NHL backs down from diversity job fair posting in face of pressure from DeSantis administration

There will be no diversity or inclusion in Florida.   Only straight white Christian people will be seen in society or promoted in employment.  Those icky others shouldn’t be here or get jobs.   Notice that DeathSantis spokes person claimed that discrimination wouldn’t be tolerated in Florida and they would stomp out the woke agenda.    I asked myself what discrimination they were talking about, but reading the article it became clear that having a job fair directed to anyone but white straight people was the offence the DeathSantis administration couldn’t tolerate.   What is woke that the right hates and works so hard to wipe out?  It is respect for other people and other ideas.   It is the new politically correct that the right fought against so hard because again it was about respecting other people and other ideas.  The right / republicans can not tolerate anything / anyone that is not a clone of themselves.   This is a complete regression to before the civil rights laws were passed.   This is an open attempt to return or to enforce a white straight in charge society.   This is repackaged white supremacy racism.   This is the US attempt to create a version of South African Apartheid.   Hugs

Hockey league scuttles criteria after administration criticism.

The Ron DeSantis administration is able to declare victory over a major sports league, which changed plans for a diversity job fair in South Florida.

Fox News Digital first reported that the National Hockey League has abandoned plans to hold a job fair that would have opened up opportunities to various groups historically marginalized in the United States.

The so-called “Pathway to Hockey Summit,” to be held Feb. 2 in Fort Lauderdale during the NHL’s All-Star Weekend, was originally tailored to “diverse job seekers who are pursuing careers in hockey,” according to a now-deleted LinkedIn post that raised the ire of the DeSantis administration.

“Participants must be 18 years of age or older, based in the U.S., and identify as female, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, and/or a person with a disability. Veterans are also welcome and encouraged to attend,” asserted the previous event description, which drew the ire of a DeSantis spokesperson.

“Discrimination of any sort is not welcome in the state of Florida, and we do not abide by the woke notion that discrimination should be overlooked if applied in a politically popular manner or against a politically unpopular demographic. We are fighting all discrimination in our schools and our workplaces, and we will fight it in publicly accessible places of meeting or activity,” Bryan Griffin told Fox News Friday.

 

The revised posting eliminates any reference to ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and military veteran status.

“The Pathway to Hockey Summit is a career event, especially to encourage those that historically have not been exposed to hockey and all who are interested in learning more about career opportunities in the sport.”

The NHL distanced itself from the previous language as “not accurate,” suggesting that the intent was really to reach out to people unfamiliar with hockey.

“The Pathway to Hockey Summit is an informational and networking event designed to encourage all individuals to consider a career in our game – and, in particular, alert those who might not be familiar with hockey to the opportunities it offers,” the NHL spokesperson said.

The NHL seems to have extended its deadline for registration in light of the revised criteria.

 

Florida’s Voice reported that the original deadline for registration was Friday the 13th, with accepted applicants to be told on Tuesday Jan. 17. The updated posting says that they will now be told a week later, on Jan. 24.

Though the wording has been changed, reminders of the previous job search remain on career boards, such as ones from the University of Southern California and the University of Pennsylvania. These postings still maintain that participants “must … identify as female, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Indigenous, LGBTQIA+, and/or a person with a disability,” or be military veterans.

DeSantis Bullies NHL Into Canceling Diversity Job Fair

 

Florida Politics reports:

The Ron DeSantis administration is able to declare victory over a major sports league, which changed plans for a diversity job fair in South Florida. The NHL has abandoned plans to hold a job fair that would have opened up opportunities to various groups historically marginalized in the United States.

The so-called “Pathway to Hockey Summit,” to be held Feb. 2 in Fort Lauderdale during the NHL’s All-Star Weekend, was originally tailored to “diverse job seekers who are pursuing careers in hockey,” according to a now-deleted LinkedIn post that raised the ire of the DeSantis administration.

The revised posting eliminates any reference to ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and military veteran status. “We do not abide by the woke notion that discrimination should be overlooked,” said DeSantis spokeman Bryan Griffin to Fox News Digital.

Read the full article. Attention to the job fair was first raised by the far-right Florida’s Voice, which was founded by a January 6 attendee.

Fridayan hour ago

It’s “progressive discrimination” to encourage *more* people to apply than the group already mostly doing the applying? Yeah, sure, you poor straight white dudes who can’t compete.

Westcoast8819 minutes ago

They keep using attacks on “wokeness” in their attempts to create a White Christian nation.

GlennF7 minutes ago

I think Rick Wilson and the author of this NYTs opinion piece are underestimating deathsantis’s ability to overtake trump for the 24 rethug nomination, but they do a good job in pointing out Florida’s shitty economic and political situation: https://twitter.com/TheRick…

Most criticism of Mr. DeSantis’s national electability has been centered around his lack of charisma, which Mr. Trump crystallized by giving him the cumbersome nickname Ron DeSanctimonious. But focusing on personality and style obscures the governor’s real failings: Florida is not a model for the nation, unless the nation wants to become unaffordable for everyone except rich snowbirds.

I have to wonder how many companies & organizations are quietly moving their special meetings events to other locations? Many of them liked having such winter events scheduled in warm weather climes, but with Gov Performative Politics at the helm, how many have decided or will decide to go elsewhere? It would be interesting to see how these stunts have hurt Florida’s entertainment industry.

We’re all literally watching DeSantis take down the republic within the State of FL. At some point it will be obvious what’s going on there to the rest of the nation.

In typical Republican doublespeak, being inclusive is the real discrimination.

“The South Will Rise Again” as granny would say in the Beverly Hillbillies. I always thought that was funny growing up….not so much anymore! White supremacy coupled with christofascism, is alive and growing in America.

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Extremists get power as individuals and organizations cave into their bulling. The bully gets stronger and stronger as each individual and organizations cave into their demands and the nation winds up with Trump and then DeSantis as POTUS.

I hear the term woke way more from conservatives than progressives.

Have never understood “woke” as the term these Nazis use to demonize progressives.

To be “awakened” — as in “I woke up” — is a bad thing to them?

To be “aware” is a bad thing?

It is a meaningless term conservatives use to attack and avoid having to make excuses for their insipid racism.

re the “woke goes to die” tweet .. My response:

“Nah, Floriduh is were uneducated neanderthals go for vacation, Christian Nation Indoctrination a la Kim il Jung, and MAGAts wait to die, before eternity takes them to the deepest regions of Satan’s Hell.”

Maybe the NHL needs to pull the hockey summit and All Stars Weekend out of Fort Lauderdale and move it to another location. I know it’s probably too soon at this point with all the planning involved, but I would imagine there are an awful lot of less awful places that would love to host such an event. Can they at least decide they won’t have anything to do with Florida outside of Tampa Bay Lightning or Florida Panthers games? And then make sure everyone knows DeSantis is the reason why?
Hey, a guy can dream, can’t he?

Republicans know Indoctrination beter then anyone. Freedom not so much.

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So they’re basically saying this:

Diversity job fairs are harmful to Incels because they might make them feel bad about being white.

We’re fully opposed cancel culture but have no problem cancelling things we don’t agree with.

Hockey lover here. The NHL has been pretty good (for a sports league) on DEI. I was extremely disappointed that they chose Florida for the All-Star game, for reasons just like this. Everything is a political opportunity for DeSantis, and they walked (skated) right into his trap.

They should have canceled the whole thing and moved to another state.

Yup.
DeSantis and company are already doing victory laps over this.

It’s becoming very clear that, for the right, “woke” means anything they don’t like, which usually means anything liberals like. I recently saw a video in which a stick-in-the-mud old Brit called Harry and Meghan woke. What does that mean, besides the fact that he just doesn’t like them?

Like when that idiot demanded all Florida universities report “woke actions.” What the fuck is a “woke action”? A protest for women’s rights on campus? A meet-and-greet for LGBTQIA+ students? A right-wing creep’s roommate who dares muse aloud that we maybe shouldn’t be murdering the environment?

“Woke” is the new “politically correct.”

DeSantis forces the NHL to cancel a diversity job fair? But I thought Republicans hate cancel culture. I’m so confused …

 

 

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