Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Lowering our standards with a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• To meet recruitment goals, the U.S. Army is relaxing its standards and accepting low-scoring candidates. “It is more difficult to be a soldier,” argued a military behavioral scientist and director of the Center for Research on Military Organization at the University of Maryland. “Smarter people do it better, particularly in combat where they are better able to respond with common sense to situations that their training didn’t prepare them for.” Looks like Uncle Sam wants Gomer Pyle and Frank Burns.
• Rapper Lil’ Wayne was caught with a lotta drugs, leading to a lil’ trouble with local law enforcement in Atlanta.
• Virginia Senator George Allen is taking heat for referring to a man of Indian descent with the word “Macaca.” The term literally means a genus of monkey. The senator’s aides defended the politician, explaining it was a twist on “Mohawk,” which was playing off the Indian man’s hairstyle. Sounds like a bunch of caca.
• A city councilwoman in Ecorse, Michigan, allegedly hit and choked the mayor during a heated council meeting. The official, who is Black, insisted the mayor used a racial slur during an argument. The mayor’s lawyer denied the accusations and said, “This lady is in need of some serious anger management classes.” Just keep her away from Senator George Allen.