Skip to comments.DOJ Says Schools Unfairly Punish Minorities
Posted on 01/13/2014 8:53:58 AM PST by John Semmens
Attorney General Eric Holder slammed schools disciplinary standards that result in a disproportionate number of minorities being penalized. These school administrators may feel that theyre being fair because the same rules apply to all students. But Im saying this kind of simplistic notion is not good enough.
Holder suggested that differences in the subcultures of students from different racial, social, and economic backgrounds must be considered. Minorities who have been subjected to generations of oppression have a right to strike back against this oppression. An action that might justifiably be regarded as unwarranted if committed by a member of the privileged class of our society should be recognized as warranted rebellion against their oppressors if committed by a member of a minority.
The attorney general also cautioned that there might be some spillover effect when rage against white oppression does collateral damage against other minorities. A student vandalizing a school, bullying a classmate or stabbing a teacher shouldnt face some knee-jerk reaction from school administrators. There needs to be a balanced consideration for all the factors that might have influenced the behavior.
Ideally, the ratio of persons punished by the schools should roughly reflect the ratios of each racial, ethnic, income and gender group within the school population, Holder concluded. Some will lampoon this as a quota system. But I call it affirmative disciplinary action.
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You know what tips me off on these “satire traps”?
When I see the quotes from leftists being “too honest”.
“Fair” is the most subjective word in the englis language. Is it unfair that there are more men in prison than women?
I’ve been burned more than once by John. I’ve learned to check the source carefully. ;-)
He openly spoke the words WHITE OPPRESSION!
there might be some spillover effect when rage against white oppression ...”
isnt it time to make THIS front page news?
True. It is written as satire but it is most likely what they really think.
Maybe they get this attitude after watching Roots saga on OneTV channel.
Just proof that we need less victim movies.
Let’s just move back to segregation and let the minorities trash their own education and schools.
Either school administrators need to start ignoring misbehavior by minorities, or they need to weigh white misbehaviors relative to that of minorities - for example, and white caught outside during class without a hall pass should face the same punishment as a black punching another student unconscious behind the gym.
At core is the beginning of race-based discipline. Institutionalizing the bigotry of low expectations.
Nice one John, but I don’t doubt for a second that Holder in reality probably thinks exactly the way you described him in this satire.