John M. Robinson, the Chief Diversity Officer at the U.S. Department of State, wants America’s diplomats to know that common phrases and idioms like “holding down the fort” are, in fact, deeply racist.
Robinson, who also serves as director of the Department’s Office of Civil Rights, used his “Diversity Notes” feature in the July/August issue of the official “State Magazine” to examine the hateful roots of everyday sayings. In one recent public relations kerfuffle at Nike, Inc., he wrote, the company torpedoed a sneaker called the “Black and Tan.” “What a wonderful celebratory gesture and appreciation for Irish culture. Not!” wrote Robinson, an adult.
Robinson notes that “Black and Tan,” –can refer to the brutal Protestant militiamen who ravaged the Irish countryside in the early 20th century
And did you know using the phrase “holding down the fort” is the linguistic equivalent of scalping a Cherokee?
“Handicap” and “rule of thumb” are two more figures of speech that Robinson, in his wisdom, has decreed offensive. The latter, Robinson says, refers to the width of a stick a man could once use to legally beat his wife” more from the moron: here
WE have a Chief Diversity Officer at the U.S. Department of State??! Seriously?! What blithering buffoon decided we needed to waste money on this foolishness? Are their other less- than- chief’s running around under his tutelage, finding ways to be offended and tattle back to Robinson?
How can waste taxpayers money on this sort of dribble. We’re $16 TRILLION dollars in debt!
And if I had been the President or CEO of Nike I would have replied to this foolish, racist- consumed, silly man in very firm terms, beginning with “Who do you think you are?!”
John M. Robinson, the Chief Diversity Officer at the U.S. Department of State doesn’t neeeed to be officer of “diversity”. Primarily because we – don’t need an Officer of Diversity! Get the chip off your shoulder, put on your big boy pants and go find a job (if you can in the Obama depression) where taxpayers aren’t paying your salary to find non- existent ways to be permanently and perpetually OFFENDED.