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In 2008, then presidential candidate Obama ran on a platform of bringing Americans together and excising racist and unfair practices. His administration has done nothing but fuel even more divisions along racial, socio-economic, religious and ideological lines.
On July 26, Obama signed an executive order that establishes government oversight of public school disciplinary actions that sets a new bar for racist practices.
From the Daily Caller:
President Barack Obama is backing a controversial campaign by progressives to regulate schools’ disciplinary actions so that members of major racial and ethnic groups are penalized at equal rates, regardless of individuals’ behavior.
His July 26 executive order established a government panel to promote “a positive school climate that does not rely on methods that result in disparate use of disciplinary tools.”…
“What this means is that whites and Asians will get suspended for things that blacks don’t get suspended for,” because school officials will try to level punishments despite groups’ different infraction rates, predicted Hans Bader, a counsel at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Bader is a former official in the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, and has sued and represented school districts and colleges in civil-rights cases.
“It is too bad that the president has chosen to set up a new bureaucracy with a focus on one particular racial group, to the exclusion of all others,” said Roger Clegg, the president of the Center for Equal Opportunity.
The student handbook for our local school district very clearly states the disciplinary actions for every type of infraction, from absenteeism to possession of weapons. The ethnicity of students is not and should never be factor.
But if school officials wish to operate within Obama’s new standards, race must be a factor.
Does this mean if a school suspends three Black students for fighting they must ensure that three other students—White, Hispanic, Asian–are also suspended even if the infractions are not serious enough to warrant it? Or does it mean that Black students will just get a break and not be disciplined when they do break the rules?
What is this new executive order teaching our children? Who does it help?
Certainly not our children, no matter what ethnic group they belong to.
The only person this racist executive order could possibly help is President Obama on November 6 as he is once again, using and abusing Black support to try and win re-election.
I pray everyone sees through the charade.
PS. Parents, be vigilant this school year.