What has variously been called a “letter” and a “memo” from the Obama/Holder Justice Department was released (PDF) last week in effect ordering public schools, in the name of the law, to permit black and Hispanic students to break rules and even laws with impunity, while punishing white and Asian students for the same violations and crimes.
[The first page of the DOJ memo comes with this “Notice Of Language Assistance” although the people it’s addressed to are supposed to be American educational bureaucrats]
The giveaway: references to “racial disparities in student discipline” and to “disparate impact”:
The administration of student discipline can result in unlawful discrimination based on race…if a policy is neutral on its face— meaning that the policy itself does not mention race—and is administered in an evenhanded manner but has a disparate impact, i.e., a disproportionate and unjustified effect on students of a particular race.
Emphasis added. “Disparate impact” is an anti-scientific phrase which institutionalizes the dogma that there are no racial differences in behavior. It has been enshrined in rogue court decisions by racial socialist judges.
The Obama/ Holder letter cites fraudulent “scholarship” that asserts that black students do not misbehave or commit crimes any more than do students of any other group. Such racial socialist propaganda disguised as scholarship used to appear every few years, but now appears more frequently.
Obama/ Holder have finally attracted some conservative opposition (Experts slam DOJ letter telling schools to implement race-based punishments, by Robby Soave, Daily Caller, January 10, 2014). But their move is only the latest in what a appears to be a step-by-step White House campaign in support of black school thugs and what VDARE.com’s Alan Wall has properly called White House “racial totalitarianism.”
Thus on July 26, 2012, Obama signed an executive order “White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.” I wrote at the time that Obama was “Granting Black Students Carte Blanche to Engage in School Violence and Disruption.”
Obama explicitly wrote that school disciplinary action had to be equalized across the races. He also mission-crept the federal role, as he did again last week:
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, to restore the country to its role as the global leader in education, to strengthen the Nation by improving educational outcomes for African Americans of all ages, and to help ensure that all African Americans receive an education that properly prepares them for college, productive careers, and satisfying lives, it is hereby ordered as follows: [“White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans” by Barack Obama, WhiteHouse.gov, July 26, 2012.]
In fact, however, the U.S. Constitution vests no authority in the President regarding education. Beyond that, it is obviously a violation of the principle of equal protection for the federal government to provide programs to help only blacks, as opposed to members of all racial and ethnic groups.
The Obama/Holder campaign has borne fruit. For example, New York City has imposed policies to advantage black school miscreants. In New York, suspensions were thereby reduced by one-third in a year’s time. [Annual Report of the Citywide Council on High Schools, 2012-2013, PDF]
But, ironically, the most startling fruit of the Obama/Holder campaign is the death of Trayvon Martin—blown up into a hoax perpetrated by the Main Stream Media/ Democrat complex to set the stage for Obama’s re-election.
Miami-Dade School Police had caught the young thug and thief Martin vandalizing lockers. A search of his bag then turned up stolen jewelry and a screwdriver, which the officer described as a “burglary tool.”
Proper police procedure would have been to arrest Martin on suspicion of burglary, and turn over the evidence to prosecutors. But instead, the officer, “Darryl Dunn, falsified police records and referred criminal behavior to school discipline.” That was in order to help achieve Miami police Chief Charles Hurley’s objective of “crime reduction.” [Trayvon and The Miami-Dade School Police Department – Redacted FOIA Newly Released – Former Police Chief Charles Hurley by Sundance, The Last Refuge, June 27, 2013. Note that a blog, not the MSM, uncovered this scandal].
But had Trayvon Martin been prosecuted, he would likely not have been staying at his father’s girlfriend’s home the night he attempted to murder George Zimmerman. He might well still be alive today.
This police corruption predates Obama/ Holder, going back at least to the early 1990s, creating the fictional national “crime reduction” that I have repeatedly exposed (here, here, and here).
In contradiction to Obama/ Holder, as I showed in The State of White America-2007, black school violence against white students is in fact rampant, and has made many schools education-free zones.
Moreover, historian Raymond Wolters showed in The Burden of Brown and other works that black school violence is as old as school integration. He reports that, back in the 1950s, the NAACP insisted that black students could and would assimilate to white norms while segregationists argued that, due to habit and temperament, blacks would never meet white standards. And sure enough, as soon as schools began to integrate, black students refused to follow the rules. They routinely cursed, disrupted classes, engaged in heretofore unseen violence and vandalism, and routinely sexually molested white girls. The NAACP’s response: to scream “Racism!”
As NAACP chief counsel Thurgood Marshall, by then a Supreme Court justice, would brag to his white colleague, William O. Douglas 20 years later: “Now it’s our turn.”
Brown had never been about fairness. It had always been about the racial conquest.
Today, with Obama and Holder, it’s the same story.
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.