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January 8, 2014 - 9:39 am
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Today the Drudge Report covers the Justice Department’s racialist attack on school discipline policies. The DOJ policy is based on the idea that school discipline policies are racially discriminatory because black students comprise a greater percentage of students disciplined than their percentage in the general population. Call it exceeding the bad behavior quota.

That this four-year-old federal policy exists wasn’t news. I covered it in my 2011 book InjusticeWhat is newsworthy is how these radical racialist education policies will outlast the Obama administration, and Republicans are ill-equipped to reverse it even if they win the White House.

As I wrote in Injustice:

The DOJ’s reasoning goes like this: if minorities face school discipline at rates greater than their overall percentage in the population, then the school is engaging in racial discrimination. As Civil Rights chief Tom Perez explained, “Black boys account for 9 percent of the nation’s student population, but comprise 24 percent of students suspended out of school and 30 percent of students expelled.” This preposterous racial bean-counting is an affront to the very concept of individual responsibility.

In January 2011, Perez announced that the DOJ would use a “disparate impact” analysis on school discipline cases to determine whether discipline policies were racially discriminatory. Thus, if blacks were disciplined in higher percentages than their share of the population, the DOJ would bring a lawsuit to stop the discipline policy. The new policy was on display at a DOJ conference on September 27 and 28, 2010, entitled “Civil Rights and School Discipline: Addressing Disparities to Ensure Educational Opportunity.” Attorney General Holder addressed the gathering and sought to “better understand the causes, and most effectively remedy the consequences, of disparities in student discipline.” Perez then complained that minority “students are being handed Draconian punishments for things like school uniform violations, schoolyard fights and subjective violations, such as disrespect and insubordination.”

Some might argue American schools have already allowed far too much disrespect and insubordination among students. That Tom Perez gives quarter for these acts illustrates the cultural demographic he and his fellow Obama political appointees seek to protect—the disrespectful and insubordinate.

We’ve come to expect this sort of policy from Eric Holder of protecting the lawless and misbehaving. The New Black Panther voter intimidation case dismissal was mere prologue.

Republicans in Congress have shown minimal skill in stopping these radical racialist programs.  Instead of defunding the components of the DOJ that perpetrate these lawless policies, they continue to vote for spending resolutions and budgets that fuel them.

And even if the GOP takes control of the Justice Department in 2017, it will take an Attorney General willing to roll up his or her sleeves and clean out the mess inside the Civil Rights Division that is fueling these nutty and lawless policies.  Only a few GOP figures understand the scope of the problem and have the courage to correct it.  Among them are people like Representatives Louie Gohmert or Trey Gowdy, Senators Jeff Sessions or John Cornyn.

Here are three reasons why even these four would struggle in 2017 to reverse this lawless nuttiness:

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Hate to say it, but anything that gets rid of "Zero Tolerance" policies is fine with me.

They should actually be called "Zero Intelligence" policies as they do far more harm than good, and I say this from personal experience with one of my own kids who was attacked by a black kid as part of a premeditated assault he had no idea was coming.

If you want to address the reason why blacks are disproportionately represented in the prison population as well as the disciplinary statistics in school, then address things like the video I saw on TV this morning where parents were coaching their diaper wearing toddler in how to talk a like a gangsta and thought it was a great thing!

As long as the black community accepts, tolerates, and even encourages such stupidity then it's not unreasonable to expect that when THAT sub-culture encounters other sub-cultures (white, asian, etc.) where such behavior is not acceptable, that there will be huge issues.
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I would suggest that any Black on Black crime be ignored. That way, the statistic would be more in line. What could be better?
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I'm more or less with you, right up until you mentioned that Holder's targeting "zero tolerance" policies. Perhaps he intends that they be enforced less against black kids--we had one black youngster out here in California get in trouble for having a picture of himself holding a gun on his cell phone--but maybe some of the sillier instances of the zero tolerance policies could be avoided. I'm tired of reading about the kid who chewed his pasty into the shape of a gun, or the girl who had a gun that shot bubbles, or the miniature gun, whatever.

On the other hand, they might just use this new ruling to let thugs continue to be thugs...
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And crime is already on the docket to be fixed until people who break the law are brought into a racial pie-chart that looks good. What about women? They don't go to prison much. Better adjust convictions until prisons are only 50% male because men are being over prosecuted.

Political correctness will most certainly destroy this country, and the immigration demo guarantees it will not be reversed, since anti-oppression narratives are guided by bigots and put in place by well-meaning goofballs at the DOJ who are in fact a suicide cult.

Even when this country is 20% white they'll be shaking that white scarecrow at everything. In only a single generation the Dem Party has gone from a relatively noble enterprise to the greatest single purveyor of institutional hate-speech and racism in America. And what was the seminal moment? Well, it was Obama. Indeed he did promise change and that is exactly what we have. To me it seems like a spasm of mass autism.
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You mean a GOP President would have to enforce it, unlike a dem who could just ignore anything they don't like?
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