Constitution? What Constitution? A “White Lives Don’t Matter” Program In San Francisco

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”?

31 thoughts on “Constitution? What Constitution? A “White Lives Don’t Matter” Program In San Francisco

  1. What will be the excuse when they are inevitably petitioned to extend the basic income after the child is born and has reached the six month benchmark?

    Once you start giving them free money, it’s hard for them to stop receiving it. This is just a litmus test to see how well basic income works with one specific group of people so they can justify expanding it to most people.

    • Then the court, stacked with liberal judges, will find that not extending it would result in harm and will extend it. Meantime, taxes will go up and the middle class will keep shrinking.

  2. Jack said:
    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”?

    To be sure, I have always thought of it that way. In all honesty, Black Lives Matter (the meme, not the organization) started out as the idea that black lives don’t matter enough to white people. But they couldn’t stop there. Instead, it has predictably metastasized into a political movement to place blacks ahead of all other races in terms of opportunity and government redistribution on the basis the served as slaves for mostly white people in America 150 years ago. And since capitalism will not support this type of wealth redistribution, they must force America to adopt a system that is corrupt enough to do so. Hence the organization “Black Lives Matter” was formed.

    Most white Americans have always known that the concept of “reparations” would never go away. It was always going to be elevated to a measurement of morality, and what BLM and their race-guilted enablers are doing are taking the concept as far as their imaginations can get them — i.e. trying to sell as mainstream the idea that:

    – all whites are racist;
    – theft is a form of just “reparations” if it’s black-on-white theft;
    – white-owned property is fair game for taking because its value is insured;
    – white people must surrender their rights in the service of “allyship” to blacks in order not to be racist;
    – racism is the only evil that matters, and eclipses all others;
    – black people cannot ever be racist. All other races can;
    – black people must always be favored over whites and other races in hiring, admission to college, and other endeavors of a competitive nature;
    – I’m sure there’s more, but you get the idea.

    I expect there to be more as the Left gains power, and I can envision a demand that white people make annual payments of money or property directly to blacks for the rest of their lives. The instant case is what is sure to be the first of many attempts to do that, albeit imperfect because black people in San Francisco pay taxes that go to this … redistribution… as well as whites.

    Also, forget about the whole “people of color” thing — that’s become code for black people, and Native Americans, Hispanics, and other non-whites are only provisionally allowed claim that status (unless they are a “white Hispanic” like George Zimmerman) or included as a convenient demonstration of diversity as is the case here. Asians really need not apply unless they are members of some other “victim” group like (properly Leftist) women, non-cisgendered, non-heterosexual, or as in this case, a very small sub-minority.

    If you think this arrogance is stunning, just wait till they get more power.

    • The founders of the Black Lives Matter Foundation—Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi—are the originators of the phrase “Black Lives Matter” and the social media hashtag. They never had any intention of stopping at “black lives don’t matter enough to white people.” They were radical activists when they started the movement in 2013, and the movement—broad and decentralized as it is—has largely picked up their radicalism, as intended.

      • That has been my opinion since the beginning, Kyjo. The first time I looked up their agenda – (the first time I heard their slogan and found out there was an organization in back of it) – they had two items on the list of, I think, ten. One, that disappeared entirely, had something to do with everyone not under the black umbrella making public apologies, and the other has been reversed! The latter was a hate message for homosexuals which essentially targeted black gay men, now replaced by an embracing invitation to LGBT members-of-color. Hypocrisy, arrant prejudice, arrogance and now outright violence.

      • That has been my opinion since the beginning, Kyjo. The first time I looked up their agenda – (the first time I heard their slogan and found out there was an organization in back of it) – they had two items on the list of, I think, ten. One, that has since disappeared entirely, had something to do with everyone not under the black umbrella making public apologies, and the other has been reversed! The latter was a hate message for homosexuals which essentially targeted black gay men, now replaced by an embracing invitation to LGBT members-of-color. Hypocrisy, arrant prejudice, arrogance and now outright violence.

        The current mayor, Breed, was groomed for the job by Willie Brown, a mover and shaker whom the New York Times called “one of the country’s most powerful state legislators”, a charismatic lawyer elected to the California State Assembly, ruling there for four terms, eventually “retiring” as Speaker. He virtually walked into the job of mayor of San Francisco to whip the city into his desired shape tand took many young aspiring politicians of color under his wing. He also cultivated the deep-pocketed real estate developers, most of whom held on to their property for about 20 years backing Brown’s and his friend’s projects until the time was ripe to jam high rise buildings in every available now immensely expensive space, whether the building codes were followed or not. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Tower_(San_Francisco).

        He also “cleaned up” the old Fillmore, getting rid of the least productive of people of his own color by systematically destroying their housing. Instead of new housing, the mayor gifted the city with a new ballpark.

        Coming from an area that continued in the doldrums, bemoaning the loss of their once thriving, truly “diverse” community, London Breed, backed quietly by the (white) developers, and seeming to have no political background or clout other than a short term on the Board of Supervisor, stepped confidently into the major’s seat when Mayor Ed Lee (the first Chinese mayor and wrapped in scandal) died in office. (San Francisco voters are prone to masochism.) She continued to do as she was told. Which was mostly nothing. Lots of promises, ideas, tryouts, lies and pretense of being a (sort of) black woman raised from poverty to power by dint of terribly hard work, no education, and nice white friends whom she would, of course, use to help all the poor minorities to rise. A match made in . . . never mind.

        Mayor Breed hooked up with BLM at the start and did everything she could to stop the police from doing their job. The vandalism began right away, of businesses that were considered racist by hearsay alone. The BLM grafitti was smeared from one end of the city to the other, public or private property made no difference. “Kill the police” stickers went on to any available surface and you could see where one had been ripped off … and a replacement stuck on almost immediately. And it was the rare business that didn’t carry some call to “Defund” the police. When the SF Transit refused to provide buses to carry police to the sites of protesters-fast-turning-rioters, she said nothing and did nothing. The mobs now appear at least twice a week. The terrorizing of several targeted neighborhoods in SF (notably the Mission, which may be fast de-friending the Spanish-speaking population, SF”s third largest community: ole!) is increasing.

        This plan for this deliberately chosen group to have special services and money for six months is London Breed’s version of building a ballpark. It will please as many progressives and Democrats as once liked the idea of having a warmer site for our baseball team. They are easily pleased. Whoever tries to stop the project will be roundly vilifiedl

  3. Remember, California just repealed their amendment barring racial discrimination in public employment, contracting, and education. This may be the first instance of them using their new ‘right’ to discriminate. In the 9th circuit, there is no 2nd Amendment and the 1st is heavily curtailed. I see no reason why the 9th Circuit wouldn’t likewise rule that California has a need to discriminate based on race and Constitutional rights must give way to the needs of California. I have no doubt that they can show much more convincing evidence that they NEED to discriminate to make up for past injustice than they could to prove that they need to keep magazines at 10 rounds or under.

      • They have won most of their lawsuits on infringements of Constitutional rights for some time. I don’t see why this is any different. The government can deny you the ability to worship in the 9th circuit. In how many circuits can they strip you of Constitutional rights and property without any ability to defend them? The second amendment says that the right of the people to keep and bear arms may not be infringed, but in Hawaii (9th circuit), only the police and licensed armed security guards may take their guns outside their homes while loaded. What makes the 14th Amendment special when the 1st, 2nd, 5th aren’t?

        Also the 14th Amendment states “But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age,* and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.” However, 13 or 14 states are awarding their electors to whoever gets the popular vote and they still have representatives in the House.

    • In fairness, the 9th Circuit ain’t what it once was. Of the 29 active judges in the Circuit, ten were nominated by Trump; seven by Obama; three by Bush the Younger and nine by Clinton. If judges follow the politics of the President who nominated them, D-party oriented judges on the Circuit remain in the majority, but only by three. There’s significantly better balance today.

  4. 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.

    The present *anti-White movement* has origins that predate the George Floyd incident. All that is happening now was seen and described by numerous people back in the 1970s. The people who saw it, and were concerned about it, were then (and still now) labeled as ‘right-wing lunatics’. And yet they saw themselves as patriots and described those who aided and abetted the sell-outs as ‘traitors’.

    It is rather odd I must admit, as someone who researches this old material, to see that everything that they were concerned about has now come to fruition in such a way that it is not possible any longer to deny.

    And now one wants to turn the ship around? It is going to be harder than one thinks . . .

    But the *realization* that what is happening is really happening, and that its implications are the destruction or the erasure of Whites and *whiteness* has yet to become fully internalized. And yet only when it is fully internalized and understood will it be possible to resist it, or reverse it.

    • “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” – Matthew 11:15
      It is curiously obvious to me that the left has cast aside it’s own insidious efforts to displace Western civilization and has moved to a more overt strategy to achieve its goals.
      Their current efforts would seem to put the lie to their prior assertions “diversity is strength,” “Coexist,” “Diversity creates dimension in the world,” “Diversity Is Inspiring,” “Diversity is the power that brings happiness,” “Love is the key to diversity,” “Our true nationality is mankind,” “The more variety, the better society,” and “The peoples of the earth are one family,” among many other fantasies.
      If we are to take them at their word, then they have decided to drop the pretense that human beings are not innately tribal by nature and can only maintain stability by ensuring that any prospective new members of the tribe from “outside” are being assimilated before full membership is recognized.
      America has long been doing the reverse of this through a weak and porous immigration and naturalization process. Concurrent failures of the public educational system to teach history, civics and American government further ensure that people will grow up ignorant about our republic and its values, traditions and institutions.

  5. Brilliant! Another government program incenting young women to have children without requiring the fathers to contribute to the welfare of the children (or the young women mothers). If you want evidence of white people infantilizing people of color, here it is.

  6. “Instead, it seeks to install a system that favors races it cares about over others.”

    This should really say:

    “Instead, it seeks to install a system that favors races it can use as mascots over others.”

    These people don’t really care about blacks and pacific islanders because if they did, white moms with mixed race babies would count. Also you have to get into the whole question of how black/islander one is to qualify. Do they have to submit a DNA test to prove they’re not pulling a Rachel Dolezal? Unless the criteria is simply “identifying” as such. Perhaps then everyone can just say they “identify” as a black pregnant woman, and boom, those who want it, get free cash.

    I suspect this is more about pushing UBI and controlling people. Doing it via race is just a first and rather convient step towards their goal.

  7. What do you expect? The US is a horrible place. Why not give special treatment to Blacks? After all, they were slaves for 150 years more that 150 years ago. Additionally, Pacific Islanders should be compensated, too, because we (well not really “we” but someone before us) took their islandic paradise from them and turned into a tourist mecca, and forced native islanders to play small guitars while wearing stupid flowery shirts (which oddly now are used by some stupid racists for reasons that completely escape me), and who deserve to restored to their former islandic paradise. Even the Obamas would agree with that. Hell, Barack is half Black, half White, and some fraction Hawaiian. Case in point: Former Twice First Lady* Michelle Obama** said this in her podcast, describing an incident where two black police officers didn’t believe that her brother (who was ten years old at the time) was riding his own nice new yellow bike:

    “But when you leave the safety of your home and go out into the street, where being Black is a crime in and of itself, we have all had to learn how to operate outside of our homes with a level of caution and fear, because you never know.”

    She is a truly nasty individual.

    jvb

    *Ed. Note. Let’s take that honorific in turn, shall we? Sure. Here we go:

    1. “Former” means “coming before in time” and “of, relating to, or occurring in the past.”
    2. “Twice” means “on two occasions” and “two times, as in doubled quantity or degree.”
    3. “First Lady” means “the wife or hostess of the chief executive of a country or jurisdiction.”

    So, that means Michelle Obama is the wife/spouse of the former Chief Executive of the country on two occasions. You would think that such experience would fill her heart with gratitude and respect. Nope. She is bitter, ungrateful, angry, and motivated by her deeply held belief that this nation, the very same nation that elected her husband President TWICE is, at its very core, an awful, racist, despicable place.

    **Ed. Note: Remember this is an alumnus of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. Her undergraduate thesis is entitled “Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community.” She researched her thesis by sending a questionnaire to African-American graduates, asking that they specify when and how comfortable they were with their race prior to their enrollment at Princeton and how they felt about it when they were a student and since then. Of the 400 alumni to whom she sent the survey, fewer than 90 responded. Her findings did not support her hope that the black alumni would still identify with the African-American community, even though they had attended an elite university and had the advantages that accrue to its graduates. Dumb luck that. As an aside, why is her thesis unavailable for public review? According to Princeton, it has been “archived”.

  8. I am “full Eeyore” about this. The wokeness tyrants in California will get their way. Meanwhile, any attempt to do the exact same program in other areas of the country where there are dense concentrations of similarly impoverished “white” women will be “racism-ed” to death.

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