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(Chronicle Herald)   Government calendar celebrating diversity filled with diverse photos of caucasians   (thechronicleherald.ca) divider line 56
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2014-02-12 08:26:34 PM  
Oh well, it's a start. At least they printed a diversity calendar.

Maybe some of those pictured are gay or Jewish?
 
2014-02-12 08:37:14 PM  

AirForceVet: Oh well, it's a start. At least they printed a diversity calendar.

Maybe some of those pictured are gay or Jewish?


Or female
Or old
Or different national origin
Or handicapped
Or poor
Or Buddhist
Or tall
Or short

Diversity is more diverse than "showing different races in photos"
 
2014-02-12 08:39:28 PM  
The No 2 Construction Battalion (raised in Nova Scotia 100 years ago) does not approve.

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-12 08:40:01 PM  
Blondes, Brunettes, and Redheads.
Diversity, we have it.
Now go home.
Thank you in advance.
 
2014-02-12 08:40:59 PM  

AirForceVet: Oh well, it's a start. At least they printed a diversity calendar.


If someone came out with a calendar called "Pilots of the Armed Forces" and it only had Sea Bees, you'd be screaming bloody murder.

A start in the wrong direction is called backing up. Stalling would've been more effective.
 
2014-02-12 08:41:08 PM  
All they need is one picture of a short, fat, old, crippled, poor, gay woman of Chinese/African American descent, then they've covered most of their bases.
 
2014-02-12 08:41:18 PM  

Rusty Shackleford: The No 2 Construction Battalion (raised in Nova Scotia 100 years ago) does not approve.

[img.fark.net image 800x450]


They're not a diverse group, so I can understand why they didn't choose that image.
Diverse != Black skin
 
2014-02-12 08:41:49 PM  

rkiller1: AirForceVet: Oh well, it's a start. At least they printed a diversity calendar.

Maybe some of those pictured are gay or Jewish?

Or female
Or old
Or different national origin
Or handicapped
Or poor
Or Buddhist
Or tall
Or short

Diversity is more diverse than "showing different races in photos"


Yes, but African-Nova Scotians have been in Nova Scotia for a very long time and are an important and old part of the local heritage. Ignoring them entirely in a calendar specifically designed to showcase the diversity of the province is stupid, if not necessarily malicious.
 
2014-02-12 08:43:49 PM  
Having spent some time in nova scotia, anything that's not redhaired and freckled is diverse!
 
2014-02-12 08:43:49 PM  
I just don't have the privilege of being tolerant of this crap any more.
At least I learned that Nova Scotia has a minister of African-Nova Scotian affairs. It's good that he knows the real problems facing Africans today.,
 
2014-02-12 08:44:23 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-02-12 08:45:18 PM  
Ron Beals - an African-Nova Scotian...

Congrats! That is the stupidest thing I've read all year. Unless Ron is from Africa, but I very much doubt it.

I think I will start referring to myself as a European-Canadian.
 
2014-02-12 08:45:36 PM  
According to the 2006 Canadian census[27] the largest ethnic group in Nova Scotia is Scottish (28.3%), followed by English (28.1%), Irish (19.9%), French (17.7%), Aboriginal origin (10.2%), German (10.0%), Dutch (3.9%), Black (2.3%), Italian (1.3%), and Acadian (1.2%). Almost half of respondents (47.4%) identified their ethnicity as "Canadian". (Wikipedia)

/waiting for a certain "Canadian" to tell me that my post means I'm racist
 
2014-02-12 08:46:43 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: I just don't have the privilege of being tolerant of this crap any more.
At least I learned that Nova Scotia has a minister of African-Nova Scotian affairs. It's good that he knows the real problems facing Africans today.,


You could learn something else, too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Nova_Scotians
 
2014-02-12 08:49:57 PM  
They hate colored people.
 
2014-02-12 08:53:19 PM  
Verrai:
You could learn something else, too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Nova_Scotians


Yes, black people might indeed exist. I'll need a better source than wikipedia if you want to convince me.
 
2014-02-12 08:54:19 PM  
fark diversity.  Go humanity.
 
2014-02-12 08:55:43 PM  
No JRoc?
 
2014-02-12 08:55:48 PM  

BalugaJoe: They hate colored people.


Who doesn't?
 
2014-02-12 08:55:55 PM  
Look, Caucasians can be "diverse."

I'm 1/4 Swedish, 1/4 Italian, 1/4 Hungarian, with an admixture of English, Scotch-Irish and Austrian. I'm a f*cking ethnic whirlpool all by myself. How much more "diversity" do you want?
 
2014-02-12 08:57:56 PM  

Jument: Ron Beals - an African-Nova Scotian...

Congrats! That is the stupidest thing I've read all year. Unless Ron is from Africa, but I very much doubt it.

I think I will start referring to myself as a European-Canadian.


Agreed.  Unfortunately, my lineage is so mixed up, it would be a real mess to try to come up with something to describe me, so I guess I'll just have to stick with white.
 
2014-02-12 09:02:21 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Look, Caucasians can be "diverse."

I'm 1/4 Swedish, 1/4 Italian, 1/4 Hungarian, with an admixture of English, Scotch-Irish and Austrian. I'm a f*cking ethnic whirlpool all by myself. How much more "diversity" do you want?


You need to be at least 70% Mexican, like my old elementary school today.
 
2014-02-12 09:07:08 PM  
What a racist, thinking skin color is the only factor in determining diversity.
 
2014-02-12 09:24:27 PM  
Even more disturbing is that Charmin 'share important moments from your most private place (aka the toilet)' ad on the right. This cannot end well!
 
2014-02-12 09:32:15 PM  
I'm not clear on the concept here - are you able to actually order Nova Scotians from this catalogue?
 
2014-02-12 09:47:02 PM  
Perhaps because only Caucasians celebrate diversity.
 
2014-02-12 09:48:07 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Look, Caucasians can be "diverse."

I'm 1/4 Swedish, 1/4 Italian, 1/4 Hungarian, with an admixture of English, Scotch-Irish and Austrian. I'm a f*cking ethnic whirlpool all by myself. How much more "diversity" do you want?


Genetically, though, Europeans (and Asians and middle easterners) aren't particularly diverse. Africans, however are the most genetically diverse population in the world.
 
2014-02-12 09:51:50 PM  
What's there to celebrate?
 
2014-02-12 10:01:32 PM  
It's Nova Scotia.
 
2014-02-12 10:04:03 PM  

RexTalionis: Africans, however are the most genetically diverse population in the world.


Diverse amongst other Africans, or amongst other non-African peoples?  Or did you mean genetically different?
 
2014-02-12 10:04:06 PM  
I don't see what the complaint is. How can they say there's no diversity? They've got tall Caucasians, short Caucasians, skinny Caucasians,  fat Caucasians,  bearded Caucasians,  clean-shaven Caucasians,  young Caucasians,  old Caucasians,  smart Caucasians,  stupid Caucasians,  friendly Caucasians,  rude Caucasians,  hungry Caucasians,  and well-fed Caucasians. That's diversity to the 14th degree.
If there's a farker that can come up with a more diverse group of Caucasians, they should make their own calendar.
 
2014-02-12 10:08:44 PM  

Verrai: rkiller1: AirForceVet: Oh well, it's a start. At least they printed a diversity calendar.

Maybe some of those pictured are gay or Jewish?

Or female
Or old
Or different national origin
Or handicapped
Or poor
Or Buddhist
Or tall
Or short

Diversity is more diverse than "showing different races in photos"

Yes, but African-Nova Scotians have been in Nova Scotia for a very long time and are an important and old part of the local heritage. Ignoring them entirely in a calendar specifically designed to showcase the diversity of the province is stupid, if not necessarily malicious.


If you've been in an area for 200 years can you really call yourself other place - this place?
 
2014-02-12 10:10:02 PM  

geek_mars: I don't see what the complaint is. How can they say there's no diversity? They've got tall Caucasians, short Caucasians, skinny Caucasians,  fat Caucasians,  bearded Caucasians,  clean-shaven Caucasians,  young Caucasians,  old Caucasians,  smart Caucasians,  stupid Caucasians,  friendly Caucasians,  rude Caucasians,  hungry Caucasians,  and well-fed Caucasians. That's diversity to the 14th degree.
If there's a farker that can come up with a more diverse group of Caucasians, they should make their own calendar.


Apparently, a whopping 2.1% of the population was excluded from a calendar. (From 2006 Census table above)
Oh yeah, and diversity is a marketing term used to sell Coke and politicians.
 
2014-02-12 10:14:52 PM  
Viz chart above.  Nova Scotia isn't (racially) diverse, so the calendar was a stupid idea anyway.
 
2014-02-12 10:19:05 PM  
And who wants to look at a bunch of blah people.
 
2014-02-12 10:19:24 PM  

keypusher: Viz chart above.  Nova Scotia isn't (racially) diverse, so the calendar was a stupid idea anyway.


Agreed and I'll keep posting till the mods tell me to stop: diversity is a MARKETING ploy
 
2014-02-12 10:33:58 PM  
I've got a buddy from St. Thomas who always gets pissed when people try to get him to participate in black history month or any kind of diversity stuff at work.
 
2014-02-12 10:41:03 PM  

rkiller1: RexTalionis: Africans, however are the most genetically diverse population in the world.

Diverse amongst other Africans, or amongst other non-African peoples?  Or did you mean genetically different?


I mean there is more genetic diversity in African than there is in pretty much every other country. The genetic difference between two tribesmen from different tribes within the same area could be greater than the genetic difference between, say, an Englishman and a Turk.
 
2014-02-12 10:43:02 PM  

RexTalionis: rkiller1: RexTalionis: Africans, however are the most genetically diverse population in the world.

Diverse amongst other Africans, or amongst other non-African peoples?  Or did you mean genetically different?

I mean there is more genetic diversity in African than there is in pretty much every other country. The genetic difference between two tribesmen from different tribes within the same area could be greater than the genetic difference between, say, an Englishman and a Turk.


I learned something today.
 
2014-02-12 10:48:09 PM  
What a Caucasian might look like.

img.rt.com
 
2014-02-12 10:55:55 PM  

rkiller1: RexTalionis: rkiller1: RexTalionis: Africans, however are the most genetically diverse population in the world.

Diverse amongst other Africans, or amongst other non-African peoples?  Or did you mean genetically different?

I mean there is more genetic diversity in African than there is in pretty much every other country. The genetic difference between two tribesmen from different tribes within the same area could be greater than the genetic difference between, say, an Englishman and a Turk.

I learned something today.


Likewise.

For a lawyer, Rex is filled with all kinds of esoteric info.
 
2014-02-12 10:57:44 PM  

RexTalionis: rkiller1: RexTalionis: Africans, however are the most genetically diverse population in the world.

Diverse amongst other Africans, or amongst other non-African peoples?  Or did you mean genetically different?

I mean there is more genetic diversity in African Africa than there is in pretty much every other countryregion. The genetic difference between two tribesmen from different tribes within the same area could be greater than the genetic difference between, say, an Englishman and a Turk.


Man, don't post and drink. FTFM
 
2014-02-12 11:24:08 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: [img.fark.net image 541x645]


Thanks, I was wondering about that. Thought it might be mostly fish and bears.
 
2014-02-13 12:02:48 AM  
They should just sell the calendar with a bunch of colored markers.  That way everyone can color in the pictures to their liking.
 
2014-02-13 12:13:00 AM  
Diversity is okay,  in an everyday sense, but not so much when the media emphasizes cramming it down the peoples throats continuously. Well I we all can't get along. Like types taking over neighborhoods making it difficult to be really diverse.
 
2014-02-13 12:13:35 AM  

keypusher: Nova Scotia


You are right.  I see figures that have it at 93% white.  But, in all honesty, couldn't one of the months had a picture of someone holding a black baby?
 
2014-02-13 12:26:29 AM  
minister of African-Nova Scotian affairs

Is the African-Nova Scotian Centre next to the Norwegan-Algerian Outreach complex?
 
2014-02-13 12:32:00 AM  

rkiller1: geek_mars: I don't see what the complaint is. How can they say there's no diversity? They've got tall Caucasians, short Caucasians, skinny Caucasians,  fat Caucasians,  bearded Caucasians,  clean-shaven Caucasians,  young Caucasians,  old Caucasians,  smart Caucasians,  stupid Caucasians,  friendly Caucasians,  rude Caucasians,  hungry Caucasians,  and well-fed Caucasians. That's diversity to the 14th degree.
If there's a farker that can come up with a more diverse group of Caucasians, they should make their own calendar.

Apparently, a whopping 2.1% of the population was excluded from a calendar. (From 2006 Census table above)
Oh yeah, and diversity is a marketing term used to sell Coke and politicians.


That's right, what you said.
 
2014-02-13 12:53:51 AM  
"African-Nova Scotian"

oh FFS


Related:
My employer has a "celebrating diversity" team comprised of managers. My manager is one of them. I've so far managed to not ask her when we're going to celebrate a training class that has more than 15% whites in it.
 
2014-02-13 01:06:19 AM  

RexTalionis: RexTalionis: rkiller1: RexTalionis: Africans, however are the most genetically diverse population in the world.

Diverse amongst other Africans, or amongst other non-African peoples?  Or did you mean genetically different?

I mean there is more genetic diversity in African Africa than there is in pretty much every other countryregion. The genetic difference between two tribesmen from different tribes within the same area could be greater than the genetic difference between, say, an Englishman and a Turk.

Man, don't post and drink. FTFM


I think you got drunk first and then posted.
 
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