Obama A Civil Rights Violator!?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by OccupyThis, May 7, 2012.

  1. Obama’s “post-racial America”. With a staff of almost exclusively white people, in a city where approximately 1/3 of its population is black, a civil rights lawyer told the Daily Caller that Obama’s campaign office appears to be in violation of the Civil Rights Act.

    Civil rights lawyers told The Daily Caller that President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign managers may have violated employment law by hiring an overwhelmingly white office staff for his campaign headquarters in Chicago.

    That skewed workforce is starkly visible in an April photo released by Obama’s Chicago office, which shows roughly 100 of the office’s staff.

    Only two of the people in the photo, far in the back, are clearly African-American, far below their 13 percent of the national population, and their 33-percent representation in Chicago.

    “Were I the general counsel of an employer in Chicago with the workforce in the picture … I would be concerned,” said Charles Shanor, a law professor at Emory University and the former general counsel at the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission.

    “The workforce is overwhelmingly made up of young white males [and is] a demographic profile that could raise red flags under both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act,” he told TheDC.

    If asked by managers, “‘Do we run a risk of legal liability?’ I would say ‘Sure,’” if a company’s picture showed only two African-Americans in a staff of 100, said Northeastern University’s Roger Abrams, a left-of-center law professor and former dean of the Rutgers School of Law.

    Skewed hiring happens, Abrams told TheDC, because “people are simply not aware of what they’re doing … [or that] the racism, the sexism, the discrimination on the basis of other grounds, are just a way of life.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/06/o...y-may-violate-civil-rights-law/#ixzz1uD2BrAeS
  2. This is the kind of office that fat ass, Brass would love to work at!
  3. Ricter


    No, no, no, the more relevant geographic unit (for racial distribution analysis) is the city block (unless the result is not dramatic enough).
  4. Another mainstream news article that could have just as easily appeared in The Onion.
  5. Max E.

    Max E.

    No doubt about it Obama is a racist..... next thing you know it we will be finding photos of him at klan meetings..... :D

    Woman In Black Burka Kicked Out Of Obama Campaign Event

    RICHMOND, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — A woman dressed in a black burka was removed during President Obama’s inaugural re-election campaign stop at Virginia Commonwealth University Saturday.

    According to a White House pool report, photographers observed the woman being escorted out of the gym by Richmond police and other security officials. The woman appeared to be wearing dark clothing and U.S. military pins and was carrying a book. She cooperated with police, according to the report.

    CBSDC obtained video of the incident from VCU journalism instructor Vivian Medina-Messner. In the video, you can hear the woman shouting while being escorted out of the building by police.
  6. Lol!

    Brass, where the hell is your faux outrage?
  7. When they took off her Burka , they saw that it was JakeJones in drag.
  8. Lucrum


    Sounds like profiling to me.
  9. Ricter


    Shouting, "Hayek was right! Hayek was right!!"
  10. Why won't they hire black people? Maybe all those white dudes are all Indians from the Warren tribe.
    #10     May 7, 2012