Thursday, November 12, 2009

What's Wrong With this Picture? Navy color guard too white?

Navy officials, not seeing enough color in the color guard, booted off several white males so they could look more diverse. From the Navy Times:
Naval Academy leaders removed two midshipmen from a color guard that performed at the World Series last week because they were white men, and replaced them with a non-white man and a white woman so the academy could present a more “diverse” profile, according to several sources, a move that has reportedly angered mids and alumni.

As it turned out, the color guard still ended up all white because the male replacement forgot parts of his uniform.

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 ...

Read the rest here.

But where is the radical jihadist in this photo? I mean, if we're going to be diverse, let's be diverse.

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