A recent headline in the failing local newspaper blasted, “Cities on quest for diversity.” The report opened with, “Valley municipalities are beginning to prioritize a diverse workforce to better serve the community.” The inside jump page ran another headline: “Finding solutions to diversify Valley’s municipal workforce.” In all, the article covered four pages.
One of the “experts” stated, “Whatever the strategies undertaken, it must be intentional because government jobs have been historically dominated by white men.” This bizarre contrivance is the radical left’s latest divisive agenda item. In fact, white males are now hindered in their job quests based on their whiteness and maleness.
It should be noted that Arizona has had four female governors, two Republicans and two democrats in recent years. The state legislature has House and Senate members that come from a mélange of ethnic and political backgrounds, including immigrants…many holding leadership positions.
Lorna Lockwood, born in 1903 in the Arizona territory, is notable for being the first woman in the nation to become chief justice of a state Supreme Court serving in that capacity twice. She passed the bar in 1925 and was a state legislator and Superior Court judge before ascending to the Arizona Supreme Court in 1960 — paving the nearly identical career path Sandra O’Connor eventually took to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Arizona Governor Raul Castro, born in Mexico, was elected in 1974. A democrat, he resigned midway through his term when he took an ambassadorship to impoverished El Salvador which he must have regarded as a higher calling than being governor.
This chart showing the mayors of America’s 50 largest cities demonstrates voters elected 17 diverse leaders without the contrivances advanced by the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic). In all, the breakdown of mayoral political parties is 36 democrats, 11 Republicans, and 3 “Independents” (two elected with state democrat party support). Several are listed as “openly gay,” as if that is a qualification. Politically astute Phoenix Mayor Kate Widland Gallego kept the Hispanic surname of the congressman husband she divorced while pregnant, clearly viewing it as a political asset. Phoenix holds “non-partisan” elections, which are a farce. Kate Gallego is a democrat as are the majority of the council.
The nation’s top crime-ridden cites are led by democrats, as reported by Fred Lucas in The Tennessee Star.
Local Arizona reporter Paulina Pineda exemplifies the newspaper’s recent diversity policy of assigning minorities to cover anything dealing with minorities, as if ethnicity — a factor over which none of us has any control — is a prerequisite to being able to competently report news.
Numbers take precedence, with percentages of specific minorities in various Arizona city governments weighed against the municipalities’ racial makeup. When the word “community” is used, it never refers to the community as a whole, but only to the prominent ethnicity, further dividing residents.
Not addressed in the farcical report is whether those seeking employment have credentials to match the top tier city jobs or whether they are even interested in the positions. In the accusatory language of AZ Republicese, all that matters is attaining the illusionary nirvana known as diversity. We gift our readers with the wisdom of Walter E. Williams, Ph.D. (d. Dec. 2020). In 2019, he wrote, “The Demonizing of White Men.” Professor Williams was black.