The Obama administration is suddenly against background checks.
Not wanting to employ a criminal makes you a racist. At least that is what the Obama administration has determined to be law with a regulation made without congressional approval. Businesses are fighting the charge that not wanting ex-cons on the payroll is illegal discrimination.
On June 11, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed federal lawsuits against BMW and Dollar General store alleging that their use of criminal background checks violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race.
The policy could mean that child care workers and teachers cannot be given background checks, leaving the possibility that rapists and child molesters would not be screened out of the jobs.
So does this mean that the Obama administration is also against background checks for firearms since is disproportionately screens out criminals?
Will this apply to government jobs, military positions, employment in areas detailing national security?
The argument that businesses are racist because they don't want to hire criminals is, itself, racist. It presupposes that all criminals are minorities. The EEOC in this case actually failed to provide any proof for its claims that businesses discriminated on race. The businesses simply asked about criminal history. Last I checked, they have that right.