Friday, February 19, 2010

How’s That Diversity Thing Workin’ For Ya?

At CPAC, Jason Mattera, a contributor to Town Hall and Hot Air and the “spokesman for Young America’s Foundation”, mocks college classes that teach about feminism.

Aren’t liberals always talking about diversity? Well, where is it?! [applause] In reality, when liberals talk about diversity, they never mean offering students a wide variety of ideas, including conservative ones. Nope. Their diver—their version of diversity is, is bizarre.

For instance, at the University of Michigan, students can take a class on [says this as if it’s the weirdest thing he’s ever heard] Native American Feminism. [throws up his hands; audience laughter] There is also Cyber Feminism at Cornell University. And, uh, maybe my all-time favorite, the class at Occidental College which deconstructs what it means to be a feminist new black man. [audience laughter] Now, if you’re wondering what just exactly is a feminist new black man, [audience laughter] think of a crossover between Ru Paul and Barney Frank. [audience laughter and applause]

Let’s see; he’s got nativism, homophobia, sexism, and racism all covered on his bingo card in one short riff.

If the Republicans were wondering why they can’t get women and minorities to vote for their candidates, I think I know why.

PS: If you think I’m being humorless in judging Mr. Mattera’s material, remember that one of the first rules of comedy is to attack the powerful, not the weak. Otherwise you’re just a bully.

HT to Liss and Pam.