Obama Dumps Scientist Who Questioned Diversity

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  1. William Joyce
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    American Renaissance News: Professor Dumped From Oil Spill Team Over Writings

    Jim Salter, Tampa Bay Online, May 19, 2010

    A St. Louis scientist who was among a select group picked by the Obama administration to pursue a solution to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been removed from the group because of writings on his website, the U.S. Energy Department confirmed Wednesday.

    Washington University physics professor Jonathan Katz was one of five top scientists chosen by the Department of Energy and attended meetings in Houston last week.

    Though considered a leading scientist, Katz’s website postings often touch on social issues. Some of those writings have stirred anger in the past and include postings defending homophobia and questioning the value of racial diversity efforts.

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu was not aware of Katz’s writings before selecting him for the panel, spokeswoman Stephanie Mueller said. It was not immediately clear how the department became aware of the writings.

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    In another posting, Katz questioned the value of diversity efforts.

    “The diversity movement is racist at its core,” he writes. “When dealing with people we should be concerned with intellect, talent, character and accomplishment. People aren’t dogs or cattle; race matters only to racists.”
     
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    Thats too bad for him
     
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    Yep too bad, best guy for the job gets dumped because he doesn't believe in AA .......
     
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    People get dumped all the time for saying stupid things on the internet...

    Thank goodness this board is anonymous
     
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    I love Katz, and his writings have been up there for all to see for years. This is nothing but another example of the incompetence of the Obama administration. They can't conduct even the most rudimentary background checks and are continually embarrassed when they pick people for anything.

    I wonder which one bugged Obama the most when he read them. My guess is this one.


    Anyone Who Bombs Baghdad [when Saddam was in power] Gets My Vote
    Saddam's Options

    But it could have been this.

    Diversity is the Last Refuge of a Scoundrel
     
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    Questioning the validity of "good" racism isn't stupid.

    Of course, the diversity commissars are all for diversity except when it comes to thought...Then they're as intolerant and narrow minded as you can be.
     
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    Jeesh...isn't this the guy that is proud to be a homophobe? His writings reveal him to be a bit of a moron. He should never have been on the team.
     
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    Hey big guy..

    Even racist morons slip through the cracks sometimes

    But at least he learned a valuable lesson
     
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    Wow...you're right Ravi!!! (make note of that)

    But once again, they shoot and then they aim when conducting business at the White House.....

    There is one thing in that sample that I found interesting...and quite profound...

    Race only matters to racists...so true. Which is why I wonder why there's so much focus by the left being put on BO's race...
     
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    So you'll cut them some slack on one of their appointees but not the handful of racist whackos on the right?
     

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