DOD’s DVIDS is trotting out its obligatory Black History Month stories. Here is a snippet from an article that shows how the constant “diversity” push can be demeaning to those it supposedly is trying to help:
. . . . Her first assignment had her on a flight halfway around the world to Korea.
“I had pinpoint orders to be a platoon leader at a company in a medevac battalion,” she said. “It was a big change, being so far away from home, in different time zones. But it was exciting at the same time.”
Davis arrived on ground around the same time as another young officer, a white man. Davis said she was discouraged when her detachment commander called her in to tell her she may have a change in assignment.
The detachment team said they needed someone to join their staff and they had decided to send the white officer down range in her original position. She was somewhat confused why they wanted her to stay with the headquarters staff, but they shared with her that she had more experience than the other officer so they decided to switch their assignments.
“When I got the opportunity to talk to another minority female officer, she said, ‘You know, this is because you’re black,’” Davis recalled.
“It didn’t make sense in that moment, but I later learned that the company was led by a black company commander, a black first sergeant and another black platoon leader, so they decided to send the white officer instead.”
(OUR NOTE: Who cares what the color of their skin is; are they competent at their jobs is the only thing that should matter)
Davis said she didn’t let the decision bother her, thinking back to what she was taught growing up — it’s about what you do and who you are, not about what you look like.
“Did they not pick me because of my skin color? Possibly,” she said. “But I recognize that the decision was more about wanting more representation at the company command level, and I’m okay with that.”
Davis said it was situations like in Korea that gave her feelings of inadequacy at different times in her career. Was she good enough? Did she get the job because she earned it or because of her appearance?
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The three big “months” that are tiredly observed every year after year after year (Black, Women, Gays)—will they ever reach a point in society and culture where it’s no longer necessary to “observe” these identities? Or are they really only being observed for political and agenda reasons? For those Black, Women and Gays tired of the constant pandering towards them, these months become boring and embarrassing. And it’s not very “inclusive” to omit months to observances of other races like “white”.
Note the use of Africa and the “Pan-African colors of red, yellow, and green” in these DOD DVIDS graphics. Are they serving and fighting for Africa or the United States? This does disservice to black military members who swore an oath of allegiance to the United States Constitution.
Graphics by Tech. Sgt. Desiree Ware Fefense Information School
“This logo was created in honor of Black History Month. This graphic was created as an example of an observance logo in the Mass Communications Foundations Graphic Design course at Defense Information School. The design is an ode to African American culture and features a vector character modeled after women of the 1960s and 1970s who wore afros as a symbol of pride. The afro contains pan-African colors and a pick and the text is a reference to the 1992 sitcom Martin. This graphic was created using Adobe Illustrator. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Desiree Ware)”
Graphics by Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Fink
88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
A graphic created using Adobe Illustrator for use as a flyer advertising the 88th Air Base Wing’s Black History Month luncheon. The illustration features a raised fist and stylized text in the Pan-African colors of red, yellow, and green, which symbolize unity and pride. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Matthew Fink)
Graphics by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison
960th Cyberspace Wing
The 689th Network Operations Squadron located at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama, celebrates Black History Month to honor those who fought for equality Feb. 1, 2021. (U.S. Air Force courtesy image)
How about this one instead: