AZ newspaper bows at diversity altar, rejects diversity of thought

Not only does the leftist lockstep, white self-flagellation madness never stop, but it has intensified. Under the headline declaring, “We’re urgently building a more diverse staff,” the Arizona Republic newspaper’s executive editor, Greg Burton pledges his commitment to ratios, ethnicity, skin pigmentation and whether we sit or stand in the bathroom — traits which are beyond our control — rather than quality. He crows:

“More than three-quarters of new hires over the past year have been journalists of color, and eight of 13 are women.

Our goal is to match a community that is 44% people of color. We’re not there yet, but we’re making progress, and doing so while hiring the most skilled and promising journalists on the job market.

In 2016, journalists of color made up 20% of The Republic’s staff. Next month, they’ll be 37% of the staff, up from 34% just nine months ago. Among managers, that number is 39%, up from 28% last August.”

At the Arizona Republic, hiring based on qualifications is a passé concept. In order to authentically report the news, diversity takes precedent. This insulting concept invalidates professionals in all walks of life. Having a degree that relates to your line of work is no longer paramount. To be considered a valuable employee it’s imperative you represent a specific ethnicity, have the proper amount of melanin in your skin pigment or identify as “nonbinary,” “transgender,” or the now out-of-fashion “gay,” which replaced homosexual.

For all of Greg Burton’s slobbering over himself for the newspapers new diversity and inclusion hires, as the executive editor he egocentrically misuses the reflexive pronoun “myself” multiple times.

His grammatical blunders aside, the missing component from his commitment to diversity is the long overdue retirement submission of Greg Burton. He noticeably doesn’t fit the parameters he has set for the staff he oversees. He’s too white, middle-aged and he stands to urinate. These genetic defects over which he has no control still render him unacceptable.

When he was hired in 2018, Burton complemented his new workplace calling it, “a vibrant, healthy and successful newsroom,” but he quickly set about reconfiguring it. Subscriptions have fallen dramatically.


9 Responses to AZ newspaper bows at diversity altar, rejects diversity of thought

  1. Ellsworth says:

    The emaciated Hillary-endorsing, Trump-despising newspaper will fold rather than promote conservative thought. It’s digging it’s own grave. No one will miss it when it gasps its last breaths.

  2. Realist says:

    If he needed one, I doubt Greg Burton would select a surgeon based on ethnicity.

  3. VINOAZ says:

    There is no fool like a leftist fool. Would not even use the rag to line the bird cage. I graduated two universities but support neither because of diversity and leftism. I only support Hillsdale financially.
    “The College values the merit of each unique individual, rather than succumbing to the dehumanizing, discriminatory trend of so-called “social justice” and “multicultural diversity,” which judges individuals not as individuals, but as members of a group and which pits one group against other competing groups in divisive power struggles”.
    Works for me.

  4. Doc says:

    Justa’ sidebar note that’s kinda’ on topic; The “cat-box-liner” of a newspaper up here in the Prescott area is no better…I personally believe that 2 day old lies aren’t any better that th’ “fresh” ones spewed by th’ lamestream media…th’ repulsive is on a “VENT” & should be dead-N-buried soon though! I mean HEY! SAVE A TREE, Right?

    • VINOAZ says:

      Remember folks, Obama is orchestrating all this and the lying media is covering for him.

  5. Doc says:

    And NOW, Totally off topic (or Is It?) but VERY IMPORTANT, This from “The BLAZE”:

    ,,,just remember, “[White Supremacy is] The worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”

    …well…what about 09/11/2001?

    …1984…Ya’ gotta’ wonder is George Orwell had a “Crystal-Ball” with a defective date…

    • Tucson GOP says:

      Thanks for this, Doc. Just finished reading it. I’m sending the link on to others.

      • Doc says:

        Absolutely! Are we here @ SRAZ considered “extremist” chatter?
        …justa’ thought…

  6. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    Caucasoid, Negroid and Mongoloid make up the three main genetic categories which share common DNA and other specific genetic traits, all of which are out of our control. It’s insulting to contend they are key determiners of the thoughts we hold or the work we produce.

    I have a Chinese-born adopted niece. She’s a political conservative and following in the footsteps of her grandfather (my dad), father and mother (my sister), has become a pharmacist. Their gene pool obviously is not the same, but they are as close as if it was. Influence matters.

    The AZ Repulsive’s obsessive pandering to race based hiring practices would be enough to make us cancel our subscription. We already had the pleasure of doing that a few years ago!

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