianconservatism.blogspot.com/2014/01/hayek-in-amazon-two-worlds-of-kayapo.html

Porter said...

Mayor Garcetti thinks these numbers are unacceptable and wants the Fire Department to reflect the city it serves

Amazing that we whites allow ourselves to be spoken to and treated like this. Not a protest, and not a peep beyond a few Internet barbs. "Harvard President Faust thinks the high number of incoming jewish freshmen is unacceptable and wants the institution to reflect the country it serves. The ADL had no comment."

And for a little extrapolation:

2030: City 15% white, FD 30%: unacceptable.

2050: City 5% white, FD 10%: unacceptable.

2070: City 0% white, FD 100% drunk: ideal.

The desired number of whites in any place or position where they are the majority is: LESS. This in stark contrast to when they are in the minority: MUCH LESS. And the absolute perfect number of whites: zero.

I doubt my dotage will persist for the duration needed to ever see narcoleptic whites wake to this genocidal flimflam. But if they ever do... We're going to need a bigger lamppost.

Power Child said...

I've been calling myself mixed-race on every survey and application I've come across since I can remember. At first I used to justify it with the fact that my dad was born in west-Asia (even though his parents were just passing through), and I've got kinda olivy skin and really dark eyebrows...but now I don't even think about that. I just treat it as gaming the system.

Anyway, for firemen, where the person-on-person interaction is less common and most of the work involves checking out the causes of smoke-filled kitchens or spraying hoses on fires, a meritocratic system that takes no account of race does seem better.

But for cops, much of whose work involves talking to people and being otherwise in close interpersonal proximity to them, I can see the logic of wanting to match various demographic areas with cops who fit the local demographic. As long as the cops are doing their jobs and not being corrupt, I say let black cops go police black areas, Hispanic cops police Hispanic areas, etc. Also harder (though admittedly not impossible) to claim racism when there's an incident.

Mr. Anon said...

""Mayor Garcetti thinks these numbers are unacceptable and wants the Fire Department to reflect the city it serves,” spokesman Yusef Robb said Monday evening."

Does he really? How many Jews are in the Fire Department? How many Persians? How many Arabs and Armenians? And if Jews or Persians or Arabs don't volunteer for the Fire Department, does that reflect poorly on the Fire Department or on those groups?

Mr. Anon said...

"AMac said...

Improve the article by changing the placement of one comma:

"For years, the LAFD has struggled with racial discrimination and sexual harassment allegations, that have cost taxpayers nearly $20 million since 2005, city records show.""

Or even better, they could have simply called these law suits by thier proper name - extortion.

Amigo said...

Garcetti bemoans of having too many White Gentile Firefighters, but is ok with having a Jewish Mayor, City Attorney and City Controller along with three Jewish council members(out of 15)?

Anonymous said...

http://rt.com/news/snowden-leaks-nsa-greenwald-264/

The NSA responded to media reports claiming it had spied on top Israeli brass by saying that it is "not going to comment publicly on every specific alleged intelligence activity," while NSA spokeswoman, Bernadette Meehan, added that the US "gathers foreign intelligence of the type gathered by all nations."
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Big deal. This is just Jews spying on Jews.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, and people wonder why white boys aren't doing well and just tuning out. Constantly being told that you're the cause of society's problems and aren't valued much isn't exactly motivating.

Anonymous said...

So when Asians study hard to get in it is gaming the system, yet when whites do it we should stop discriminating against white men who are just trying to get ahead?

Anonymous said...

AARP:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=AARP

Tanstaafl said...

That's what important white people do these days: denounce white men. It's a very weird kabuki rite, but nobody seems to notice there's anything odd about it anymore.

Yes. So are you ever going to ask the next question? Why?

Status-seeking is just a different way of describing the symptom.

Denouncing White men (or women, or both) for it is circular.

What's your explanation for this behavior, especially since (hint) it contrasts with other groups?

JeremiahJohnbalaya said...

I've heard of (and read) worse:

Zora_Neale_Hurston Politics

Anonymous said...

Whites need to start filling out the application differently. Nix the "white" label. Put their ethnic make-up instead. Irish. Italian. Polish. Whatever.

There's all the diversity needed.

pat said...

I see that there is not only a Fire Science college degree but also an online way to earn such a degree.

http://landing.online.annamaria.edu/bachelor-fire-science-administration?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=become%20a%20firefighter&utm_campaign=Search%20Anna%20Maria%20BS%20FSA%20HV&utm_content=BS%20FSA%20Become%20Firefighter%20BMM&uadgroup=BS%20FSA%20Become%20Firefighter%20BMM&uAdCampgn=Search%20Anna%20Maria%20BS%20FSA%20HV

It was ever thus. At SF State many years ago, grad students often worked at the fire department while they pursued their advanced degree. Most of the firehouses in the avenues virtually never had a fire, giving the firemen plenty of time to study. I considered such a career path myself but my eyes were not good enough.

Young black men have myopia rates only about half that of whites. Asian eyes are even worse. I would guess that nearsightedness disqualifies more firemen applicants than any other single defect. And of course myopia correlates with IQ.

Albertosaurus

Reg Cæsar said...

Zora Neale Hurston is the polar opposite of Eric Garcetti. A nonwhite who stood up for traditional America. She was a Taft girl. She was denouncing FDR when your grandpappy was slavishly voting for him. She's OK by me!

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't this rate a shout-out for whites by a noted Asian Tiger mom for being a special race?

Firemen must be the equivalent of clarinets for violin and piano players so no special race for them.

goatweed

Thanks for dumbing down robot detector.

marco lalo said...

Apropos story in the NYTIMES today: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/08/nyregion/retired-new-york-officers-and-firefighters-charged-in-social-security-scheme.html?

Didn't involve any minorities, but that's a lot of cheating. Hundreds of millions of dollars.

Whiskey said...

Denuciations of White guys is directly proportional to the lack of sexiness of White guys to White women. Which in turn is a function of men and women among Whites being roughly equal in status.

Yes, this is driven by gender equality. You don't see this among Black women, bashing Black guys. Because Black guys thug it up and thus retain sexiness. Asian women remain lower in status than Asian men, thus Asian men remain sexy.

There is nothing women will forgive in unsexy men and nothing they won't in sexy men.

Anonymous said...

The class of 70 firefighters, which is scheduled to begin training Monday, has just one woman and is 60% white. Twenty-three percent of the recruits are Latino, 11% are Asian American and 6% are African American, according to the figures.

Re the 23 percent that are "latino". Are they just latino/hispanic? Or do they include white hispanics like George Zimmerman? If not, are the George Zimmerans included in the white total?

Anonymous said...

Why don't more ordinary whites despise the ruling class?

If an alien came down from Mars and observed a society where the ruling class prided itself on ostentatiously attacking old-stock citizens, he would assume a revolt was coming.

Well, where is it? It can't come soon enough.

Anonymous said...

In reply to Gordo:

I have been toying with that very thought. As Steve likes to demonstrate with his pictures of aggrieved "conquistador-americans", the only thing that matters is your last name. Whether you are of pure European extraction and actually something of an aristocrat means nothing to admissions departments or hiring managers. All they see is your last name. Why not become Garcia or Hernandez?

My daughters are now young adults. If I were to have children now, especially if I were to have sons, I would be thinking long and hard about the names that I gave them.

ray said...

"That's what important white people do these days: denounce white men"


yup, if "these days" means the last forty years

the Identity Vaginocracy was built one sellout and one self-castration at a time

hell O! larry summers, writ global

Anonymous said...

"Why don't more ordinary whites despise the ruling class?" - they do, making the connection that, right-left and left-left, are all in it together is the part they are having trouble with.

I'd imagine that even we would be hard pressed to come up with a consensus on what specific policies to enact.

Anonymous said...

Reg Cæsar said...
Zora Neale Hurston is the polar opposite of Eric Garcetti. A nonwhite who stood up for traditional America. She was a Taft girl. She was denouncing FDR when your grandpappy was slavishly voting for him. She's OK by me!

1/7/14, 9:52 AM

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Of course, this was back in the days when blacks were permitted to believe in a broad spectrum of opinions. Now, if a black person dissents even mildly from hate Whitey leftist orthodoxy, they're derided as Uncle Toms and Aunt Jemimas.

Anonymous said...

"So when Asians study hard to get in it is gaming the system, yet when whites do it we should stop discriminating against white men who are just trying to get ahead?" - This is a specious argument, Firefighter tests are about one thing: being a firefighter. Memorizing everything there is to know about being a fighterfighter is in no way gaming the system of picking the best firefighters. General aptitude tests on the other hand serve a very different purpose. But even if it weren't a specious argument, I'll simply note once again, that it is almost as if we don't want to give our country away.

Anonymous said...

A common term for female firefighters is firewatchers. And for 1.5 million bucks, I'd be happy to eat dog food.

Alice said...

The problem is the Powers that Be have been hawking these diversity wares for so long that politicos and other fools no longer know it is crap.

They really have no idea why only 6% of the test passers are black.they really do believe it must be racism.

Especially of they have been only been to Lab Schools and Westlake. They have no experience showing them what the left of the bell curve looks like.

Anonymous said...

PS: Just who in the sam hill is Zora Neale Hurston?

Is there anything that the Frankfurt School won't shove down our throats?


Ironically, Hurston was a conservative Republican who was actually against school integration in the 1950s.

E. Rekshun said...

In 1984 I was 20 years old and took the firefighter civil service exam in my Boston suburb as a back-up plan to my B.S. degree in Computer Science. I scored very well on the exam and one day the city Mayor called me into his office and asked if I really wanted the $8 per hour job. I declined. Thirty years later, and all the guys that took that job at that time have been retired for five years and are taking home $60K per year pensions. Recessions, layoffs, and a couple of missed opportunities and I still work full-time for not much more than that.

Just Another Guy With a 1911 said...

Jesus Christ, Mary and Joseph, Pat, that is the longest f*ing web address I've seen in a while.

Anyway, the whole fireman thing makes me wonder if there is an altruistic gene that draws Irish guys to fires. Both my great grandfather and great uncle, on my mother's side, were NYFD firemen who died in the line of duty. Grandpa was turned down as he was about 5'8 and 120 soaking wet. (A different era for sure, and I am certain he coulda banged out 20 or so pull ups, no problem), but I think, frankly, the powers that be figured that, maybe, just maybe, our family had given enough.

Anyways, WWII rolls around and the young folks are off fighting the Hun, so grandad gets in as an auxiliary. And, Jesus, he must have loved fires, because I remember a map of all the fires in NYC he fought amongst his stuff when he died. (Bottom line: shit caught on fire a lot more way back when). We also found a ton of fire science books and really technical correspondence with authors of said books concerning hoses, water pressure, engines, and what not; and this was a guy who just had a high school degree. He really studied the crap out of that stuff. Bottom line, his understanding of how physics worked, at least with regards to how stuff burns and how to put it out, was superior to an average affirmative action graduate of a tier 2 college.

Strangely enough, he was a bit of an Anglophile and maintained we had English blood. It was, therefore, somewhat of a surprise junior year abroad in Ireland when a few of the retail establishments in walking distance of my flat had his surname hanging outside the the shop window.

Anyway - all these years later, guys like him are still lining up to do the same thing and, apparently, it's a *bad* thing.

Anonymous said...

Anonymouse said: "Is it me or does the lefty narrative on culture require believing two contradictory things at the same time?

1. Different cultures are meaningfully different. This is why diversity is so valuable and enriching. People from different cultures bring different wonderful things to the table and therefore we should try and include them all. Similarly, Western culture is uniquely nasty and oppressive, as opposed to, say, Malian culture. Therefore it's important we teach our kids that Western culture is extra bad.

2. Different cultures are the same. Therefore, if different groups experience different outcomes, or are represented at different levels in various professions, this must be due to some kind if external oppressive force, since in no way would different cultures produce different outcomes.

These can't both be true at the same time."

You've answered your own question. If NAMs don't succeed, it's because of evil Western culture.

Seriously, though, there's another cognitive dissonance:

1. Western culture is evil and oppressive.
2. Non-westerners seek to move, by hook or crook, to societies/economies created by Western culture.
3. Once they are there, see 1.

--Roland

Mighty Casey Has Struck Out said...

Loss of life and property due to lesser firemen is a terrible thing, but if diversity were to suffer instead -- well, that would be even worse.

Gubbler of the Society of Reformed Chechenistics said...

"If an alien came down from Mars and observed a society where the ruling class prided itself on ostentatiously attacking old-stock citizens, he would assume a revolt was coming.
Well, where is it? It can't come soon enough."

If aliens knew history, they would know that rebellions comes from elites. The American Revolution was not a mass uprising. It was led by elites. French Revolution was not a mass rebellion. It was led by bourgeoisie and some aristocratic elites.
Russian Revolution was not a mass revolt. It was led by an elite of intellectuals from privileged backgrounds and lots of education.
The Southern Rebellion was led by the Southern elites.

So, for there to be a white uprising, there needs to be quality whites leading the charge. And these people need to be willing to give up everything. To lead such a thing, you have to be willing to risk losing all. Most quality whites don't have that kind of courage and commitment.

Also, even though things don't look good for whites, many whites are prosperous under the current system, and whites are still out-earning all other groups.
As for the hillbillies, their main mode is 'leave us alone'. As for working class whites, they'd rather drink beer, watch TV, and play videogames. Even being poor in America is pretty good. Why mess it all up with massive social rebellion that will displace so many lives? Even the idea of cutting government spending was opposed by the great majority of Americans. Tea Party is not popular.

For a true revolution to happen, there has to be really really bad times, whereupon people feel there's nothing to lose. France was a mess prior to revolution. Russia was a mess due to WWI. German middle class was wiped out in the depression, and that's why Nazis and German commies were big players in late 20s and early 30s.

Even so, even the worst of times need quality leaders to lead a movement. Hitler and Goebbels were moral scum but they were men of talent and commitment.

Chinese communists had some spectacularly talented men: Mao(in political maneuvering and leadership), Zhou, Liu, Deng, etc.
Chiang often griped that Mao had the real men of talent and commitment under his wing.

To be sure, there can be a massive revolution even in good times. Take the 60s, the boom yrs where things were getting better. But good times raised expectations, and blacks and youths got all rowdy, and Jews got very aggressive, and a real revolution did happen. The yippies and hippies lost, but a seismic change did happen in culture, economics, ideas, power, etc. Entire attitudes about race, sex, morality, and etc were fundamentally changed. And homos gained so much in the last 30 yrs though these were mostly calm than crisis yrs.

To effect change during times of peace and prosperity, you must have men of talent who can take over finance, academia, media, and culture. Thus, while wars and mass killings don't break out, the hearts and minds of the people are conquered by new dogma, new truisms, new agendas. So, Americans now think homo-buggery is as American as apple pie.
The Gramsci-Saul-Alinsky way.

Do white cons have a lot of men of quality in arts, media, academia, and etc? No. If they did, they would be owning the peace. But Jews own it through media, homos own it through culture, and Negroes own it through sports and music.

Meanwhile, Charles Murray bends over to homos, Rich Lowry thanks Al Sharpton to smoking Derbyshire as a 'racist', and the great victory of conservatives is that some duck hunting hillbilly got to continue to make a fool of himself on some dumbass TV show.

Anonymous said...

"More than 100 retired New York City cops and firefighters busted for 9/11 disability fraud after 'making up illnesses to swindle hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars'"

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2535352/9-11-responders-scam.html

"Retired NYPD officers, firefighters and corrections officers claimed they had PTSD and depression because of the Ground Zero clean up

Received thousands in annual disability compensation from 9/11 disability fund as a result, promising that they retired

Investigators found that they had second careers and did things that their supposed disabilities wouldn't have allowed them to do

Cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars

Lawyers coached fraudsters on how they should talk about leaving the TV on all day and constantly napping, having trouble grooming themselves"

Anonymous said...

Firefighters do nothing but sit around all day and comb each other's mustaches.

Dan in DC

Gaspard L said...

Strange how we never hear this coming from the drooling lips of the liberal elite:

I believe that diversity as our greatest strength. I am disappointed that our Fire Department is not more diverse, but to show my commitment to the end of white privilege, I can take an even bigger step for equality as the head of LA government itself. As of the end of the day today, I am stepping down from my post so that a man (or woman) of color may fill my position.

Brer Rabbit said...

"We should just go ahead and say that all public jobs must have +/- X% of the breakdown of the local population in each race and sex, and be done with it. Then if a fire department has to hire some completely unqualified people to meet the quota, it can pay those people to sit around the firehouse, and tell the taxpayers, "Hey, sorry your taxes went up, but it would be a worse tragedy if our diversity were to suffer.""

That's not bad, but we could refine it even more. Why make all those poor black and hispanic taxpayers suffer from paying for the salaries of racist white firefighters at all, or make them wait with dreaded anticipation while their homes burn because the lazy, incompetent white firefighters who all got their jobs from white privilege want to sit around listening to Smothers Brothers albums and thinking about world domination and homo hating. Or whatever.

Why not make the white firefighters work at stations near white neighborhoods and put out the fires there, black firefighters at black neighborhoods, and hispanic firefighers work there? There could even be an Asian bucket brigade exclusively for Koreatown. Each neighborhood could provide for and maintain its own firefighters based on whatever criteria it wanted, and you could eliminate all racism from the process, and Compton could finally get the firefighters it deserves based on merit instead of evil white racism.

Svigor said...

Suing the fire department on some sort of discrimination grounds, as in the famous case of veteran black fireman Tennie "Big Dog" Pierce, who was given $1.5 million by taxpayers for a firehouse prank involving dog food appearing surreptitiously in his spaghetti, is known as AARP: African-American Retirement Planning.

If blacks were trustworthy, everybody could bank off of this; "hey Bob, do me a favor and put some dog food in mah spaghetti? I'll give you a cut on the back end."

Felix M said...

"Mayor Garcetti ... wants the Fire Department to reflect the city it serves.”

Why just the Fire Department? Why not city hospitals, legal services, etc?

And why limit the discussion to race? What about ageism, huh? Or discrimination against the differently abled?

Anonymous said...

If you do that on the census they count it as nonwhite and use those numbers to justify more goodies for nonwhites.

Anonymous said...

mmm...pancakes

Anonymous said...

Maybe the problem is non-white children are watching too much TV:

"Children who watch too much TV may have 'damaged brain structures'"

"... children who spent the most hours in front of the box had greater amounts of grey matter in regions around the frontopolar cortex...

...a negative thing as it was linked with lower verbal intelligence...

...suggested grey matter could be compared to body weight and said these brain areas need to be pruned during childhood in order to operate efficiently.

... ‘When this type of increase in level of experience does not occur with increasing experience, there is less of an effect on cognitive functioning...'"


Maybe one reason the Victorians might have been smarter than we are... Of course, maybe they just got more sleep than we do today.

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