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

Pat1859 Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 12:52 PM
It's interesting that Obama has never said 'I got where I am by studying hard, working hard and improving myself and so can you! The road to wealth in any amount is by education, hard work, planning and improving yourself. My being black had nothing to do with it, and all of you are just as capable as anyone else. Go to school and demand an education, work hard and use all your capabilities and you will be just as successful as anyone of any color.' He could have been a great leader of his people, but he chose instead to follow an easier line and lead them down. It's a shame that he is a shadow of what he might have been to his people.

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...