You must not be one of holder's people then. I used to work for subsidized housing in a small city. The dirty little secret is that certain "ethnicities" are rubber stamped through on these various programs due the fact that bureaucrats don't want any "trouble" from community organizers. Obama's sons and daughters usually have a MUCH more streamlined process.
I actually experienced this with my own two children; one happens to be bi-racial. His application was NEVER EVER audited for reduced price school lunch. At the time I had two jobs, no child support and was the divorced mom of two. (I was married to both of my children's fathers and both children came at least nine months after marriage).
My daughter, who is white, had her application CONSISTENTLY audited each semester. Same financial information on both apps. I asked the school why this was and they acted as though they had been caught red handed. I was even told that my son could get happily bussed to any one of the better city magnet schools, but my daughter had to walk 2 miles through the worst neighborhoods to the worst schools due to the "racial balance" (inbalance).
They even had a little map with symbols for the various races of children and where they could go. Needless to say I threatened to show this to the media and they backed down, allowing both of my children to ride the same bus to the magnet school.
“The dirty little secret is that certain “ethnicities” are rubber stamped through on these various programs due the fact that bureaucrats don’t want any “trouble” from community organizers.”
No lie: a friend of mine decided to test that hypothesis in CT. He told his wife not to pay the electric bill for three months. Then, just as they were about to shut off the electricity, he went online and applied for aid. The first time, he used his name and actual race (white). He was denied. The second time, he used his wife’s name and marked her “african american.” She was approved for assistance.
They went down to the office to pick up a check (or complete the process - I can’t remember which), and the case worker balked at giving them payment.
She said, “Your form says your black. You’re not black.”
He said, “No, I’m sorry. We must have made a mistake filling out the online form. Should it matter?”
She left them for a loooong time, during which they saw her talking to multiple supervisors. She finally came back and gave them payment.
That is a TRUE STORY. This guy is a close friend who just visited my house less than a week ago, not some distant acquaintance.