If you've ever flown into Atlanta, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington D.C., or Dallas, you might be under the impression the United States of America is a majority black nation.
|Next time you fly to Atlanta, NYC, DC or Chicago, notice how black the TSA workforce is and play this game: Count the white TSA employees|
There are virtually no white TSA agents (in Atlanta, the blackness of TSA is almost oppressive) at the airports in these cities, which makes the stories of huge waits/lines at the airports located here an obvious reminder of the declining positive experience one has when immersed in a world with a paucity of white employees.
But, hey, let's celebrate diversity (as opposed to a positive customer service or the value/quality of the product they produce, which is normally how one rates a company)! [TSA Recognized for Diversity, TSA.gov, February 3, 2011]:
Three national magazines recognized TSA for its diversity in hiring practices. Recent editions of the Hispanic Network Magazine, the Black EOE Journal, and the Professional Woman’s Magazine featured TSA among other government and law enforcement agencies.
The 2010 Best of the Best issue of the Hispanic Network Magazine listed TSA among more than 150 government, academic, private and law enforcement groups, and DHS components, selected by its readers. The magazine also ranked TSA in two other categories, including the Top Diversity Employers for Hispanics and Top 50 Government & Law Enforcement Agencies for Hispanics.
The 2010 Yearbook issue of the Black EOE Journal and the 2010 Best of the Best issue of the Professional Woman’s Magazine both ranked TSA among other DHS components in its Top 50 Government & Law Enforcement Agencies for African Americans and Top 50 Government & Law Enforcement Agencies for Women, respectively. The Professional Woman’s Magazine also featured TSA in its two other lists, Top Diversity Employers for Women and Reader’s Choice, among approximately 150 private and government employers.
“TSA prides itself on the diversity of its workforce and we appreciate being recognized among other private, government and law enforcement agencies from across the country,” said Special Counselor Kimberly Walton.
As of February 2011, the TSA workforce was 42 percent nonwhite. Odds the workforce is close to 50 percent nonwhite today (not to mention the TSA workforce in cities like Chicago, Atlanta, Washington D.C., New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas being close to 90 percent nonwhite)?As of 2011, the TSA workforce is made up of approximately 21 percent African Americans; nearly 15 percent Hispanics and just over 6 percent of other ethnicities, including American Indian, Asian, Native Hawaiian and others.
Well, let's just say it is one of the safest bets you could make.
C'mon Drudge: report this fact.