The Philadelphia Sixers are adding three women — including two lesbians, and four white men — including two paraplegics, to its 18-person roster, said owner and managing partner Josh Harris in a news conference this afternoon.
“These changes are being made in the interest of diversity, inclusion and equity,” said the super-woke owner. “For its entire history, the NBA has been ablest, misogynistic, homophobic, and for the last 50 years racist, making it almost impossible for white people to be hired.”
Harris admitted the changes may affect the Sixers chances of winning a championship.
“To tell the truth, with this roster we have
no a small chance of winning a championship, but as we haven’t won a title since 1983, we really aren’t sacrificing much,” he said.
“We believe our fan base will be delighted with this decision, which we are copying from the Philadelphia School District, hiring not the best and brightest, but the Politically Correct.”
In actual, if unbelievable, news, the Philadelphia School District on Wednesday announced it wasn’t happy being an embarrassing shithole with a few stellar schools.
It wants to get rid of the few stellar schools to create the equity of unanimous shitholedness.
PSD calls it equity, the Inquirer reports. I call it what is actually is — lowering of standards, the academic equivalent of participation trophies.
Instead of rigorous entrance exams to elite schools such as Masterman, Girls High, and Central, there will be a lottery, giving the most stupid, lazy, and uninspired students, an
undeserved equal shot along with the most hard-working and intelligent.
The results are easily predictable, at least to those who may have attended elite Philadelphia schools. The result is not democracy, but moronacy. It is the desth knell of quality. Should the choice boil down to quality or diversity, quality should prevail.
I wrote about this subject once before, when the froot loops who run San Francisco schools decided that merit-based entrance to elite schools was (can you guess?) racist!
I guess it was racist because homophobic did not fit. S.F. is not the only place that believes merit is racist. Or that the most qualified person should get the job.
As I wrote at the time, “In New York City, dimwit Mayor Bill de Blasio decided the entrance exam to top-rated Stuyvesant High School must be racist. Coincidentally(?), he latched onto this idea after his Black son couldn’t get in.”
Since his son wasn’t smart enough to pass the exam, rather than get his kid a tutor, the super-entitled emperor de Blasio yelled racism! and tried to get rid of the test.
But how racist was Stuyvesant — full disclosure, my alma mater — when it is crawling with yellow Asian kids? (Lucy Liu, another alum. We were not classmates, alas.)
There were so many Asians, de Blasio was sure there must be something wrong.
So dimwit de Blasio would create “equity” and “diversity” by admitting students who can’t pass the entrance exam, mostly people of color, disregarding that Asians are themselves POC. I guess yellow is too close to white.
So that was crazy San Francisco and whacky Noo Yawk.
But now it has arrived in Philly.
As I wrote in July, here’s what happens when you get what amounts to open admissions: “1- The under-qualified students fall by the wayside, fail, and eventually drop out or get thrown out.
“2- Worse, the demands for excellence are reduced, watering them down to the lowest common denominator. That assures that what was once a superior school gets ‘equalized’ to a mediocre school, which is bad for the students and bad for America. What kind of a nation volunteers to dumb itself down?
“I speak from experience. In 1955, I entered Stuyvesant High School, which was then about 60% Jewish. Today, it is about 60% Asian. These teenagers are among the smartest in America, the ones who will keep us competitive in science and technology.
“The school was elite then, and it is elite now — concentrating on the sciences. It was a source of pride to the city, and no one was complaining about the race or religion of the superior students, who earned their admission. Families bragged when their kids were admitted.”
[As racist as it was, Barack Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder is a proud graduate of Stuyvesant. He is Black.]
Stuyvesant was so strong in the sciences that I didn’t do well. I mean, look what I wound up doing for a living. 😀
One point in the Inquirer story mentions, but does not quite say, that some parents managed to shoehorn their unqualified students into the schools.
That should be easy to stop.
And if “some” zip codes are under-represented, maybe the idiotic school district ought to concentrate on improving those schools, so students will learn and be qualified to compete.
“As a district, we have made a commitment to being an anti-racist organization,” said Sabriya Jubilee, the district’s director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
a title that did ‘t exist 10 years ago and should not exist today. “We recognize that there will be people who are uncomfortable,” she said with massive understatement.
The worst thing to do is punish qualified students for their race, or their “zip code.”
Because that is real racism.