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MILLER: Obama calls racism on criminal background checks
EEOC would force ex-cons on employers
The Michigan Republican said in an interview that the EEOC official failed to provide any evidence that employers were discriminating based on race by asking for criminal history.
“When we find out 70,000 discrimination claims by workers that are in the backlog now, and yet they are choosing to investigate — without any evidence of wrongdoing — this issue of racism as produced by background checks, I’ve got a problem with that.”
The Obama administration’s feel-good liberalism and political correctness override common sense and public safety. The policy could mean that child care workers and teachers cannot be given background checks, leaving the possibility that rapists and child molesters would not be screened out of the jobs.
More broadly, it also may be racial discrimination to conduct FBI background checks for felony records before selling firearms because that, too, would turn up a higher percentage of minorities than whites.
The EEOC is notorious for abusing its power to force employers to settle even the most ridiculous charge of discrimination. The agency shakes down companies until they conclude it’s cheaper and easier to settle.
President Obama wants to create a nation of victims, dependent on the government for food, health care, work and a job. When someone has committed a crime, he must take responsibility for it, and if that means losing a job to someone who has led a law-abiding life, so be it.
Emily Miller is a senior editor of opinion for The Washington Times.
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About the Author
Emily Miller is senior editor of opinion for The Washington Times. She is the author of “Emily Gets Her Gun … But Obama Wants to Take Yours” (Regnery 2013). Miller won the 2012 Clark Mollenhoff Award for Investigative Reporting from the Institute on Political Journalism.
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