Couldn't agree more. It's getting to the point where it turns into 'forced reverse racism'. I don't care if you're black, blue, purple, or yellow as long as you're qualified and capable of succeeding then you're good in my book.Yeah... this is exactly why things like Affirmative Action, despite guilty white liberals' best efforts to be PC and "fair", only highlight our differences and create this notion that ANYONE who is different only got to where they are because of their race, and not their merit.
This is a slap in the face of ANYONE (even those of differing races) who are worthy, as many will think they didn't really deserve it.
This kind of shit needs to stop. (and if there's more to THIS particular story, then there are plenty of previous ones which my post applies to).
Complete PC BS at it's finest. If you ask me that shows a severe lack of integrity on the part of the leadership that allows this kind of thing to happen.Nothing new. It's been going on for years. When I was instructing in Advanced (F-9s) we had a minority student that just couldn't "get" instrument flying. The kindest writeup that I saw said - Student is hypnotized by the atitude gyro. After he'd been sent to the admiral twice, the admiral called the XO and said "Don't send him up here again. He will get his wings. We don't have enough of these guys. Do what you cn for him." And that was in the mid-sixties
Great points by Flash, and I am 100% against affirmative action/quotas or the like....One more thing, did anyone forget the point of an honor guard? Gimme a break people......
I think so. CDR Salamander makes it sound more like:Am I missing something here?
I am not that conspiratorial, and I think CDR Salamander relies too much on rumor and innuendo far too often.I think so. CDR Salamander makes it sound more like:
Two guys who are white and "regulars" on the honor guard were told last minute that, well, they would not be marching at the WS because their spots were being given to 2 more racially diverse folks.
One of the diverse replacements forgot his shoes and his spot was given to one of the original, white selectees at the last minute.
Sounds like the 8 man colorguard story is a cover. What would they have, 2 riflemen per side?
I saw those too, but they were all at the Naval Academy where those flags would be standard. Possibly there is a different one outside USNA/Navy events. But maybe not, but maybe it is just too challenging for middies to handle adding an extra two to the color guard. I guess that finally settles the eternal Army-Navy question of who is better, since West Point apparently can handle different sized color guards for different events:But all those 8 man teams (I'm excluding the 6 man one from WP) are mixed-service and carrying all the flags (presumably) in order to cover all their services. All the pictures of the USNA guard I can find on Google images have them carrying National Ensign, Navy, USMC, and Brigade flags only, so at best, it'd be a new arrangement to carry Army and AF flags, too. Not impossible, but groups that practice to look good all the time don't usually change their repertoire last minute, especially after 150+ years.
Prisons are tax-payer funded as well... should we start locking up more Asian-Americans?So, what is wrong in trying to have a demographic within these institutions that reflect the cross-section of the country? Tax-payers fund the school; tax-payers should have a representation.