Obama Further Bloats Government, Creates “Office Of Diversity And Inclusion” Via Executive Fiat

Racial discrimination is not only hateful, but also stupid. Why would any competent manager want to exclude qualified, competent people for something as arbitrary as their race or gender or something like that?

That said, diversity just for the sake of diversity is a sort of stupidity all its own. And that’s what Obama is doing with this executive order.

The new Office of Diversity and Inclusion will ensure that the entire U.S. government develops comprehensive strategies to drive and integrate diversity and inclusion practices. It will assist the different agencies in building a workforce that “respects individual and organizational cultures” by examining policy options, data trends and employee survey findings.

The goal is to eliminate demographic group imbalances in targeted occupations and improve workforce diversity. To attain this, special initiatives have been created targeting specific groups, including Hispanics, African Americans, American Indians, women and gays and lesbians. The idea is to create a workforce that truly reflects America’s diversity, according to the Obama Administration.

So we’re going to hire gays and blacks and Native Americans just for the sake of hiring them? To meet some arbitrary diversity goals set out by the Obama administration?

To be clear, I have nothing against hiring these people. But I think everyone, whatever their skin color or gender or sexual orientation, ought to be hired on merit. Not to check off some box on a diversity form.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • awfulorv

    How long before racial diversity enters the wedding chapel, the bedroom, or the laboratory?  Blacks wont be satisfied till all men are the hue of Harry Belefonte, and women the color of Beyonce. The most pragmatic way to do this is to inject dye into a fetus and, I imagine, it’s just a matter of time before this will be commonplace, if the sheeple will stand for it, that is.  

  • mickey_moussaoui

    More affirmative action where ones qualifications take a back seat to ones color, gender or sexual identity.

    I’ve seen this in corporations where they invent positions to satisfy the quota. The downside is that an innocent employee may lose their job to make room for the token employee.

  • http://randysroundtable.blogspot.com/ Randy G

    The best and the brightest need not apply…Unless you are a non white.

  • Bat One

    So the federal government which is already borrowing 40 cents out of every $1 it spends is gonna hire more people to ensure that everyone is the right color, the right race, the right sex, and the right gender?  Right!

    • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

      And what might the right color, the right race, the right sex, and the right gender be?  Color ‘em Democrat voters.

      • awfulorv

        Color does seem to be the paramount issue.  Even there, though, discrimination is found, unless one reasons that Micheal Jackson’s primary motive, for the makemewhiterthananyone treatments, was to increase the number of white voters in Santa Barbara.  

  • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

    Beyond satire.

  • awfulorv

    Damn, I’ve, once again, caused ripples on my monitor from screaming at it. And I think I’ve burst a pipe overhead.

  • robert108

    The illusion is that this is to ensure “diversity”; it’s really about mandating liberal ideology, which is to screw America in every way possible.  Turning Americans into members of competing groups is just one way to do that.

  • http://nofreelunch.areavoices.com/ Kevin Flanagan

    What about people of stature; where are our freebies and patronage?

  • NDSuperman

    Have you ever heard of someone getting fired from their government job?   Yeah…me neither.

  • opinionated

    Why don’t we just pick all new hores out of the phonebook…. or by census standards. for every 10 jobs 7 whites, 1 hispanic and then one gay/lesbian african american or native american or pacific islander  or asian…because this my friends will be a true representation of what the us is comprised of. Obama sucks is is blinded by race that he cannot even function as the commmander in chief…. He needs to go

  • Flamejob5

    94 Executive Orders blessed upon us by our Highness thus far… 

    http://1461days.blogspot.com/2009/01/current-list-of-president-obamas.html

  • Bat One

    Typical Democrat ploy.  Obama is getting Mau-Maued by the Congressional Black Caucus because black unemployment is so high and all that so-called “stimulus” spending ain’t done nuttin’ to help – never mind paying their mortgage or putting gas in the tank.  So he sucks up, reminds ‘em that he’s black too, by not so subtly “addressing” the issue of race (and gender and sexual preference too!) by creating another unaffordable bureaucracy which will at best do no real harm and at worst screw up the economy that much more, and for which he can take credit for “caring.”

    The word “satire” doesn’t begin to cover it.  Cynical would be more a more accurate assessment.

  • Right-in-Texas

    Want ads would have a new section for qualifications.  I wonder if this will be grandfathered in?  Can you imagine all the people who would be laid off due to diversity points or be fined.  

    You lnow Kinky Friedman is right Charlie Sheen may be able to do a better job in the White House…

  • dirkadirka

    Is it legal for a Kenyan to do all this Executive Order stuff???

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Obama’s Race-Based Spoils System
    by Patrick J. Buchanan
    08/26/2011

    Why is the color of their skin a “problem” for Barack Obama​? As reported here previously, African-Americans are hardly underrepresented in the U.S. government. Though only 12 percent to 13 percent of the U.S. population, blacks hold 18 percent of all federal jobs. African-Americans are 25 percent of the employees at Treasury and Veterans Affairs, 31 percent of State Department employees, 37 percent of the Department of Education, 38 percent of Housing and Urban Development. They are 42 percent of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., 55 percent of the Government Printing Office, 82 percent of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency. According to The Washington Post, blacks hold 44 percent of the jobs at Fannie Mae and 50 percent of the jobs at Freddie Mac. The EEOC, where African-Americans are overrepresented by 300 percent, has been asked to oversee the new “government-wide initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the federal workforce.” I’m not making this up. Perhaps, while he is battling for a greater diversity of sacrifice and rewards up there on Martha’s Vineyard, our president might reflect on another example of the overrepresentation of white males — in the caskets coming home to Dover. In the first five years of the Iraq war, Asian-Americans were 1 percent of our fallen heroes, Latinos 11 percent, African-Americans 10 percent. White Americans were 75 percent of the dead, and from photos of the fallen in newspapers since, the ratios appear to hold.

  • awfulorv

    Well put Mickey. And that information warrants only one like?  How did we ever get in the situation of having blacks, they’re not African-American, BTW, the majority of them were born right here, run large parts of our government. We got there because we didn’t, and don’t, have the courage to say we’re tired of the race game, and we’re not going to give important positions to less qualified applicants, when more qualified people are available. But if being black is that important, to the quality of work to be done, then I say, lets go whole hog and hire blacks from offshore, who will work for much less than those we presently employ. There are millions of blacks in Africa, or Haiti, who will work for one tenth what “our” blacks presently work for. Think of the savings we’d be able to pass along to that obese women, sitting on her stained sofa, eating Cheese Puffs, nearly out of cigarettes,and 40ozers, in the flatlands of Oakland?  Think what she, and her two wannabe drug dealer sons, could do with an extra hundred a month?  Just imagine, in one fell swoop, we could employ African, or Haitian blacks, have more to give our native blacks and, perhaps prevent, a  68 year old  white woman in Milwaukee being dragged from of her car , robbed, and beaten. Looks like win, win, so far, but we’ll have to run it by Maxine, Jesse, and the Rev. Al, and see if they’ll put their “Leadership” abilities behind the idea.

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