Fighting racism with antiracism discrimination


New York Post

During this unfortunate and never-ending pandemic, liberal politicians and elected officials who are mostly White have taken to podiums across the country to discuss the needs and rights of “people of color.” They hold news conferences where they announce legal measures to address racial inequality and systemic discrimination. In no other city has this pandering to Black voters been more evident than my beloved New York City.  Every few days I hear about laws, decrees, and measures directed only and solely to people of color, or “brown people.” Who are these people? The unflappable Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on March 23, 2021, the formation of the Racial Justice Commission . According to the Mayor, who sees himself as Blacker than Black, :

“The Racial Justice Commission has the power to put forth permanent, transformative ideas for our government and our city. This moment demands nothing less.” 

What does Mayor de Blasio hope the commission will accomplish?

Ibram X Kendi is a well-known Black author who has written extensively on racism in America. He is an Andrew W. Mellon Professor at Boston University and the Director of the school’s Center for Antiracist Research. His academic credentials along with is scholarly writings are impressive. I have read some of his works and find How to be an Antiracist. thought provoking. In this book, Kendi argues that racial injustice and its historic effects on Black Americans can only be remedied by discriminating against some other group (Whites) to “level the playing field.” Is this not the liberal agenda that many progressive politicians are trying to enact? Didn’t Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ban discrimination on the basis of race and color? see Facts About Race/Color Discrimination | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (eeoc.gov) . Judicial decisions at every level of jurisdiction have struck down laws that discriminate along these lines.

Presidential Biden, the quintessential liberal, championed the passage of the incredibly complex and lengthy American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The bill reached his desk only after being passed using the Budget Reconciliation Process. What most American’s do not realize is that the law is full of provisions that discriminate against one group in favor of another group based solely race or skin color. The Democrats simply ignored long standing American legal precedent to enact progressive legislation that would resonate with…Black Americans?

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit struck down the provision of the American Rescue Plan Act that gave preferential treatment to applicants seeking SBA loans based solely race. In the case of Antonio Vitolo; Jake’s Bar and Grill, LLC v. Isabella Casillas Guzman, Administrator of the Small Business Administration ,  Nos.: 21-5527/5528, Judge Thapar summed up the case’s legal issue: 

This cases is about whether the government can allocate limited coronavirus relief funds based on the race and sex of the applicants. We hold that it cannot

directly from written decision

Basically, the plaintiff, Vitolo, was a merchant whose business had suffered losses due to the pandemic. Because of the way the law was written and the SBA’s applicable rules, Vitolo was denied equal access to funding solely because he was White. Yes, as incredible as it seems to be, White liberals, are merrily discriminating against White Americans in the name of racial justice. Is there anyone that doubts this conclusion? 

Judge Thapar said the government’s stated goal of remedying past discrimination against minority business owners was too general to qualify. The government, he said, had not cited specific instances of intentional discrimination, and statistical disparities “don’t cut it.”

I suggest that you read  the actually court decision to better understand why a majority of the judges were so upset with the government’s legal arguments for antidiscrimination remedies. 

 

 

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