Sunday, April 27, 2014

Jennifer Gratz Kills It Against Bitter BAMN National Chairperson with Civility and Kindness!

I called out the ugly race-baiting BAMN organization this week, "Far-Left BAMN Coalition Attacks Supreme Court's Schuette Decision as 'Racist'."

The founder and national chairwoman is Shanta Driver, a bitter, bitchy collectivist leftist attacking people as racists for wanting to remove pernicious racial preferences from the public realm. People like this are the antithesis of MLK's "content of their character" admonition, and they're frankly disgusting, covetous collectivists now rending the country at the seams.

But Ms. Gratz stays gracious and on point, and in so doing show how principled articulate conservatism with beat back vicious leftist ideological hatred every time.


At Fox News, "Affirmative action lawyer calls Supreme Court decision on Michigan schools 'racist'."

And from the BAMN profile at Discover the Networks:
BAMN employs an "ends-justifies-the-means" approach that, according to American Civil Rights Institute founder Ward Connerly, is reminiscent of the tactics advocated by the late community organizer Saul Alinsky. In Arizona in 2008, for example, BAMN activists tried to buy lists of signatures that had been collected by anti-affirmative-action petitioners—so as to prevent those names from being submitted to state legislators.

Many of BAMN's pro-affirmative action efforts are conducted collaboratively with such organizations as the NAACP, the ACLU, ACORN, and the Service Employees International Union. In BAMN's calculus, “attacks on affirmative action” can be attributed largely to a virulent brand of “smothering and deforming racism” that seeks to promote “a system of de facto segregation” in which “undocumented and immigrant students from less privileged communities” are “almost entirely shut out of [the] most selective public universities.”

Central to BAMN's pro-affirmative action crusade is its effort to eliminate the use of the SAT exam by university admissions departments, on grounds that the test is “biased” and “academically unsound.” On average, whites nationwide score about 200 points higher than their black counterparts—a fact that, according to BAMN, merely reflects “the complex racism and inequality of our society.”

Also active in the immigrant-rights movement, BAMN advocates the passage of a national DREAM Act which would allow illegal-alien students to attend college at the reduced tuition rates normally reserved for in-state legal residents, and to earn conditional permanent residency and a path to citizenship. Moreover, the organization seeks to ban “anti-immigrant raids” at workplaces; stop the deportation of illegals;
 make California a "sanctuary" state wherein illegal aliens are beyond the reach of the law; and repeal Arizona’s “racist” 2010 immigration law, which deputized state police to verify the immigration status of criminals suspected of being in the U.S. illegally. In the spring of 2006, BAMN helped lead the massive wave of immigrant-rights rallies that swept across the United States.

Consistent with BAMN's view that racism pervades American society, is the group's contention that the U.S. criminal-justice system egregiously discriminates against nonwhite minorities. To address this issue, BAMN has called for a “mass movement against police brutality.”

BAMN also seeks to “defend public education”—from the pre-K through college levels—by demanding an end to all tuition hikes, school-budget cutbacks, and teacher layoffs. Accusing “the rich and powerful” of seeking to use “the economic crisis” as a pretext for shirking their duty to pay school taxes, BAMN in 2010 called for any shortfalls in education budgets to be funded by “taxing the corporations, banks, and billionaires.” Additional revenue, said BAMN, could be generated by “end[ing] the U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan,” because “you cannot end racism at home while fighting a racist war abroad.”
Typical Alinskyite radicals. Disgusting, bitter people who'll stop and nothing to ram through their hateful agenda.