The Diversity Problem
It has been dismissed time and time again. It is usually backed by the sincere fictions surrounding the colorblind rhetoric or American post-racial ideologies. But apparently, the results of the — all men created equal mantra — inclusivity project in a democratic nation of immigrants is proving otherwise, especially under the Trump administration.
“I don’t care about diversity. I don’t really think that’s important anymore.” — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke
This coming from a guy who heads an institution that is responsible for the management and conservation of federal land and natural resources that oversees the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service among others. If Zinke could, he would also protect what President Trump described as the “beautiful” statues of confederate pro slavery generals that rose to great controversy and debate during President Trump’s first year in office.
“Where do you start and where do you stop?” Zinke asked a Breitbart reporter in an interview published Sunday. “It’s a slippery slope. If you’re a native Indian, I can tell you, you’re not very happy about the history of General Sherman or perhaps President Grant.”
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Where Does It Start?
That narrative or European-American framing of American history and its Civil War atrocities is simply more fodder for the Lost Cause platitudes and amelioration for the confederacy and its existential whiteness.
Actually, any complaints arising from Native Americans have been institutionally silenced — via symbolic and mortal combative violence.
If instead however, as Zinke suggests in his alt-reality of a collective solipsism of race ideology, the removal of confederate statues would raise the ire of Native Americans as this alleged proffered last straw, then their temperament in having their lands stolen and peoples eradicated by European colonizers is inhumanly remarkable.
By the way I guess the complaints coming from Native Americans about Zinke’s recommendation to open sacred Navajo land for oil and gas drilling has fallen on his deaf ears.
There are too many logical fallacy crimes committed in Zinke’s statements to go through and list, but I can surely tell you that his use of distorting or using a Jedi mind trick here with the slippery slope conclusion is not one of them.
It is quite clear that the values and emotives of whiteness here is dismissive of logic regarding the governance of the republic. What is clearly suggestive is that these pseudo-profound instances of bullshit attempts to repudiate the validity of the diversity of thought and reasoning inherent with inclusion.
This also leads me to ponder again about the squandered power and influence of our vote, of which we take for granted due to the provocative lure of pseudo-profoundness uttered and embedded in the social construct of race relations — replete with social capital in tow.
The lack of fair and competent representation can be cured by diversity. We don’t need to come up with elaborate fallacious theories for its supposed irrelevance or feign its presence by casual avoidance.
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But I guess it has become a trope for political correctness for which anti-pc culture is all to willing to delegitimate diversity and its values. Take for instance, the prideful historics of the first minority to hold this or that leadership role phenomena. It appears that the resentment that follows is falsely justified by claims of reverse racism or cognitive bias.
I, and few million others beg to differ.
[…]Black candidates may also have to work harder now to win the support of black voters, who in earlier decades might have backed a black candidate because they were trying to achieve a historic first.
“That’s a fascinating trend about the sophistication of African American voters who are not going to reflexively support an African American candidate if they don’t think the candidate is a quality candidate or has paid their dues,” — Marc Morial, the former mayor of New Orleans, now president of the National Urban League
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We all know that the electoral college gives disproportionate value to white voters. The illegitmacy of this phenomena is predicated on eschewing diversity. It disregards minority populations and their contributions to American civics and economy. This was quite evident with the total disregard of the popular vote, based on nothing else but a precedent of and apparent overemphasis on the tyranny of the majority.
Where Does it End?
The republican base of Trump supporters are indeed integral to the ongoing institutional callousness on display. The conspiratorial ideations often used by: this administration and its flunkies; its staunchly irreverent conservative branch; a corrupted republican party; its hypocritical evangelical base whom offer their sanctions and prayers; along with their off-shoot army of aberrant alt-right strongholds of insensitive beliefs, in this present day legitimate idiocracy is clearly motivated by an emboldened ignorance.
They seemingly profit from selling this rosy propaganda — synthetically fertilized into the American public when in fact it is this pseudo-profound bullshit that has spread these destructive ideological weeds.
And yes it stinks up democracy!