I’ve been meaning to get to the latest insanity out of the federal government since this morning but the day got away from me. The Department of Justice wants schools to base disciplinary actions on race. Isn’t that racist?
The Department of Justice wants schools to directly consider race when disciplining students, taking care to ensure that some races are not punished more often than others, even if students of certain races misbehave more often.
Eric Holder’s DOJ co-wrote the letter with the Department of Education, and sent it to public schools across the country yesterday. First among its decrees: Schools should not strive to treat all races the same; rather, they should treat the races differently, levying weaker punishments when necessary, in order to effect equal outcomes among students of all races.
Read the whole thing. Also check out the National Review article on how this will hurt kids who behave themselves. I suppose that will be chalked off to “unintended consequences” like they always do when their policies go wrong.