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With President Joe Biden’s job approval rating plummeting to its lowest level on record, the administration appears to be seeking to make a comeback by doubling, tripling, and quadrupling down on its most controversial policies.
On Thursday the administration released a sweeping racially-based “equity” plan designed to prioritize the interests of certain people over the interests of others.
“Today, more than 90 federal agencies, including all Cabinet-level agencies, are releasing the first-ever Equity Action Plans that lay out more than 300 concrete strategies and commitments to address the systemic barriers in our nation’s policies and programs that hold too many underserved communities back from prosperity, dignity, and equality,” according to a White House statement.
Included among the agencies advancing so-called “equity” is the Department of Defense, whose own plan contains five pillars.
One pillar, “procurement and contracting,” calls for the Pentagon to “improve workforce equity through an ambitious equitable procurement and contracting agenda that includes advancing equity throughout the supply chain, such as advancing opportunities for prime and subcontractors who are members of underserved communities,” (emphasis added.)
Based on the administration’s previous actions — namely its decision to try to dole out loans to only non-white farmers — it’s presumed this pillar centers on handing out contracts based on race instead of merit.
Another pillar, “underserved community investment,” calls for the Pentagon to “expand access to DoD programs and opportunities by increasing investments in Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and investments in K-12 and K-20 programs.”
MSIs are educational facilities (colleges, universities) that cater specifically to people of a certain race. The most commonly seen MSIs are historically black colleges and universities, also known as HBCUs.
The Environmental Protection Agency has also released an “equity” plan. Its plan centers on so-called “environmental justice,” which itself hinges on the notion that climate change is racist.
“The Environmental Protection Agency is developing a comprehensive framework for evaluating the cumulative impacts of pollution on underserved, low-income communities. EPA will also reinvigorate civil rights enforcement to ensure that environmental justice is at the heart of the agency’s mission,” according to the White House.
Far-left activists have previously proudly described so-called “environmental justice” as “anti-racist,” “anti-imperialist” and “anti-capitalist.”
The youth have NOT come to play.
Environmental Justice means decolonization.
Environmental Justice is anti-racist, anti-imperialist, and anti-capitalist by design.
Moved by Autumn’s fortitude & power as she calls on world leaders to act. https://t.co/EN4gM1lTz7
— Azooz 🌿 عزوز (@Azza_Alt) September 24, 2019
And indeed, after the Biden administration created a White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council last year, conservatives discovered that at least four members of the council were far-left radicals with a history of linking fossil fuels to racism.
“Susana Almanza, for example, is the director of People Organized in Defense of Earth and Her Resources (PODER), an environmental justice organization based in Austin, Texas. Hilltop Views, the student news website of St. Edward’s University, profiled Almanza, noting that she has a Che Guevara poster in her office and said that her organization is ‘fighting big monsters; they’re not little ones,’ referring to oil companies,” as reported by The Daily Wire.
“Beverly Wright, executive director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, addressed a recent Department of Interior public forum on the federal oil and gas program and implored the Department to review the program ‘with an analysis of how it perpetuates environmental racism and the racial inequity of climate vulnerability.’ She also insisted that ‘racial discrimination that is central to oil and gas operations.'”
Other departments that have released their own equity plan include the Department of Labor, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Homeland Security the State Department, the Department of Education, etc.
The administration’s embrace of “equity” is highly concerning because “equity” is based on the principle of “equal outcomes,” not equal opportunities.
When Vice President Kamala Harris openly embraced “equity” just prior to the 2020 presidential election, it earned a rebuke from mixed martial artist and Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor Jorge Masvidal.
The son of a Cuban defector, Masvidal posted a tweet warning that the ideology she was embracing had been plucked “right out of the Cuban communist manifesto.”
There’s a big difference between equality and equity. pic.twitter.com/n3XfQyjLNe
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 1, 2020
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) November 2, 2020
Even ostensible Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, a close ally to Democrats, cried foul over Harris’ embrace of “equity.”
Sounds just like Karl Marx.
A century of history has shown where that path leads.
We all embrace equal opportunity, but government-enforced equality of outcomes is Marxism. https://t.co/76GRFhl34X
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) November 1, 2020
Two years later, Biden himself is now facing pushback over his administration’s full-throated embrace of “equity.”
“Equity” is a bullshit term.
Equality of opportunity, not outcome. https://t.co/UP2LlbXl5E
— Dean Cain (@RealDeanCain) April 15, 2022
Just say Communism. We all know that Equity is just woke Marxist talking points.
— Libertarian Party of Minnesota (@LPofMN) April 14, 2022
Equity is BS. This country should be about equality. Equity is just another failed liberal ideology. The first thing you have to learn is government is about power nothing else. Wake up sheeple.
— Travis Peebles (@tlpeebles) April 15, 2022
please stop with the equity. EQUALITY and be color blind! U r taking us backwards. Very very sad.
— willy (@willy96132141) April 16, 2022
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