How Would YOU React In A Diversity Emergency?
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Every Friday, a friend of the PowerLine blog whose screen name is "Ammo Grrrll" gets to weigh in there with comments (Thoughts From The Ammo Line) on the passing scene.

This week, her entry seems well-tuned for's readership, so here's the relevant excerpt.

The last private gig of my standup career before retirement was in front of teachers at their late August in-service before the start of school. I was the final speaker of the day. I had listened to many administrators and the Keynoter who was a Diversity Drone from the state. She seemed a nice, sincere person, even though she arrived forty minutes late for her speech, keeping hundreds of people waiting. There was probably a diversity emergency somewhere.

The main thrust of the entire day’s remarks had been that there was an achievement gap between the white students and the students of color as they are called today. (Thank God it’s not the bad old days when they were called "colored students.") SOMETHING — the teachers, society, racism, poverty — was responsible for this gap! Definitely not the students themselves. Gap, gap, gap, gap, gap. They were FAR more concerned about the GAP than about everyone’s simply mastering the material, perhaps by — oh, I don’t know — studying harder. Or at all.

There is a certain delicious freedom in knowing the gig is your last. I entertained the crowd and then ended with: “I have an idea. Since it’s the GAP between the white and minority students that you find so upsetting, why don’t you just encourage the white students to do WORSE?”

There was a brief stunned silence and then the room burst into laughter and applause. Maybe there is some hope yet for our country.

[A couple of typos fixed by P.N.]

A "diversity emergency"!  If you can work it in, that's a concept worth mentioning when some politically-correct nimrod starts babbling about the urgency of "diversity."
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