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Obama Promotes Racism

From American Thinker
August 13, 2013   |   By Eileen F. Toplansky
 
A distinct pattern of racial bias can be seen in three recent actions that have President Obama’s blessings. The first was the Executive Order of July 26, 2012 wherein Barack Hussein Obama “establishes a government panel to promote ‘a positive school climate that does not rely on methods that result in disparate use of disciplinary tools.’” [Emphasis mine]

In his Executive Order, Obama states that “[o]ver a third of African American students do not graduate from high school on time with a regular high school diploma… An even greater number of African American males do not graduate with a regular high school diploma, and African American males also experience disparate rates of incarceration.

One of his solutions to the disturbing trends cited above is to “decreas[e] the disproportionate number of referrals of African American children from general education to special education” He also urges “reducing racial isolation and resegregation of elementary and secondary schools to promote understanding and tolerance among all Americans [.]” Finally, the Executive Order emphasizes the need to encourage “agencies to incorporate best practices into appropriate discretionary programs where permitted by law;”


How does one define “discretionary programs?” Dozens of alphabet soup programs have already been authorized by the government to assist minority students, i.e., EEOC, PASS, Passport, STEM, PRIME, SUPERB, MESA, HPPI.

In essence, Obama now backs race-based school discipline policies. Heather MacDonald in her Summer 2012 piece entitled “Undisciplined” wonders whether “black students are suspended more often because they misbehave more?” Furthermore, if white students are suspended more often than Asian students, does this indicate racism against white students?

The second relevant race conscious action concerns Racial Impact Statements that are being implemented in a number of states. Concerned with the racial breakdown of prison populations, the impetus for these Racial Impact Statements is to reduce unwarranted sentencing disparities among races. Thus, in April 2013, Oregon moved closer to “creating Racial Impact Statements for criminal justice and child welfare related bills” in order to better analyze and address racial disparity in their state.

Marc Mauer, executive director of The Sentencing Project in Washington, D.C. has written that ” [o]ne of every nine black males between the ages of 20 and 34 is incarcerated in prison or jail, and one of every three black males born today can expect to do time in state or federal prison if current trends continue.” He maintains that “we need policies and practices that can work effectively to promote public safety. At the same time, it also behooves us to find ways to reduce the disproportionate rate of incarceration for people of color. These are not competing goals.”

In his study entitled “Racial Impact Statements as a Means of Reducing Unwarranted Sentencing Disparities” Mauer cites the 1986 Anti-Drug Abuse Act which indicated that “more than 80 percent of the prosecutions for crack (as opposed to powder cocaine) offenses have been of African Americans [.]” Consequently, “established mandatory prison terms of five years for possession or sale of …five grams of crack cocaine… resulted in a disproportionate number of African Americans being convicted.” By the way, it was the Congressional Black Caucus who supported the more aggressive anti-crack law at the time.

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