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Seattle Racially Segregated Trainings might violate Civil Rights Act

By MisdemeanorRebel follow MisdemeanorRebel   2020 Oct 19, 4:16pm 195 views   4 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    

Oh, the irony: Seattle’s white elites are instituting a policy of racial segregation in the name of social justice. In all three of these institutions, white executives have explicitly implemented these policies, arguing, in one case, that holding segregated training sessions mitigates “any potential harming of staff of color that might arise from a cross-racial conversation.”

The VA’s Dr. Markman explained to his colleagues: “It can be challenging for people of color to feel a burden to educate others on how to be better, when at the same time being told or expected to be entirely open and unfiltered.”

The assumption behind these policies — that white leaders must shield minority employees from open dialogue — is deeply patronizing and can itself cause racial division in the workplace.

According to multiple sources within King County government, segregated training sessions have created suspicion and distrust among colleagues. “I was truly disgusted,” one library employee told me. The trainers told white employees “we stole the land from indigenous people, [and] we are responsible for committing genocide.” Another employee at the prosecutor’s office described a recent diversity session as a “firing squad.” This employee fears that any dissent would lead to immediate retaliation.

These training sessions aren’t only offensive, but possibly illegal. As US Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow has argued, racially segregated training sessions violate the 1964 act, which prohibits employers from segregating employees based on “race, color, religion, sex or national origin.” The Department of Justice is already investigating the City of Seattle’s segregated diversity trainings. It should expand its investigation to include the King County Library System, the King County Prosecutor’s Office and the VA’s Puget Sound system. Segregation in the name of social justice is still segregation — and has no place in our public institutions.
1   WineHorror1   ignore (2)   2020 Oct 19, 5:32pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

White people have to push back.
2   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2020 Oct 19, 5:39pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Different strokes for different bigots.
3   FuckCCP89   ignore (5)   2020 Oct 19, 7:43pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Before this pandemic bullshit I made it a point to crush every company-sponsored on-campus gathering based on skin color, sex or sexual deviation. Not for the drivel, of course, but for the free food. I come, I eat, and I split the moment the speeches start. The beauty of it is they are smart enough to not deny admission to anybody. The food is top notch too.
4   Ceffer   ignore (6)   2020 Oct 19, 7:45pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

FuckCCP89 says
I made it a point to crush every company-sponsored gathering based on skin color, sex or sexual deviation

I'd avoid the finger food at the tranny celebrations.

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