Biden is racist/sexist etc. Latest Executive Order. It’s all about “equity”:
Executive Order on Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through The Federal Government
[. . .] The Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Education, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Administrator of the Small Business Administration, the Commissioner of Social Security, the Administrator of General Services, the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Director of the National Science Foundation, and the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (agency heads) shall, within 30 days of the date of this order, ensure that they have in place an Agency Equity Team within their respective agencies to coordinate the implementation of equity initiatives and ensure that their respective agencies are delivering equitable outcomes for the American people.
Each Agency Equity Team shall be led by a designated senior official (senior designee) charged with implementing my Administration’s equity initiatives, and shall include senior officials from the office of the agency head and the agency’s program, policy, civil rights, regulatory, science, technology, service delivery, financial assistance and grants, data, budget, procurement, public engagement, legal, and evaluation offices, as well as the agency’s Chief Diversity Officer, to the extent applicable. Agency Equity Teams shall include a combination of competitive service employees, as defined by 5 U.S.C. 2102(a), and appointees, as defined in Executive Order 13989 of January 20, 2021 (Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Personnel), and, to the extent practicable, shall build upon and coordinate with the agency’s existing structures and processes, including with the agency’s environmental justice officer designated pursuant to Executive Order 14008 of January 27, 2021 (Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad), and with the senior agency official designated to coordinate with the Gender Policy Council pursuant to Executive Order 14020 of March 8, 2021 (Establishment of the White House Gender Policy Council).
[. . .]
Definitions. For purposes of this order:
(a) The term “equity” means the consistent and systematic treatment of all individuals in a fair, just, and impartial manner, including individuals who belong to communities that often have been denied such treatment, such as Black, Latino, Indigenous and Native American, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander persons and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; women and girls; LGBTQI+ persons; persons with disabilities; persons who live in rural areas; persons who live in United States Territories; persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality; and individuals who belong to multiple such communities.
(b) The term “underserved communities” refers to those populations as well as geographic communities that have been systematically denied the opportunity to participate fully in aspects of economic, social, and civic life, as defined in Executive Orders 13985 and 14020.
(c) The term “equitable development” refers to a positive development approach that employs processes, policies, and programs that aim to meet the needs of all communities and community members, with a particular focus on underserved communities and populations.
(d) The term “community wealth building” refers to an approach to economic development that strengthens the capacities of underserved communities by ensuring institutions and local economies have ownership models with greater community participation and control. This results in upgrading skills, growing entrepreneurs, increasing incomes, expanding net asset ownership, and fostering social well-being.
(e) The term “equitable data” refers to data that allow for rigorous assessment of the extent to which Government programs and policies yield consistently fair, just, and impartial treatment of all individuals.
(f) The term “algorithmic discrimination” refers to instances when automated systems contribute to unjustified different treatment or impacts disfavoring people based on their actual or perceived race, color, ethnicity, sex (including based on pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions; gender identity; intersex status; and sexual orientation), religion, age, national origin, limited English proficiency, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by law.
“Underserved” and “equitable” are words that are red flags to me, shadows of an attitude and some misplaced guilt–both “their” own guilt and the guilt they want to project on to others to make those others do something they haven’t been doing, i.e., spend huge amounts of money, materiel, and time on a particular group (that’s where equitable comes in).
Sometimes I typo/misspell underserved as undeserved…not entirely inaccurate.
The first time I was aware of repeatedly hearing the word “equitable” was in the spring of 2020. Maybe it was around before then, but it became more noticeable to me. Another word that came into fashion during the pandemic was cohort no longer just applied to a portion of the Roman legions! I had only ever heard “cohort” a the noun in “Roman cohort”….funny how language changes.
The fact that “rural” is included here is a grouping to enlarge another victim group. Even in the 1990s/early 2000s, when I was a program director for a small service group focusing on the elderly, we were constantly being PUSHED to “screen for depression….”, screen for this, screen for that. I got so sick of it at that time–finally blew my top in some hopefully appropriate way and told my board that I thought depression (at any age in life, including when you are over 65) was a completely appropriate response to reality. Sometimes depression is a messenger. Sometimes it’s a coping mechanism. Been there, done that.
To constantly want to define even passing depression as something that has to be fixed/medicated/stopped/dealt with means that’s the new focus of life. Not a healthy mindset. When I needed help from my doc in the late ’90s for clinical depression, I didn’t consider it a matter of being brave. If I broke my arm, it wouldn’t be bravery that took me to the ER to get it set. If I had a tooth blow up on me, it wasn’t bravery that took me to the dentist–it was lack of options. Good grief.
Ok. End of rant. (I think.)
Love that good good quote from Thomas Sowell.
Tucker is sure on a good track, isn’t he? Good stuff.
LikeLiked by 3 people
I’m gonna have to play thar rural card. I have no others in the deck. I sure wish I could remember when I was oppressing all those folks.
LikeLiked by 1 person
We can either be dazzled with brilliance or baffled with BS! We’re not getting dazzled here. Agency equity? What a crock!
LikeLiked by 2 people
About all I see missing are rich white guys…
LikeLiked by 1 person
See my comment above. I have one card left in my hand. 😉