HailRobonia: atomicmask: Why do such stupid pointless rolls exist? Diversity officer...what does that even do exactly?Diversity is an essential value that is of vital importance to modern society. So we should all pretend to care about it.
Kunochan: Blacks spent centuries cultivating themselves as America's underclass. They've put a lot of time and effort ino [sic] getting to the front of the victimhood line and the sweet, sweet rewards that position brings like welfare checks, affirmative action hiring and Obamaphones."Hey Mbutu!""Yes, Nkele?""I have a great idea!""What?""Let's get hit over the head and kidnapped by those white folks. They can drag us to their ship and take us to America. You'll die horribly on the way over. And I'll be enslaved, forced to do harsh manual labor, have my culture and religion ripped from me, and lose my children.""Why would we do that?""So in 300 years, our descendants can get free phones!""Score!"/I know. Don't feed the troll.
Dr Dreidel: Cybernetic: Lumpmoose: Cybernetic: One of the inherent contradictions of the "diversity" movement is that it has no tolerance for diversity of opinion.Would you say the same if she were a member of the KKK or petitioning to remove rights of Jews to marry in their own synagogues? There's a difference between tolerating diversity of opinion and tolerating intolerance.I think that other people have the right to hold beliefs that I disagree with, and advocate for those beliefs. If those beliefs are truly stupid, then their advocacy will have the opposite effect of what they intend: that of publicizing the idiocy of their beliefs (see also: Westboro Baptist Church).As there are no longer secular arguments against marriage equality, homophobia is approaching the dustbin of history. I don't think the university should boot her but I respect their desire to be ahead of the curve of what's considered closed-minded in society.So then the position of Chief Diversity Officer should require that applicants hold a certain set of pre-approved beliefs, and the university should state that up front. Which would again highlight the inherent contradiction of "Diversity"--that there is actually a rigid orthodoxy of thought against which one rebels at one's own risk.The only "prerequisite" is that you're open to the ideas of others and don't seek to deny them fundamental rights just because of who they express those rights with.Being "too accepting"? YER HIRED!Being "not accepting enough"? HIT THE BREADLINES!It's not that hard.// I have no problem with her signing a petition, but it absolutely gives her employer enough reason to suspect she can't or won't do the job they want her to do// was once fired - legally - because my employer disagreed with how I did my job// none of my users complained, they just needed a reason to can me
roadmarks: Free speech includes political speech, and it most definitely includes that speech which we find hateful. I think that petition is hateful - but she had every right in the world to sign it.If I were in the University I would be taking a good hard look at her record at work, but if she didn't act inappropriately there - REINSTATE HER WITH ALL BACK PAY.And this is from a libby libby lib that recently benefited from the marriage equality law passing in NY./love ya Labgrrl
cman: As much as I want drugs legalized, you will never find my signature on such a petition. Its paperwork tying my personal information that I really dont want the Government to have.
bemis23: Well it's good to see the racists are alive and well on Fark./no, it's actually not good
Foundling: This just in:Jesus doesn't actually hate gays and never did.
theorellior: I'm in a pissy mood, so let me say fark you very much to the God Botherers and Jesus Freaks who seem hell-bent in turning the United States into some backwards backwater full of Wal-Marts and strip-mall churches. Fark you and the horse you rode in on. Fark you and your bullshiat theology. And furthermore, eat a bowl of farking dicks and farking die in a fire.
little big man: Why would a "chief diversity officer" be concerned with an aspect of homosexuality outside of academia? Her job should be ensuring that people of all colors, orientation, etc. get a fair shot at a good education - not whether or not the people of the state let gays marry.Take that, free speech.
Diogenes: Gallaudet is an interesting place. I had a three month consulting gig there. It was very enlightening. I was surprised to learn of all the intolerances that existed between different types of deaf people. People who were born deaf sometimes looked down on those who weren't. Kids with cochlear implants were referred to as "refrigerator magnets." .
atomicmask: Why do such stupid pointless rolls exist? Diversity officer...what does that even do exactly?
special20: Apparently she defined her role in "Diversity", as one of preventing it.
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