Remember my post about WP diversity-- even using the WP Glee Club and Band !??
This news about the US Naval Academy:my take....
Two WHITE Midshipmen -who worked hard and earned the right to be on the color guard were told at the last minute - that they were being replaced for DIVERSITY'S sake---
Could one of the replacements be a Muslim---Hameed is his name...Hmmmmm!!!
I place this 'teaser' here for a reason-from Diane West:http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/1116/Diversity-Uber-Alles.aspx
Two white, male members of the color guard learned Oct. 28 they were being replaced with a white woman, Midshipman 2nd Class Hannah Allaire, and a non-white man, Midshipman 2nd Class Zishan Hameed, on orders of the school’s administration, according to an internal e-mail message provided to Navy Times by an academy professor. With a national television audience, Naval Academy leadership worried the color guard it planned to send wasn’t diverse enough, the e-mail said.
However, after the color guard arrived in New York for the game Oct. 29, Hameed, whose family is from Pakistan [on top of everything else], realized he had left his dress shoes and cover in Annapolis. Midshipman 1st Class Aaron Stroud regained his place and served as a rifleman for the presentation of the colors. Allaire carried the other rifle and the four original members marched with the flag
h/t CDR Salamander--Diversity at the Naval Academy too:http://www.haloscan.com/tb/cdrsalamander/1814212568357715528
As the Midshipmen at the Naval Academy, family, friends, and alumni have been hoping, the story of active discrimination going on at Annapolis has broken into a major daily newspaper of record; The Washington Post. The NavyTimes article by Philip Ewing on Sunday was good - but the Washington Post brings it to a wider audience
These were the two before...
This post may seem a bit 'haphazard' --these last 7 days (w/Ft Hood and et al.) have been mind-benders!!! However-I knew this 'stuff' was happening in our military ---
I just post it like I see it...!