Posted by Brian
If anyone has any question of why the government taking over one-seventh of the US economy is a bad idea, just witness what having the government meddling in schools has done to the education system. It has turned it from one of the best educational systems in the world, to a putrid petri dish of social experimentation. The three R's have taken a back seat to a curriculum of LGBT studies, feminism, race, and social justice. History is being rewritten by liberals to ignore or downplay America's achievements and denigrate our founders, while promoting their Marxist and socialist icons, like murderers Che Gueverra and Fidel Castro, as a great freedom fighters.
Now we have the federal government, in the form of a letter from the Department of Justice no less(!), telling schools they have to place quota's on punishment! Not the Department of Education (which should be abolished at the earliest possible time, in my opinion), but the DOJ!
The letter states, in part:
“Schools also violate Federal law when they evenhandedly implement facially neutral policies and practices that, although not adopted with the intent to discriminate, nonetheless have an unjustified effect of discriminating against students on the basis of race.
Examples of policies that can raise disparate impact concerns include policies that impose mandatory suspension, expulsion, or citation (e.g., ticketing or other fines or summonses) upon any student who commits a specified offense — such as being tardy to class, being in possession of a cellular phone, being found insubordinate, acting out, or not wearing the proper school uniform.”
Excuse me? So schools are now to keep a tally sheet of how many white students, how many black students, hispanics, etc., get in trouble for being tardy, and if too many members of one race are punished for their tardiness, even though they were tardy more often, they can be in violation of a FEDERAL LAW! I have a sneaking suspicion though, that if it were white students on the heavy end of the numbers, that the DOJ Civil Right Division isn't going to be jumping all over the violation. After all, as we have been repeatedly told by the likes of Al Sharpton, whites can't be discriminated against, and blacks are incapable of being racist. Unless, of course, they're conservative blacks, and then they're Uncle Tom's, and thus are white in the eyes of Al Sharpton and the left, anyway.
There is no doubt, in my mind at least, that Barack Obama has a serious chip on his shoulder regarding the races, and his policies, Cabinet appointments, and his words have made that very clear. But this may be the most in-your-face thing the Obama Administration has done regarding race. Even though it's Eric Holder's DOJ, don't think for a moment he's unilaterally doing this without input from Obama. If you believe that, you're very naive.
Obama is not interested in just "leveling the playing field". He didn't come this far for that. He intends, if he can, to right every perceived wrong he believes has happened, through reparations, quota's, policies and statute.
This is only the beginning.
Experts slam DOJ letter telling schools to implement race-based punishments