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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

FCC Czar Advocates "Truly Good White People" Stepping Down "So Someone Else Can have Power"


Another czar, another fringe-dweller...

Check out this NewsBusters.org piece by Seton Motley. Mark Lloyd is the FCC's Chief Diversity Officer (the Diversity Czar), and he had some interesting comments in his recent past.

Here's a quick list:

1) He admires the Venezuelan Marxist leader Hugo Chavez's control of media.

A quote from Lloyd himself (video available at link) June 10, 2008 National Conference for Media Reform (NCMR) in Minneapolis, Minnesota: "In Venezuela, with Chavez, is really an incredible revolution - a democratic revolution. To begin to put in place things that are going to have an impact on the people of Venezuela.

"The property owners and the folks who then controlled the media in Venezuela rebelled - worked, frankly, with folks here in the U.S. government - worked to oust him. But he came back with another revolution, and then Chavez began to take very seriously the media in his country.

"And we've had complaints about this ever since"


Admirable.

2) Lloyd believes that too many white people are in positions of power in the media and need to step down.

A quote from Lloyd (video available here) at the 2005 Conference on Media Reform: Racial Justice: "During the Clinton Administration, largely because of Congress who was then very concerned about affirmative action and believed that - although affirmative action largely benefited white women - that affirmative action was largely viewed as something that was benefiting blacks. Not necessarily any of the other racial groups (his laughter) but blacks. And that blacks had gotten enough and it was time to do something about this. These affirmative action programs needed to be stopped. We have not made much improvement since we've begun to pull back (sic) from those things in the mid 1990s.

"The conversation about how we communicate with each other despite being aware of the clear impressions that I know that I make in rooms that I walk into, when people hear my voice, is a challenge. How much do I express the... I think really pretty obvious complaints of black Americans in rooms full of whites.

"This... there's nothing more difficult than this. Because we have really, truly good white people in important positions. And the fact of the matter is that there are a limited number of those positions. And unless we are conscious of the need to have more people of color, gays, other people in those positions we will not change the problem. We're in a position where you have to say who is going to step down so someone else can have power.

"There are few things I think more frightening in the American mind than dark skinned black men. Here I am [emphasis mine]."

I'm sort of curious as to who exactly whom this "we" refers to. Apparently a group that Lloyd believes possesses the power to force people out of their jobs for not being colorful or homosexual enough.

So to recap, the FCC's Chief Diversity Officer who, in his own words, flaunts his race-consciousness, openly admires Hugo Chavez's heavy-handed control of the media, and believes that "[w]e're in a position where you have to say who is going to step down so someone else can have power."

Nice.

Ah yes... Isn't it wonderful to live in this "post-racial" world? It seems bizarre to me that anyone can claim this as Obama seems to busily fill his czar positions with some of the most race-conscious people he can find. Is this a surprise coming from someone who listened to Rev. Wright for twenty or so years? But, I guess I'm a racist for bringing any of this up anyway...

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