Dan Bongino posted an article today listing four Biden administration proposals that use race-based criteria in the distribution of taxpayer dollars.
The article reports four examples:
- A nearly $10 billion Treasury Department mortgage-assistance initiative plans explicitly to favor “socially disadvantaged individuals,” essentially defined as nonwhite people, in assigning the funds.
- A $1 billion Department of Agriculture initiative targeting “socially disadvantaged farmers” would specifically dole out taxpayer money “based on race and ethnicity.”
- Another USDA program would spend up to $400 million to buy food from “local, regional, and socially disadvantaged farmers,” with “socially disadvantaged” once again basically standing in for “non-white.”
- A $10 billion Small Business Administration credit program intends to emphasize funding businesses with nonwhite ownership.
The story comes as controversy has continued to spread over the critical race theory, with many lawmakers across the country moving to ban the teaching of the theory in public schools over concerns that it is racially divisive.
The article concludes:
The Biden agenda is also set to face legal challenges, with some of his race-based initiatives already suffering setbacks in court challenges.
“This case is about whether the government can allocate limited coronavirus relief funds based on the race and sex of the applicants,” a federal judge wrote in a case challenging the Biden administration’s plan to favor some races in the distribution of COVID-19 relief funds. “We hold that it cannot. It is indeed ‘a sordid business’ to divide ‘us up by race.’ And the government’s attempt to do so here violates the Constitution.”
Discrimination based on race is illegal regardless of who is doing it and who it is against. All four of these policies need to be shot down by the courts before they see the light of day.