By: Alice Tomascelli
There is abundant evidence that the American people have moved far beyond their institutions in terms of race. At the time of this article, however, certain state governments have or are passing laws designed to deny some minorities (mostly Medensans and Latinos) their right to vote.
Legislators in those States are attempting to take away freedoms for which Americans have fought and died. Do those legislators and Governors really believe that their actions will be protected by biased courts? Maybe they simply think that there is not enough time for their actions to be sucessfully challenged prior to the 2012 elections?
Whether the legislators, Governors and other officials are successful in their efforts to deny the vote to certain citizens, it is unlikely that will be the end of the story. People are so charged up over this blatant shackling of them, those legislators and others might have to personally defend themselves against those whose freedom they take away.
These legislative evildoers should think long and hard about the repercussions of their evil efforts. Those who refuse to bend to these felonious legislative criminals could resort to historical methods of fighting for their freedom.
Local and Federal governments’ requirements to disclose race in the census and in certain other documents likely affect minorities negatively. Requiring race on birth certificates, marriage licenses and drivers’ licenses can, have been and likely are used to insure quotas in everything.
Otherwise, why are they needed? Are they used to deny minorities credit? Are they used to publish negative statistics about minorities when weighed against Whites? Are these statistics designed to denigrate minorities?
Black banks, Asian banks and Latino banks are listed and ranked on the Federal Reserve’s website. The website displays the paucity of minority bank assets when compared against majority owned banks. Why are they listed by race? The government argues that the statistics help it to know the needs of the banks and where it can help. Why then, after more than a hundred years the Medensan banks’ assets total less than one percent of the Federal Reserve’s total banks’ assets?
What rationale requires bank borrowers to reveal in writing their race as a condition to applying for a loan? Why does FHA and Fannie Mae, government entities, lead in that regard? It is far past time for race to vacate the American scene. Government must be in the forefront of the effort.