No let’s not ban jack chit. Tell them to grow up.OK - this is getting really nuts.
The Murray County Central school district in SW MN had to hold a special meeting because they are receiving complaints/concerns from residents about the district mascot/logo being potentially "inappropriate."
The School's nickname - "The Rebels."
I'm a computer klutz, so I can't post an image here, but it's easy to google.
If the Rebel mascot is inappropriate, then let's just ban all mascots and nicknames.
Hey, ya can't really blame Bubba for wanting to get on the news, cuz any kind of publicity is good publicity, such as for race-car drivers who are always looking for more sponsors. Send your checks to Black Race-Car Drivers Matter.I am suspicious and was suspicious but there are just as many stories of people doing terrible things as there are of people doing things to themselves. The 24-7 news and social media is what’s takes this thing and blows it up. The FBI investigates this in 48 hours and in that time Bubba was a national story and on every network he could get on. For that I would blame Bubba, why not wait just 2 days and see what the investigation finds before putting your face out there everywhere.
Not sure this was good media.Hey, ya can't really blame Bubba for wanting to get on the news, cuz any kind of publicity is good publicity, such as for race-car drivers who are always looking for more sponsors. Send your checks to Black Race-Car Drivers Matter.
To be fair, if they'd started Bart with a juvenile male actor he'd be 45 years old by now.So, if only black actors can voice black animated characters, what do you do with animated shows that have non-human or alien characters? That could be tough to cast.
Not to mention the fact that the voice of Bart Simpson -a male character - has been provided by a female for the entire run of the show. Unfair to juvenile male voice actors!
To be smart, why don’t we worry about real issues based on facts and evidence than stupid stuff like making sure a character’s voice is played by someone of the same race. If someone is preventing black voice actors from getting work, that’s a different issue.To be fair, if they'd started Bart with a juvenile male actor he'd be 45 years old by now.
It's not particularly hypocritical for the tech companies to preach racial equality and political correctness (although they cross the line when they do so by censoring material that is not worthy of censure), while themselves only employing an average of 4% black employees. It's a matter of supply and demand for computer professionals, and specifically the lack of supply of black computer professionals to be hired by these companies. If they don't exist, you can't hire them. I'm sure most of these tech companies would love to increase their diversity. Call up their HR departments and ask them.To be smart, why don’t we worry about real issues based on facts and evidence than stupid stuff like making sure a character’s voice is played by someone of the same race. If someone is preventing black voice actors from getting work, that’s a different issue.
Meanwhile, for liberal elite tech companies, like Google and Facebook, black people make up 4% or less of their employees, while they’re preaching racial equality and political correctness.
One in 1600+ is not the relevant probability here. Rather, 1/11 = the conditional probability that the knot looked like a noose, given that the garage stall had a rope with a knot to replace the stock garage-door pull (which may have broken off or something).Saw this on twitter - could not immediately determine the source.
NASCAR said they examined 1600+ garages and 11 had knots as garage pull downs. Only one - this one, was tied like that (a noose).
Not a math guy - someone crunch the numbers on one of more than 1600 for the odds.
Get rid of the police as a public service, and the result is the rich and famous get protection and the others don't. It'll just further separate the rich ruling class from everyone else, which many say is the goal of the Democratic Party.Ridiculous. How in the world can they spin this?
Wake up, Minneapolis. These people are neither sane or your friends.
Athletes do not necessarily make good executives or vice versa. Different skill set. Is it racism? ? I think it’s more inside baseball than that.(disclaimer - I am not taking a "side" on this. just offering it as a point of information.)
Chip Scoggins has an interesting story in the Strib today. He went through the front-office staffs for all of the pro sports teams in town and the top level of the Gopher Athletic Department.
Bottom line, out of 79 GM's, executives and head coaches, 8 are minorities and 71 are white. While the majority of the athletes on most teams are black - or in the case of the Twins, from Latin-American countries.
Scoggins notes that the Vikes had a high-ranking minority exec in Kevin Warren before he became the B1G Commissioner, but the person hired by the Vikes to replace Warren is white.
Worth a read.