Commentary

Thanks to Obama, Racial Division Will Never End

Jen Kuznicki
By Jen Kuznicki | July 21, 2015 | 9:24 AM EDT

Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Paul Sperry of the Hoover Institute reports in the New York Post that the Obama administration is mining data on all of us regarding our “health, home loans, credit cards, places of work, neighborhoods,” and the nature of the discipline policy at our children’s schools, so that when he leaves office, the information will be available for purely racial reasons.

Obama is the president of the United States, yet he persists on dividing us, not uniting us.  It is the goal of the Left to break us all down into groups, so that you can be “treated fairly” by your benevolent government.  Let’s say you are black.  No matter what your background, experience, family life, likes, dislikes, work ethic, whether you are a professional or unemployed, you are going to be treated as if the government has to fix things for you, even if you don’t want them “fixed” – and it’s all for your own good.

Sperry writes that the data mining is creating a, “vast and permanent network of discrimination databases, which Obama already is using to make ‘disparate impact’ cases against: banks that don’t make enough prime loans to minorities; schools that suspend too many blacks; cities that don’t offer enough Section 8 and other low-income housing for minorities; and employers who turn down African-Americans for jobs due to criminal backgrounds.”  Without evidence of actual racism, and arguments contrary to logic, the race industry will be able to force businesses, schools, city councils, and so on, to admit they are racists and must pay the price, even when no racism exists.  Indeed, such political turmoil is truly racist.

Just as the Holder Justice Department gathered “data” in Ferguson, denouncing the police in that city, this data mining creates statistics, but it’s left to the exploiters of such statistics to create the necessary friction.  As John Lott wrote about Holder’s “bogus” Ferguson report, the key arguments Holder used to prove racism against blacks actually proved the opposite, or was inconclusive.  Nothing can be logically explained though, if there are enough people willing to shout, “racism!” to get what they want.

But what if you don’t follow the homogenous prejudicial and stereotypical mold that such antiseptic statistics necessarily force you into?  There are groups of every kind being exploited for political expediency like never before in this nation.  People are divided by color, ethnicity, sex, sexual proclivity and education. They are divided by issues they care about, where they live, what their hobbies are and the kind of music they listen to. The list is endless.  When the government divides us like this, it takes away our individualism.  By coldly reading your data, they profess to know what’s in your heart.

If you are a white, gay trial lawyer who likes Nascar and soul food, you are simply “white,” with all the assumptions that racialists use to attempt to identify you as racist.

If you are a black married woman with a pro-life sticker on your bumper, excelling in the business you started from nothing to put your three kids through college, you are simply, “black,” with the assumption that you bought your car second-hand and that life has dealt you a crappy hand.

The whole exercise is overtly racist.  It marks you for your skin color, no matter what that color is.  This future that the Obama administration seeks to implement is a nasty, offensive rebuke of what our country seeks. 

But also, look at the cynical way in which Obama believes that this particular racist data mining will help the “downtrodden.”  Sperry quotes Obama as saying, “By opening this data to everybody, everyone in a community can weigh in,” Obama said. “If you want affordable housing nearby, now you’ll have the data you need to make your case.”

Anyone can, with this data, force a local government, through lawsuit or threat of lawsuit, to build government housing that they may not need, but must pay for, and that may stand empty.  That type of thing is why there are cuts in the police departments, fire departments, first responders, you know, the things you actually need when you are desperate.  Your sidewalks are falling apart; your water system needs upgrading; the regular works of a local government are put on hold because some jerk notices a disparity in the statistics of his town and pushes his way, with Obama’s help, to ruin your local government’s efficiency.

Americans must reject this cynical abuse of the American people and find ways to unite against the practice of division.

Jen Kuznicki is a wife and mother, seamstress by trade, and American patriot who says, "Now is the time to act."

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