Criminal Background Checks: That's Racist!
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.