Today’s Morning Warm-Up included this item as its final note:
Ethics Alarms will certainly feature more on this development, but for now I’ll just welcome the decision, sure to be attacked as “white supremacy,” by the Justice Department’s civil rights division to begin investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants. Affirmative action has always been a euphemism for “race-based discrimination in favor of the right race,” and while it can be argued that it was a necessary evil in the wake of Jim Crow, it is still a hypocritical and unconstitutional policy. I hope the Justice Department includes discrimination against Asian-American students in its crackdown as well.
Well what do you know?
DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores put out a statement today clarifying what the New York Times went out of its way to distort, saying,
“Press reports regarding the personnel posting in the Civil Rights Division have been inaccurate. The posting sought volunteers to investigate one administrative complaint filed by a coalition of 64 Asian-American associations in May 2015 that the prior Administration left unresolved. The complaint alleges racial discrimination against Asian Americans in a university’s admissions policy and practices.”
This was the 2015 complaint by Asian-Americans claiming they were victimized by quotas at Ivy League schools that was discussed in the Ethics Alarms post I linked to this morning.
“This Department of Justice has not received or issued any directive, memorandum, initiative, or policy related to university admissions in general. The Department of Justice is committed to protecting all Americans from all forms of illegal race-based discrimination.”
So contrary to the Times misleading spin, it was not a Justice Department effort to crack down on college discrimination against whites only. The actual initiative involved anti-Asian-American discrimination, which the Obama administration showed little interest in addressing. The Times fake news worked, though: it drew more hate toward the Trump administration…as I predicted. Of course, any non-idiot who has been awake since November could have predicted that.
The Philadelphia Inquirer published an article claiming, “What do blacks have to lose under Trump? College, apparently.” Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond put out a statement saying,
“Instead of standing up for himself to a president who called him ‘very weak’ and ‘beleaguered,’ Attorney General Sessions has chosen to pick on minority students who are in pursuit of a college education, opportunity and the American Dream.”
“The resistance” is getting transparent and sloppy. Make that more transparent and sloppy.
Pointer and Source: Daily Caller