Kimani Paul-Emile, a black woman who has worked through the hardship of school to become a professor, is now claiming being “black in America” is a disability.
Paul-Emile says this designation be seen as a benefit blacks in the court system, and I am not making that up. She is currently an associate professor of law at Fordham University and feels this new title of disability can protect members of the black community against unconscious bias, stereotyping and structural inequality.
I guess this socialist professor wants to push this “Stupid Strategy,” to Democrat voters who will undoubtedly shake their heads in agreement without listening to her as she calls them ignorant.
I thought the name of the game was to lift people up when you’ve made it successfully. This woman’s analysis is so sad because no one is ever going to be lifted up with that mentality.
Oh poor me, I am black, and I am a victim because of the color of my skin. I am too lazy to make my own life better. I feel so oppressed because white people are successful and I am not. I guess that is because being black is a disability in America. I will never say anything like this because if you know me, I don’t believe anyone is better than me that I have to secure a victim role in the country I was born in.
This professor is sick!
Source: The College Fix
Paul-Emile argues that being disabled does not have the same extreme negative connotation as it did in the past, and what’s more, disability law does not force plaintiffs to show that the harm they’ve suffered was intentional, that “discriminatory effect is almost always enough.”
“Rather than focusing on malicious intent, disability law accepts the impact of even neutral actions, policies, and programs, directly confronting the ways in which social structures, institutions, and norms can ‘substantially limit’ a person’s ability to perform ‘a major life activity.’ It thus requires that even discrimination based on unacknowledged bias be addressed,” Paul-Emile wrote in her article, a forthcoming piece in Georgetown Law Review excerpted by Fordham Law News.
With that, black people can claim “blackness as disability” as a remedial legal effort, harnessing this new paradigm to use the courts to require some sort of structural reforms that benefit the black community against what Paul-Emile contends is the limited opportunity African Americans face today due to unconscious bias, stereotyping and structural inequality.
As long as you can convince people to frame their identities as “victims” you will doom them to a life of failure and dependency.
I look at people like Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Booker T Washington, George Washington Carver (to name just a few) who were born into slavery and faced hardcore racism and REAL Jim Crow laws (not microaggressions).
They refused to claim “victim” status, overcame their circumstances, got educations, went on to do great things for the nation, and had the ear of presidents and world leaders. I think if they were alive today, they would take people like Kimani Paul-Emile to the woodshed.
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