This is just one more Exhibit in the case to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the current “movement” exploiting the death of George Floyd is not concerned with seeking equality of opportunity or eliminating “systemic racism.” Instead, it seeks to install a system that favors races it cares about over others. You have to admit, the evidence is damning. If this were a trial, I’d request a directed verdict.
From the S.F. Gate:
Mayor London Breed Announces Launch of Pilot Program to Provide Basic Income to Black and Pacific Islander Women During Pregnancy …
Mayor London N. Breed, in partnership with Expecting Justice, today announced the launch of the Abundant Birth Project, a pilot program that provides targeted basic income to women during pregnancy and after giving birth. The pilot will provide an unconditional monthly income supplement of $1,000 to approximately 150 Black and Pacific Islander women in San Francisco for the duration of their pregnancy and for the first six months of their baby’s life, with a goal of eventually providing a supplement for up to two years post-pregnancy. Expecting Justice, a collective impact initiative led by Dr. Zea Malawa at the San Francisco Department of Public Health and supported by the Hellman Foundation and the UCSF California Preterm Birth Initiative, will study the resulting health impacts of the pilot program, which is the first of its kind in the United States….
The program is racially discriminatory on its face, and Breed, Dr. Zea Malawa, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, the Hellman Foundation and the UCSF are either civically ignorant, racists, dumb, hoping to get away with something they know is illegal, or some combination of two or more of these. So are other funders mentioned in the mayor’s press release:Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Genentech, the Kellogg Foundation, San Francisco Health Plan, Tipping Point, Economic Security Project, Walter and Elise Haas, San Francisco Foundation, and the Friedman Family Foundation.
The program cannot withstand the inevitable legal challenge. Eugene Volokh, a Constitutional law specialist, explains,
[A] partly public funding program limited to people of particular races or ethnic groups generally violates the Equal Protection Clause (see, e.g., City of Richmond v. J.A. Croson Co. (1989); Podberesky v. Kirwan (4th Cir. 1994)). And that is true even when it is an attempt to remedy racial disparities (such as the higher premature birth rate, maternal death rate, or infant death rate, cited by the S.F. Mayor’s office press release). If the government wants to provide benefits for poor mothers, or mothers who have other traits that directly put them at risk (e.g., certain health conditions), it can do so. But it can’t use race as a proxy for special risk or special need.
And, may I add, with all respect to the professor, “Duh.” If any highschooler graduates who couldn’t reach the same conclusion in an instant, that diploma is worthless.
The stunning arrogance of these people is off the charts. Could there be a more vivid example of how the mantra “Black Lives Matter” is code for “and white lives don’t”?