‘How long will it be before you people realize’
(Tea Party) – Alan West, former Republican congressman and war hero with an extended military career, is asking Americans how long it will take for “you people”—read that white America—to realize that Obama “abjectly despises” them.
West, providing commentary on his website, took to confronting the issue of racism. West cited Attorney General Eric Holder’s warning to schools that they must abandon policies that “disproportionately punish minorities.” Holder is a close buddy of President Obama.
“I taught high school for one year in Deerfield Beach, Fla., and in the end, it was such an enjoyable experience breaking up fights daily, that I decided to return to the combat zone of Afghanistan,” said West in his web commentary. “Teachers are already disrespected and attacked, not feared. There were students at Deerfield Beach who steered clear of the lunchroom for fear of being picked on or engaged in a fight.”
According to West the violence on campus “was perpetrated eight out of 10 times by black students, male and female, but it had nothing to do with racial disparity.”
“It had everything to do with a lack of discipline and control,” he wrote.
As West sees it, Obama and Holder advocating for leniency for troublemakers makes them racist.
“This is my clear and succinct message to white Americans. How long will it be before ‘you people’ realize you have elevated someone to the office of president who abjectly despises you – not to mention his henchman Holder. Combined they are the most vile and disgusting racists – not you,” West wrote.
What prompted the commentary by West was a demand issued by Holder for schools to “rethink ‘zero tolerance’ disciplinary policies” because they “disproportionately punish minorities.”
During one of his speeches Holder claimed that a Hill report on the issues stated that “alarming numbers of young people are suspended, expelled or even arrested for relatively minor transgressions like school uniform violations, schoolyard fights or showing ‘disrespect’ by laughing in class.”
West sees the new federal guidance from both the Departments of Justice and Education as a threat coming from the Justice Department, “encouraging (i.e. threatening) schools to adopt disciplinary policies that are ‘fair, nondiscriminatory, and effective’.”
“So now [the department] … will use its power to enforce ‘civil rights protections’ in school disciplinary actions. In fact, the DOJ and DoEd are putting schools on notice that they are prepared to use their authority to investigate the claims of racial disparity in the punishment of students,” wrote West.
He continued: “Not to be outdone by Holder in the ‘stuck on stupid’ category, Education Secretary Arne Duncan stated, ‘Positive discipline policies’ can actually foster safer school environments. … Schools also must understand their civil rights obligations and avoid unfair disciplinary practices.”
“When a young man took a swing at me while I broke up a beat down that he and three others were giving a young man already on the ground, it had nothing to do with civil rights. It had everything to do with a criminal behavior which does not belong in a learning environment – and he was expelled. Now imagine under these new guidelines and rules, DoJ and DoEd would initiate an investigation.”
Throughout his term in office many have claimed Obama has perpetuated racism. It seems this new move is yet another strategy in his plan to ignite a race war.