|Spies (NOT) Like Us? Your government wants more Black people in the Intelligence Agencies|
Morgan State University will receive a landmark $28.5 million portion of a massive $95.8-million, five-year grant from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The grant, which allows the East Baltimore school to conduct research supporting NASA’s Earth and space science projects, is the largest in Morgan’s 144-year history.
School President Dr. David Wilson, who announced plans to double grants and research at Morgan in 10 years during his inaugural speech, celebrated the grant and its potential impact on students.
“Morgan is committed to its graduates being strong, not just in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields but also in critical thinking and global awareness and that is exactly what this grant will do,” said Wilson in a statement. “I am convinced that through this partnership our students will be provided with even richer experiences and many more opportunities, for example, to do internships at NASA. On the other hand, NASA benefits from having access to a more diverse body of talent from which to recruit in the future.”Remember that the military desires diversity within the Naval Academy and US Coast Guard, and has lowered requirements for Black applicants to achieve this desired result. Already plans are underway and millions of dollars are being spent to entice Black people to try-out for the nearly all-white Navy SEALs.
It was Morgan’s commitment to STEM disciplines that prompted USRA to select the school for its elite research team. Morgan boasts doctoral programs in bioenvironmental sciences, the state-of-the-art Richard N. Dixon Center for Science Research and the Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies, which is currently being built.
Baltimore officials reacted to news of Morgan’s historic grant, including Maryland state Sen. Joan Carter Conway, who lauded NASA’s partnership with the school. “I am elated to hear that Morgan was selected for this partnership with USRA and NASA,” said Conway in a press release. “This really affirms the University’s stature in the higher education community as one of the nation’s leaders in producing African-American scientists and engineers.”
Now, your elected officials find the Intelligence community to be a bastion of whiteness that can only be replaced with mandates requiring an immediate cessation of hiring white people and, in their place, the immediate hiring of Black people and other non-whites:
On Thursday, Republicans allowed Democrats to offer two amendments that would mandate pilot programs and studies to facilitate diversity within the intelligence agencies. I don’t begrudge the GOP leaders for running an open process and allowing Democrats to offer amendments. The problem is that they adopted the amendments by voice vote, instead of voting them down. Well, if the timeworn bromide that “Republicans only control one-half of one-third of government” is sufficient justification for failure to pass prudent legislation, it should certainly justify their scuttling of multicultural amendments.We got this from a reader who finds Redstate.com worth following. It's not. Or else they'd already know the military has commissioned studies that denounce the Navy SEALs for being "too-white" and have spent millions trying to find Black people to replace them.
Here are the two amendments:
H.AMDT. 289 John Barrow (D-GA): An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 112-75 to task the Director of National Intelligence with creating a pilot grant program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities to assist in creating and maintaining academic curricula that teach advanced critical foreign languages, and for study abroad programs. Amendment aims to help intelligence community meet strategic, diversity and critical language goals.
Waters #19 (D-CA): This amendment would require a report from the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community on the extent to which racial and ethnic minorities in the United States are employed by the intelligence community. The report would also have to address barriers to the recruitment and retention of additional racial and ethnic minorities in intelligence community positions. This report would be required within 180 days of enactment. The amendment text can be viewed here. (Source: RSC summary)
This is not an earth shattering issue because the amendments don’t (yet) place consequential mandates or racial quotas on our intelligence organizations. However, they might invite further criticism of diversity problems, augmenting the pressure to impose quotas. What happens if the report reveals a dearth of group A or color B within the NSA?
Also, a diversity study in itself, a desideratum of the left, is an anathema to our belief in equal opportunity over equal results. Do we need to gratuitously approve liberal social engineering endeavors while we are in control of the House? Do we really want to open the door for racial quotas in such critical fields as intelligence and national security? Is this the time to give liberals fodder to advocate that we dumb down our most important government agencies? Are we going to agree to study the lack of diversity among the SEAL teams as well?
Obviously, we must be judicious in picking fights with leadership. This certainly isn’t one of them. However, regrettably, it shows us that when we see baneful legislation coming up for a vote, we cannot necessarily count on leadership to vote it down. A similar thing occurred earlier this year when a number of Republicans approved an Obamacare program under a suspension vote on a ‘non-controversial’ Democrat amendment. Nobody was disquieted by the scheduling of such a vote because it was presumed that the Republican majority would easily defeat it.
We must continue to focus our attention and shed light on every aspect of the legislative process; committee markups, committee and leadership position appointments (yes, we’re talking to you, Senator McConnell), roll calls, “benign amendments”, and suspension votes. We do not have a Tea Party Congress yet; we merely have a minority of individuals who are aligned with the virtues of the Tea Party.
So in an effort to create diversity in the intelligence community, we must throw money at HBCU (which The New York Times called a waste of money) and mandate quotas for minorities and the reporting of the percentage of non-whites within the military. Oh, and we have to help Black people (who already don't enjoy studying abroad) study abroad so they can immerse themselves in other cultures.
All we can think of when we read stories like this are hilarious scenes from film and Spies Like Us come to mind right now. We are a nation that has a military where men of the caliber of Alvin Greene can make careers pushing papers in the military and men of the caliber of Navy SEALs, Naval Academy cadets and US Coast Guard Cadets can be told they are too white and must have standards lowered to accommodate Black people who can't even pass firefighter tests.
And now, we need more Black people to become spies like us but have to lower standards to achieve that goal.
Of course seeing Dr. J or Dr. Dre try and perform this scene from Spies Like Us would be hilarious.