Lars Larson: Fed’s require racial profiling in schools

Why in the world would you want schools to start categorizing students and teachers by their racial background?

A school in my neck of the woods, in Eugene, Oregon is complaining. It’s funny, usually schools are pretty good about accepting federal policies pushed down by the Obama administration, but in this case they don’t like it.

The Obama administration has asked that every single school categorize all of its students and stafff by racial background. The problem is that some of those students and their parents don’t like the idea of doing that and they’ve always refused. That’s true across the country. So, the Administration says if they won’t tell you, then do it by direct observation.

You mean we are going to have bureaucrats out there working for the local school districts trying to categorize students on their racial background based on how they look? I’ve got friends who are Native American who don’t look Native American. There are other friends I’m sure you could think of who that don’t look like their racial background.

Why is this the job of the federal government anyway?

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  • Rupert in Springfield

    >Why is this the job of the federal government anyway?

    Some people might say it is because liberals are obsessed with race. While this is true to some extent, that is only half the reason.

    Liberals true obsession is not simply race, but themselves as arbiters of racial justice.

    If there is an instances of racial injustice, to be sure liberals will be there. Racial injustice, say like segregation, is a bad thing and should, and does, bother most of us. Liberals were instrumental in fighting these sorts of things and deserve some credit for that.

    However liberals are not so much interested in eliminating racial injustice as they are in arbitrating it. They see themselves as superior, and like everything else in the world, racial issues need fixing and by them.

    That’s what this is all about with the school counts. It’s just the more ugly side of liberalism raising its head again.

    Another example of this would be the Nancy Pelosi nitwit march into the Capitol the day after the health care vote.

    Liberals insisted the tea party movement, since it seemed to be largely white, must be largely racist. Leaving aside the racism of this attitude for the moment, lets look at what the liberals did. They could find no instance of tea party members being racist at all, so Pelosi marched the Congressional Black Caucus through a giant crowd protesting her spending and low and behold a whole bunch of members of the CBC said they heard racial epithets yelled at them.

    Now this has been found to be an outright lie – there were news cameras from virtually every network videoing the event and there has been a $100,000 reward for any footage capturing a hurled epithet, no one has come forward to claim it.

    So liberals fabricated a racial issue in order to put themselves above it so they could point it out and be the arbiter – tea party bad because its racist, liberals good for pointing it out.

    The interesting thing is this points out the absolute intellectual bankruptcy of liberals on this issue.

    Look at the motivations:

    Fabricate press coverage and suspicions of tea party racism in order to generate soul searching within the membership and make it a less popular group.

    Look at the result:

    Scams such as the CBC fabrications and the Crash the Tea party attempts at the same thing generate defense from the liberals, not soul searching.

    So liberals felt confident if racism were discovered, members would leave the tea party. And yet when attempts to fabricate racism are discovered, they can count on their numbers not to leave.

    That says a lot about the moral bankruptcy of liberalism on this issue. They have to fabricate racism in other groups, and do no soul searching whatsoever over the practice.

    Talk about ugly.

  • valley p

    “Why in the world would you want schools to start categorizing students and teachers by their racial background?”

    Oh I don’t know. Perhaps so they can get data on how well minority students are making progress or not? And whether having more or fewer minority teachers in a school makes a difference? We have been tracking racial categories in this nation since the first slaves came over. We still have a lot of problems tied to a long history of discrimination. So we have some work to do to help even out the playing field. That this is fresh news to Lars is not surprising.

    Now there you go again on liberals Rupert. A recent poll of tea party supporters (NY Times) suggests that it is “conservatives” who are obsessed with race, demonstrating that we liberals are not making this up. And when you look at where the tea party (and conservatives) are concentrated geographically, primarily the former traitor states known as the Confederacy, well draw your own conclusions.

    • Rupert in Springfield

      >Now there you go again on liberals Rupert. A recent poll of tea party supporters (NY Times) suggests that it is “conservatives” who are obsessed with race, demonstrating that we liberals are not making this up.

      Lol – you are kidding right? A poll in the times erases history?

      You guys made up the racial epithets during the Pelosi march.

      You guys are the ones with shill groups making up signs to infiltrate tea parties.

      I’m not sure how a pol in the NYT, not exactly an impartial source btw, erases that history. Obviously it does so in the fantasy land of your own mind.

      >And when you look at where the tea party (and conservatives) are concentrated geographically, primarily the former traitor states known as the Confederacy, well draw your own conclusions.

      Um, actually I don’t draw conclusions about peoples views based upon where they live.

      However, I do recognize your racist propensity to do so.

      We all still remember your last ugly remark along these lines, where you could tell what someone did for a living based upon their geography.

      Look, I know liberals very well. You might recall yesterday, when I predicted exactly how liberals would respond before it happened. You responded exactly as predicted.

      • valley p

        “We all still remember your last ugly remark along these lines, where you could tell what someone did for a living based upon their geography.”

        We do? Well I don’t remember it. Are you confusing me with someone else yet again?

      • valley p

        “Lol – you are kidding right? A poll in the times erases history?”

        Nope. A poll enlightens the moment. 2 polls doubly enlighten. Both the Times and a U Washington poll uncovered pretty retro attitudes about black people amongst Tea Party supporters. Read about it yourself.

        http://uwnews.org/article.asp?articleid=56877
        http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/15/us/politics/15poll.html?hp

        Tea partiers do like social security and medicare (a lot of them are recipients,) though they are against “spending.” Good luck cutting government.

        I know…I know….”University of Washington.” More pointy headed liberals. Can’t trust em. Spitooey.

  • retired UO science prof

    I don’t especially like this, not at all. But isn’t it sort of kin to proposals to determine if everyone is a legal resident? Once you go down that route it’s hard to say where to stop. You’re already doing a lot of racial profiling or classifying. Of course, what we’ll soon have is the worst: racial classification in the name of diversity, but no checks on legal residency.

    And you know what? This is one of the worst things about the Republicans. Most of them absolute wimps on these issues. Afraid to challenge the Diversity movement, afraid to challenge racial preferences. In fact, they made a big leap ahead when the came up with and passed the No Child Left Behind law, which is very largely about racial classification and tracking. But on immigration, they were cowards.

    Even in Oregon, when a vote was taken on whether the state universities should be required to interview minority candidates for all big-time coaching positions, the vote was unanimous. All the Republicans were for it! It was something forced on the universities. Yup, the Oregon Republicans came out to the left of the universities on this! So much for any kind of principled opposition to the race obsession. Am I hallucinating this memory?

    A great country we’re headed toward!

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