JD Vance on Civil Rights



Enforce Court decision ending college affirmative action

On June 29, 2023, the Supreme Court struck a blow against institutionally-driven racism in the United States. In Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard College, the Supreme Court found [that colleges with affirmative action admissions] were impermissibly discriminating against certain applicants based exclusively on their race.

While the Court took a big step forward in eliminating racial discrimination in admissions, more work remains to be done. In his remarks in the wake of the landmark decision, President Biden proposed "a new standard, where colleges take into account the adversity a student has overcome, including racial discrimination that individuals have faced in their own lives."

We call upon the Biden administration to embrace the Court's holdings: racial discrimination [does not] have any place in schooling. The American people deserve no less than an Executive Branch committed to enforcing the law equally to all people without concern for their race.

Source: Ernst.Senate.Gov press release:for 2022 Ohio Senate race , Sep 12, 2023

OpEd: Mocked AOC for Native American phrase for non-binary

The 37-year-old bigot shared a tweet by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about trans, two-spirit, and non-binary people, along with the caption: "I'm sorry but what the hell is two-spirit? Would love if progressives just stopped inventing words." Had J.D. bothered to simply Google "two-spirit" rather than tweet his ignorance about it, he would have quickly learned that it's not something progressives invented and is actually a term used in many Indigenous North American communities.
Source: Queerty e-zine on 2022 Ohio Senate race , Sep 9, 2021

Generals should read less about white rage, whatever that is

He lashed out at Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for defending the study of critical race theory. "I personally would like American generals to read less about 'white rage' (whatever that is) and more about 'not losing wars,'" he wrote. He railed against critical race theory, the academic term that's meant to recognize how systemic racism is inherent in American life and that the political right has turned into a signature issue.
Source: NBC News on 2022 Ohio Senate race , Jul 1, 2021

Black Lives Matter movement destroyed many towns and cities

The Ford Foundation has $14 billion under management. They're investing in Critical Race Theory, they're investing in racial division all across our country, and they're invested in all of the progressive social causes of the moment. They are one of the
Source: Esquire magazine on 2022 Ohio Senate race , Jun 4, 2021

Segregated neighborhoods invisible to white residents

As a kid, I sorted Middletown into three basic geographic regions. First, the area surrounding the high school. The "rich" kids lived here. Large homes mixed comfortably with well-kept parks and office complexes. If your dad was a doctor, he almost certainly owned a home or had an office here, if not both.

Next, the really poor kids lived near Armco, where even the nice homes had been converted into multi-family apartment units. I didn't know until recently that this neighborhood was actually two neighborhoods--one inhabited by Middletown's working class black population, the other by its poorest white population. Middletown's few housing projects stood there.

Then there was the area where we lived--mostly single-family homes, with abandoned warehouses & factories within walking distance. Looking back, I don't know if the "really poor" areas and my block were any different, or whether these divisions were the constructs of a mind that didn't want to believe it was really poor.

Source: Hillbilly Elegy, by Sen. JD Vance, p. 48-49 , May 25, 2017

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