Posted on September 23, 2009

FCC’s Diversity Czar: ‘White People’ Need to be Forced to ‘Step Down’ ‘So Someone Else Can Have Power’

Seton Motley,, September 23, 2009

Mark Lloyd is the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Chief Diversity Officer, a.k.a. the Diversity Czar. And he has in a recently discovered bit of archive audio goodness detailed his rather disturbing perspective on race, power and the American system.


This is of course in addition to Lloyd’s rather disturbing perspective on the First Amendment:

“It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies.

“[T]he purpose of free speech is warped to protect global corporations and block rules that would promote democratic governance.”


We have said repeatedly that Lloyd is a man myopically focused on race. What is revealed here is more than just that. Listening to excerpts of his offerings at a May 2005 Conference on Media Reform: Racial Justice reveals a man that finds great fault with our nation’s power structure–as he defines and sees it. And in his racially-warped, finite pie worldview, too many white people sit alone in the too few spots atop the heap. They’re “good white people,” mind you, but:

“This . . . there’s nothing more difficult than this. Because we have really, truly good white people in important positions. And the fact of the matter is that there are a limited number of those positions. And unless we are conscious of the need to have more people of color, gays, other people in those positions we will not change the problem.”

“We’re in a position where you have to say who is going to step down so someone else can have power.”

So white people, good though they may be, must “step down so” “more people of color, gays” and “other people” “can have power.” And thereby “change the problem” of whites running the show.

So who is “in a position where you have to say who is going to step down so someone else can have power?” Why, Lloyd is.

Lloyd now sits astride the FCC, which regulates and oversees a very finite world indeed. That being the radio dial, and the limited number of broadcast licenses that can be issued.

As Lloyd has said repeatedly if not exhaustively in writing, he thinks too few white people hold too many of this finite resource. And he has designed (in his 2006 book Prologue to a Farce [3]) and co-authored (the 2007 Center for American Progress report “The Structural Imbalance of Political Talk Radio”) a fee, fine and regulatory nightmare to effect a reduction in the number of the licenses they hold so that they may be redistributed to “more people of color, gays” and “other people.”

This is how Lloyd wishes to “change the problem.” This is his definition of “media diversity.”


On the tape, Lloyd has an additional gem:

“The conversation about how we communicate with each other despite being aware of the clear impressions that I know that I make in rooms that I walk into, when people hear my voice, is a challenge. How much do I express the . . . I think really pretty obvious complaints of black Americans in rooms full of whites . . . .”

“There are few things I think more frightening in the American mind than dark skinned black men. Here I am. ”

We told you he was myopically fixated on race.

I can think of a great number of things far more frightening than dark skinned black men. Government censorship–imposed by anyone of any color–leaps to this American mind.

The more we learn of Lloyd and his views, the more clear it becomes he has no business holding any gig at the FCC. He should forthwith join Communist “Truther” Van Jones as an ex-Administration official.

[Ed. Note: Audio link of Mark Lloyd’s statements can be found in the original article.]