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Hey, where the white women at?

Blazing Saddles (1974). Bart (Cleavon Little) to the KKK while pretending to have been captured: “Hey, where the white women at?” 

Years later (2012) we get the answer. They’re on the golf course.

You see, there are these institutions called historically black colleges and universities (often referred to as HBCU) and these schools have their student athletes (golfers) participate in something called the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship.

The founders’ goal was to elevate the game of golf in minority colleges and universities by giving each a chance to compete in a championship after being denied opportunities to compete in NCAA Collegiate golf events… This National Collegiate Championship has developed into one of The PGA’s key diversity initiatives.

After being denied opportunities to compete?! That likely means this: didn’t golf well enough to qualify for.

And if one of the Ten Commandments was “Thou shall have diversity initiatives,” the left would quit screaming about so-called separation of church and state.

But just what happened at the aforementioned celebration of athletic diversity?

The men of [HBCUs] Texas Pan-American and the women of Bethune-Cookman each won for the second time in the past three years. Neither school has an African-American on its roster. Half of Bethune-Cookman’s six golfers, in fact, are European.

Maybe there’s a South African-American golfer out there somewhere that could be added for diversity bonus points? A French-African? Or perhaps some white Hispanics? Maybe an aged zero percent Cherokee (with high cheekbones)?

Did you try the clubhouse?

Elizabeth Warren, Woman of Color

Elizabeth Warren was once a woman of color? I guess it depends on how you define color:

…a 1997 Fordham Law Review piece described her as Harvard Law School’s “first woman of color,” based, according to the notes at the bottom of the story, on a “telephone interview with Michael Chmura, News Director, Harvard Law (Aug. 6, 1996).”

The mention was in the middle of a lengthy and heavily-annotated Fordham piece on diversity and affirmative action and women. The title of the piece, by Laura Padilla, was “Intersectionality and positionality: Situating women of color in the affirmative action dialogue.”

Intersectionality and positionality? If Naomi Riley is available to mock Laura Padilla, I’d say she could start with affirmative action “programs [that] are often slipshod, academically non-rigorous, and repositories for “grievance” politics.”

But I digress on Warren as a woman of color. White is a color.

And she might have a freckle or something.

(Not that I’d know or want to know…in fact, eww.)

The more Elizabeth Warren explains, the worse it gets

warren and friendsElizabeth Warren’s diversity double-dip gets worse each time she opens her mouth. It’s reminiscent of the John Kerry Christmas in Cambodia lie false memory.

From the Boston Herald:

“I listed myself in the [law school] directory in the hopes that it might mean that I would be invited to a luncheon, a group something that might happen with people who are like I am. Nothing like that ever happened, that was clearly not the use for it and so I stopped checking it off,” said Warren.

Warren’s statement fails to pass the smell test. I’m shocked her campaign hasn’t placed the issue off-limits for both the media and the candidate.

I’m also disappointed no one seems to have photoshopped a headdress onto Warren’s mug.