New bloat in state government a waste of time and effort.
From the still shaking-my-head dept.
Melanin content might soon have its own do-nothing department. ‘Racial justice’ warriors found their champions in our legislature, as the Michigan Senate found thirty-four willing huzzahs beating out the two belligerent harrumphs on 2015 senate bill 90.
Passed 34 to 2 in the Senate on January 14, 2016, to create an “Office of African-American Affairs” in the state Department of Civil Rights, and a government African-American Affairs Commission consisting of 15 political appointees who have “a particular interest or expertise in African-American concerns,” with the mission of developing “a unified policy and plan of action to serve the needs of African-Americans in this state”
Ok.. but what about section 26 part 2 of the Michigan Constitution?
§26 (2) The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.
And given that, it begs the question:
“What’s the point?” What might this commission accomplish outside of the areas that government has business operating in?
Unless it is ALL ABOUT getting federal aid.