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    Diversity Sucks

    I'm starting this new thread just for Rainmaker. He can post all of his bullshit personal issues with diversity here or, if not and you want to keep from derailing another topic while still addressing him... you can tag him here, and well... the fights... you can use this thread to "take it outside," so to speak.
    "Well... Uber's going to "driverless" cars soon, and their research probably shows that they're a natural fit (when it comes to getting paid for doing nothing)."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainmaker View Post
    You should probably log off now and retreat to your safe space, before we start being divisive and your feelings get hurt.
    Who is "we," @Rainmaker? Are you wearing an article of clothing that happens to be alien symbiote? You're the only person here bitching about diversity all the time.
    "Well... Uber's going to "driverless" cars soon, and their research probably shows that they're a natural fit (when it comes to getting paid for doing nothing)."
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    to the mattresses?
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    Youtube has a rainbow heart next to it's logo...that's not really diversity, though...it's divisiveness. It's pointing out that it wasn't Americans who were shot and killed, it was gays. Way to go media/social media. "Gotta keep 'em separated!"

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    The TV show "Gotham" has just cast Jamie Chung to play the role of Valerie Vale (the mother of Vickie Vale). I guess the trend now is to have minorities take the roles of traditionally white characters? Is this the anti "white washing" movement happening? Will Jamie Chung get the same heat for this role that the Dr Strange crew is getting for casting Tilda Swinton as "The Ancient One", a traditionally Asian character?

    The question, I guess, is if it's ok to bitch about white actors playing minority characters but not ok to bitch about it when it's the other way around?

    Also, Idris Elba is playing Roland in "The Dark Tower". In the book, Roland is a white guy who has interaction with a pretty big character who is a racist black woman. So not only is this casting changing the race of the character, it's changing it in a way that will actually require changes to the main storyline which, to me, is a far bigger deal than the issues with the other shows I brought up because those don't effect the story at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    I'm starting this new thread just for Rainmaker. He can post all of his bullshit personal issues with diversity here or, if not and you want to keep from derailing another topic while still addressing him... you can tag him here, and well... the fights... you can use this thread to "take it outside," so to speak.

    According to this administration "Diversity" in top leadership positions is "mission critical" to the military (or any organization).
    It's a stated goal and top concern and a priority, therefore, bringing the topic into a discussion (about personnel reform initiatives) is in-fact relevant to the discussion and is not "derailing another topic" (whether you get tired of hearing about it or not)
    Last edited by Rainmaker; 06-22-2016 at 02:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainmaker View Post
    According to this administration "Diversity" in top leadership positions is "mission critical" to the military (or any organization).
    It's a stated goal and top concern and a priority, therefore, bringing the topic into a discussion (about personnel reform initiatives) is in-fact relevant to the discussion and is not "derailing another topic" (whether you get tired of hearing about it or not)
    Your issues with it are personal.
    "Well... Uber's going to "driverless" cars soon, and their research probably shows that they're a natural fit (when it comes to getting paid for doing nothing)."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    Your issues with it are personal.
    My personal opinion does not invalidate any of my observations.
    Last edited by Rainmaker; 06-22-2016 at 03:16 PM.

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    This is how the conversation with RM goes:

    Person 1: "Hey RM, what apple do you think tastes the best?"

    RM: "The apple industry was created by a bunch of hippies. That tree hugging Johnny Appleseed was probably a pot smoker and was definitely a tool of the liberal environmentalist lobby."

    Person 1: "Ummmm...ok...but that wasn't the question."

    RM: "Jew-Fag!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    This is how the conversation with RM goes:

    Person 1: "Hey RM, what apple do you think tastes the best?"

    RM: "The apple industry was created by a bunch of hippies. That tree hugging Johnny Appleseed was probably a pot smoker and was definitely a tool of the liberal environmentalist lobby."

    Person 1: "Ummmm...ok...but that wasn't the question."

    RM: "Jew-Fag!"
    LOL ... accurate or not that was funny ...
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