By: Diane Benjamin
At the WGLT mayoral debate the good leftist host had to bring up systemic racism, that discussion kept him from asking about real issues. You are expected to believe minorities can not succeed because whites won’t let them. Obviously it’s a myth because their are countless successful minorities. Obviously it is a myth because of what I reported in this story: https://blnnews.com/2021/02/23/equity-rears-its-ugly-head/
The speaker went on to say “they will have to work on [educating applicants]”.
So why has judging people based on their character instead of their skin color turn into all whites are racist?
The left has nothing to run on except division. Stir up the masses to divide them along racial lines. Make sure they are too busy working for equity and social justice to see what’s really happening.
I FOIA’d the job description for Bloomington’s new Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Instead of using the term “systemic” it got changed to “institutional”. See what I received here:
Racism is such a huge problem at the City of Bloomington they have a black Deputy City Manager:
Of course the guy in this new position, Michael Hurt, is black. He already worked for the City before getting this job: https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/bloomington-names-first-chief-diversity-and-inclusion-officer/
Nikita Richards, also black, is a City of Bloomington employee. Does her sign mean she buys that all whites are racist? Black lives are GREATER than whites Nikita? Maybe intuitional racism does exist! (From her Facebook page)
Obviously institutional racism doesn’t exist and neither does systemic racism. The vast majority of Americans don’t care what color you are, MLK’s vision was working. Spouting racism does keep the conversation away from the real issues of roads, constant fee increases, unfunded pensions, lavish employee benefits, and a myriad of other issues citizens want discussed. Evidently the Coliseum is going to be used for City offices and community events. No word on whether the BCPA will ever re-open or whatever the Creativity Center is and why the employees are still getting paid.
But the new Diversity and Inclusion officer will be sitting in on all job interviews!
Thanks to WGLT you didn’t learn anything except Mike Straza knows he is white and the mayor’s job is racist because minorities may not be able to spend the required 20 hours a week doing it. Yes, he said that – toward the end.
Nowhere is 20 hours required, Tari must have told him that. Tari also thought he was a developer and got to decide who the “right fit” was. Tari also anointed himself Liquor Commissioner instead of having a Board of around 7 people like Bloomington had before him as the Liquor Commission.
Does Mike know the City Manager runs the City, not the mayor? Does Jackie Gunderson know?
This statement is on the City of Bloomington website: https://www.cityblm.org/government/departments/human-resources/job-board
Laws so longer apply, see the Job description posted above. Skin color and probably ideology does matter in their quest for equity. (Not equality!)
If you forgot Tim Gleason’s speech introducing this new position, the video is in this story: https://blnnews.com/2020/10/27/bloomington-crushes-mlks-vision/
One more note: Only minorities tired of being used will end this farce.