Why did the Census Bureau pay a racist left wing wacko $15 to 20k to address employees?
Once upon a time, Dick Gregory was a talented comedian, but that was decades ago, and the man has descended into race and conspiracy obsessions. However, that didn’t stop the Census Bureau from paying him between $15 and 20 thousand dollars plus expenses to deliver an address to workers in its headquarters. John Crudele of the New York Post reports:
The performer and civil rights activist, who is known to use raw language and racial terms that many find objectionable, spoke during Black History Month. But apparently he offended enough of the workers that Census is revising its policy on outside speakers. (snip)
First, let’s listen to Census grovel.
“We understand [Gregory’s] comments offended some members of the audience,” Census said in a statement to me that appears to have been sent to irate workers. “Gregory’s statement and opinions were his own and do not reflect the Census Bureau’s commitment to an inclusive workplace environment free from discrimination and harassment.”
Gregory has made no secret of his extreme left wing, racialist views. Listen to this radio interview in which he explains that AIDS and Ebola are both the product of US government conspiracies. Or if life is too short, it summarized here as:
Synopsis of interview: Ebola according to Gregory is no secret if you follow clues. This thing was specifically targeted against a certain population of people, who are now mad as hell and wanting to fight back here and abroad and Ebola is slowing down the revolution momentum. He compares and discusses it with AIDS propaganda and Tuskegee and elaborates on steps the government is taking to ensure it takes root (and discussing people are looking at clues in the wrong place).
He segways (sic) a lot but he brings the point home, especially about the convenient excuse of running out of vaccine and questioning who are all these infected people, what is their backstory.
Did he present this conspiracy theory to Census Bureau bureaucrats? We don’t know because as Crudele writes:
There is no YouTube video of Gregory’s speech that I could find. But included in Gregory’s nuggets of wisdom was apparently criticism of the “crackers” in Census management for not showing up for the talk.
And how so we know how much he was paid? Not through the Census Bureau coming clean:
Census didn’t get back to me when I asked how much Gregory was paid. But I learned the range of his fee from Celebrity Talent Promotions, which handles his bookings.
So, apparently, in honor of Black History Month, the Census Bureau paid a racially divisive speaker a large fee to inflame racial resentments among its black headquarters employees and use racially offensive language about whites. The Bureau of course did this in the name of “diversity.”
“We make every effort to ensure that our external speakers represent diverse viewpoints while also respecting the audience….”
I’d like to see the list of conservatives invited to speak for 5 figure honoraria.
This is not the first instance in which the Census Bureau has been seen to be acgting ion a politicized manner. Crudele wrote last year:
There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand.
As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue.
In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey.
Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning each answer, in the case of the jobless survey, carries the weight of about 5,000 households — Buckmon’s actions alone would have given inaccurate readings on the economic health of 500,000 families.
Buckmon alleged that he was told to fudge the data by higher-ups. There was no formal probe back then into what Buckmon was doing or what he was alleging, although a Census investigator — who is now under indictment for other crimes against the bureau — did question a few people.
A source told me from the start of my investigation last October that Buckmon’s actions weren’t isolated and that falsification continued in the Philadelphia office right through the 2012 presidential election, only stopping when I exposed the practice last fall.
Now others who work at Census in different areas of the country are stepping forward to tell me similar stories about data being changed at the whim of supervisors who are more concerned about making quotas than protecting the integrity of information that is used for everything from cost-of-living adjustments for Social Security recipients to monetary policy decisions by the Federal Reserve and business plans by companies in the US.