Holder’s Damaging ‘Disparate Impact’ Gambit

Heather Mac Donald, National Review, March 3, 2015

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Justice’s Ferguson report allegedly will rest on a “disparate impact” analysis of Ferguson’s police practices. Disparate-impact analysis obviates the need to find intentional discrimination in a civil-rights case; a policy or practice can be wholly color-blind, but if, in its application, it falls more heavily on a particular racial group, it is illegal under certain federal regulations. {snip}

The Obama administration’s aggressive use of disparate-impact theory against schools for their disciplinary practices has been a disaster for classroom safety and order. That school-discipline crusade has meant that schools cannot remove unruly black students from the classroom under neutral behavioral codes without triggering potential legal liability, simply because more black students violate those codes. But as destructive as the application of disparate-impact theory to school authority has been, applying it broadly to law enforcement is a recipe for anarchy. There are few criminal laws that do not have a disparate impact on blacks, because the black crime rate is more elevated than the white crime rate. Black males between the ages of 14 and 17, for example, die from homicide nationally at nearly ten times the rate of white and Hispanic males of the same ages combined, because the black youth homicide rate is similarly skewed. Blacks commit property crimes at about three times the rate of their presence in the national population, according to arrest data. And although the topic has been virtually taboo in research circles, the few studies that have looked at driving behavior, including in New Jersey and North Carolina, suggest that black drivers violate traffic laws at a higher rate than whites do.

In Ferguson, blacks accounted for 86 percent of traffic stops in 2013 but make up 63 percent of the population, reports the New York Times. Such numbers are meaningless as a measure of police behavior, unless one considers the underlying rate of traffic offenses. If blacks are disproportionately represented among speeders, red-light runners, and drivers without updated vehicle registration, say, then their higher rate of being stopped simply means that the police are applying the traffic laws neutrally to lawbreakers. Do not expect the Justice Department to have performed such an analysis of driving behavior, however. And discovering the underlying rate of driving offenses is just the beginning of the analysis. The demographics of roadways can differ enormously from the residential population surrounding those roadways and even vary according to the time of day and the day of the week. Using a residential-population benchmark to evaluate traffic enforcement–which the Justice Department is certain to do–is illegitimate as either a research or a legal strategy.

The New York Times also notes that black drivers in Ferguson were twice as likely to be searched, even though searches of white drivers were more likely to turn up contraband. Again, such a statistic is meaningless unless one knows the underlying rate at which black and white drivers had outstanding warrants–which will trigger a search–and what their behavior was upon being stopped.

The absence of a valid benchmark for evaluating traffic enforcement undercuts any intentional-discrimination claim against the police. But the use of disparate-impact analysis could make it irrelevant to know whether blacks violate the traffic laws at a higher rate; the neutral application of those laws would nevertheless be a form of discrimination if blacks are disproportionately penalized under those laws. If that is in fact the tack that the Justice Department takes in the case, the Department is nevertheless certain to imply that the Ferguson police department is also deliberately discriminating against black drivers, because that is what the Democrats’ base demands.

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  • Alexandra1973

    Stop enforcing the laws for the penny ante stuff…and watch the slippery slope. Before you know it they’ll be given the go-ahead to rape, murder, etc.

    • TruthBeTold

      And that’s exactly why the problems in black communities spiral out of control.

      Laws simply aren’t obeyed. Everyone does it. No one cares.

      Community standards are rudimentary at best.

      • Hammerheart

        See ‘broken windows’ theory of policing. It’s spot on.

    • MeanWhiteBoy

      I have a very important point I want to make right now. The reason the United States is one of the strongest countries in the world is because there are 200 million whites living here. There are more whites living in the United States than any other country. As the percentage of whites decreases the country will become more dangerous and there will be a lot more rift raft floating around, also, whites will lose jobs due to “diversity”. However, until whites leave this country we will continue to be a powerhouse built on the hard work of the greatest race on the planet, the white race, 200 million strong

      • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

        Whites should just stop contributing to a society that hates us. Why should we work, plow and reap, so they can sit like an effendi and eat? Every penny you give to them, they use it against you, to fund your destruction and displacement. And what do you get out of it?

        • MeanWhiteBoy

          I agree, I don’t know if diversity can be stopped, I don’t think whites will stop it. I think a lot of whites ignore it because they think that it wont “affect them”. In reality there is a good chance of it affecting all of us if it hasn’t already done so. From crime, to jobs, to having to listen to the person sitting next to you speaking Spanish, to turning on the news and hearing about the poor blacks etc. Diversity affects us all

        • Cindy

          You just gave a perfect description of Atlas Shrugged.

          • Alucard_the_last

            Ayn Rand is my favorite. Anyone who actually cares about this country should read her work. Start off with ‘The New Intellectual’ my favorite book.

          • LHathaway

            I read that one, and Anthem (a very unusual book). I didn’t know where it fit into her catalog.

        • Jason Lewis

          We have to eat and pay a mortgage. We have pensions and portfolios. Your comment points to one of the reasons a major economic collapse of our economy could free alot of us.

          • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

            I understand that, and I sympathize. I am not here to judge anyone, but think about it. If whites minimized their taxable income, and lived more frugally, the leeches would have a harder time getting revenue from us. So many whites I see live in huge houses, buy new cars constantly, go shopping, and for what? To fund their destruction! All I’m saying is, do what you can. Every little bit helps.

          • Robert Smith

            They would just open the immigration spigot more. We need more nonviolent action, not more passivity.

          • Jason Lewis

            True. My big thing is finances keeps so many of us from coming out and being proactive. Look at the CEO for Monzilla who was fired because of the outcry for donating $1000 to a pro-traditional marriage group. The left will crush your ability to work if they can. Unless you’re independently wealthy you’re gonna have to tread lightly.

          • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

            Eventually they’re going to ruin the wrong person, who will feel like they have nothing left to lose, and something very violent will occur. I can’t say that I’ll feel bad for the “social justice warriors” that get a taste of their own medicine. Maybe they’ll learn to not mess with people’s livelihoods. And the worst part of it all is that they never go after truly disgusting people like child molesters, it’s always someone who dares to have a different opinion.

        • Hammerheart

          If you live in the right place and can swallow your pride and hop on the benefits train yourself, you can easily survive making 10,000 annually. Bonus points if you can ply your skills under the table.

          This is unconventional warfare. Use their own momentum and tactics against them.

        • John Smith

          “Atlas Shrugged” should be the white manifesto.

        • I work to support MY FAMILY. I only give to charity if it is going to benefit WHITE PEOPLE. Enough of this pathological altruism. I am through supporting people that hate me. When have you ever seen a black person, even IF they DO support a charity, support one that didn’t only benefit black people? “I am supporting MY PEOPLE” is always what they say. We need to be the same way.

          • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

            Haha yeah “keep a dolla black” and all that. Well, whenever I see blacks in any restaurant, store, etc, I never ever patronize that establishment. You’re right, I have never even seen a black support a charity, other than the rich and famous ones, and they always support black causes. Nothing infuriates me more than to catch the news and hear them talk about the charitable endeavors in “da coomunitee”, and it’s ALWAYS blacks getting handouts from ALL WHITES, every single time. And it’s constant on the news here (Gulf Coast city infested with them), usually the story directly following the rundown of black crime for that day. Yet nobody ever seems to put it together. I’ll never understand why whites help these vile beasts, yet look at me and my large family (who are obviously not on welfare as all of our stuff is secondhand and we don’t have fancy cars, etc, but we have never taken charity) like we’re garbage and beneath contempt. People really are mentally ill nowadays, feeding, clothing and coddling the blacks and their spawn while hating other whites and doing everything in their power to make them feel inferior and beneath contempt. WHY?

      • Irish

        I like your optimism…But a boat goes faster when everyones rowing. The dead weight isn’t helping either.

    • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

      Yes, all of this was foretold in “The Turner Diaries”.

      • Ograf

        We sure could use a thousand people like Dr. William L Pierce, in my opinion.

      • John Smith

        For the bad rap it gets, much of it was pretty prescient. It does get more than a little cartoonish in spots and Pierce seemed to like authoritarianism much more than I do, so long as it was anti-minority.

    • MooTieFighter

      In a sense it’s already happening. Many schools now refuse to print the race of criminals. Thi even extends to criminals involved in violent crimes.

    • Ograf

      They already have the go ahead. Look at how many deaths have been attributed to the knockout foolishness that they do. Instead of aggravated assault and murder they don’t even get charged. They are also NOT called hate-crimes. When the police do enforce the law and have to shoot someone there are riots all over. Despite the fact of the person shot puts himself in the situation, so there is no other alternative. Pull a gun on a police officer , then point at him, and people want to riot against the police for shooting the idiot. The insanity that prevails today is watching our country and our beliefs being decimated in favor of immigrants, other races and insane liberals.

  • MekongDelta69

    I ‘love’ this “disparate impact” babbling which has been going on for decades.

    Hey Eric Hold ‘Em Up – How about the “disparate impact” of 13% of the population committing over 50% of the violent crimes?

    • Alexandra1973

      You could probably go around and around forever with Holder and his ilk. Eventually it gets blamed on racism.

      • MekongDelta69

        Hold ‘Em Up and NoBama are absolutely obsessed with race – 24/7/365.

    • TruthBeTold

      Citing facts to a liberal is like talking to a brick.

    • MeanWhiteBoy

      Holder had to pull something out of this so he didnt’t look like a compete idiot. To tell you the truth I don’t really care about the school suspensions favoring blacks because the police will always hold blacks to the same standard as other races. The police, thank god btw, aren’t afraid of treating blacks equally. My main concern lies in the preferential treatment blacks continually receive. It is easier being a poor black than a poor white and being a middle class black is the easiest life in the world. They are in high demand due to their amazing black skin diversity, equipped with unique thoughts and ideas. (yea right)!

    • CaptainCroMag

      There is no measure where Blacks and Whites are equal. Not one. In all behaviors from crime rate to delinquency of bill payment to savings rate, Blacks lag far behind Whites. In all quality of life measurements, Blacks are at the bottom. Why should anyone expect that Blacks should be arrested or stopped at the same rates as Whites? They don’t behave the same and there is a mountain of empirical evidence that proves this.

  • LHathaway

    “Should police stop enforcing laws that blacks are more likely to break”?

    I’m Not encouraging any kind of get-tough-on-crime stance here, but hasn’t that what cops, and society, have been doing going on 50 years now? Viewing the menacing black male, and actually seeing those doing the intimidation as some sort of victim? At least, the more racist they’ve behaved towards us, the more the media has had to tell us They are the victims (and we’ve been very much on the look-out for and ‘aware’ of them being victims).

    • TruthBeTold

      Imagine how much worse it would be for cops to go after every infraction.

      You could put half a black community in jail just for housing violations where I live.

      Last summer, a black renter had a barbecue on the upper porch of his apartment.

      He burned down the house.

      • MeanWhiteBoy

        They will give him another house and cry as they do it. It is part of black privilege

      • Jaggers

        Is it bad that I laughed at the part about him burning his house down? I guess I have a weird sense of humor.

      • LHathaway

        I must say, we’re keeping a closer eye on them than I thought, if we are keeping track of every house fire that befalls them. I’m sure the local news will report all these local fires, pondering how many might be desperate homeowners engaged in insurance fraud.

  • A Freespeechzone

    I see this as setting quotas for when a minority will be held responsible for anti-social or even violent behavior.

    Make NO mistake, blacks DEMAND the ‘right’, without provocation, to attack, injure, rape and kill without restraint or being held accountable—moreover, ANYONE who invokes self-defense as a victim will be prosecuted and punished.

    Democrats and liberals will see to that….unless we FORCE things to change….

  • Dindu Nuffins

    If Holder’s people aren’t held accountable, crimes like armed robbery, rape, murder, assault, grand theft, home invasion, extortion will go through the roof.

    • Jason Lewis

      If you look at crime stats, keeping blacks felons in prison protects blacks. They commit felonies against other blacks more than anyone else.

  • Murder being a crime has a disparate impact on black men.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Students failing classes because their grade score is under 65 also has a disparate impact on these chocolate chumps.

    • Alucard_the_last

      Arresting blacks who kill blacks is racist and should be stopped. When they kill a human, then the police MUST get involved.

  • MrBiIIGoode .

    Well come on now, everyone knows that the laws are racist to begin with being they target the innate proclivities of blacks that make them more prone to commit those crimes.

  • Reynardine

    Let’s be honest with ourselves. Social Justice is just another word for “lynching.” The “society” doesn’t think justice is done, so they must “take justice” in their own hands by prosecuting people who have “done society wrong” by setting up a situation in which people do crime. They attempted to lynch Darren Wilson and didn’t get away with it.

    Now they’ll attempt to lynch entire cities.

  • Doomispixulated

    Holder and Obama should be hanged, side by side and on live stream, for treason.

    • Petronius

      If we only hanged their white half would that help balance out the numbers?

      • InAFreeCountry

        That just gave me the mental image of splitting them both down the middle and sewing the white halves and black halves together.

    • Sent to live in Africa instead, where they would be hated by the locals for being half-white.

  • George Moriarty

    Perhaps your law enforcement agencies should look to Singapore, a modern prosperous nation, for methods of dealing with crime. I notice that 2 German tourists have just been jailed and caned for graffiti vandalism. The news item also noted that illegal immigrants are also caned. (Presumably prior to deportation)

    • Michael Whalen

      I read somewhere, years ago (I wish I could remember where), that if you are walking down the sidewalk in Singapore, and there is a piece of litter near you, the local policeman will blow his whistle, point at you, point at the offending item of trash, and motion for you to pick it up and put it in the can. He knows you didn’t drop it there, and he is not accusing you of being a litter bug, but you WILL put it in the can, or be arrested. Not saying that that’s the way to run a free society, but Singapore is, as you noted, a prosperous and safe place to live. I’m sure that the crime rate is almost zero.

      • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

        Seems like that’s how it needs to be in a successful society. Or, at least, a multicultural one. What binds any multicultural society together? Nothing. So force is needed. We are seeing the transformation of the West from a safe and sane place where everyone generally got along and had a common culture, race and heritage, with common goals, into a polyglot hellhole where all the different factions squabble and fight for the biggest piece of the pie. The only thing keeping them from actually killing each other is a tyrannical police force combined with an oppressive surveillance state. Sounds like a great place huh?

        • Michael Whalen

          Your point is well taken. In American society (you know, how it used to be) the people were polite and civic minded, not because they were forced to be, but because they wanted to be.

          • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

            They liked and respected their fellow citizens. I can’t even imagine what that must have been like. Sometimes I talk to my 94 year old grandmother about how things used to be, and she’s firmly convinced that we are living in the end times because it’s fallen so far, so fast, from what it was. Even the decline in the past 20 or so years is astonishing. How did we let this happen??

          • John Smith

            I know I’m becoming less and less American by the year and just want to live in a small microcosm of my immediate location, to which I will give my loyalty and concern. I believe this was how it was just before Rome fell – the people had no loyalty to anything greater than their immediate surroundings.

          • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

            It’s horrible, but I have zero allegiance to this “America”. It hates me and wants me dead, why would I give my loyalty to that? If the old America miraculously reappeared, I’d be the first one waving the flag and reciting the Pledge, but not under current conditions and I can’t understand anyone that does. I wish I could find that place that deserves my loyalty and concern but everywhere I go, the whites join in with the minorities to hate themselves and other whites. I hope you, and everyone else, finds that place….

          • Maurice Miner

            Hmmm… 20 years? I would lay the blame at the feet of Political Correctness.

            How DID we let this happen? The more we bent over, the more they thrusted.

          • De’Ontavious Jizzaiah Jones

            I moved from a city in FL to a small town in Alaska. In FL, when I moved into my zip code, it was about half white and half Puerto Rican. I was completely happy with that arrangement because the Puerto Ricans were professional types who kept up their homes and caused no problems. I can speak Spanish so hearing Spanish at the supermarket was not an issue and I was able to get Hispanic foods at the local supermarket as well as in a Bravo supermarket that opened. Crime was low, everyone was well behaved, and everything was just perfect. Then, came the FL housing crisis and out of that came several apartment complexes that began to take section 8. Then, everything began to change. Suddenly there were low class blacks at the supermarket, cars blaring rap, lots of black mamas pushing baby carriages around all day, belligerent blacks on the local bus I would take to go to the airport to avoid parking fees or having to be in a taxi with a Haitian driver, and property crimes shot up. 2 separate gangs of young blacks were caught in theft rings breaking into houses and cars. I found out about the second one when I went out to walk my dog and a news crew was filming for the story on my street. My comfort level in the neighborhood totally changed and I decided to move. Before I moved, a black church opened up 2 blocks away . All day on Sunday a loud mouthed black woman would be out there streetside on a loudspeaker preaching so loudly I could hear it if I were outside in my yard. I cannot tell you what the percentage changed to in my zip code. I just know it was enough to change how I felt living there. Now, I am in a small white town in Alaska with 2% black( most of that percent are military so its ok), about 8% native Alaskan. Its such a relief again to live amongst majority whites who are nice and polite just as you describe. I never have to brace myself when I go to the Walmart for encounters with ghetto blacks. I can just walk right in stress free and be amongst nice white people and Alaskan natives and be helped and checked out by the same. I got to Alaska driving from FL. All along the way I made it a point to only stop off highway in white areas. So my entire month long trip was was a glorious tour of the white America that still exists. And one of the biggest standout experiences of my whole trip was the difference in the experience of going to an all white Walmart- the cleanliness, niceness, and civilization of it all was just overwhelming. I had never before experienced it.

  • AmericanCitizen

    How about the “disparate impact” blacks have in ruining neighborhoods and driving down property values and causing retailers to leave those areas?

  • libertarian1234

    It’s difficult for me to believe that Holder and Obama don’t understand that their disparate impact policies are encouraging criminal and bad black behavior. Surely they’re not that dense and they have some underlying reason to do as they do, but what is it?

    The only thing I can conclude is that their reasoning amounts to the same illogical, childish black logic that they’ve used so many times that makes situations worse, not better.

    They’re coming up with third world solutions and they’re going get even more third world behavior from them.

    Blacks just don’t seem to have the intelligence and common sense to create an efficient, workable society. They’re hurting themselves far more than anyone else, except the non-black kids who have to go to school with them.

    But, I have to say that, as long as I can keep my family away from them, and as long as their numbers in the penal system increase, I don’t really care.

  • Dan B. Cooper

    Fox News on-air personalities denigrate the South, the South must boycott Fox News.

    • Irish

      Really? …Cause the Fox & Freinds morning show seems start & end every segment with country music, likewise the five. As well as NYC native Sean Hannity’s program, who says Country is his favorite music, and is married to a Alabama girl..I certainly see more Southerners on Fox than either of the other cable news networks..My guess would be that the South & Mid-West is their biggest base of viewers..Would be a awfully odd region of Americans to insult.

      • Dan B. Cooper

        You’re drunk, Irish.

      • DonReynolds

        There are several Fox personalities who are profoundly South haters. This is not new information. That is how you prove in the media that you are not a racist, by attacking or insulting white Southerners.

        • Irish

          Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee recently retired from his one hour Fox show to explore running for President. But he’s been back on several other Fox programs pumping his new book “God , Guns & Gravy”…Shepard Smilth is a rare liberal on Fox( Gay), but you’d never mistake him for anything but the Mississippian that he is, he never tires of talking up Ol’ Miss…Who are these Fox Anti-Southern Personalities?

      • Boycott News Corp

        There’s one, the token.

  • dd121

    If Holder gets his way, crime will go up in Ferguson. That’s ok, I don’t think black lives matter much.

    • I think they’re of negative net worth.

      • John Smith

        They haven’t been worth much since slavery ended.

    • DonReynolds

      The lives of rioters and looters, no matter what their politics, are of zero value at best and most likely negative value. Society would actually be better off if they were shot dead by the National Guard on patrol.

  • Alex Dihes

    My Talmud
    While fishing Putin catches the famous Russian magic Golden Fish.
    The Fish says, “Let me go, I will fulfill one your wish.”
    Putin agrees, “I want Hillary to become the next president of the USA.”
    The Fish answers, “Okay, I’ll do that. But why do you hate the poor country so much. Is that not enough for them having Obama?!”

  • Alucard_the_last

    The police should just stop patrolling negro neighborhoods. Let the animals police themselves. After a few months of rape, murder and mayhem, they’ll be happy to have the ‘racist’ police back.

    • We’ve seen that, and blacks turn around and whine right away about “de-policing”.

      • Irish

        Yep, it’s happening in NYC right now.

        • Jeff

          Is the police boycott still going on? I haven’t heard anything concerning the police slowdown since the assassination of the two nypd officers. If it’s still an ongoing practice, the msm has been ignoring it.

    • DonReynolds

      The irony, of course, is that police officers come in all colors, shapes and sizes…..and the blacks hate black cops more than white cops. So no, there are no cops that would be welcome to enforce the law in mostly Negro neighborhoods.

  • JohnEngelman

    The persistence of de facto segregation perpetuates the myth that blacks are the same as whites, only less fortunate. That is why it important to use every safe opportunity to point out that this is not true.

    • LHathaway

      Yes, blacks are different than Whites. They are quite often very racist. They are encouraged to be. When it comes to the few who have actively threaten Whites and have actually beat them or even killed them, none among the population is more convinced it is Whites who are racist and doing evil. It’s some kind of self-therapy for them. The worse they’ve genuinely treated Whites, the more they honestly believe it is Whites who evil and racist. This may only be a small few. The number who are racist: all of them.

  • MooTieFighter

    Yep, it’s now its really difficult to arrest blacks. This was also started in schools. Blacks now disrupt our local schools to the point they have taken over. Our teachers are quitting or retiring early. They have had meeting to discuss it but essentially folded over concerns it would draw attention and get everyone labeled “racist”. Basically all our teachers and local administration are telling parents to home school. That’s right, our own teachers/administration. They are a few families that are going to merge and work with a few of the teachers that are quitting and make several home school groups.

  • MooTieFighter

    I like this idea IF they would stay to themselves; however, they will always find us and bring their crime and repulsive/immoral culture with them.

  • MooTieFighter

    They realize they CAN’T change. We can not domesticate them any further so we must simply accept their criminal behavior, allow them in to colleges despite their poor grades, and hire them despite their work ethic or experience.

  • Hammerheart

    This is insane. Another one of those headlines where you must laugh at, or risk uncontrollable vomit or sobbing. Let’s just stop holding blacks accountable for anything, but with one catch:

    Deport them all back to Africa. There’s no racist whitey there holding them down there.

    One of the trade offs for government is order and protection, yet our government is willing to let their end of this agreement go unfulfilled for us. We’re taxed and surrending our freedoms for nothing. Something has got to give. Let’s see see how enjoyable it will be govern a third world cesspool full of broken cultures and short, brutish violent lives. I hope the politicians and bankers and global head honchos get everything they want.

    • DonReynolds

      Why do we need to go to so much trouble?
      Once the Liberals and Leftists get a race war started in this country, all the live blacks remaining will be gone…..voluntarily and gladly.

  • MBlanc46

    Should they be enforced? Absolutely. Will they be enforced? Almost certainly not.

  • E. Newton

    Disparate Impact is the boldest, most outrageous piece of propaganda that these monsters have ever pushed on us. Yet they push it shamelessly. Where do you ever hear anyone in the media challenging this absurdity? A child could challenge the premise behind this absolutely dangerous and destructive lie. Of all our problems, the media is the greatest. The black supremacists, Obama, Holder, Johnson, Rice, Jarrett, they will all lie, but where is the counter point, but here and a few other internet spots? What has happened to this nation?

  • Dave West

    Ferguson has gone from 99% white to 67% black in 35 years. As the tax base slowly dwindles away the city has to rely more and more on law enforcement revenue. If I had to guess I would say that 33% white, and falling, Ferguson, has to operate on a fairly tight budget to keep the city somewhat clean and manageable. Given this, would the Ferguson PD waste man-hours and gasoline going out to target innocent young blacks studying in the park for their AP exams and “jus doin nuffin”?

    • DonReynolds

      The most entertaining post here….and by far, the most rational.
      A thousand up-votes.

  • USofAntiWhite

    Disparate impact; the latest trendy new anti-White tactic. Add it to the current menu of lies like revisionist history, White privilege, “we are all immigrants” and diversity is strength.

    • Yancy Derringer

      Disparate impact is yet another weapon in the anti-white arsenal, along with affirmative action, section 8 housing, amnesty for illegal immigrants, and countless special programs that benefit blacks, or hispanics, but never whites.

      When you hear the words “disparate impact,” that is the sound of the sword being drawn upon whites.

  • Yancy Derringer

    At this point, now that Holder’s stirred the pot yet again, such a project in Ferguson would be Federal dollars very well spent. Let’s put this disparate impact issue to rest with hard data that will demonstrate to the naive and gullible members of our citizenry that blacks are indeed not as law-abiding as whites and that Holder, Obama, and their fellow race activists have been lying to them.

  • Yancy Derringer

    Ferguson 2013: 29 rapes. 29 by blacks, zero by whites. Nine murders, eight of them by blacks. Etc. See the current stories on Holder/Ferguson/disparate impact on VDare and SBPDL.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    ‘…Disparate Impact…’ came out of a SCOTUS case: Griggs vs. Duke Power (1971).
    The tribal agitator, Alfred W. Blumrosen of the EEOC was the architect.

    Griggs opened the barn door to quotas. It states that discrimination need not be found, just the proportions–the disparity needs to be fixed. Fixed by “social engineers”, of course.

    Alfred W. Blumrosen

  • Light from the East

    Hey, why is everybody focused on issues liberal media give us? The only thing Justice Department should do is to investigate those savages who broke the laws during riot and to convict those liars who fabricated false evidence of “hands up, don’t shoot”. That is the JUSTICE we are talking about.

  • Nancy

    “And although the topic has been virtually taboo in research circles, the few studies that have looked at driving behavior, including in New Jersey and North Carolina, suggest that black drivers violate traffic laws at a higher rate than whites do.”

    THANK YOU, Heather MacDonald! Anyone with two eyes and a partially-functioning brain can see this truth played out on the streets of metro-Atlanta Every. Single. Day.

    I mean, forget the DUI and drug paraphernalia in the cars…I’m talking about blatant disregard for ANYONE else on the road except themselves. They drive with virtual blinders on, and can only seem to see themselves (in the rear-view mirror they have pointing at their own reflection), the nearest McDonald’s or Popeye’s Chicken, and the liquor store.

    Okay. Done with my rant for today.

    • Sloppo

      It’s funny you should mention that. Yesterday, I noticed a bus which passed me on the right in a right turn only lane, crossed a bunch of lines which indicated that that lane was supposed to turn right at a certain point, then it passed a bunch of other people in my lane, and finally merged into my lane by just moving over and making car drivers choose between having a collision or getting out of the way of the bus. I wondered about the gender and ethnicity of the driver because I like to pay attention to those things when I see crazy driving. I got into a different lane and I happened to have the opportunity to pass that bus. I was able to determine that the driver was a black female. I know good and bad drivers come from every ethnic background, but I’ve noticed that the percentages seem to differ substantially between racial groups.

      • Max

        -and they are just as reckless when on foot, assiduously avoiding signal-controlled intersections, preferring to cross mid-block as much as possible or disregarding the signals IF they happen to be at an intersection. They also cross as slowly as possible so whites have to wait for them to jaywalk at their typical leisurely pace.

        • Sloppo

          I have noticed that also.

      • Nancy

        Seriously, Sloppo…it’s my Number One Pet Peeve, driving around Atlanta. Gwinnett County has gotten so bad, but I’m not surprised, because 85% of all new residents in the metro area are minorities. That’s another reason I love Utah…the only semi-dangerous drivers out there are the elderly nervous drivers, the ones who look like they’re sending Morse code with their brake lights because they drive two-footed. But there’s far less traffic out there, so they’re easier to avoid. In metro-Atlanta, traffic is a deadly combination of black females, Mestizos driving drunk with a dozen people in their cars, and the occasional elderly two-footed drivers.

    • RaySist27

      Sure they are bad drivers but I think there’s more to it. They don’t seem to know how to properly use technology Whites invented, including automobiles. I was at a gas station recently and a black guy was working. I stood there and watched as his primitive African mind struggled to understand how to operate a touch screen cash register, a machine that his race never would or could have built.

    • DonReynolds

      Memphis is the car wreck capital of the USA and has been for years because everyone in Memphis knows that the traffic control signals (red lights) only apply to white drivers…..and not very many of them will comply either.

      • Nancy

        Really? I did not know that.

        The last few times I was in South Philly, we noticed that everyone interprets the stop signs as “suggestions”. The first time I took my husband there to meet my crazy Italian aunt (she lived on 8th and Wharton), he about had a heart attack at every little 4-way stop.

  • hastings88

    I know, let’s move more blacks into mostly-white neighborhoods.

    • DonReynolds

      They already plan to “improve” the country by diluting the white population with mass immigration by non-white ethnic populations and as much interracial breeding as they can possibly encourage. Then they will not have any whites to blame it on.

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    Liberal logic: If blacks get arrested far more often than whites, the laws and those who enforce them are sure to be the problem.

  • libertarian1234

    That’s so obviously made-up it’s difficult to think blacks have a brain at all.

    And the naïve white posters deserve what they’re going to get in the very near future from these people.

  • DonReynolds

    Excellent question (and summary)…..
    if we should find out that the vast majority of bank robberies are by blacks (which they are), does that mean we should repeal the laws against bank robbery or should we only arrest those who are not black???
    Just wait until Eric (the Red) Holder finds out that 90+ percent of the illegal aliens in this country come from Mexico. His head will explode.

  • Ograf

    I posted a comment the other day on this topic and apparently it was removed because I spelled out a persons name. I was speaking about Dr. W.L.P. , Can anyone tell me if one of the rules is we can’t use such people that were educators and such by their full name ?
    I would appreciate a bit of guidance here.

  • Irish

    It’s Social Marxism at is most dangerous..No longer content with equality of opportunity, now they want equality of results. .If the Supreme Court narrowly sides with the State of Texas in this public housing dispute the ramifications will be wide & long.

  • BART SIMPSONSON

    The Free Sh#t Army wants special treatment in EVERY situation, because racism, slavery, and discrimination. And the administration agrees with that notion. Because…..they are all the slaves that built the White House…..