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May 27Liked by Adam B. Coleman

Great article, Adam.

It seems so obvious (to me, anyway) that DEI is just repackaged racism. Why has everyone been so taken in by it? Who benefits from DEI, really? I’m pretty sure it is not the black community.

When my niece and her husband put Ibram X Kendi’s (real name Ibram Henry Rogers) book The Racist Baby on the registry for their first child…🤯 well, HE is definitely laughing all the way to the bank.

It feels like the tide is turning. Thank you for your bravery and speaking truth. 🙏🏼

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I think it is turning too. It's my pleasure.

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May 27Liked by Adam B. Coleman

Really excellent Adam. As MOMinator described it, DEI is repackaged racism. I describe it as leftist sanctioned racism aimed in another direction at different victims. I suspect Calla Devlin is well meaning and wrong, likely seeing herself as a white savior to black Americans who just can’t help themselves. How condescending and sad and, yes, racist. Well done, as usual.

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Thank you

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May 27Liked by Adam B. Coleman

“egos of faux-guilt-riddled white Leftist savior types in leadership”….always all about them. You’re a prop in their narcissistic “narrative”.

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May 27Liked by Adam B. Coleman

I have to say, this is not new. Wayyyyy back when I was in grad school (early 1980's), we were all scrambling for on-campus job interviews. We were in a recession back then and jobs were tough to come by even for newly-minted MBAs. Tough to come by for most except for, and especially except for, black women. We all knew it and we openly discussed it. Of course, the outstanding candidates got hired but the rest of us struggled. But not the minority students and they weren't all outstanding; they got the jobs & we all knew why. Later when I did get that corporate job, it was openly discussed in our mgmt meetings that we needed to hire minorities first above the more qualified white candidate. This was the early 80s!! (albeit, in California)

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California is always the trend setter lol

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May 28Liked by Adam B. Coleman

DEI is profitable if we all looked at who is making a ton off it we could at least expose what is behind this. No body does. It abuses & uses minorities, scams people and thrives.

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DEI needs to go but it won't stop some from squawking about every minority or female hire. Been there, done that. While serving in the USN I was picked up for a college program and another (male) member applying didn't get it. The going rumor was I got it because I was female. I had loads of college hours already, was currently working towards a degree, my SAT was about 200-300 points higher, but supposedly I got it because I was a female. Then there's government and corporate advertising that's not helpful. A man I know in agriculture told me (female veteran) how I could get free money/loans from the USDA for my farm because of my sex and veteran status. I called the USDA and was told loans are strictly need-based, but the agent admitted the advertising made it sound as if the sex and veteran status mattered. It didn't. The above was some time ago and the DEI stupidity fuels more antagonism. Make rules/requirements and follow them. It's that simple. Plenty of minorities and women will get hired. To think otherwise is to think like Hochul, that we're just too stupid and don't know what a computer is.

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I agree with your statement. If you're a black person who is smart and works hard to attain a job or promotion, people will always wonder if you got there because of skin color. How discouraging & demeaning would that be. I can't imagine.

What no one seems to want to talk about is that DEI promotes & legitimizes discrimination against heterosexual white men. DEI claims to support "marginalized" groups. Look up which groups are considered "marginalized". Everyone EXCEPT heterosexual white men. The last time I checked that is illegal. Yet our government and President supports it. This presidency will go down in history as the most racist & sexist. Of the 149 (radical) justices the Biden Admin brought forward for nomination, only 5 were white men. Of those 2 were openly gay. Many of these justices have lifetime appointments.

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May 27·edited May 27

the definition of "black" has a overton window adam. the quicker you realize this the quicker you abstain from aligning with narratives of it.

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In the context of demographics, no matter what I believe, I fall into it. So, when someone creates a policy that directly affects me because of my demo I have no choice but to acknowledge it. I am racially black and I'm fine with that. We can acknowledge it without it being political.

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May 27·edited May 27

i dont think thats reality, i want you to think on what makes you "racially black" from the next person.

You put yourself in that demographic. "Black" is simply a political theocracy driven by media standards. theyll throw whoever in that group just like they throw whoever onto the pride flag.

there are a bunch of "mixed" people running around somehow claiming "black" only. which logically, makes ZERO sense. i think its high time to de-emphasize it to remove the fangs and stop the circular emotional reactions from trying to protect a word with a fluid meaning.

i mean really.... if our metric for "black" is your pigment, why arent asians and indians "black" when they often have darker skin than us? i hope you dont take this as out of touch or extreme. but you are a thinker arent you?

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I have zero control over what someone thinks nor do I care. Being black is also cultural. There are people who are lighter than me who are considered black. Like I said, not everything is political and just because some try to weaponize it for political reasons doesn't mean I have to abandon part of my identity. How important it is in my life is a different story...but I am black. When I walk down the street, people can see that I'm black...and that's okay.

Also, saying "you are a thinker aren't you?" comes off as passive aggressive. I don't know if that was purposeful or accidental. Just letting you know.

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Jun 3·edited Jun 3

yea but the problem is ....it is political, which is why its used in lieu of a nationality across media .

what about being "black" is cultural? you have to ask yourself that. what is actually being 'black"? none of this is anybodies identity. it is essentially a media made title. no different than "lgbtq+"

yes they see that you are "black" because its a media narrative , they expect to meet that media driven narrative. Nobody used "black" 300 years ago. and even 60 years ago it was not a thing. BUT NOW it is very much a religious level belief system that is absolutely monolithic.

the minute you revert away from the means "You aint black"

if we use that last sentence as a metric. we can begin to define what people walking down the street - the greater media narrative - see as whats been manipulated to become "black'

sorry if this seems anyway. this is a life shifting ideal.

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