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Social Marines to reinstate photos in promotion boards to promote diversity

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Lord Coke, Aug 4, 2021.

  1. Lord Coke Silver Belt

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    This is pretty glaring that the Marines are admitting that the express purpose of having photos is so that they can make race based decisions. Things have changed a lot since I was in the Marines. Every Marine is green. Or at least that how it used to be. The Day Walker Sergeant Major Vines never needed diversity to become the head of SOI. I'll tell you that right now.

    https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/ne...h7SnAlGGxb_Sk8qMBHTSpOOb_koMwahuUEaqIFeygOQLE

     
  2. tehend West Coast Distributor Of Pain

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    Boards shouldn't even get names. Should just be a number at the top of the jacket and the best one wins.
     
  3. rob mafia Silver Belt

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    I've heard this story before.

    It doesn't have a happy ending.
     
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    Ironic considering the U.S. Military was one of the first U.S. government organizations to desegregate and move to "Adhere to the highest levels of democracy." Or whatever that line was.
     
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    Why not just use service number? Avoid any issues with prejudice.
     
  8. djacobox372 Gold Belt

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    If the US is a racist country how could it possibly be that removing photos resulted in LESS diversity.

    That makes no sense.
     
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    The prejudice is in picking the best candidates without taking into account the privilege that allowed them to become the best candidates.
     
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  10. jefferz Steel Belt

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    Everyone make sure you do your patriotic duty and call Dan Crenshaw’s hot line to report this.
     
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    Yeah but the stakes are pretty high so maybe we should just go with the best candidate on this one
     
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  12. Shoden Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    WTF are you talking about, seeing a pic for promotion was always the normal way of doing it.

    They just started doing the no photo thing last year so if anything they are going to the old system of promotion that u liked which includes a picture.


    I agree with the navy/marines, if they found diversity helps out in the field much more than simply who is the highest rated guy, then it makes sense to use this system.


    I mean when promotions are between a guys/gals at the same level with little to no difference between "scores" then I dont see anything wrong with factoring in diversity...specially if it benifits the militaries goals.
     
  13. Tairy Hesticles Purple Belt

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    Nope. There's no privilege to joining the military. You get tested into a rate that you are qualified for, and you are judged based on your ability to do your job, get better at it, and how much extra stuff you do in your off-duty hours. It's the closest thing to a pure meritocracy that we have. Making award boards choose who advances based on appearance really cheapens the idea that anyone can move up the ranks quickly with hard work and discipline.

    Boards are going to hate this and the policy will be overturned in the near future. Especially if another war breaks out soon.
     
  14. ElKarlo Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Because that’s not something the woke mob likes.
     
  15. Roaming East Ficti pravique tenax

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    doesnt matter. You can identify the race of most people purely off their name in nearly 3/4ths of cases.
    Not a lot of white guys named Mekhlai Robbins going up for board you know?

    the biggest penalty to promotions i recall was the junior enlisted guys who had diverse career paths. If you were an USAF weather weenie and you did regular forecasting, you had a ridiculous advantage over the army assigned cadre who had to play field grunt half their time instead sitting in an office cramming CDC's.
     
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    No issue at all with promoting diversity, it's good to have a diverse group in any situation really.

    I have a MAJOR issue, with enforcing diversity, however.
     
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    This. It may not "work" to increase diversity if the white and Asian applicants legitimately have their shit together more, which they probably do. But it does actually work at preventing prejudice. It's the whole "not all unequal outcomes are the result of discrimination" nugget again that many lefties can't seem to grasp.
     
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    America is obsessed with diversity over excellence.
     
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    Should be the same with job applications and resumes.
     

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