The Republican Party has become the face of diversity in America. The candidate field for the 2016 presidential big includes Washington outsiders, doctors, CEOS, females, males, Indians, Hispanics and blacks. The field varies wildly on issues and policies and there is not only a diversity of identities in the GOP field, there is a diversity of ideas as well.
The Democrat candidates for president, on the other hand, is the same group of cranky white, privileged, rejects that have been passed-around the political scene like a joint at a Led Zeppelin concert.
So, what does America’s top race-hustler think of this group of pasty socialists vying for the Democrat nod? Surely Jesse Jackson, a man who has made his living for six decades crying-out for more “diversity” should be outraged that liberals are not being as inclusive as Republicans, right?
Apparently, Jackson is fine with the lack of diversity. Hey, as long as he gets his end, what’s the point of having principles?
According to Jackson, a former presidential candidate in 1984 and 1988, the all-white Democrat field isn’t a troubling indication of a lack of diversity.
“The Republicans, all of them are minority candidates. Even the white ones — their positions are minority,” Jackson said.
When asked if he would prefer to see a more-diverse field, Jackson bitterly defended the Democrat Party and placed blame upon the black community for failing to put-forward a viable black candidate.
“That’s not the party’s fault, that’s a choice that the movement has to make,” Jackson stated. “Nobody knocked us off the stage.”
“Most people chose to support Hillary, and some others are now warming up to Bernie Sanders,” he continued. “That’s a choice people made. And they didn’t think taking on her was worth the fight, that she could be a good president.”
To be clear, Jackson’s position is that no good black candidate rose through the ranks to come-out on top. Fair enough. But what happens in a corporate culture when the best man or woman for a job gets it and no black candidate rises to the challenge of the position? Does Jackson just shrug-it-off?
No, he claims that a lack of diversity in a corporation is indicative of an atmosphere of institutional racism.
At least, he claims that until he gets his payday…
Late last year, Jackson targeted the tech industry for not hiring enough minorities and not succumbing to his demands that they release diversity stats. The National Review reports:
[Jackson] cited the industry’s low numbers of female and minority employees, called it “disturbing” and “outrageous . . . that in 2014 blacks and Latinos, Asian [sic], women are being left out of the tremendous economic growth, wealth creation and opportunity generated by the technology industry,” then immediately asked: “Can you imagine baseball without the Asian, Latin, and African-American players . . . not long ago, sports was segregated and it was illegal for these great players to play,” according to the text of the speech published Friday by RPC.
“Scouts could not see . . . they said they didn’t see us, want us, and couldn’t find us,” he continued. “So let’s imagine technology being the best it can be, where all are included and nobody is left behind.”
Jackson appears passionate about making sure minorities are well-represented in the tech industry. However, when it comes to his dear Democrat Party, a lack of diversity is the natural consequence of no black candidate rising to the occasion.
Whether liberals want to admit it or not, the Democrat Party has become stale as they recycle the same sort of socialist mantra that was once hailed as innovative by the mindless sheep of the left.
The same ideas rattle from the same recycled candidates and all of them are privileged white people. Though Hillary Clinton is female, her identity could not be further from the realities facing most American women; she hasn’t driven herself in years, she is protected by a heavily-armed detail and she has not had to worry about making ends meet since the ‘70’s. She is as detached from the American norm as one can be.
It’s time for liberals to either admit that their calls for “diversity” have been, for decades, a sham; or, alternatively, they can join the Republican Party, where diversity is thriving.