The Obama Administration may be about to engage in unconstitutional social engineering via lawsuit? Not a shocker, right?
President Obama intends to close “persistent gaps” between whites and minorities in everything from credit scores and homeownership to test scores and graduation rates.
His remedy — short of new affirmative-action legislation — is to sue financial companies, schools and employers based on “disparate impact” complaints — a stealthy way to achieve racial preferences, opposed 2 to 1 by Americans.
Under this broad interpretation of civil-rights law, virtually any organization can be held liable for race bias if it maintains a policy that negatively impacts one racial group more than another — even if it has no racist motive and applies the policy evenly across all groups.
The first place the Obama Administration should start with this policy is in one of the most racially discriminatory professions in America: professional basketball player. Roughly 78% of America’s population is white; yet 78% of the NBA is black. Obviously, white people are being discriminated against because of their skin color, right? Otherwise, the NBA would be 78% white. That’s the rationale that’s going into these other discrimination suits, isn’t it? So, why should the NBA get a pass?