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Obama, Race and Affirmative Action: Why the Second Term Will Be Worse (Part I)

ladisney Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 2:43 PM
I'm waiting for the government lawsuit againt the NBA and the NFL. Their racial makeup is completely out of proportion to the population at large.
Doug5049 Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 10:53 PM
Yes; there isn't a single Vietnamese offensive lineman in the NFL, nor is there a Vietnamese NBA center. This is an outrage!

The accelerated transformation of the American economy and polity into a mandatory racially-based spoils system was a defining trait of President Barack Obama’s first term in office. Though perhaps understated, it is set to become an even more defining trait of his second.

Obama, by various accounts, wants to be more aggressive about suing banks, employers, schools and other institutions whose practices, however unintentionally, adversely affect “disadvantaged” (read: nonwhite) populations. This is the doctrine of “disparate impact.” Attorney General Eric Holder already has used it to extract hundreds of millions of dollars in coerced settlements from Wells Fargo and other...