George Zimmerman is in the crosshairs, but only momentarily and incidentally. Zimmerman is a political product, a product to be used as as a specific example to the rest of the cultural nation who refuse to bow to the alter of the BGI collective.
Most of the things we are freaked about today were fully fatal 13 months, or 13 years ago: George Zimmerman’s situation caused many to notice a growing lump on our neck. The cancer was already killing us. The lump on the side of our neck really isn’t just a bother because it makes our shirt collars sit funny. The cancer was metastasized long before we noticed that the shirt was sitting funny and wouldn’t button right. We should have figured out by now that the shirt is not the problem. The bump on the side of our neck is not the problem. The color of the shirt is certainly not the problem.
The problem is metastasized malignancy.
Refusing to deal with that is a choice, and refusal to make a choice in light of the facts (for fear of the unknowns that lie beyond the choice) is also a choice. It’s all connected……
…”Moreover, if the EEOC claims that “criminal record exclusions have a disparate impact based on race and national origin” why should an employer suffer the consequences of faulty decisions made by individuals?”…
Back in December we discussed a decision in New Jersey where on September 19, 2012, the Newark, New Jersey Municipal Council passed Ordinance 12-1630, “which limits employers’ ability to conduct criminal background checks.” The ordinance went into effect November 18, 2012 and “prevents employers with five or more employees who do business, employ persons or take applications for employment in the City of Newark, from asking applicants about their criminal history.”
At the time we warned this was just the beginning, and the concept would apply nationally. So this recent article should come as no surprise:
WASHINGTON DC - In April the EEOC unveiled its “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records,” which declares that “criminal record exclusions have a disparate impact based on race and national origin.”
The impetus for this “guidance” is that black men are nearly seven times more likely than white men to serve time in prison, and therefore refusals to hire convicts disproportionally impact blacks, according to a Wall Street Journal opinion piece by James Bovard, a libertarian author and lecturer whose books include “Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen.”
Most businesses perform background checks on potential employees, but the EEOC frowns on these checks and “creates legal tripwires that could spark federal lawsuits,” Bovard observes.
An EEOC commissioner who opposed the new policy, Constance Baker, said in April that the new guidelines will scare businesses from conducting background checks. (more)