Skip to comments.Obama To Unleash Racial-Preferences Juggernaut
Posted on 11/11/2012 6:06:26 PM PST by Altura Ct.
...President Obama intends to close "persistent gaps" between whites and minorities in everything from credit scores and homeownership to test scores and graduation rates.
His remedy short of new affirmative-action legislation is to sue financial companies, schools and employers based on "disparate impact" complaints a stealthy way to achieve racial preferences, opposed 2 to 1 by Americans.
Under this broad interpretation of civil-rights law, virtually any organization can be held liable for race bias if it maintains a policy that negatively impacts one racial group more than another even if it has no racist motive and applies the policy evenly across all groups.
This means that even race-neutral rules for mortgage underwriting and consumer credit scoring potentially can be deemed racist if prosecutors can produce statistics showing they tend to result in adverse outcomes for blacks or Latinos.
Already, Attorney General Eric Holder has used the club of disparate-impact lawsuits to beat almost $500 million in loan set-asides and other claims out of the nation's largest banks.
In addition to the financial settlements which include millions in funding for affordable-housing activists Bank of America, Wells Fargo and SunTrust have all agreed to adopt more minority-friendly lending policies...
...Those who reject minority applicants for credit cards or charge them higher loan rates had better be prepared to prove to Cordray's diversity cops they aren't racist. Many have already decided it's safer to give black and Latino applicants preferential treatment, which of course is racism of another kind.
Other targets of the administration's "racial justice" juggernaut include: standardized academic testing, professional licensing examinations, employee background checks, voter ID requirements, student disciplinary codes, prison sentencing guidelines.
The goal is to equalize outcomes based on race without regard for performance or merit.
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Liberals are stuck on retarded.
I already thought all things were equal in the loan application process. I think he means giving them preferential treatment; you know...the very thing that got us into the current economic mess we’re in. I guess the dummies just can’t acknowledge the truth; that there are groups of people that share many of the same traits; like failing to pay their bills, lying on loan applications, mishandling priorities as in having fun first (partying or shopping) and taking care of bills later...
Everyone needs to get their kids out of school now. Closing the test score gap, in schools, means harassing the white, achieving students until they leave or fail.
Heads up. I have just recently seen this in action. Just take yourself out of the government school system.
>> The goal is to equalize outcomes based on race without regard for performance or merit.
Ergo, Obama’s second term.
It is time to dispense with the archaic system used by professional sports that allows them to select players based upon ability to such an extent that it allows terribly out of balance racial makeup of teams.
All pro teams should be required to have 12% AA players. No more, no less. The same goes for the Olympics. This inequity must end NOW!
Sports are racist!!
Yes, that’s what they used the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data to do back in the 80’s and 90’s - to find disparate impacts of mortgage rules. The DOJ back then used findings to stop bank branch expansions and mergers. Banks then loosened up lending practices and stuffed Community Reinvestment Act folders with tons of paperwork to show compliance. It marked the end of risk controls in mortgage lending.
I bumped into an old friend who is parttime professional in the medical field, and a fulltime teacher in DC. What he said about the quality of the black students (who are the uber-majority in most DC public schools), saddened me to no end.
He said that he couldn’t teach these kids. Besides lacking learning skills, they have a welfare, govt-is-going-to-give-me-everything if they are pregnant, unemployed, on drugs, mentality.
They expect the government to take care of them so that they don’t have to work.
Another friend, who taught in DC for several years, said the same thing. He was a big advocate of teacher-student collaboration on learning, but he said that with their backgrounds (no learning reenforcement at home (some exceptions), drugs, single parent homes/working mothers who don’t have time for helping with homework, the gang-mentality of neighborhood youth, lack of decent role models in the family, neighborhood or DC government, etc), they don’t stand a chance of succeeding as a group. Individuals will, but most won’t unless there is a total makeover of the educational system and the leftist thinking that guides it now.
What a damned shame. Black kids are being kept in another form of “educational slavery”, as well as helmed in by drugs, disfunctional families, led by crooked politicians, and operating under marxist ideological strategies (Bill Ayers as one of those marxist leaders in education).
Many of the Hispanics are beginning to mimic the Blacks re this welfare/entitlement mentality, which helps to explain why Obama got so many votes from both blocs.
I don’t have many answers but my friends, who are abandoning the teaching field do. It is nothing less than a total makeover of our entire educational system, with an emphasis on the fundamentals of learning re core curriculum, making the students learn how to read, write, and speak properly, and instill the “work ethic” as something to be looked up to and lived by (despite razzing from their friends).
Unless these changes occur some, Obama and his marxists will be able to maintain an addicting plantation mentality on many groups in America, thus preventing them from ever rising above a mediocre, dependent, and/or criminal existence.
Well, I guess the confederates won the civil war, and they had the blacks help too, I wish I were in the Watchmen’s universe!
And Republican voters can expect Boehner to declare whatever Obama does is “the law of the Land.”
FYI: In case you want to segregate a list of links, I keyworded as many thread/articles I see where Obama Adm is quick out of the gate before anybody notices and can squeal.
I planned to do so for the next couple of weeks, but given that we are moving into holiday season, and few will be paying attention, I suspect this will continue til the end of the year.
Gee, I wonder if this will be used against the NBA, NFL, BET Network, Steve Harvey, New Black Panthers, etc...all these groups seem to lack “diversity”...and white folks should try these type of lawsuits. /not so sarc here
Everything with minorities in this country seems to be nothing but “race”....and all white folks are “racist”
Minorities aren't alone in this practice -- some whites make the same mistakes.
The difference is that minorities will no longer be penalized for them. But the whites who persist in this kind of activity are now well and truly SOL.
The way to fight this is for EVERYONE to claim to be African-American.
Overwhelm the system.
Next time you fill out a form asking for your race, check the box next to African-American.
This would work....totally
And, any American who is of Dutch, German, French, British, Portuguese, Spanish, or Italian ancestry, has probably some relatives/ancestors who emigrated to Africa over the years. I would not be surprised that I have distant German relatives in Namibia (former German colony). I may even throw in a mention I may be a Baster (Namibian of mixed German-African descent)
Cant wait to try this.
There’s nothing I’d like to see more than one of those Affirmative Action Surgeons given the honor of doing heart surgery on Pres. BO.
I honestly believe "that they believe", everything for them should be Free since
Obama won the election. I can't explain the attitude Blacks have been showing lately.
This will only get worse if the checks stop coming or get reduced.
Buying stock in DNA testing companies,
signed the Swedish, German, Dutch, Joooooo( only 14,000,000 world wide so I’ll get me a shyster and make a killin!)
...or Native American. After all it worked for Liz Warren the new "Cherokee" sen from Massachusetts. She makes Ward Churchill look like Chief Sitting Bull.
Everything is free for them. Check this out. (The Right Skills Now) http://www.pmpa.org/careers/right-skills-now
They will get all their schooling paid for, and they will be high achievers, because they have had the gap closed- and then business world will be forced to give them a job and security.