Take your time and read these three short paragraphs. Especially focus on the wording and message in the third paragraph.
Education experts blasted a recent Department of Justice directive, which they say seems to advocate a racial quota system for punishing school kids for such transgressions as being late or chewing gum in class.
The memo, jointly released by the departments of Justice and Education on Wednesday, urges public schools to ditch so-called “zero tolerance” policies the feds claim disproportionately affect minority students. The letter, which was sent to all public schools, said even well-intentioned policies are discriminatory if they end up being applied in greater proportion to minority children.
“Schools … 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,” read the letter. “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.”
1. Schools have been put on notice that the DOJ may pursue charges against schools that fairly, neutrally, even handed – all the same plane – practice of punishing disobedience, not following the school’s rules. Gee – what happens with punting accountability to when they are of age to go to college or military or the workforce? Really!!
2. The implication of Holder’s comments are that minorities are the most disobedient. If a white person said that or implied that he or she would be on the screen of every liberal news show, tabloid, blog and paper as a racist. Where is Sharpton, Jackson and the racist hacks now? Why isn’t CNN and HLN running 24 hours on the racist remarks of the DOJ. Oh, I know why – Holder is not white. We all know (wink, wink) only white people can be racist.