One Chicago suburb after the other is awash in Hate Has No Home Here signs. Naperville is no different. If one takes a stroll through downtown Naperville, you will see million dollar house after million dollar house proudly advertising their family’s progressive ideals with signs and rainbow flags. Remember Vote Blue No Matter Who?
Diversity, equity, and inclusion has become a battle cry. The importance of diversity has been touted with religious zeal in well-to-do communities such as Naperville. Making sure everyone, from all walks of life, feels included has become the primary policy objective for suburbs everywhere. In Naperville, DEI has been brought up by councilmen, staff, and speakers at council meetings with regularity for years now.
So now given the recent influx of migrants in Naperville and surrounding cities, it would appear to be the perfect time for the progressives in these cities to showcase their commitment to DEI. Thousands of migrants, alone and new to our foreign land, have been left abandoned right here. They have been left to sit on cold Chicago sidewalks for days on end. They have been left to live on police department floors for weeks?
So what have all of our proud progressives voters and liberal officials in Naperville done during this crisis which has left thousands of poor minorities in such dire straits?
A great big nothing.
DEI proponents where art thou? Do you only support DEI when doing so does not risk inconveniencing you and your family?
Our largely very liberal school boards have not even broached the migrant subject, let alone offered help, to these migrants.
Not a single one of the owners of the many huge Naperville homes flying “Hate Has No Home Here” signs have offered even one of their many spare bedrooms to a single migrant family.
Where have our progressive city councilmen been on this subject? The answer is nowhere. Their focus has been squarely on figuring ways to ship the migrants out of town.
People show you who they are in times of crisis. Progressives, if you are not willing to stand up now for these poor minorities, for the sake of everyone, please stop singing the DEI song. Please find a new way to make yourselves feel “en vogue”. The DEI movement now appears as having been far more about politics, and making one feel popular and hip at the wine party, than it ever was about helping poor minorities.
So to the DEI movement, its put up or shut up time. Open your wallets and the doors to your great big homes. For it is going to be really hard to take your politics seriously if this how you show up when poor minorities need you most.