September 3, 2010

Why Do Folks Think Obama Is Racist?

Hatched by Dafydd

Perhaps because, using the Left's own definition, he is.

If the liberal definition of racism includes pursuing policies that have a disparate racial impact, especially against members of a federally protected minority group (such as Hispanics), then Barack H. Obama and his administration are busted; because the policy of non-enforcement and non-feasance they pursue anent illegal immigration in, e.g., Arizona clearly has its worst impact on the law-abiding immigrants from south of the border and on Americans of Hispanic origin.

The connection isn't that obscure: Criminologists have known for more than a century that criminals tend to commit the great majority of their crimes intra-racially -- within their own race. White criminals primarly target white victims, blacks target blacks, and Hispanics target Hispanics. (There is some crossover, but intra-racially is the way to bet it.)

And the Obamunists pursue such anti-law-enforcement policies with a vengeance that borders on the vicious:

Thursday's lawsuit is the latest action in a slew against Arizona by the federal government.

In 2009, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security stripped Arpaio's office of its special powers to enforce federal immigration laws, and in May, the Obama administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent Arizona from enforcing its employer sanctions law.

In July, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit to overturn portions of Arizona's strict new immigration law that would require police officers to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are in the country illegally. A federal judge put that provision and most of the law on hold.

And via a column by the Washington Examiner's Byron York, we discover another U.S. Justice Department attack on Arizona's policy of prosecuting and deporting illegal aliens:

In addition to the drive to kill the new law, Attorney General Eric Holder is also suing the Maricopa Community College system in Phoenix, alleging it broke the law by requiring a job seeker to provide a green card before being hired.

Policies that inhibit the arrest and prosecution of illegal immigrants in a state that borders Mexico (especially those who are already being arrested for some other crime) have the effect of empowering Mexican drug gangs and other Latin-American criminals coming up from Mexico to spread their corruption and terror in this country... with Hispanics as their principal victims.

What have Obama and Holder done?

  • The U.S. Justice Department sued to prevent Arizona from checking the immigration status of suspects already being arrested for other crimes, even when probable cause existed to suspect they were here illegally.
  • It sued to prevent Arizona from enforcing a policy of holding employers accountable for hiring illegals.
  • The Justice Department is criminally investigating Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, the self-proclaimed (but generally acknowledged) "toughest sheriff in America," via a federal grand jury in Phoenix.
  • And now, the Justice Department has filed a lawsuit to force Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office (MCSO) to "cooperate" in a separate investigation by handing over a staggering number of documents -- in a vaguely defined fishing expedition, hoping to find some evidence of racial discrimination.

Everybody in Phosphoria has been talking about the lawsuit against Arpaio and the MCSO, excoriating the Justice Department for the message it sends and the policy of "non-enforcement" it tries to enforce. I have yet to see a substantive defense of the lawsuit.

But what I find more appalling is the real-world death and destruction it wreaks among the very people Justice purports to "protect" by interdicting the law. When a policy causes so much more damage to Hispanics than whites or blacks, any sincere liberal civil-rights advocate would denounce it as racist.

So why the shock when ordinary Americans, steeped in the strange brew of American racial preferences and governmental prejudices, correctly apply the disparate-impact racism test to the One -- and conclude Obama and his administration are, in fact, racist? The Left especially should denounce him by its own definition... that is, if it were honest.

'Nuff said.

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, September 3, 2010, at the time of 10:16 PM

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The following hissed in response by: mdgiles

The purpose of the DOJ is to use the illegals and drug gangs to spread havoc in the Hispanic community. To make it difficult, if not impossible for Hispanics to better themselves and leave the barrio. To reduce them to the status of a subject population. If you consider what could possibly be the object of innumerable policies that seem to have such a terrible impact on the Hispanic community, what else could it be? It's the same reasoning behind why black Congressman - some of the longest serving in Congress - never seem to be able to bring jobs or any other kind of "pork" to their communities. They don't want their constituents to better themselves.

The above hissed in response by: mdgiles [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 4, 2010 12:02 PM

The following hissed in response by: LTCTed

Many of my acquaintance justify disparaging comments about complexions and national origins by saying, "I am one, so I can say it" Hence the use of "n----r" by dark complected persons with genes orignating in Africa. Yes, I am avoiding the word "race" as useless.

I knew a mixed-gene man who maintained that, since some of his genes came from groups designated as "oppressed", his disparaging comments about light-complected persons with genes from Europe couldn't, by definition be "racist". He held that only comments directed toward a minority group were "racist". :: shrug :: How does it go, "O tempore! O mores!"?

[Word redacted. -- the Mgt.]

The above hissed in response by: LTCTed [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 5, 2010 8:34 AM

The following hissed in response by: LarryD

Add in the spiking of the New Black Panther voter intimidation case and related, and we have a pretty complete list of grounds for impeachment of AG Holder and his staff.

Not the very first priority for the next Congress, but high on the list of Things to Do.

The above hissed in response by: LarryD [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 7, 2010 8:40 AM

The following hissed in response by: stan brown

The policy of racial preferences in college applications clearly discriminates against Asians. Favoring the black children of doctors and lawyers over poor Asian children with much better grades and test scores is abhorent for more reasons than racism.

The above hissed in response by: stan brown [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 13, 2010 5:41 PM

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