A typical example is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s lawfare on the trucking company YRC. Between 2009 and 2012, Obama’s EEOC shook down the long-ailing YRC Inc. no fewer than three times.
The EEOC simply presumed the white-owned firm’s guilt and attempted to destroy the company by initiating separate lawsuits and shakedown schemes against both the corporate headquarters and individual work sites. More importantly, even though the company repeatedly settled in order to avoid endless litigation, the EEOC kept inventing new charges. As is always the case with gangsters, no payoff was ever enough.
During the EEOC’s first attack in 2009, YRC was blackmailed into “voluntarily” paying indeterminate sums for minority outreach and additional affirmative action trucking and dockworker jobs for blacks, women, and Hispanics. Needless to say, just like every other large, white-owned firm, YRC was already wasting millions of dollars on affirmative action. At no point did the government even assert that the company had done anything wrong.
The investigation was concluded without a finding that YRC violated Title VII. [Of the Civil Rights Act.] 3-12-09 [Trucking Company YRC And EEOC Reach Agreement Addressing Diversity Efforts In Trucking Industry, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Press Release, March 12, 2009.]This was just the beginning. Eight months later to the day, the EEOC again attacked YRC for allegedly tolerating racism.
According to the EEOC’s complaint, since at least 2004, black employees at the Chicago Ridge facility were subjected to hangman’s nooses, racist graffiti and racist comments…. [and] YRC subjected black employees to harsher discipline and scrutiny than their white counterparts, and gave more difficult and time-consuming work assignments to black employees than white employees. According to the EEOC… black employees made numerous complaints about discriminatory working conditions over the years, but YRC failed to take effective action to correct the problems… [N.S.: How do you “correct” unproven complaints?]In March 2009, the EEOC had ignored pending lawsuits, misleading the firm into believing that paying the extortion would allow them to be left alone. Less than a year later, the EEOC had filed suit.
The lawsuit is the third [!] of three lawsuits brought by EEOC challenging alleged race discrimination at Roadway, Yellow, or YRC. Since 2006, the EEOC has been pursuing litigation against YRC, Inc as the result of [alleged!] discriminatory treatment of black employees at YRC’s (formerly Roadway Express’s) facilities in Chicago Heights … and Elk Grove Village, Ill... [EEOC Sues YRC, Inc. / Yellow Transportation For Widespread Race Discrimination At Chicago Ridge, Press Release, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, November 12, 2009.]
Nor was there much of a case against YRC. How do we even know that the “nooses,” etc. were displayed by whites, if at all? A long history of race hoaxes, especially involving nooses, give grounds for suspicion. And how is the company at fault if a worker violates company policy, by displaying a noose?
Nonetheless, the firm surrendered, paying $10 million, assorted other multi-million-dollar punishments, and submitting to a consent decree. [$10 Million Consent Decree Ends Racial Harassment Case Against YRC/Roadway Express, Press Release, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, September 15, 2010.]
But this was wasn’t the end. Only twenty-two months later, the feds extorted yet another $11 million out of YRC, forced hires of diversity “consultants,” and yet another consent decree. [The EEOC Secures Approval Of $11 Million Consent Decree In Its Largest Settlement Of 2012 by Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Workplace Class Action Blog, July 9th, 2012.]
As I write this, the firm is facing possible bankruptcy.
However, lest Obama take all the blame, the first shakedown of YRC was initiated by the EEOC under the administration of George W. Bush. The root cause is not who sits in the Oval Office, but the institution of the EEOC itself—a permanent fixture of the Minority Occupation Government. Like the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Education, and Department of Labor’s civil rights divisions, the EEOC is a politicized, organized crime agency full of racist lawyers, whereby the distinction between “career” lawyers and political appointees is meaningless.
The EEOC’s war on YRC is just the beginning. In 2012, 49 states extorted $26 billion out of JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Ally Financial (formerly GMAC), Wells Fargo and Bank of America, purportedly in response to lenders not properly doing their paper work on foreclosures. However, the scheme’s supporters admitted that it was revenge for what they asserted was “predatory lending” that had earlier cheated black and Hispanic borrowers by forcing them to take on subprime home loans, which the borrowers then defaulted on. The scheme was called the “National Mortgage Settlement,” and the federal government, including HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, assisted in implementing the shakedown.
The settlement, say supporters, will compensate homeowners for prior predatory lending practices, reform the banking industry and give the economy a boost. But the context of the case suggests an ulterior motive: socializing the housing market. [States, Obama Shake Down Banks in $25 Billion Mortgage Settlement by Carl Horowitz, National Legal and Policy Center, February 20, 2012.]Of course, the truth is that the banks were being punished for obeying a previous scheme of racial extortion. The “predatory lending” to black and Hispanic credit risks was heavily pushed by President George W. Bush. Not surprisingly, millions of minority borrowers defaulted on their mortgages, triggering the Minority Mortgage Meltdown.
However, lest the masses draw the wrong conclusion, the Obama administration and the media invented the racial reality, creating the new conventional wisdom that defaults were caused by (white) “predatory lenders.” And since one must never learn from mistakes caused by the ideology of “diversity,” we are now poised for MMM II.
Not content with this, the Obama Administration even created another agency to shake down white-owned businesses, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Eric Holder’s Department of Justice has extorted millions more out of lenders, most recently a $98 million hit on Ally (formerly GMAC), for allegedly racist lending practices, for which DOJ and CFPB provided no evidence. [Holder Shakes Down 'Racist' Banks For Nearly $1 Bil, Investor's Business Daily, January 15, 2014.]
This is like something out of the new South Africa. What previous presidents of both parties variously tolerated or encouraged, Barack Obama accelerated. YRC and the Great American Bank Robberies are but two examples of the racial socialist destruction of the American economy. It can be argued that President Obama is just following the “Dreams From [His] Father,” as his Kenyan sire envisioned taxing white and Asian business and property owners (who then owned virtually all private property in Kenya) up to 100 percent of their revenues. [Problems Facing Our Socialism (PDF) by Barak H. Obama, East Africa Journal, July 1965.]
However, the all-American “intellectual” foundation for racial socialism is “disparate impact theory.” The Big Lie of Disparate Impact Theory is that the different races will perform equally in the economy and in society, absent discrimination. When the reality proves different, the only explanation permitted is white “racism.” Thus, the more money the government steals from white-owned firms, the more they claim they are healing the economy.
Nicholas Stix [email him] is a New York City-based journalist and researcher, much of whose work focuses on the nexus of race, crime, and education. He spent much of the 1990s teaching college in New York and New Jersey. His work has appeared in Chronicles, The New York Post, Weekly Standard, Daily News, New York Newsday, American Renaissance, Academic Questions, Ideas on Liberty and many other publications. Stix was the project director and principal author of the NPI report, The State of White America-2007. He blogs at Nicholas Stix, Uncensored.