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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin

(109,369 posts)
Sun Feb 5, 2023, 07:04 PM Feb 2023

The bigot who called me a 'diversity hire' has found a new hero: Ron DeSantis

Isadora Rangel

I had been a columnist at a paper in Central Florida for a few months when I got a two-page email from a reader angry at a column I wrote about race.

There were comments written that I cannot reprint, but one stood out. The reader, a man, accused my former employer of hiring me to fill some imaginary diversity quota. I was a young woman who had just been hired for a leadership job once occupied by a veteran male journalist. I’m an immigrant from Brazil who, despite being in this country for almost 17 years, still speaks with an accent. In Miami, that’s every other person, but in Brevard County it’s still unusual. God knows what the reader would’ve said if I were a person of color on top of being a foreign woman.

That was almost six years ago. Few people knew who then-U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis was or what the acronym DEI — diversity, equity and inclusion — meant.

Today, DeSantis has found the power of turning those three letters into a boogeyman. He has made eliminating DEI initiatives in public universities and colleges his mission in 2023. Closing a diversity office is among the marching orders at New College, the liberal arts school in Sarasota that’s just gone through a hostile takeover by DeSantis’ appointees.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/bigot-called-diversity-hire-found-215126850.html

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The bigot who called me a 'diversity hire' has found a new hero: Ron DeSantis (Original Post) Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2023 OP
Like 'global warming' - I hope people in Florida wake up and realize..... MyOwnPeace Feb 2023 #1
I have two liberal acquaintences - a couple near Orlando who are long time friends of a ... electric_blue68 Feb 2023 #9
I think that the only way that the people of Florida will wake up Dan Feb 2023 #2
I won't set foot in that state SouthernDem4ever Feb 2023 #3
There are parts of Florida that are worth visiting COL Mustard Feb 2023 #6
Been all over the state SouthernDem4ever Feb 2023 #8
Good post. One example of DeSatan going dark by design. Evolve Dammit Feb 2023 #4
Wow BOSSHOG Feb 2023 #5
Apparently the yokel doesn't realize soldierant Feb 2023 #7

MyOwnPeace

(16,987 posts)
1. Like 'global warming' - I hope people in Florida wake up and realize.....
Sun Feb 5, 2023, 07:46 PM
Feb 2023

what damage this idiot is doing to your state - before it is too late.

And, yeah, both 'Global Warming' AND Ron DeSatin are an imminent danger to Florida.

electric_blue68

(15,384 posts)
9. I have two liberal acquaintences - a couple near Orlando who are long time friends of a ...
Tue Feb 7, 2023, 01:04 AM
Feb 2023

Texan friend of mine.

They happen to be married (to each other) lesbians so that alone may have played a future reason to get the hell.out(!), but they've put up with their last hurricane 🌀👎 first!
So they're looking at 4 other States. They'll keep us apprised. And a few people other friends & acquaintences elsewhere have tossed their suggestions as well.

Dan

(3,669 posts)
2. I think that the only way that the people of Florida will wake up
Sun Feb 5, 2023, 07:54 PM
Feb 2023

Is when the ‘core’ of what DeSantis represents, hits them in their pocketbook. Because apparently it does not have any impact on their moral sense of responsibility and concerns.

Maybe, Disney will wake up when people (outside of Florida) decide to make a statement - and companies like Disney decide to move to another state, a state that will eventually not float away with the next big hurricane.

My thoughts.

COL Mustard

(6,134 posts)
6. There are parts of Florida that are worth visiting
Sun Feb 5, 2023, 09:32 PM
Feb 2023

And people there who aren’t brain dead. I’m thinking specifically about the Keys, especially Key West, if you haven’t been. Things are different there.

SouthernDem4ever

(6,618 posts)
8. Been all over the state
Sun Feb 5, 2023, 09:42 PM
Feb 2023

I have a sibling there. Still won't set foot in it as long as they have total morons running that state.

BOSSHOG

(37,377 posts)
5. Wow
Sun Feb 5, 2023, 09:24 PM
Feb 2023

CRT, DEI!. I found another “three letter crisis” today in the Topeka Paper. ESG. ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE, as they relate to investments in the retirement funds for state employees. Guess which political party is opposed? And why are they opposed? Because ESG investments may undercut the oil and natural gas industries.

As KS state rep Rui Xu (D) responded “I see this as the latest manufactured 3 letter crisis that social conservatives have concocted to fight their culture war.”

Greedy haters stay busy, busy, busy.

soldierant

(7,153 posts)
7. Apparently the yokel doesn't realize
Sun Feb 5, 2023, 09:34 PM
Feb 2023

that "diversity hire" actually means "no white anglo-saxon protestants are qualified, so I'll have to look elsewhere for someone who has the requisite qualifications."

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