Damon Evans and the Black Vocational Rule

Damon Evans and the Black Vocational Rule

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Diversity. No word is more nebulous in the English language then this one, though achieving some form of it is the goal of every company, business and university in America. Institutions lacking the blessing of diversity are cause for immediate concern though one Harvard sociologist refused to publish major findings on the subject of diversity on the grounds it might lead to the erosion in the once-perceived invincible armor of the diversity movement.

One thing is for certain: Diversity is not an old, old wooden ship that was used in the Civil War era. Regardless of what diversity truly means, once a company has acquired a certain level of diversity, to undue this transition and back-peddle on such a noble commitment would be grounds for immediate concern.

The race to accumulate the most positive diversity points in Corporate and Collegiate America is a never-ending marathon that will ultimately lead to the displacement of every leadership position in that entity of people with ties to Pre-Obama America.

Black Run America requires enforcers to guarantee its continuation and the never-ending desire to obtain some elusive goal of diversity to brighten the employee payroll figures is a task that is at the forefront of all organizational objectives.

A corollary of the quest in pursuing diversity is that once the implementation of this mission has occurred, the hiring of a non-diverse employee can never transpire for that position.

If this happens, the commitment to diversity is over and a regression to the mean old days of Pre-Obama America (an era where diversity wasn’t a principle of every company and university, but striving for unquestioned excellence was such a principle) is afoot.

Black people are the pawns in the game of diversity, where Disingenuous White Liberals maneuver to pull the levers of power through a game of manipulation.

No pawn is more apparent than the former Athletic Director of the University of Georgia, Damon Evans. Hailed as the first Black Athletic Director of a Southeastern Conference (SEC) school, he presided over a multi-million dollar budget and replaced the legendary Vince Dooley in the role.

Becoming the figurehead for all of UGA athletics, Evans was confirmed to be one of the ultimate personifications of the dreaded Token Black in all of American business.

Once picked as the Sports Person of the Year by the Athens, Georgia newspaper, Evans was the athletic director of a university that is overwhelming white to the point of having this be an open embarrassment to the school:

As reported Tuesday in this newspaper, a trust report titled “Opportunity Adrift” ranks UGA last among the 50 flagship public universities in the United States in terms of the percentage of in-state minority and poor high-school graduates it enrolls. According to the report, 40 percent of this state’s 2007 high school graduates were black, Hispanic or American Indian, but less than 10 percent of the university’s freshman class for that year were minority students.

Though the school’s enrollment is 95 percent white, the football is more than 70 percent Black and has continually had disciplinary problems.

This article published in 2009 points to Evans moral strength and the importance of his leadership in helping the Georgia Bulldogs attain athletic excellence, never acknowledging that all 12 schools in the SEC are also enjoying the financial windfalls of being part of the SEC.

Mr. Evans was a paragon for those who push diversity, a model citizen and a loyal representative of the school. He attained the position of Athletic Director of a Predominately White Institution (PWI) and was viewed as an individual who could help the peaceful infusion of diversity into virtually every segment of society.

That all changed one fateful Buckhead night in July 2010 that threatens to weaken the diversity at UGA:

The police report from the Georgia State Patrol officer who arrested Damon Evans in Atlanta Wednesday and it’s a damning document for the Georgia athletics director.

According to the report, filed by GSP Officer Mark Cabe, Evans’ black BMW was weaving noticeably on Roswell Road, which initiated Cabe to U-turn his cruiser and execute a stop. After Evans pulled into a parking space at the corner of Roswell Road and Chastain Drive, Cabe reports that he “noticed that the subject had a pair of lady’s red panties between his legs.” Later in the report Evans admits that the panties belonged to his passenger, 28-year-old Courtney Fuhrmann of Atlanta.

“She took them off and I held them because I was just trying to get her home,” Evans said, according to police.

While trying to conduct a field sobriety test on Evans, Cabe reports that Fuhrmann got out of the passenger side of the car several times despite instructions from both the officer and from Evans to remain in the vehicle. After failing to obey a final warning, Fuhrmann was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

“I have a young lady and she is intoxicated and I am just trying to get her home,” Evans reportedly told the officer.

Police report that Evans failed a field sobriety test. “Used his vehicle for balance” and “subject kept his left heel on the ground almost the entire test . . . after instructed (to hold it) approximately 6 inches of the ground,” reads the report.

Evans refused a breathalyzer, then began to plead with the officer.

“I am not trying to bribe you but I am the athletic director of the University of Georgia,” the officer reports.

“The subject admitted again that he’d been drinking and started crying,” McCabe writes. Evans asked the officer to take him to a motel.

“I am not going to bribe you but is there anything you can do without arresting me?,” Evans asked, according to police.

When off-loading Fuhrmann at the jail, the officer asked her how long she had been seeing Evans. “Only a week ago,” she replied, according to police.

Fuhrmann also stated: “I promise you one thing: He will get off. . . . It will be erased because he is the Athletic Director of UGA and he has that power.”

Upon dropping off Evans at the jail, “the subject began crying uncontrollably,” the police report says.

Evans resigned for the DUI (and for alleged infidelity) today, and with this the only Black Athletic Director in the SEC is no more. Evans even attempted to bribe the officer who arrested him, while the red panties of another woman rested comfortably in his lap!

His tenure that was greeted with so much enthusiasm for the diversity-addition he brought immediately upon hire now ends thanks to one alcohol fueled evening that displaces diversity atop the head of UGA’s athletic department. Therein lays the true casualty in this sordid tale of DUI, disloyalty and booze – diversity.

Once you hire a Black person for a position and once that Black person’s employment is terminated, or if they resign, a Black person of equal or lesser value must be immediately hired to replace them. If not, the commitment to diversity has been reneged upon and that business or university is forsaken its desire to be a model for diversity.

Call it the Black Vocational Rule of Diversity

Damon Evans is no more at the University of Georgia. Diversity cannot be another victim in this story. Evans, who told students not to drink and drive in a public service announcement, failed to take into account his own advice and in turn threatens the fragility of the diversity situation at UGA.

The successor to Evans must be a Black person – as the Black Vocational Rule of Diversity mandates – or else the commitment to diversity by UGA has to be called into question. A school that is embarrassed by its overwhelming white student body (historically, the school has always been white, thus its nature is a PWI), must replace this unfortunate stain on its reputation by displacing white students with diversity.

Thus, the true nature of diversity. The displacement of white people with non-white people. But hey, at least we have college football to watch!

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