Proposed new "protected" class forwarded by White House

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    Good for solidifying votes for certain politicians, no doubt. Yet another expected attempt that seeks to further the transformation of America to authoritarianism at the expense of individualism and property rights. Along with the government force necessary to "protect" the new special group, whether through speech codes or intimidation by smear (labeling), truth will suffer as well.
    http://www.regulations.gov/document?D=OMB-2016-0002-0001
     
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    An October surprise, attempted power grab for the President's Party, and his fellow travelers.

    From USA Today :

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...cial-category-middle-eastern-people/91322064/
     
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    Tell an Iranian that they are an Arab and you're liable to get a punch in the nose. They'll be pissed that they're even in the same classification category as Arabs.
     
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    Why the smear? If you disagree with my evaluation, so be it. Stick to the topic. My purpose was to let members know, no matter their political inclination, so they can act accordingly through their vote, and/or there's a thirty day window for comments at the government site.
     
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    Can you explain why you find this troubling?

    I read it, and I can't see anything wrong with it.

    Clearly I must be overlooking something ominous and sinister.
     
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    I can think of a lot of things to get bent around the axle about, this doesn't seem like one of them
     
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    I already posted what I thought of it and why I find it troubling; you disagree. With that in mind, I don't expect to be able to change your mind. My purpose was previously stated.
     
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    Even more interesting, the people of India are classified as "Caucasoid" despite not having white skin. FWIW. Beyond the sake of biological health considerations and concerns (e.g. lactose intolerance being higher in some groups than others), for societal equality the use of differential terms still needs to cease in favor of peoples' actions.
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    And yet nobody thinks REX84 or NSPD51 are more power-grabby in scope? Oh, wait, Obama did not make those so that is okay? :rolleyes:
     
  12. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    So much for that conversation. I guess we're done here then.
     
  13. rshrugged thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If you're implying that I have some personal animus towards the President and am willing to look the other way for other power grabs, you're wrong. I have nothing against President Obama, the man. I've never met him. I strongly disagree with his politics and would love to meet him to discuss our differences. That's a pipe dream.
     
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    The nomination of Donald Trump is much more worrying in this regard...
     
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    How is it a power grab to class race better?
     
  16. rshrugged thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The extension of the laws that are quoted in the first post.
     
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    Yeah. They are extended by a new racial class.
     
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    citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    These laws? (This is like pulling teeth)
    It's interesting to note that the link that @rshrugged provided goes to a page where the OMB solicits comments on this proposed change. There's a big blue "Comment Now!" button in the upper right hand corner. I can only hope that @rshrugged has used that button to forward his misgivings to the OMB, and to hopefully stave off authoritarianism and oppression.
     
  19. rshrugged thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    As I stated in a courteous way in my post at #7 :
    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...rwarded-by-white-house.2003339/#post-23645291
     
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    We are supposed to be equals here. Not split into special groups like the democrats love to do
     
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    So you don't think hispanics should be a protected class?
     
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    No i don't.
     
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    I'm so glad that the days of discrimination are behind us and that racist are an extinct species! What year did this take place, because I must have missed it?
     
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    the problem with many SJW is that they have no idea what they are doing. they don't understand equality, they don't get the fact that making one class "protected" means they are discriminating against others, they have no idea how insulting it is that protected classes are "less" than others . yes SJW discriminate against others, mostly Cuacasians and you have no ****ing idea just how insulting it is to imply that I can't be "equal" to others and must be "protected" , all because the color of my skin. SJW see minorities as "lesser" than Caucasians in that regard. I am NOT less than ANYONE else, no matter the color. one day SJW might get that through their thick ****ing skull.
     
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    I didn't see a date somewhere in that rant. What year did discrimination stop?
     

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