Not groundbreaking – but a solid talk about race in America in view of the recent Ricci New Jim Crow, justifying racial discrimination, by the Supreme Court 5 – Thugs in Robes. Professor Robert Jensen on The color of the race problem is white.
If one was looking to hire a History Teacher, you could indeed design a test asking questions about certain events or figures in History. If such test included a requirement to name 5 Emperors of the Han Dynasty, or 5 Shoguns in feudal Japan – it would indeed test the knowledge of history beyond the standard Western European History taught in the US. A well studied American college graduate could answer the question – however, so could a Chinese born or Japanese born individual who had studied grade school or high school equivalent national history as part of their primary education in their native country. Ergo, if one were to pick a random group of 50 American born college graduates with History Degrees, and 50 Chinese or Japanese born people who had completed High school equivalent education in their birth countries – it is likely the Chinese or Japanese born applicants would test as more “qualified” than their higher educated American competitors. Despite the lack of college degrees.
This is exactly how the New Jim Crow works, as given the Good Hateration Seal of Approval by the 5 Thugs in Robes. You are free to discriminate – as long as you claim you didn’t intend to. Creating requirements – no matter how tenuously associated with the job requirement, which have the effect of selecting by race, is the new Poll Tax…
Legislated from the Bench, just as an earlier conservative court wrought Plessy vs. Ferguson…
And overturned the 14th Amendment in the Civil Rights Cases of 1883 – where the Court held that the Civil Rights Act of 1875, which provided that “all persons within the jurisdiction of the United States shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of inns, public conveyances on land or water, theaters, and other places of public amusement; subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law, and applicable alike to citizens of every race and color, regardless of any previous condition of servitude” was unconstitutional.
Same conservative racist shit – different century.
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