The City of Tulsa is jumping in with a national group to create an “equality indicators tool” designed by the City University of New York Institute for State and Local Governance and funding from the Rockefeller Foundation.
This is hogwash of the highest order.
Mayor G.T. Bynum, a “champion for social justice,” is predictably ecstatic about this new expansion of municipal government. Bynum and his liberal buddies are going to make everyone in Tulsa.
The Community Service Council (whatever that is) is partnering with the city to inflict these New York City values emanating from the Rockefeller Foundation.
Bynum apparently will put an end to racial strife in Tulsa.
“This grant is another important national partnership for Tulsa as we work to ensure that no matter what area of town you live in, everyone has the same access to education and health needs that are vital to the quality of life of Tulsans,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “This grant will be an initial step in the use of data to address racial disparities that exist in Tulsa today.”
This smells a lot like President Lyndon Johnson’s “war on poverty,” a program that spent more than a trillion dollars but didn’t even put a dent in poverty in America.
This progressive mindset is nothing new. The central idea is to make everyone equal, which is the core value expressed (but not implemented) by communism and socialism. On Tulsa’s level, this is a meaningless exercise for political cover.
Conditions won’t change until the hearts of men change. And this “equality indicator” is smoke and mirrors.
What a gigantic waste of time and resources.