Danquah assumed the military’s chain of command knew about Hasan’s doubts, which had been known for more than a year to classmates at the Maryland graduate military medical program. His fellow students complained to the faculty about Hasan’s “anti-American propaganda,” but said a fear of appearing discriminatory against a Muslim student kept officers from filing a formal complaint.
Unfortunately Political Correctness is very strong in the Military bureaucracy. Any critical statement about a minority runs a real risk of ending the career of the speaker. The officer corps is especially susceptible to this. One mention in an OER is enough to doom an officer. So they’re very risk-adverse.
So, because it is more dangerous to point out shortcomings of protected minorities than it is to just push them off on some other unit, we get this.
When I first learned of the arrest of my colleague Professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates after he stood up to the fascist jackboots of a declasse, ill-educated Cambridge police officer, I was of course angered — but scarcely shocked. L’Affaire Gates simply aired, in public, the dirty 100-thread-count table linen of an American culture where Harvard faculty assholes still face a daily struggle against profiling, abuse, and insolence.
It will come as no surprise that Skip’s arrest was the talk of the Douchebag Room at the Harvard Faculty Club last Friday. I and a group of colleagues had assembled for our weekly lunch; I opted for their competently-prepared Ahi Tuna Tartare and an amusing glass of ’05 Hospices de Beaune Premier Cru Cuvee Cyrot-Chaudron. I had noticed that the Franz Fanon Memorial Booth — Skip’s long-reserved lunch spot — was uncharacteristically empty, and asked our waiter Sergio for an explanation.
“Professor Skeep, he no is come today,” said Sergio. “I tink he is in the jail.”
Our table exchanged knowing glances, for we knew immediately that Skip was only the latest victim of a system that singles out the Harvard faculty asshole for stigmatization and unequal justice. It is a system that all of us knew too well, and provided an opportunity for an open conversation about our shared experiences as Harvard faculty assholes in America while waiting for Sergio to bring the dessert cart.
We all know of the really, really, really, incredibly important member of the Harvard Faculty who was cruelly harassed by an out of control police thug when he was caught breaking into his own home. But now Iowahawk reveals the sordid secrets of profiling in academia.
[A] young woman has tapped into a home-based money-making operation that netted her and her three sisters more than half a million in taxpayer dollars since 2006.And they did it with the blessing of the state.
All four had been in-home child-care providers. Collectively they have 17 children. For years, the government has paid them to stay home and care for each other’s children.
None of the women are married and this one have five kids under nine years. The fathers are never mentioned.
Her sisters also have numerous children. They swap them back and forth and collect money from the State as “Child-care Providers.” They make thousands to stay home and look after each other’s kids.
These are the same people who are normally characterized as too dim to get an education and who need other allowances because the “legacy of slavery” has so deeply affected them.
Bullshit!! They can figure out how to scam the assistance programs with no problem. They’re not dumb.
PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost.
I can see where Pelosi is coming from. “Family planning” is a euphemisn from abortion and most “family planning” clinics are in minority areas. So Pelosi is seeing that fewer brown babies means less trouble down the road.
In this American Eden, you get two original sins for the price of one — the near extermination of the native population and the importation of slaves from Africa — and it’s not hard to spot the real serpents: those creatures Lina calls “Europes,” men whose “whitened” skins make them appear on first sight to be “ill or dead,” and whose great gifts to the heathens seem to be smallpox and a harsh version of Christianity with “a dull, unimaginative god.”