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Just over a year ago, I wrote about the dangers of the seemingly harmless shift in language from “equality” to “equality” on the left. Instead of pursuing Pastor Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideal of judging people by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin, the Biden administration committed itself to another path.
Equity’s worldview, as I see it, begins with the claim that the white majority is guilty of bigotry and oppression, and that all different outcomes between groups are solely the result of this bigotry and oppression. Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
SENIOR ADVISORS IN THE WHITE HOUSE TALKED ABOUT SYSTEMIC RACISM, GENDER IDENTITY DURING THE EVENT BEFORE K-TO-12
So what has the Biden administration done to achieve its goal of redistribution, driven by race-based victim narratives that demonize entire groups, also called “equality,” since I last wrote on the subject?
First and foremost was the appointment of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown-Jackson. From the beginning, the administration said it would appoint a colored woman. Full stop. Not the best person for the job, not the most qualified person for the job; the only qualification in their minds was based on race and gender.
That does not mean that Justice Jackson was not qualified for the position, but it does follow a pattern of treating groups of people differently based solely on race, as long as it serves their agenda. This is what we used to call racism, and those who are not blinded by identity politics still recognize it as such. Take, for example, the many members of the liberal media who stressed that Judge Jackson would be: “First Black Supreme Court Justice”, only to undercut and in many cases completely ignore the exploits of Thurgood Marshalls and Clarence Thomas.
This race-based employment initiative is not just a qualification to be appointed to the highest court in the country. No, the Biden administration has taken the misunderstood idea and applied it to almost all of their staff decisions. Executive Order 14035 is filled with mandates for all executive agencies and departments that require all recruitment; employment; background check; promotion … performance evaluations … professional development programs; mentoring programs … internship, scholarship and apprenticeship programs … pay and compensation policies; benefits … disciplinary or negative actions, all based on justice. Your background and skin color now determine your job performance, not how hard you work or how well you perform. Can you imagine if this was implemented in any other profession?
Another striking passage from this ordinance reads as follows: “implement workplace policies to prevent gender-based violence (including domestic violence, stalking and sexual violence); and reasonable adaptations for employees who are members of religious minorities.”
There is nothing innately scary about that executive order, but the administration’s implementation proves that it was not designed to be enforced as written. The administration’s COVID vaccine requirement for federal workers did not include “reasonable adjustments” for those with a religious exemption. That decision was subsequently rejected by the Supreme Court with it as a partial basis. This is a perfect illustration of the fact that equity is being used as a tool to implement the agenda.
The Biden administration has not just stopped hiring, they continue to openly integrate racial redistribution into many aspects of federal policy. Take, for example, the Directive in Executive Order 13985, “each agency must assess whether and to what extent its programs and policies maintain systemic barriers to opportunities and benefits for people of color and other underserved groups.”
The administration was once again sued because of its equity-based COVID relief distribution policies, which only grant aid to farmers and restaurant owners if they are identified as “socially disadvantaged”, as set out in the Biden administration’s guidelines in the aforementioned executive orders. , is defined as “black / african american, american indian, native latin american / latino from alaska, asian or pacific islander”.
These policies are in direct conflict with positive action, a Supreme Court ruling that ruled that no person can be excluded from a university place based on their race. Refusing restaurant owners and farmers support solely based on their race is clearly contrary to this precedent and the basis of the court’s injunction on this policy. Distribution of public services and burdens based on the accident of race or gender is guaranteed to provoke anger among the disadvantaged group.
These policies have had a huge and immediate effect on the population. A man recently walked into a subway in New York City and opened fire on innocent passengers. The man, Frank James, has posted several videos on social media condemning America as a racist nation and that sensible violence is the only way to do black Americans justice. In February, BLM activist and member of black militia movements like the “Lion of Judah Armed Forces” Quintez Brown attempted to assassinate a candidate for mayor of Louisville. Brown had expressed similar racist sentiments and a need for action prior to the attack.
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No wonder there is an increase in violent black nationalists in this country, the mainstream media preaches oppression that only seeks to pull the divide in society forward. Policies like justice only reinforce this narrative and inspire people to hate America and its values of hard work and equality instead of embracing them.
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We as a society do not have to adopt these divisive ideas. It is up to us, the American people, to choose the path of love and reconciliation rather than retaliation.
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