ObsessoMom wrote:So...um...in all the chaos of last week, Trump nominated the virulently anti-LGBT Sam Brownback as his "ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom." Hmmmm (warning, site has auto-loading video).
Really curious what all the "Trump will be great for the LGBTQ community" are saying now.
trpmb6 wrote:And to be honest, I just like to play devil's advocate.
I have zero patience for that. There's enough actual opposition to issues I care about for me to bother with people who are inventing argument about issues they're not really experiencing or witnessing. Playing devil's advocate, frankly, is a pretty shitty discussion tactic.
In other news, Trump and Sessions are going to review affirmative action programs at universities, since the deck isn't stacked far enough in favor of white people just yet! I found the following paragraph particularly jarring:
He also suggested that the project would look for stark gaps in test scores and dropout rates among different racial cohorts within student bodies, which he said would be evidence suggesting that admissions offices were putting too great an emphasis on applicants’ race and crossing the line the Supreme Court has drawn.
I guess there's not much to worry about. I'm sure they'll take people's life experience, lower socio-economic background, higher responsibility to take care of family due to ridiculous incarceration rates, and inequality in high school education based on segregated schools!