Those against race quotas and affirmative action have long argued that such policies lead to unqualified blacks attaining important positions. For them, it’s always dumb blacks replacing smart whites, black incompetency replacing white competency. How rarely (or never) do they mention the history of white incompetency, the most recent and visible case of which has been Michael Brown, who ran a horse agency and FEMA into the ground.
From a recent news report:
On Aug. 31, Bahamonde [the first agency official to arrive in New Orleans before the Aug. 29] e-mailed Brown to tell him that thousands of evacuees were gathering in the streets with no food or water and that “estimates are many will die within hours.”
“Sir, I know that you know the situation is past critical,” Bahamonde wrote. “The sooner we can get the medical patients out, the sooner we can get them out.”
A short time later, Brown’s press secretary, Sharon Worthy, wrote to colleagues, in an e-mail containing numerous misspellings, to complain that the FEMA director needed more time to eat dinner at a Baton Rouge restaurant that evening. “He needs much more that 20 or 30 minutes,” Worthy wrote.
“Restaurants are getting busy,” she said. “We now have traffic to encounter to get to and from a location of his choise, followed by wait service from the restaurant staff, eating, etc. Thank you.”
“OH MY GOD!!!!!!!” Bahamonde messaged a co-worker. “I just ate an MRE [military rations] and crapped in the hallway of the Superdome along with 30,000 other close friends so I understand her concern about busy restaurants.”
If Brown had been a black man, we would have never heard the end of it from the critics of affirmative action.