Elizabeth Warren and the Frauds of Diversity


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The diversity scam works by relying on a fraudulent concept of ethnic identity that submerges the individual into crude stereotypes and cultural clichés. Blacks all have “soul” and a special insight into the life of emotion, the body, and folk wisdom denied to uptight repressed whites. “Hispanics” all put greater value on the family and the collective, contrary to the selfish individualism so prized by American whites. Most of these stereotypes are merely modern variations of the old noble savage myth that for centuries has been used to compensate for the trade-offs and complexities of civilization. The denizens of complex civilizations can make themselves feel good by fantasizing about the simpler, more authentic, more fulfilling lives of the dark-skinned “other” free from inhibition and repression. Thus despite their stale, reductive crudity, these caricatures are constantly recycled, not just in the classrooms of ethnic studies or ethnic literature programs, but in novels, television shows, and the movies, where most black characters function as dispensers of wisdom and insight to inept dopey whites.

Worse yet, this phony ethnic identity is founded on the notion of victimhood and oppression generated by pervasive white racism and prejudice. Skin color and exotic surname thus signify this victim-status and the resulting privileges, institutional benefits, and special treatment that all comprise the reparations owed for those historical sins. No matter if the person has benefitted from education and a comfortable upbringing, he nonetheless deserves special privileges based not on his personal experience but on the accident of his ethnicity. Look no further than Barack Obama, who by any objective criterion has nothing in his life that makes him “black” other than a genetic accident. The only thing that makes him “black” other than our illiberal racialist obsession is the assumption that he has been subjected at some level to racism and prejudice, even though his presumed ethnic identity has in fact been the source of advancement and privilege far beyond his deserts.

Finally, this victim identity promulgates a crude, dishonest version of history in which the West is the arch-villain, the perpetrator of colonialism, imperialism, exploitation, and racism. Thus students hear from their teachers all about Western imperialism, but nothing of the brutal Islamic imperial conquests stretching from Spain to China, nothing of the enslavement, slaughter, plundering, ethnic cleansing, and cultural destruction that accompanied the armies of Allah. Students incessantly hear about American slavery and its horrors, but learn nothing about the role of African kings and rulers in supplying the humans to be sold. They never are told that the Arabs took as many slaves from Africa, around 10 million, as the Europeans did, or that most of the males were castrated to serve in harems, with millions dying in the desert during the long march to the Mediterranean. The massacres of American Indians are obsessively told and retold, yet the brutality of the Sioux against other Indians, the grisly torture of captives practiced by the Iroquois, the slaughter, torture, and mutilation of white settlers are all ignored or rationalized as understandable responses to white treaty-breaking, land-grabbing, and oppression.

This melodramatic history is the antithesis of the only diversity that counts, intellectual diversity, for it reduces a complex, variegated, universally flawed humanity into cardboard villains and victims. But the point of multiculturalism has never been “diversity.” If true diversity were the aim, than the university would promote the diversity of religion, region, socio-economic background, and most import intellect and philosophy. And that’s what “diversity” of the sort that allowed a blue-eyed, blonde Elizabeth Warren to pass as evidence of Harvard’s “commitment to diversity” is really about: imposing a leftist ideological conformity predicated on America’s historical crimes and sins.

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  • Bamaguje

    'White Chileans, Argentines, and Mexicans come to American colleges and are transformed into “Chicanos”' – Bruce Thornton

    Well, they are from Latin America which makes them "Latinos" even though they may be of European descent.
    Now you understand the racial category designated "White Hispanic."
    It all goes to show that this racial/ethnic diversity thing is a slippery slope.

    Affirmative action might have made sense 3 or 4 decades ago to forcefully end racial segregation, but today it is counterproductive to harmonious race relations
    The message to minorities seems to be 'you don't have to work as hard as White folks', which means they are more likely to breed mediocres.
    This obviously is not in the long term interest of racial/ethnic although they may think so in the short term.

    Merit should definitely be trump race/ethnic diversity in universities if Academic standards are to be improved.

    • Supreme_Galooty

      Why in the world would one WANT to improve academic standards? Other than increasing the efficacy of advertising, what is the benefit of universal literacy? I can find little or no benefit, yet much mischief is wrought by it – not the least of which is that multitudes are deluded into thinking themselves to be smarter and more competent than they actually are. Academe in today's world is a fraudulent poison.

  • Unflomp

    Since humans originated in Africa, doesn't that make us all African Americans? Should we not all list ourselves that way on teh paperwork for the affirmative apartheid programs?

    • mlcblog

      That may be some people's opinion. I believe we originated in the Holy Land, the fertile crescent, the area between the Tigris and the Euphrates. I think that is a Muslim folkloric tale about people arising from the mud in Africa.

    • flomper

      Socialists/libtards are always telling us all humans can trace their ancestry back to Africa – hence we are all the same. It isnt true, we are not all of us descended from Africa. The genetic difference is actually 3 per cent – which is enormous.

  • logdon

    Mark Stein is calling her Fauxcahontas!

    • Ghostwriter

      Fauxcahontas! That's a good one. It might amuse even real Indians themselves.

      • logdon

        Maybe they'd call her Sitting Bullsh*t?

  • Sage on the Stage

    …and this phony one-sided "diversity" clap-trap extends to the battlefield; where American soldiers are
    forced to obey "Rules of Engagement." Let's be careful to treat our enemies with respect, say these "Rules," and lets not embarrass or humiliate them; or defeat them in battle. No, mustn't do THAT. Meanwhile, soldiers
    returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are treated in a disgraceful manner, by the V.A.; and by Obama. Where is it taking us?

  • Beth

    Elizabeth Warren is not an American….because no true American would be saying the words that she says.

    There is no greater National Document for all of mankind than the U.S. Constitution. Elizabeth Warren is an enemy to that Document (Make no mistake about it). She is a divider. She is liar.

  • Stan

    and in MA, she has wrapped up greater than 40% of the vote for this Senate Seat for one fact alone…She has a "D" after her name. Sad state of affairs in MA, that the voters don't look at substance, ethics, the Constitution nor common sense… it is only that "D" that determines a vote. Having lived here for 20 years… it is a neurological defect with the voters here… no common sense or 'self thinkers' need apply

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      A replacement for Ted Kennedy, clearly. If she could only show her 'swimming' skills too.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      D is for duped, deranged, distorted, delerious, disingenuous, disasterous, dopey……..huh?
      are the 12 Dwarves a diversity…………Looney Land a new Disney feature and in Masschussets.
      "Hi ho, hi ho off to Looney town you go, Boston Beans what a scream, hi ho, hi ho, hi ho……..
      It might be funny but for the pathetic people educated to create scam after scam and have
      the tax payer indebted to do so…………………………….William

    • Red Maryland

      Guess what? Its worse in Maryland.

  • sononthe_beach

    Great article, Bruce. There has always been a current of thought in support of your theme, but lately I have detected much stronger support and acceptance for it in the national mindset. We may finally be witnessing the rise of reason and common-sense in opposition to thst senseless dogma called political correctness.

  • StephenD

    Great work here Mr. Thornton. Too bad change in policy for these Universities isn't in the offing, even with as much sense as you make. Since logically Merit is the only real criteria and this is to be continually ignored so that the "elites" that promulgate this system can feel good about themselves, we have to stand apart and watch as they satisfy each other with the smoke they blow up each other’s' arse. There will be a day when this system crashes to the ground. It must crash. You can’t build anything solid on vapor.

  • Steve Chavez

    YAHTEHAY LIZ. For those of you that don't know Navajo, that's "ALOHA AMIGO" IN AMERICAN.

    "DIVERSITY" of today is what Rosa Parks fought for. "WHITES ONLY" signs though are now "Blacks Only " and "Chicanos Only" due to university groups demanding their own separatist areas, buildings, and courses. Then you have Women Studies, Chicano Studies, and African Studies and each with their own administration and offices.

    Our Congress too has the Congressional Black Caucus and Hispanic Roundtable.

    What is Hispano Chamber of Commerce? Aiding one race over the others and getting funding for it?

    It looks like the only group of people that are following the path of ROSA PARKS ARE "WHITES ONLY!"

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      You notice diversity is only tolerated when it's their style of diversity?

  • sedoanman

    ACTA was right: Ward Churchills are everywhere.

  • Schlomotion

    This article is a lie and Bruce Thornton is a liar because he portrays American Jews as as having nothing to do with (save as victims) the quest for ethnic and cultural diversity or the Diversity Movement instead of being its historical core membership, issuing manifestos from Claremont, Rutgers, and Columbia. That is not mere ignorance on his part, it is a wicked lie. His second wicked lie is that he repeatedly in the article and repeatedly between articles misrepresents Elizabeth Warren. Bruce Thornton LIES that Elizabeth Warren has made a big deal about being part Cherokee. She has not not made a big deal about it. The semi-professional character assassins Bruce Thornton, Daniel Flynn, Michelle Malkin, and Glenn Beck have made a big deal about it. GBTV, Frontpage, Townhall.com. Only Hasbaras have made a big deal about it. What's weird is that she is on record kissing AIPAC's butt: http://www.liberalsforisrael.org/elizabeth-warren… Her real claim to fame is attacking the corrupt banks from the Wall Street Bailout. The only possible explanation in her case is that The Lobby is backing Republican machine politics in targeting her as an enemy.

    • Atlas_Collins

      So you don't think it's kind of sleazy and self-aggrandizing for this white bytch to have used her purported "cherokee" heritage for professional gain?

      I think it's sleazy.

      If I was an injun, I'd spit on the likes of her and the Ward Churchills of academia who make a mockery of a noble heritage.

    • reader

      Here's a bigger lie for you, troll, to chew on: sources tell me that the Joos (one of whom was George Bush, by the way) lie that they had not waterboarded Warren to make her claim to be Cherokee – knowing perfectly well that years later this would come to a head at the least opportune moment for her. That's how evil those Joos are.

    • Ghostwriter

      Schlockmotion,I'm amazed. You manage to turn nearly every topic on this website into a reprehensible screed against the Jews. I wish you'd stop it. You make yourself look stupid every time you do that.

    • mlcblog

      I've stopped reading your stuff.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      As all can see, Schlock is still upset that his side LOST WW2.

  • Attila The Hun

    Lizzy, like all the Democrats/Socialist/Fascist/Communist is morally corrupt individual who has no respect for anyone, except for her own self serving tyrannical socialist ideology. All this phony diversity is nothing more than a scheme to enslave the poor and acquire power through intimidation and thuggery.

    Simply put an organized crime syndicate tactics.

  • clarespark

    White liberal foundations backed the multicultural curriculum after the disruptions of the mid-1960s in major American cities. They were scions of old money, aided by cooperative Ivy League academics. I quoted from their own conferences here: http://clarespark.com/2010/07/18/white-elite-enab…. (White enabling of black power). Jews had nothing to do with it. Note especially the Shirley Sherrod tape at the end of the essay. An index to my black power blogs can be found here: http://clarespark.com/2010/07/15/index-to-black-p…. These upper-class enablers were all progressives, not Republicans.

  • kafir4life

    Hey Lizzy (aka Thief Spreading Bull), Just because you're a big dick doesn't make you a black man either.

  • lerojist

    We were not meant to intermingle, intermarry.

    A nation is defined by a culture, heritage, language, and FAITH. The U.S. was founded/created by the white European, rooted in the Judeo/Christian Bible. The enemy within opened our gates to people we have nothing in common. God warned us about this.

    This is a white European nation. Yet, our government has allowed multiculturalism to destroy our nation. Diversity means division. It's the old strategy …divide and conquer. The immigrants come in and have no respect for our laws, faith or our peoples. They are ungracious guests.

    • Western Canadian

      Cram it, ya bloody bigot.

      • lerojist

        Using common sense….why live with conflict? God warned us.

  • PAthena

    "Armenians whose ancestors were slaughtered in the Turkish genocide, and who faced legal discrimination like real-estate covenants barring them from certain neighborhoods, don’t count either. " This is incorrect. Restrictive covenants were stricken down by the Supreme Court in 1948.

  • BS77

    Unity trumps diversity.

  • Flowerknife_us

    Once upon a time America was a melting pot. Let us think of it as a stew. Now we have all the ingredients in seperate pans. Each being cooked alone making sure one does not flavor the other__Diversity is just another way to progressively piggon hole us.