Billionaire Bill Ackman wrote a 4,000+ word article on his Twitter (now X) account that tackles a lot of different subjects. It’s well worth the read IMO, especially the first half.
I got up to Columbus and decided it wasn’t in my best interest to read any further.
Thanks for posting. DEI is a poison.
I managed to read through the whole thing. Spartans appreciated Laconic speach for a reason, you know.
A couple of problems I saw in this write up, starting with that one should spell White with a capital letter when one means race. The insulting lowercasing practice started with NYT, and needs to be condemned.
Ackman fails to acknowledge benefits of colonialism, that dragged entire continents out of medieval backwardness, and assured ancient countries continue to exist today, rather than fall prey to their faster evolving neighbors (brutal occupation of China by Imperial Japan is a good example)
Finally, the “permanent stain of slavery” had been washed off by the blood of Union soldiers. He could talk about modern stain of failing to acknowledge their sacrifice with gratitude.
Under DEI’s ideology, any policy, program, educational system, economic system, grading system, admission policy, (and even climate change due its disparate impact on geographies and the people that live there), etc. that leads to unequal outcomes among people of different skin colors is deemed racist.
So RAP, R&B, Reggae, SoCa, and many other musical forms are racist, as would be most sports, such as basketball. I seriously doubt Ibram X. Kendi would advocate for more diversity in those industries.
What’s that special word they repeat non-stop? Hmm… maybe they are
And now Harvard again…
In the retraction, Golden wrote: “The newsletter included a definition of the word ‘privilege’ which, upon reflection, I deeply regret. The intent of the newsletter is to inform and support an inclusive community at Hopkins, but the language of this definition clearly did not meet that goal.
“In fact, because it was overly simplistic and poorly worded, it had the opposite effect of being exclusionary and hurtful to members of our community. I retract and disavow the definition I shared, and I am sorry. I will work to ensure that future messages better reflect our organizational goals.”
It wasn’t clear whether any disciplinary action was taken against Golden following the email.
Golden previously linked “structural racism” to “metabolic health disparities” in a 2021 paper, and co-authored a 2020 report which expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement and called for “structural racism that undercuts advances in scientific innovation and health care [to] be eliminated.”
“Unconscious bias training is just scratching the surface,” Golden was quoted as saying. “It’s the foundation for developing a broader anti-oppression training framework.”
In the January edition of the monthly “Diversity Digest” newsletter, Dr. Sherita Hill Golden, the chief diversity officer at Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity, listed “Christians, white people, able-bodied people,” and “males” as examples of groups who enjoy “privilege,” which the email defined as “a set of unearned benefits" given to people who are in a specific social group.
Other groups of “privilege” listed in the email included “heterosexuals, “middle or owning class people,” “middle-aged people,” and “English-speaking people.”
“Privilege operates on personal, interpersonal, cultural and institutional levels, and it provides advantages and favors to members of dominant groups at the expense of members of other groups,” the newsletter added.
Noting the annual JHM MLK Commemoration on Jan. 12, Golden highlighted the event’s scheduled keynote speaker, engineer and physician Mae Jemison.
“We look forward to working with you this year in the spirit of Dr. King and others to achieve our equity and inclusion goals,” she added.
The newsletter went viral after it was shared by conservative influencer End Wokeness, garnering more than 2 million views on X alone.
Isnt getting something unearned called theft?
Pretty much 90% of Americans are “guilty” of it, on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation. This goes far beyond Nazis even.
Can you imagine being a patient at John Hopkins’? How much trust in the standard of care, or that the Drs wont just do you in intentioinally.
Rosa Parks didnt want to be put in the back of the bus, how about back of the line for an organ transplant
Is being born theft? According to her, privilege is being white, and that is unearned. True, it is not something one can “earn”, but it is not theft. Apparently, I became middle-class by not earning anything, as she claims that is also “unearned”. Oddly, I thought it was all the work that I did to earn money that made me “middle-class”. Neither did I earn the ability to speak English, I learned it naturally. My ancestors learned English by needing to speak it here in the USA. True, they didn’t earn that ability, either.
Glad John Hopkins has provided us the opportunity to experience such idiocy. Too bad they are paying so much for it. I know a few that are about as stupid and would not need to be paid nearly as much.
Very good post. Long and drawn-out, but provocative and an absolute truth about DEI. A must-read. I especially like this sentence:
"Having a darker skin color, a less common sexual identity, and/or being a woman doesn’t make one necessarily oppressed or even disadvantaged. While slavery remains a permanent stain on our country’s history – a fact which is used by DEI to label white people as oppressors – it doesn’t therefore hold that all white people generations after the abolishment of slavery should be held responsible for its evils.
Will Joe and his Communist co-harts ever admit this? No. Which is why he and the trash like him need to be purged from power. To be clear. Derek Chauvin did not murder George Floyd. It was a tragic set of circumstances that did not deserve a full-blown riot and a redefining of racism in our society. A person of color cannot be racist, but because I own guns and do not kneel before our country’s flag, I am a racist by their F__kng definition. Ackman is right when he says, “We have a lot more work to do. Let’s get at it.” We can start with this 81 year old man and his whoring son and work backwards. It’s the least we can do for this country.
LOL. Yes, her salary is massive. She earns it by publishing stuff so inflammatory that would get any other employee of the hospital fired on the spot. How is this not privilege!
My liberal employer has a DEI parasite as well, ranking 2nd to only the CEO.