I wonder how that GOP minority outreach thingy is going. What, with MC Macaca bustin routines and rhymes all night, I’m sure the voter registration drive is hotting up. In the interest of offering the GOP a bit of friendly advice, however, may I suggest setting up some booths in Harlem and distributing a condensed version of the following in flier form:
National Review‘s Mark Krikorian notes that (1) Washington Mutual became the largest bank to fail in American history yesterday and (2) its last press release touted the fact that it was named one of America’s most diverse employers, having been “honored specifically for its efforts to recruit Hispanic employees, reach out to Hispanic consumers and support Hispanic communities and organizations”; for being “named [one of] the top 60 companies for Hispanics”; for “attaining equal rights for GLBT employees and consumers”; for having “earned points for competitive diversity policies and programs, including the recently established Latino, African American and GLBT employee network groups”; and for being “named one of 25 Noteworthy Companies by Diversity Inc magazine and one of the Top 50 Corporations for Supplier Diversity by Hispanic Enterprise magazine.”
While juxtaposing these two facts — (1) WaMu has a racially and ethnically diverse workforce and (2) WaMu collapsed yesterday — the National Review writer headlined his post: “Cause and Effect?” He apparently believes that the reason Washington Mutual failed may be because it employed and was too accommodating to large numbers of Hispanics, African-Americans and gays. Is that why Lehman Brothers, AIG, Bear Sterns and so many others also failed — too racially diverse of a workforce?
What I’d pay for a front row seat on 125th Street. Jonah, perhaps you could lend a hand as well? I’m sure you could get some plucky young intern to put together a pamphlet containing the key points of your “There Was No Racism in America as of 1968” thesis.
But seriously, why do minorities vote for Democrats? They so crazy…