The Obama admin sent another decree, this time to colleges, telling them to stop asking applicants whether they were convicted
criminals Justice-Involved Individuals.
The letter from Obama’s Education Secretary John King also included a pamphlet, re-branding what we call criminals:
“Beyond the Box: Increasing Access to Higher Education for Justice-Involved Individuals.”
The pamphlet states:
With this context, it is critical to ensure that gateways to higher education, such as admissions practices, do not disproportionately disadvantage justice-involved individuals who have already served their time. Criminal justice information (CJI), for instance, has been shown to deter potentially well qualified applicants from applying for, and enrolling in, the postsecondary education and training that economists predict is critical to meaningful reentry and labor market success.
Obama has proclaimed it and now it is so! Rapists, burglars, armed robbers and drug dealers aren’t criminals anymore! They are Justice-Involved Individuals!
The left has a pattern of re-branding disparaging terms that lead to stigmatization.
This latest is definitely beyond the pale. Criminal, from late Latin criminalis, means a person who has committed a crime.
Such a bigoted word! Such a demeaning word! How dare we disparage so much!
We must protect the
criminals Justice-Involved Individuals! They are so misunderstood and unfairly treated!
Obama has been fighting the war for Justice-Involved Individuals on several fronts. Last month, he he used the Department of Housing and Urban Development to go after landlords.
He threatened them with penalties if they barred criminals from living in their buildings.
Obama also unilaterally ordered other federal agencies to remove the box asking applicants whether they had committed crimes. At that point, they were not yet Justice-Involved Individuals, he just referred to criminals back then as “folks.”
Obama seems have to decided that the executive order is passe! These new decrees are so much easier!
Last week, he decided to micromanage school bathroom policies, allowing boys to use girls bathrooms and lockers at will.
He sent out the decree! Yes, Sir! No longer are they criminals, Sir! They are Justice-Involved Individuals and we promise we will not be bigoted towards them!
Oh yeah…ObamaCare is involved as well! Affordable Care Act: Health Coverage for Justice Involved Individuals!