Sep 15, 2020

How the Coming “Woke” Race Laws Lead to Racism & Self Segregation


The Coming Nurnburg Style Anti White Race Law And The Reparations Push, And More.

Ending racism by treating people of color as victims and whites as "privileged?"

Society is changing before our very eyes. Calls for major changes due to alleged historical injustices are growing. And the calls for self-segregation and violence are becoming more radical. Average people and politicians would do well to heed the lessons of the past-- and what the effect of former efforts of segregation and discrimination have done. We're not looking at reverse discrimination. We are looking at discrimination for its own sake. And with the calls for major change growing, don't be surprised if they only mount, especially after the election.

Michael Ehline is a leading civil rights and injury attorney based out of Los Angeles. Being from Southern California, he and his team see many of these issues up close and personal. In addition to his decades of experience in law, Ehline also bases his decisions on his time in the United States Marine Corps.

People were not allowed to blame others for their laziness or lack of a two-parent family. Uncle Sam became your parents and you were held to the same standard, regardless of race. No special race-based tests or hiring preferences are allowed in the Marines either. Pure equality is how we roll.

There wasn't white or black there. Everyone was united on the same purpose. Ehline wants the same for his law firm and for the nation as a whole. For this reason, Ehline writes a number of articles in his law blog. For more info, contact Michael at (213) 596-9642 or losangeles@ehlinelaw.com. He and his team are ready for any questions or concerns. Contact him and speak with a legal expert.

A Rising Tide Of The New Segregation.

Are we returning to the days before 1964? Of segregation again allowed? In many ways, we are already seeing this on the everyday level. And it will only grow over time. For example, in Georgia, a handful of black families are coming together to build a "safe space" for black people. The effort involves the purchase of 90 acres for a seemingly black only community. While the families state that people of all races are welcome, this reminds me of the old adages of segregation. All races could take part. However, one race had different facilities and was treated differently by the powers that be.

"We have a very long history of doing cooperative economics, economic cooperation, creating our own communal towns," says Jessica Gordon Nembhard, author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice and professor of community justice at John Jay College. "More recently, we've been establishing community land trust, which actually give official land ownership to the community."

In some ways, self-segregation is a complex legal issue. However, to create a town on the basis of race in our current year is archaic, to say the least. Furthermore, in many ways it undermines many of the original civil rights goals of an integrated society. While our laws may still be race-neutral (at least at the federal level), changing our attitudes to accept segregation is not acceptable. And we see "political" prosecutors charging self-defense cases as murder, in a national push to abolish the Second Amendment, as well as to simultaneously defund the police.

A Newly Segregated Society.

There are plenty of examples from both sides of the Atlantic about the role of race in society. This is especially the case since the end of the Civil War. However, one thing that is clear in every case is that racial separation is bad-- and segregation as an instrument is worse. However, the recent Woke mobs in our city are saying otherwise. We have cases of colleges not allowing white students into cafes.

The University of Michigan Dearborn attempted to segregate students based on their race. Their justification was so-called social justice. Instead, it appears that they took a page right out of Bull Connor's playbook.

"These virtual cafes were intended to provide members of our campus community with opportunities to reflect on their lived experiences. However, the framing and presentation of the purpose and intended outcomes of these events were poorly conceived and executed," the chancellor wrote in a letter. One virtual cafe was meant for people of color to gather and discuss their experiences, while the other was meant for "non people of color." The latter received backlash, as many criticized the idea of hosting a space for only White people to discuss race without the presence of any people of color.

What About Reparations?

One of the key issues talked about recently is whether or not the nation needs to give descendants of slaves reparations. In fact, California is discussing that possibility right now. The state legislature passed a bill that would authorize a number of efforts tied to reparations.

Assembly Bill 3121 made it through the state's legislative branch and now Governor Gavin Newsom has to decide whether to sign it or not. This bill would create a 9 person task force to study different proposals for CA's 2 million plus black population to receive reparations. However, according to Duke's Professor William Darity, these measures are headed in the wrong direction.

“I have a sense of proprietariness about the use of the term reparations, because I think people should not be given the impression that the kinds of steps that are taken at the state or local level actually constitute a comprehensive or true reparations plan,” Darity Jr. said in an interview. “Whatever California does perhaps could be called atonement, or it could be called a correction for past actions.”

Unfortunately for Professor Darity and for many others, the criticism is that the reparations measures wouldn't be enough. It will never be enough. We are headed down a very slippery slope where many people will be forced to pay damages due to the color of their skin, rather than any direct actions of themselves, their parents, or even their grandparents. They would then funnel this money through the government to pay others based on the color of their skin. Again, independent of the actions of themselves, parents, or even grandparents. And once you give a mouse a cookie, things don't quite end there.

What Happened In the 1930s - The Racial Purity Laws - Privileged Jews Need Not Apply?

Furthermore, official discrimination at the state and college level may lead to some terrible places. These include the possibility of major changes to our laws and practices. We saw dramatic changes happen in Germany against a legal minority, the 1 to 2% of the population that was Jewish. As scapegoats, the National Socialists, or Nazis, constructed a number of anti-Jewish measures.

After taking power in 1933, the Nazis did not simply start the Holocaust. Instead, they used a number of slower methods to separate Jews from German society. Anti-Jewish laws, at first, had exceptions. Some were for Jewish veterans of the First World War. However, these all had the same goals. Jews were removed from government posts. Restricted in the jobs they could take. The Nuremberg Laws set up a racial hierarchy.

How history is repeating iteslf for white people. The crime of being white means risk of being killed or discriminated against LEGALLY!Marriage between Jews and non-Jews were not allowed. The Nazis continued their anti-Jewish measures. These were often done one instrument at a time. By 1938, the Nazi Party supported a pogrom against its Jewish countrymen, Kristallnacht, or the Night of Broken Glass. Jews in large numbers were sent to concentration camps. After the events that killed hundreds of Jews and caused thousands more to flee, the Nazis banned Jews from owning guns or ammunition. By 1939 many European Jews were forced into ghettos. By 1941 the Holocaust began in earnest.

Where We Head From Here?

We are not at the Holocaust. Far from it. However, the division of people based on their race or ethnicity tends to head in the same direction. Mobs attacking people due to their beliefs or race already roam the streets. We see near-nightly riots in some parts of the country. We see terrified motorists being forced to choose between running over a BLM protester threatening them on the freeway or staying alive. The crime of having white skin is like seeing history repeat itself. Furthermore, if Democrats win big in November, don't be surprised if "anti-racist" rhetoric is often used for more and more outlandish purposes.

In addition, these changes are happening at a pretty swift pace. Discrimination based on race is always wrong. Wrong for individuals. Wrong for the government. The idea of state governments-- or God forbid DC promulgating these changes would be a moral and legal disaster. It may be our history in 10, 20, 40, or 50 years depending on where we are headed. The actions of states like California or that of college campuses are likely the bellwether for what the next several decades will look like. Regardless, I am not thrilled with the prospect and will keep writing on the subject, especially as more events unfold.

Optimism That We Will Be One Nation Again?

I know we as Americans are better than that. I also hope people of all races reject these new measures. This goes double for those in state politics. We should know better by now. This also is a major test for us. A test about our very soul s a country. Do we believe in the racial division?

I thought we threw that off decades ago. I also believe in the unity of our human race. Together as one, not divided into pieces. Caring for one another. Believing in ourselves and our police. Backing the civil rights laws of our past. Believing in the civil rights triumphs of our history.

There is still much work to be done. I see it. But together we reach that goal together. Even if it seems hard now. Still, there is much work left. The process is not fast. Nor is it easy. But it is one we can get through together. I know that we can.

Works Cited:

  1. Ehline Law website: Ehline Law Legal Blog
  2. CNN: 19 families buy nearly 97 acres of land in Georgia to create a city safe for Black people
  3. CNN: the University of Michigan-Dearborn apologizes for segregated 'virtual cafes' meant to spur discussion about race
  4. Cal Matters: As Newsom weighs reparations bill, a scholar has a word of caution for California

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