City Hires Minority Lifeguards – ‘no need to be able to swim’

City Recruits Minority Lifeguards Even if They Can’t Swim — yes, that is the headline. If we thought that the Federal mandates of hiring candidates solely on the basis of race was only at that level, it has now filtered down to State and Local levels. No doubt they received a federal grant to promote this ignorance. No longer hire the brightest and best, let’s let ’em die so we can do the quota thing. Some good links in case one needs a reminder of how far down this road we have come.This really is getting old isn’t it? Here we go:

You can’t make this stuff up. It’s a real-life story out of Phoenix, the capitol of Arizona and the nation’s sixth-largest city. It has more than 1.4 million residents and, among its official mottos is “value and respect” of diversity. This means “more than gender and race,” according to the city’s official website. It also encompasses “uniqueness and individuality” and embracing differences. “We put this belief into action to provide effective services to our diverse community.”

To diversify the lifeguard force, Phoenix will spend thousands of dollars to recruit minorities even if they’re not strong swimmers, according to an official quoted in a news report. Blacks, Latinos and Asians who may not necessarily qualify can still get hired, says the city official who adds that “we will work with you in your swimming abilities.”

Earlier this year the Obama administration made history by hiring the government’s first “Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity” to mastermind a multi-million-dollar effort that boosts the number of minorities in biomedical research and slashes discrimination in the federal grant process. The effort was initially launched last year after a government-sanctioned study uncovered a “disturbing and disheartening” lack of racial diversity in the field.

Before that the administration created a new office help build a “diverse and inclusive workforce” at all federal agencies and Obama appointed a “Diversity Czar” at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help advance the goal of greater inclusion and diversity in government programs. Who could forget the race and gender employment quotas required at private financial institutions under Obama’s financial reform measure (known as the Dodd-Frank bill) to overhaul Wall Street? It’s all in the name of diversity.

H/T: Judicial Watch

14 Responses to “City Hires Minority Lifeguards – ‘no need to be able to swim’”

  1. marine4evrrr Says:

    Why would this surprise me? Fits right in with everything else that’s happening. Beam me up, Scotty…


  2. Always On Watch Says:



  3. Always On Watch Says:

    Boggles. The. Mind.


  4. Paladin Says:

    We have law enforcement officers who are not qualified to do the job, politicians that could easily be replaced by monkeys and the monkeys would do a better job, and now we have life guards at pools who cannot swim. What’s the problem?

    There is a reason that Detroit crashed and burned and it is shenanigans like this that was the cause.


  5. Steve Dennis Says:

    Unbelievable! What else can I say other than to point out that this is political correctness and affirmative action run amok!


  6. Adrienne Says:

    It has not one single thing to do with “diversity.” It’s being done because the majority of the pool users are black and Hispanic and the white lifeguards probably can’t control them. They don’t give a flip if some kids drown. They just want to make sure there aren’t riots between the two tribes.


  7. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    Liberal logic is incomprehensible. Who will they blame when a child drowns?


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