[Ads-l] Diverse = not white

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 6 19:36:30 EST 2019


Dialogue between the Last Man Standing and his token-black neighbor, who
owns an ADT-type, home-security business:

TB. I've noticed that you don't have a home-security warning-sign in your
front yard.
LM. Don't need one, as long as the neighborhood doesn't get any more
diverse.













last Man Standing

On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 1:45 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> CNN:
>
> "Beto is not diverse or female."
>
> JL
>
> On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 5:24 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Maybe I didn't, wiseguy.  Julie guest-starred in that episode.
> >
> > JL
> >
> > On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 10:33 AM Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> Julie Chen is on The Talk, which comes on at 2pm on the East Coast. The
> >> Young and the Restless is on 12:30-1:30. The Bold and the Beautiful
> fills
> >> the gap. Maybe you fell asleep during your soap opera?
> >>
> >> On Thu, Sep 6, 2018, 9:53 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >> > Cf., e.g., my post of May 17, 2017:
> >> >
> >> > > "Being a member of a minority ethnic group":
> >> >
> >> > _The Young and the Restless_ (CBS-TV) (today): [To Julie Chen;] You
> >> faced
> >> > head-on challenges for being diverse and a female.
> >> >
> >> > On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 9:31 AM David Wilton <dave at wilton.net> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > On yesterday’s NPR Politics Podcast reporter Asma Khalid said that
> >> Ayanna
> >> > > Pressley’s “district is not nearly as diverse as the district where
> >> > > Ocasio-Cortez won” (11 min, 20 sec). It seems that Khalid is using
> >> > > “diverse” to mean less white rather than, to use M-W’s definition,
> >> > > “composed of distinct or unlike elements or qualities.”
> >> > >
> >> > > The two districts both have a varied ethnic breakdown, but if
> >> anything,
> >> > > Ocasio-Cortez’s NY-14 district is less varied than Pressley’s MA-7.
> >> The
> >> > > NY-14 is heavily Hispanic, just 0.2% shy of a Hispanic majority. No
> >> > ethnic
> >> > > group in the MA-7 has numbers than high, but it does have a
> plurality
> >> of
> >> > > whites at 34%.
> >> > >
> >> > > According to Wikipedia, Ocasio-Cortez’s NY-14 is:
> >> > > 50%  Hispanic
> >> > > 18%  White
> >> > > 16%  Asian
> >> > > 11%  Black
> >> > > 4%   Other
> >> > >
> >> > > Pressley’s MA-7 is:
> >> > > 34%  White
> >> > > 27%  Black
> >> > > 22%  Hispanic
> >> > > 11%  Asian
> >> > > 8%   Other
> >> > >
> >> > > (Numbers don’t add to 100 due to rounding.)
> >> > >
> >> > > “Midterm Update: Ayanna Pressley’s Upset Victory Shows Power of
> Women
> >> of
> >> > > Color.” NPR Politics Podcast, 5 September 2018.
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> https://www.npr.org/2018/09/05/644917928/midterm-update-ayanna-pressleys-upset-victory-shows-power-of-women-of-color
> >> > .
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> >
> >>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts%27s_7th_congressional_district
> >> > >
> >> > >
> >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York%27s_14th_congressional_district
> >> > >
> >> > >
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