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Criminal Background Checks: That’s Racist!

February 28th, 2014 - 11:52 am

But the federal mobilization against criminal background checks for employers is another example of an out-of-touch Washington trying to fundamentally transform the nation.  As Civil Rights Commission member Peter Kirsanow noted, “The Guidance will have other costs too. For small companies that have the resources to hire attorneys, figuring out how to comply with the Guidance will cost several thousand dollars – money that could have been used to hire a new employee.”

Yes, but that’s part of the plan: Make things so complicated for small businesses run by owners with common sense that they simply capitulate to the race radicals. Better to hire the felon than to hire the lawyers to find a way not to hire the felon. Who needs boycotts, lawsuits and investigations?

Civil Rights Commission member Gail Heriot notes that the EEOC policy is probably unconstitutional. “Because the criminal background check policy is based on a disparate impact liability, it violates the U.S. Constitution – at least in the form it is administered today,” she writes.

The Constitution, we know by now, is no barrier to bold action in the progressive age of Obama.  The Constitution is an object of scorn among the most toxic advocates of the new wave of racialist policies such as banning criminal background checks.

Notice how the racialists have targeted American businesses. They are easy prey.  The whole Alinskyite model is built around attacking business.  The race radicals know that if they shout race, most businesses capitulate instantly.  Once they are done capitulating, they usually donate cash to their oppressors, just like Pepsi, Anheuser-Busch, GM and FedEx do.

Folks like Al Sharpton know that corporate America has no stomach for a fight with the race crusade. So watch more American institutions fall.

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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.
33 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?
33 weeks ago
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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.
33 weeks ago
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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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31 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.
33 weeks ago
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Those who still think this is due to stupidity, are stupid.

33 weeks ago
33 weeks ago Link To Comment
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.
33 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.
33 weeks ago
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there is no way all 57 states will buy into this.
33 weeks ago
33 weeks ago Link To Comment
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.
33 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.
33 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.
33 weeks ago
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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.
33 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
33 weeks ago
33 weeks ago Link To Comment
If criminal background checks are racist, how come the federal government requires that they be conducted before you can sell someone a gun?
33 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.

33 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...
33 weeks ago
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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.
33 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.
33 weeks ago
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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.
33 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".
33 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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