To the Editor,

Pay attention to the news and you will hear about racial quotas on just about everything.

Now the Progressive Left is pushing racial quotas on discipline. Think about that for a moment. We have President Obama, Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party promoting the determination of disciplinary actions in our schools and elsewhere based upon racial percentages and not based in any way on what classroom rule the student may have violated.

This mirrors the disparate impact policy that is now being promoted that intends to make our police arrests and prison population racially balanced regardless of the crimes committed, and forcing bankers to make loans based upon racial makeup of the neighborhood and not on credit worthiness.

As with most social fixes that the Democrats propose that purport to raise the standards of the black community, this will be an abject failure.

Schools that are supposed to serve the minority communities are already failing their students miserably.

The discipline problems that will be worsened by these policies will double down on the challenges of city schools. Their students will not be educated, they will not understand the need for order, and they will not be prepared to make a living through work.

They will know only handouts and crime as a means of survival. Even looting and rioting are not serious offenses in Democrat controlled cities.

If Obama, Clinton, and the Progressive Left continue to have their way, the fortunes of the minority communities will continue digressing into chaos leaving the innocent and law abiding among them in permanent despair.

This assault on order and discipline in schools is interfering with their ability to educate, is destroying the minority communities, and defies all common sense.

Dennis Gasper

Chair, Sheboygan County

Republican Party

Readers Comments

Once again I “gasp” at this
Submitted by dpatric2@gmail.com on Tue, 2016-07-19 17:04.
Once again I “gasp” at this writer's simplified reasoning and misrepresentations of what pragmatic progressive folks are doing to try and deal with the underlying causes of what he terms as an “assault on order and discipline.” I would encourage all readers of this letter to take the time to seriously read the following article titled, “Racial Disproportionality in School Discipline: Implicit Bias is Heavily Implicated.” I think most people who read and really think about this article would agree a better title to this writer's opinion piece should be...”Writer Shows “Implicit Bias” in Writing About Quotas.” Here is a link to the article... http://kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/racial-disproportionality.../
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