Some are more equal than others, under the Biden administration

Discrimination is in the eye of the beholder.

In the eye of President Joe Biden’s administration — as in Orwell’s “Animal Farm” — some are more equal than others.

This week the Justice Department withdrew a lawsuit pressed by the Trump administration against Yale University for allegedly violating federal civil-rights law by discriminating against white and Asian-American undergraduate applicants, according to The Wall Street Journal.

According to a USA Today article from when the federal suit was filed, the Justice Department found that Asian American and white students have “only one-tenth to one-fourth of the likelihood of admission as African American applicants with comparable academic credentials.”

But under Biden the objective is equity, not equality. Equity apparently means equal outcomes, rather than equal opportunities.

Then there is Biden’s executive order that asserts that “[a]ll persons should receive equal treatment under the law without regard to their gender identity or sexual orientation”, including that “[c]hildren should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, locker room, or school sports.”

Biological males could compete in sports against biological females and share locker rooms and showers and overnight accommodations on out-of-town trips.

This topic came up during the hearings for Biden’s nominee for Education Secretary, Miguel Cardona.

The National Review noted that this past year the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights told the state of Connecticut — where Cardona is currently commissioner of education — that allowing transgender student athletes to participate in female sports violated the Title IX rights of female students.

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky asked Cardona, “If you’re confirmed, will you enforce that Office of Civil Rights opinion?”

Cardona replied, “I understand that there are a lot of concerns about that. If confirmed, it’s my responsibility and my privilege to make sure that we’re following civil rights of all students, and that includes activities that they may engage in in high school or athletics.”

He went on to say it is “critically important” teachers and schools “respect the rights of all students, including students who are transgender.”

Paul countered, “So you don’t have a problem then, of boys running in the girls’ track meets, swimming meets, you name it, you’re OK then with boys competing with girls?”

The Review noted that this past year three female high-school students and their families filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block transgender athletes from competing in girls sports in Connecticut. The three girls, all accomplished runners, argued that they have been personally harmed by a policy allowing biological males to compete against them in their running events, missing their chances at championship titles, state records, and scholarship opportunities.

Bloomfield High transgender athlete Terry Miller, second from left, wins the final of the 55-meter dash over transgender athlete Andraya Yearwood, far left, at a 2019 indoor track meet at Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Connecticut. (AP pix)

7 comments on “Some are more equal than others, under the Biden administration

  1. Rincon says:

    First, the Democrats are idiots for making up this cause a priority. It’s a political loser. Nevertheless, I’m disappointed, but not surprised, that there is essentially nothing said of scientific evidence. Do all transgenders have a physical advantage over female athletes (other than larger size) or not? A definitive answer shouldn’t be hard to reach. If they have an edge, then it’s obvious that they should not be allowed to compete. If not, why should we deny them?

    As for students of Asian descent, I’m with you. As with the work world, by the time a student enters college, it should be based on merit. If we want more minorities to attend elite colleges and college in general, the proper way is to help them as younger students so that they will become qualified for college in the first place. Otherwise, future employers are likely to discount the value of graduation from college by many minority members. There are many ways to accomplish this, but we mostly ignore them as a society. Telling Asian American students to go to the back of the bus penalizes them on the basis their of race. I think that meets the definition of racism.

  2. What about the locker room, shower and accommodations aspect?

    But, yes, males skew to the right on the athletic prowess bell curve. Not all, of course.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Didn’t Rand Paul say that private businesses should be able to discriminate?

  4. Rincon says:

    For locker rooms, showers, and accommodations, plumbing should dictate.

  5. Steve says:

    Plumbing….enter the gender neutral restroom.

  6. NYPete says:

    Boy, when I went into that coma in November of 2016 I never would have imagined that four years later Thomas Mitchell would believe in the proposition that discriminatory intent could be established on the basis of statistical disparities in results. Conservatives spent decades battling that concept. How times have changed. Of course, some things remain the same — he still doesn’t believe in the concept of equity.

  7. […] Some are more equal than others, under the Biden administration Feb Discrimination is in the eye of the beholder. In the eye of President Joe Biden’s administration — as in Orwell’s “Animal Farm” — some are more equal than others. […]

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