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And, in the name of "Diversity," that's exactly what the Art Institute of Chicago did:

 

Art Institute of Chicago fires [unpaid, volunteer] docents because there are too many white women in their ranks.

 

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For more than 60 years, crews of volunteer and beloved docents have faithfully, skillfully and happily introduced a million school children, museum members, donors and other groups to the treasures of the Art Institute of Chicago.  

 

 

And now the 82 docents been fired.

 

Unexpectedly, rudely, immediately and for the flimsiest and most insulting of reasons: Because most are white.

 

They will be eventually replaced by a “limited number of paid educators [6],” less experienced and knowledgeable part-timers who will receive a munificent $25 dollars an hour....

 

Yet, boiled down, the justification for the firing is that the docents are white and women of means. In other words, women who have the time to go through the thorough, lengthy and extensive training that’s required. And who have the hours to actually conduct the tours. Women of higher education and a in thrall of the arts. Not black or brown enough are they. Not poor enough. They’re women of privilege. All too much “merit” going on at the Art Institute.

 

 

Wow.  :huh:

 

 

Replacements will be properly inclusive, based on “an income equity-focused lens.”

                

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"Woke" speech through out.

The losers are the people of Chicago.

In the early 80's spent 4 of my summers in Itasca training for 3-5 weeks each year. Going to the AIC was always on my list of "to do" things in the city. The knowledgeable staff (I did not know they were volunteers) made my visits extraordinary with their enthusiasm, expertise and in depth insight into the exhibits. Seeing busloads of children gazing wide eyed at all the displays gave hope that someday they would expand their horizons to more than just a mundane existence.

This idiot (don't want to insult women by classifying her as a women) is taking a program that has proven successful for 60 years and with her overwhelming job experience of 7 months has decided that the previous directors did not know what they were doing.

She deserves a permanent endorsement and her picture on the same wall of idiocy right next to the incredibly effective, citizen and law and order oriented Mayor lightfoot. (anybody know where the sarcasm emoji is?)

Hope the AIC survives this but .......

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It's a world run amuck!   Not my world any longer.  Most everything pushed in my face is nothing that resembles the people I know or portraying any activity I can relate to.  Mostly bizarre people I would consider counter culture that contribute little to society. 

 

Son Chris took a nurse recertification class. Lecture then examination.  Out of five, he was the only one that past.  They let the other four take it again open book.  Three past but the fourth didn't.  So the instructor coached her through the test.  Keep in mind it was a recertification test - stuff they should know to do their jobs! Racial demographics dictated the other four had to pass.  

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Look at how Marvel/DC is coming out with a new superhero movie every month starring a character who represents a previously unknown or under-represented minority group. or how the only thing people are saying about the new James Bond movie is that it's about time it had strong women and minority characters in it. There are anywhere from several hundred to several thousand different ethnicities in the world, depending on who's counting. How many more do we need to promote before these "woke" idiots feel the balance has finally been achieved?

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9 minutes ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

Have you noticed a much greater presence of minorities in commercials? I think in programming also but I only see the ads, never the shows.

Yes.

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I sincerely hope a few of those ladies that were racially discriminated against by being fired for the color of their skin files a class action lawsuit against that idiot.

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They will get away with it because the docents were unpaid.  Can you actually fire somebody that is unpaid?  Do job rights apply to unpaid volunteers?  You simply ask them not to come back the next day.  They have created a paid position, which I am sure all the "fired" docents can apply for, but I am sure the job description is written in a way that precludes most of them without being blatantly racist.

 

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This reads like the work of a group called GARE. Government Alliance on Racial Equity. They are leftist, socialist, communist group infesting government agencies throughout the US. This is how they work. They are getting bolder. 

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2 hours ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

Have you noticed a much greater presence of minorities in commercials? I think in programming also but I only see the ads, never the shows.

Also a huge increase in mixed race marriages/relationships, along with the requisite mixed race children.

Of course if the father figure is a white male it is perfectly acceptable for him to be portrayed as a blithering idiot, and the dumbest of the group, unfit for anything except to be criticized or made fun of by all including the youngest (who is obviously smarter than the father figure).

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Gateway Kid

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It's racist, it seems, unless it apples to "white" folks. Besides...this cyberspace "page", I am typing on, is white, so that label is a gross error. 

Any human being, that is the color of this cyberspace "page", has to be dead. Give me a break!!! 

Besides, there is only one race...the human race. Because of genetics, and location, dominate traits took over, and recessive traits mostly disappeared, so we have folks that have different physical characteristics, and skin tones. So what? If the staff had been all black-Americans, that had been fired, there would be mass protests, and maybe another Portland. Where are the mass demonstrations over this???  

This totally shows the people who fired them as shallow, and easily manipulated by what is in vouge at this instant in time. 

Too bad there is no vaccine, or shot, for stupid. If there was, this person that did the firing, and all those that were there that agreed with that decision, must have neglected to take that shot. 

Total hypocrisy.

If everyone is equal, and that is what all sane people want, then how can this be allowed to happen?

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Gateway Kid SASS# 70038 Life said:

Also a huge increase in mixed race marriages/relationships, along with the requisite mixed race children.

Of course if the father figure is a white male it is perfectly acceptable for him to be portrayed as a blithering idiot, and the dumbest of the group, unfit for anything except to be criticized or made fun of by all including the youngest (who is obviously smarter than the father figure).

Disgustedly

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Gateway Kid

Been going on for years. The standard sitcom family required a savvy, wise-cracking kid; a patient, accomplished wife who ‘managed’ the ‘man’ of the family into doing the right thing; and an incompetent, clumsy near-fool for the husband. The canned laugh track told us when to laugh, so we’d all know making fun of the dad was socially proper. 

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20 minutes ago, Gateway Kid SASS# 70038 Life said:

Also a huge increase in mixed race marriages/relationships, along with the requisite mixed race children.

Of course if the father figure is a white male it is perfectly acceptable for him to be portrayed as a blithering idiot, and the dumbest of the group, unfit for anything except to be criticized or made fun of by all including the youngest (who is obviously smarter than the father figure).

Disgustedly

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Gateway Kid

+100

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1 minute ago, Ozark Huckleberry said:

Been going on for years. The standard sitcom family required a savvy, wise-cracking kid; a patient, accomplished wife who ‘managed’ the ‘man’ of the family into doing the right thing; and an incompetent, clumsy near-fool for the husband. The canned laugh track told us when to laugh, so we’d all know making fun of the dad was socially proper. 

thanks for the update

I will admit I am TV illiterate.

The only shows I watch are typically 15 or more years old and usually reruns of shows that I watched back then. Same for the DVD's I own.

Haven't watched sports of any kind in more than 5 years (used to be die hard Broncos fan whose life revolved around their start time)

Don't invite the propaganda screamers (sorry meant the news networks) into my living room.

Haven't seen a newspaper in so long I thought they had been canceled. Even when they were around they were almost always factually incorrect and little more than a mouthpiece for a particular political party.

Haven't missed anything of importance apparently.

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Gateway Kid

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3 hours ago, Sixgun Sheridan said:

Look at how Marvel/DC is coming out with a new superhero movie every month starring a character who represents a previously unknown or under-represented minority group. or how the only thing people are saying about the new James Bond movie is that it's about time it had strong women and minority characters in it. There are anywhere from several hundred to several thousand different ethnicities in the world, depending on who's counting. How many more do we need to promote before these "woke" idiots feel the balance has finally been achieved?

Superman’s son is coming out as bisexual. Superman apparently is busy on another planet do his son is taking care of Earth!

This is coming to a comic book store bear you!

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3 hours ago, Crazy Gun Barney, SASS #2428 said:

They will get away with it because the docents were unpaid.  Can you actually fire somebody that is unpaid?  Do job rights apply to unpaid volunteers?  You simply ask them not to come back the next day.  They have created a paid position, which I am sure all the "fired" docents can apply for, but I am sure the job description is written in a way that precludes most of them without being blatantly racist.

 

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You are close. Other employees of the museum, those being paid employees, formed a union.

 

I suspect this "firing" is part of the process to create paid union positions. Paid positions are probably required as part of being a union shop.

 

But as far as liability exposure, it seems to me that management put a pile of doo on the floor and stepped in it on purpose. I really can not imagine why they did so, I really can't. Why not just say the introduction of a union means the volunteer program is now obsolete?

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7 hours ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

Have you noticed a much greater presence of minorities in commercials? I think in programming also but I only see the ads, never the shows.

Yes, Barb and I have both noticed.

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