United Airlines announced its plan to have 50 percent of pilots trained in the next ten years to be women or “people of color.”
“Our flight deck should reflect the diverse group of people on board our planes every day. That’s why we plan for 50% of the 5,000 pilots we train in the next decade to be women or people of color,” the airline wrote on Twitter.
After many criticized the company on Twitter, United then followed up, writing “All the highly qualified candidates we accept into the Academy, regardless of race or sex, will have met or exceeded the standards we set for admittance.”
The follow-up didn’t placate everyone, including Dave Brooks, the former managing editor of The Daily Caller, who questioned why United hadn’t achieved this goal already if they had qualified candidates of color.
“So why haven’t you done this before now? If you had qualified women and minorities, why didn’t you hire them? This implies you’ve been discriminatory until now,” Brooks suggested.
Others questioned whether the airline would refuse to hire qualified white men just to meet the self-imposed quota, while some wondered if the diversity policy would apply to flight mechanics – who are mostly men – and flight attendants – who are mostly women.
In a link to an application website for those interested in becoming pilots, United writes, “Today, United has one of the most diverse pilot populations of any U.S. carrier with nearly 20% of our pilot group made up of women and people of color. We are working toward raising that number even higher by partnering with diversity-led organizations and continuing to remove gender and racial barriers. And we’re going one step further with plans for 50% of United Aviate Academy students being women and people of color to ensure our students reflect the diversity of the customers and communities we serve.”
The company is partnering with JPMorgan Chase to offer millions in financial aid to help people become pilots.
“Together United and JPMorgan Chase are offering $2.4 million in financial aid to the best and brightest talent, opening the door to a lucrative career for people who previously didn’t have the opportunity to pursue one. We’re in the business of breaking down barriers and we want the pilot population — some of the highest paying jobs in the industry — to be open to a much more diverse pool of candidates,” the website states.
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California Public School Children Could be Forced to Sing Chants to Aztec God of Human Sacrifice
Next week, California’s education department will vote on an ethnic studies curriculum for the state which advocates for the “decolonization” of American society and “elevates Aztec religious symbolism,” according to a report by Christopher Rufo.
The program, called the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, “seeks to extend the Left’s cultural dominance of California’s public university system, 50 years in the making, to the state’s entire primary and secondary education system, which consists of 10,000 public schools serving a total of 6 million students,” writes Rufo.
The curriculum instructs teachers to help students “challenge racist, bigoted, discriminatory, imperialist/colonial beliefs.” This will help the educators inspire students to take part in “social movements that struggle for social justice” and “build new possibilities for a post-racist, post-systemic racism society.”
The education program often cites the book, Rethinking Ethnic Studies by R. Tolteka Cuauhtin, the original cochair of the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum.
According to Rufo, Cuauhtin argues in his book that the U.S. was founded on “Eurocentric, white supremacist (racist, anti-Black, anti-Indigenous), capitalist (classist), patriarchal (sexist and misogynistic), heteropatriarchal (homophobic), and anthropocentric paradigm brought from Europe.”
As far as religion is concerned, the program has a disturbing “ethnic studies community chant.”
The curriculum recommends that teachers lead their students in a series of indigenous songs, chants, and affirmations, including the “In Lak Ech Affirmation,” which appeals directly to the Aztec gods. Students first clap and chant to the god Tezkatlipoka—whom the Aztecs traditionally worshipped with human sacrifice and cannibalism—asking him for the power to be “warriors” for “social justice.” Next, the students chant to the gods Quetzalcoatl, Huitzilopochtli, and Xipe Totek, seeking “healing epistemologies” and “a revolutionary spirit.” Huitzilopochtli, in particular, is the Aztec deity of war and inspired hundreds of thousands of human sacrifices during Aztec rule. Finally, the chant comes to a climax with a request for “liberation, transformation, [and] decolonization,” after which students shout “Panche beh! Panche beh!” in pursuit of ultimate “critical consciousness.”
Charlie sits down with Christopher Rufo to discuss this disturbing and eye-opening story on his podcast:
San Fran School Board to Rename 44 Schools With Names Labeled Racist by Woke Activists
Many said this was coming, including Trump, and now the San Francisco school board president, Gabriela López, 30, and the school board voted 6-1 to change 44 schools names that have been branded racist by current woke activist, including schools with the names Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.
Parents and residents were troubled to find out committee members allegedly used references from Wikipedia and other unreliable sources to determine which personalities were racist and problematic rather than consult with actual historians on the matter.
Several of those citations have now been proven to be factually incorrect, including a false claim that American poet James Russell Lowell did not want black people to vote and that Paul Revere’s military activities were tied to ‘the conquest of the Penobscot Indians’.
Gabriela López, the head of the San Francisco Board of Education, continues to defend the decision claiming in a tense interview with the New Yorker that she doesn’t want to ‘discredit the work that this group has done’ despite their use of inaccurate information.
She claimed that she did not believe the names had been selected in a haphazard way, even after being read a list of the misinformation that was used in some of the decisions.
‘No, because I’ve already shared with you that the people who have contributed to this process are also part of a community that is taking it as seriously as we would want them to,’ Lopez argued about the errors made in the research process.
Lopez said that she did not believe Lincoln was a person she would ‘admire or see as a hero’.
It seems like we are well on our way to making George Orwell’s “1984” non-fiction.