New York Attorney General Gets Colleges To Stop Asking Applicants If They’ve Been Arrested Because It’s A Racist Question…

So, the New York Attorney General is in sync with Van Jones and wants criminals to not have to disclose if they have been arrested or convicted of a felony — so they can get a prime seat next to your child in class. Using racism as a means to an end, the Progressive Left wants to level the playing field, because you know… dirt bags should have rights too. Even murderous dirt bags. And if colleges dare to ask if said criminals are well, criminals, then they are racist!

From the NY Times:

The application for admission to St. John’s University takes 12 pages to get to the question, but when it arises, it is hard to miss. Set off by a border of bold red, as if to warn of dangerous contents, it asks, “Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a felony?”

On paper, the inquiry seems straightforward enough. But critics, noting the racial imbalances in how some crimes are processed, have argued that asking it can amount to a form of unintended discrimination.

Responding to those concerns, as raised by the advocacy group Center for Community Alternatives, New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has reached an agreement with St. John’s and two other institutions under which the schools will drop such questions from their standard application process.

“An arrest or police stop that did not result in a conviction, or a criminal record that was sealed or expunged, should not – indeed must not – be a standard question on a college application,” Mr. Schneiderman said in a statement. “Such a question can serve only to discourage New Yorkers from seeking a higher education.”

What a load of unmitigated horse manure. Where is the moral integrity… the spine of these universities? An Obama sycophant AG comes slithering over to your Dean’s office, harassing your leaders and you fold with nary a whimper? Here’s a thought for you – being a religious institution or a place of higher learning does not mean you should be weak and compliant with a fascist demagogue. It is the school’s right to ask such questions and racism has nothing to do with it. This is an attempt to bring all Americans down to the same level, whether saint or sinner… citizen or felon.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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