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Criminal Background Checks: That’s Racist!

February 28th, 2014 - 11:52 am

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Stop underestimating the crackpot ideas the race-left will cook up.  The latest in-fashion example of America’s structural racism is the criminal background check.

The complaint goes like this. Racists who are looking for ways to engage in employment discrimination against blacks can use criminal background checks in hiring. Since blacks have been convicted of crimes in greater percentages than their population generally, using a background check is a stealth way to discriminate against blacks.

Stop laughing.

Consider how many nutty ideas you laughed at decades ago which are now the status quo. While you were busy laughing, they were busy making their nutty ideas policy, and this latest nutty idea has the full weight of the civil rights industry behind it.  The nutty idea is so well matured that the United States Commission on Civil Rights just issued a 346 page report on the topic. (Link here, but beware, the report is so large it may take weeks to download in some rural areas.)

So you think it’s nutty that criminal background checks are racist? Tell that to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which also issued policy guidance in 2012. The guidance is a classic federal government shakedown. It has no force of law.  It exceeds the authority of the EEOC.  It is confusing and unclear.  But that doesn’t matter.  It does what it is designed to do — conduct a racial shakedown of American businesses and protect lawbreakers at the expense of the law abiding, a common theme in the age of Obama.

The guidance is intended to scare employers into adopting a fringe policy of the civil rights industry.

Don’t take my word for it. Listen to EEOC Commissioner Victoria Lipnic address the Chamber of Commerce: “One bright-line policy you should not adopt is having a no-felons policy. If you have that policy, that’s going to be a problem if you’re subject to an EEOC investigation.”

Guess what, Victoria? I have a no-felons policy. I won’t hire a felon, ever. I can’t trust them. So sue me.

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The Race Card is the most rapid-fire, all purpose, over used and abused, ad hominem and vapid weapon of smear, mass deception, diversion and greed ever conceived by man. It is a weapon under which the most wild eyed and feeble minds are severely crouched and can be played with the greatest of ease by even the most reason and integrity challenged, and in fact, was designed especially for use by them. It is void of justice. It is void of liberty. It needs no footing in rationality. It resembles a witch hunt and is, in plain and clear fact, similar to a lynching. At times it is the last refuge of hate filled and money and power hungry scoundrels and at other times the first as they attempt to mass murder intellect, justice and freedom of speech. It has no expiration date. It doesn’t even appear to have a half life. There are those who theorize that it may continue to exist indefinitely in some form even after time itself has come to an end.
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If criminal background checks are racist, how come the federal government requires that they be conducted before you can sell someone a gun?
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You have to wonder how Obama would feel about replacing his Secret Service detail - and the details protecting his family - with contractors who hadn't been subjected to background checks.
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Get over it people. There are felons among us everywhere. They have jobs, families, raise children, go to church. night school, vote, just like everyone else. Just because someone has a felony conviction does not mean they are a lifelong habitual criminal.
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27 weeks ago
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Plaintiffs' personal injury lawyers will love this . A business hires a known felon or unknowingly hires a felon because they company can't do a criminal background check which would be racist. The felon commits a crime against a co-worker or customer. Victim sues the company for negligently hiring someone with a felony conviction. Company gets whacked for huge damage award. Another unintended consequence of gov't stupidity.
29 weeks ago
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Those who still think this is due to stupidity, are stupid.

29 weeks ago
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Okay, I'll go with the EEOC on this one, my company will not have a no felons policy. If you have been convicted of a BS made-up felony by a politicized government agency staffed with hard core leftist Obamacrats I will ignore the conviction and offer you the job.

...and maybe a signing bonus.
29 weeks ago
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Honestly, the race-card's overused anyhow. Not to mention, wouldn't the claim that background checks are somehow racist end up implying at all minorities are criminals? Wouldn't that be racist? Thankfully, black preachers are calling for Holder's impeachment, but still, they really should have called him out years ago.
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there is no way all 57 states will buy into this.
29 weeks ago
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The Race Card is the most rapid-fire, all purpose, over used and abused, ad hominem and vapid weapon of smear, mass deception, diversion and greed ever conceived by man. It is a weapon under which the most wild eyed and feeble minds are severely crouched and can be played with the greatest of ease by even the most reason and integrity challenged, and in fact, was designed especially for use by them. It is void of justice. It is void of liberty. It needs no footing in rationality. It resembles a witch hunt and is, in plain and clear fact, similar to a lynching. At times it is the last refuge of hate filled and money and power hungry scoundrels and at other times the first as they attempt to mass murder intellect, justice and freedom of speech. It has no expiration date. It doesn’t even appear to have a half life. There are those who theorize that it may continue to exist indefinitely in some form even after time itself has come to an end.
29 weeks ago
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If you really want to bring hiring to a halt in this country then this would be a way to do it.
29 weeks ago
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But remember to the Obama crowd these things are features not bugs. He has already "challenged" the private sector to hire more workers. When they fail to do that because of his idiotic policies and rulings like this one, he will use that to convince "the people" that the government needs to nationalize more industries as it is doing with health care. We might as well go straight to full-on socialism - do not pass Go, do not collect $200.
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This one goes along with EEOC's ruling/guidance that trucking/transportation companies couldn't use DUI issues (including any that occur on the job) as a reason to reassign or terminate drivers.

All of it sounds good but the problem lies at the other end of the equation. If an employer isn't allowed to perform a background check and the employee harms a co-worker or customer, then the employer is liable. And that's a whole lot more expensive to resolve.

Then there's the story that happened in a small Texas town when they hired a consultant to find out why they were having so much trouble recruiting new employers. Amazingly, the consultant told the City Council the truth. The main barrier was employers couldn't find enough job applicants who could pass the criminal background and drug tests.
29 weeks ago
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It's a Mad House! A Mad House! - Charlton Heston in The Planet of the Apes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFCM6TZgTMI
29 weeks ago
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If criminal background checks are racist, how come the federal government requires that they be conducted before you can sell someone a gun?
29 weeks ago
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I'm just waiting for some lawyer in a courtroom to shove that argument right up the EEOCs... something.

29 weeks ago
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They don't always...if you are a convicted felon and a member of a Mexican Drug gang the "Justice" Department will be happy to provide you with a gun...
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That's especially laughable when you consider that the origin of many gun laws started over concerns about armed black men demonstrating in the street.
29 weeks ago
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Gridley, look through the windshield where they are going, not in the rearview where we used to be. One thing at a time. Federal government background checks? Patience. We'll get there.
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No Chris, you missed the point. If it's not racist to recognize that a Felon is possibly dangerous with a gun, Then it's not racist to recognize they possibly can be dangerous in a position of employer trust.

And we are already there for your information.
29 weeks ago
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Federal government background checks for one and all ... ... except for Obama ... ... and members of CAIR ... ... and members of La Raza ... ... and for those "Navigators".
29 weeks ago
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Oh, they hate it when you do that.....
I also think that if voter id is a poll tax and barrier to exercising a constitutional right then requiring valid id, criminal background checks and collecting taxes on their purchase is an even bigger barrier to exercising constitutional rights.
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