White House Proposes Official NEW RACE: 'Middle East/North African'
The new race initiative is advancing amid additional propaganda about Muslim victimhood. Khalid Beydoun, a law professor at the University of Detroit, struck an appropriate victimhood pose when he explained that the new race:
… just aids and facilitates the state’s ability to know where these communities are in a very specific fashion.
As if the point of the new race was to persecute Muslims and other Middle Easterners. Digging even deeper, Beydoun added:
My inclination is to think that individuals who might identify might not check the box for fear of retribution -- especially if Trump wins.
Nonetheless, Beydoun acknowledged:
In the grand scheme of things, it’s really a progressive stride forward. But in the broader landscape, it’s taking place in the context of greater animus against Arab Americans, and really, Islamophobia.
In reality, this new designation would be the impetus for Muslims in the U.S. to receive a basket full of perks.
MENA would allow an incoming Hillary Clinton administration, among other things, to enforce “the Voting Rights Act … drawing congressional and state legislative district boundaries” – i.e., to gerrymander districts to exaggerate Muslim voting power.
MENA would establish “federal affirmative action plans … evaluating claims of employment discrimination in employment in the private sector” -- i.e., expand Obama administration efforts to establish special preferences and accommodations for Muslims in the workplace.
MENA would help “minority-owned small businesses get federal grants and loans” -- i.e., make sure that Muslim-owned businesses get a healthier slice of the federal taxpayer pie.
Those special privileges, and a bolstering of the spurious charge of “racism” leveled against those who oppose jihad terror and Sharia supremacism, are what this new MENA race is all about.
Obama came into office by playing identity politics, and he is leaving office in exactly the same way.