PC madness: City of Phoenix recruits lifeguards who can't swim

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Pope Benedict 16th called it the Dictatorship of Relativism. He wrote:
In his futuristic novel Brave New World, the British author Aldous Huxley had predicted in 1932 that falsification would be the decisive element of modernity. In a false reality with its false truth – or the absence of truth altogether – nothing, in the final analysis, is important any more. There is no truth, there is no standpoint. Today, in fact, truth is regarded as far too subjective a concept for us to find therein a universally valid standard. The distinction between genuine and fake seems to have been abolished. Everything is to some extent negotiable.
A sub-division of that dictatorship is the Tyranny of Diversity.
Judicial Watch reports April 3, 2013, that “In a staggering case of affirmative action gone wild,” the city government of Phoenix, capitol of Arizona and America’s 6th largest city, is recruiting minorities to be lifeguards at public pools even if they’re not good swimmers. It’s all in the name of diversity.
On its official website. the city proudly declares that “diversity” is among Phoenix’s “vision and values”:

We Value and Respect Diversity
Understanding diversity helps us to work together and serve our community. Diversity is more than gender and race; it encompasses our uniqueness and individuality. By embracing our differences, we find many paths to success. We put this belief into action to provide effective services to our diverse community.

Evidently officials are willing to compromise those “effective services” at 29 public swimming pools spread throughout the city. To diversify the lifeguard force, Phoenix will spend thousands of dollars to recruit minorities even if they’re not strong swimmers, according to an official quoted in a news report. Blacks, Latinos and Asians who may not necessarily qualify can still get hired, says the city official who adds that “we will work with you in your swimming abilities.”
Kelly Martinez, a Phoenix official, explains that the pools are largely used by Latino and African-American kids, but most of the lifeguards are white and this creates a huge problem. “The kids in the pool are all either Hispanic or black or whatever, and every lifeguard is white and we don’t like that. The kids don’t relate; there’s language issues.”
To help diversify its lifeguard ranks, the city raised about $15,000 over the past two years in scholarships to offset the cost of lifeguard-certification courses. Recruits who pass a swim test at the end can apply to be city lifeguards.
One of the recruits is high school junior Jesus Jimenez. He didn’t grow up going to pools with his family but likes the idea of lifeguarding. If he is selected to be a lifeguard, other pool staff will work with him on his swimming skills all summer.
Judicial Watch points out Phoenix’s recruitment of minority lifeguards is part of a national trend to boost the minority workforce at whatever cost. Under Obama we have seen a lot of this at the federal level through a variety of specially-designed government programs that give ethnic minorities special treatment at all federal agencies as well as medical and agricultural fields, among others.
Earlier this year the administration made history by hiring the government’s first “Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity” to mastermind a multi-million-dollar effort that boosts the number of minorities in biomedical research and slashes discrimination in the federal grant process. The effort was initially launched last year after a government-sanctioned study uncovered a “disturbing and disheartening” lack of racial diversity in the field.
Before that the administration created a new office to help build a “diverse and inclusive workforce” at all federal agencies and Obama appointed a “Diversity Czar” at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help advance the goal of greater inclusion and diversity in government programs. Who could forget the race and gender employment quotas required at private financial institutions under Obama’s financial reform measure (known as the Dodd-Frank bill) to overhaul Wall Street? It’s all in the name of diversity.
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And of course, it’s the taxpayer who gets screwed because we are paying for all these “diversity” programs.
~Eowyn

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wrongheifer
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wrongheifer

Excellent piece…

DCG
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Face plant. You just can’t make this stuff up.

igor
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igor

odd how when the group is entirely black it doesn’t need to be diversified. the black caucus, black student unions, and from illinois the secretary of state jesse white has had the tumblers for years all black all the time never any white, asian, or hispanics always all black and this from someone who is an elected official no diversity in his black group

Laserboy
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Laserboy

Perfect. I hope they all drown. 2 less problems.

Dave
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Dave

Political correctness is a mental disorder.
I wonder what the city of Phoenix will do when somebody drowns because the lifeguard couln’t rescue them, and the family of the deceased sues them for gazillions?
-Dave

japoa
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This comment would be more appropriate if the story came out of Texas , but w.t.h….. Citizens of Phoenix , have no fear if the lifeguard is Hispanic , at least you know they can swim ! How do you think they got here to begin with !

poolman
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poolman

Stupid is as stupid does. This isn’t the first sign we’re a decaying civilization, but we certainly don’t hide it out here on the frontier. 🙄

Joan
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Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this amazing post. To leave other people’s lives in the hands of a lifesaver who does not know how to swim again reiterates the upside-down nature of the dictatorship of relativism: anything goes for any reason, call evil, good, and good, evil. This is the influence and work of Satan; there is no other plausible explanation.