Monday, August 02, 2010

What Is The Navy Thinking?

The military is one of the few meritocracies in our government, and this is what the navy is doing:

In practice, the Navy will be creating a list of privileged "diverse" officers who will enjoy special benefits and career mentoring not available to people of the wrong race, as well as a virtual guarantee of fast-track access to the highest reaches of command. Fifty-six years after the Supreme Court struck down the concept of "separate but equal" treatment of races, the U.S. Navy is erecting a wall of segregation between what will amount to two parallel promotion systems: one for the "diverse" and another for the monotone. If this isn't illegal, it should be.

"That's the Captain over there. He's the Affirmative Action pick." Sure to cause oodles of respect.


MikeAT said...

No Darren, "See the pilot up there in the cockpit...he's the Affirmative Action pick...sleep well on the flight!" :)

Ellen K said...

If you can demand drivers' licenses of citizens in a traffic stop and not of people who may be here illegally, is that not also setting up one group as a privileged population? By definition is that not also discriminatory?

Anonymous said...

It's been happening for decades, both in terms of race/ethnic status and of gender.