The city of Denver is showing its employees a diversity training video that portrays a white man as a narrow-minded buffoon — triggering allegations of "institutional racism" against Anglos.The humor of the State is always humorous!
"Right now, their diversity program is racially motivated against white males," said Dennis Supple, a heating, ventilating and air-conditioning mechanic who has worked for the city 1 1/2
years. . . .
The character who breaks all the rules is Billy, a white, blue-collar worker who's a racist, sexist goofball.
In one scene Billy is told that another employee named Carlos can't do anything because he's waiting for supplies.
"What's his problem?" Billy asks. "He can't sell breakfast burritos without the supplies or he takes a siesta?"
That seems a little extreme. Maybe David Lane could represent him free, gratis and for nothing.
Supple said the video violates his civil rights and that he's considering taking the equity in his house to file a lawsuit to stop the city from showing it.
"Diversity, to me, doesn't mean hammer the white guy," Supple said. "Diversity means you have respect for everyone, regardless of their race, their gender, their religion, their sexual orientation."Sounds reasonable. But you won't believe this part:
The video, developed by the city's Diversity Advisory Committee in collaboration with Channel 8, the city's television channel, won second place in 2005 for Instruction/Training from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.Well, yes you will.