Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Racism Redefined in the Business Market: Nobody’s Going to Win This One

The last few days, I have to admit, I’ve been at a loss for words.

Politically speaking right now, I don’t know what to say or what to do other than email Speaker of the House John Boehner, begging him not to cave against Obama, and contemplate moving to Texas, a state that’s generated well over $25,000 signatures on a petition asking to peacefully secede from the United States of America.

Similarly, I have little commentary to give concerning the latest spate of racism and regulations reportedly set to come from the White House. At this point, I’m just reporting for the sake of reporting. If anybody has any idea what we can do about it, I’m all ears.

Investors.com writes:

“If your organization has a policy or practice that doesn't benefit minorities equally, watch out: The Obama administration could sue you for racial discrimination under a dubious legal theory that many argue is unconstitutional.

“President Obama intends to close ‘persistent gaps’ between whites and minorities in everything from credit scores and homeownership to test scores and graduation rates.

“His remedy — short of new affirmative-action legislation — is to sue financial companies, schools and employers based on ‘disparate impact’ complaints — a stealthy way to achieve racial preferences, opposed 2 to 1 by Americans.

“Under this broad interpretation of civil-rights law, virtually any organization can be held liable for race bias if it maintains a policy that negatively impacts one racial group more than another — even if it has no racist motive and applies the policy evenly across all groups.”

In other words, just about anything can be deemed racist and just about anyone can be sued for racism.

Just as long as they’re white, anyway. Because blacks can’t be racist.

The result of such restrictions is going to simply discourage both businesses and minorities, not to mention the nation as a whole.

When people are so heavily encouraged to act like victims, chances are they’re not going to strive for anything else. And when businesses are mandated to ensure the success of customers who feel no sense of personal responsibility?

Well that’s just further ingredients for disaster.

At the risk of sounding like one of those nutso doomsday preppers, disaster is exactly where we’re heading… bar some serious miracle.

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