Diverse? How would we know?
With presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, once again the walk and the talk don't match.
"Look at my staff," he said regarding diversity in December, according to a report in BuzzFeed. "I have the most diverse staff of anybody running. I've always done that."
Well, when people wanted to look, they were rebuffed.
"Biden's campaign refused to give any detail about the claim after he made it," BuzzFeed reported. "And more than six months later, he has yet to back up the assertion or provide any data on the diversity of his campaign staff."
The site said the candidate's presidential campaign staff is led predominantly by a team of white advisers and that the staff had declined to release the number of people of color on its payroll or reveal the way the campaign tracks diversity data internally.
Inclusv, which says it wants to "promote racial diversity in national politics and develop a talent pipeline for people of color," says it has made similar inquiries.
"We have asked them a couple times to make their staff diversity data public," said Alida Garcia, the group's founder. "We have not received a commitment that they intend to share."
Laughing at woke whites
The founder of Black Entertainment Television says Blacks are laughing at white people pulling down random statues but said they are doing the Black community no favors.
Robert Johnson, the first Black billionaire, in fact, said those toppling statues are "borderline anarchists."
The woke whites "have the mistaken assumption that Black people are sitting around cheering for them, saying, 'Oh, my God, look at these white people. They're doing something so important to us. They're taking down the statue of a Civil War general who fought for the South,'" he said. Instead, "Black people, in my opinion, Black people laugh at white people who do this."
Johnson elaborated that the whites "really have no agenda other than the idea we're going to topple a statue." The mobocracy isn't helping alleviate Black poverty, won't send a high school graduate to college and won't "close the labor gap between what white workers are paid and what Black workers are paid," he said.
Coincidentally, a plurality of those who attend protests around the country are not largely the aggrieved Blacks, who rightly have concerns about the use of excessive force by some police, but whites. A recent Pew Research Center analysis revealed only 17% of protesters have been Black, less than both whites (46%) and Hispanics (22%).
Basket of 'hillbillies'?
Missouri State Auditor and likely Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nicole Galloway was silent last week after a campaign adviser and lobbyist may have dumped on her a "basket of deplorables" moment in calling the state's governor an "illiterate hillbilly" in a social media post.
Patrick Lynn made his remark after Gov. Mike Parson, an Army veteran, former sheriff and cattle farmer, snapped at a reporter who asked if he felt "personal responsibility" for COVID-19 deaths in the state.
"I don't even know where you come up with that question, personal responsibility as the governor of the state of Missouri when you're talking about a virus," he said.
In the 2016 presidential race, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton compared a portion of Donald Trump's supporters to "a basket of deplorables."
"It's no secret that Nicole Galloway tries to emulate Hillary Clinton at every turn," said Republican Governors Association spokeswoman Amelia Chassé Alcivar, "but hurling elitist disdain at a majority of the voters you seek to represent (more than 2 million Missourians live in rural counties) is never a good look. If Nicole Galloway doesn't step up and condemn this despicable and divisive rhetoric from her top advisor, Missourians can only presume that Mr. Lynn merely said out loud what Galloway thinks."
Biased? Not Facebook
Facebook employees admitted the social media site's political bias in hidden camera footage released last week by Project Veritas.
They also are heard to admit to censorship of supporters of President Donald Trump and discrimination against conservatives and white male employees.
"We rig the game so it can work on the left side," one employee said, adding the company "100%" favors the left.
Kassi Cimo, the site's content moderator, suggested Americans should take Iran's $80 million bounty on Trump.
"It's inhumane, but if it's going to save the country why not do it?" she asks. "We should just hand him over to them."
Journalist James O'Keefe of Project Veritas asked employee Jose Moreno, "So Facebook's like favoring the left?" "Yes," the employee said. "With policy?" asked O'Keefe. "Yes, it is," he answered.
So the next time your political friends don't see what you posted in favor of your favorite conservative candidate, don't be surprised.