Georgetown, Apartheid, What's The Difference?

The folks who brought you the now-discredited charges behind the New Black Panther voter intimidation case are busy trying to prove that the Justice Department is deeply politicized because it's hiring people with experience in civil rights organizations to work in the civil rights division, as opposed to establishing an illegal Republican litmus test like when Bush was in office.

Matt Gertz flags this assertion from NBPP hype man J. Christian Adams about a recent DoJ hire, Tamica Daniel.

Ms. Daniel comes to the Section only a year out of Georgetown's law school, where she was the diversity committee chair of the law review, volunteered with the ACLU's Innocence Project, and participated in the Institute for Public Representation Clinic. For those in the real world, diversity committees are groups set up to hector for race-based outcomes in hiring employees and student matters. It is an entity with close cousins in South Africa's apartheid regime and other dark eras in history.

Here's a picture of a "resettlement village" in apartheid South Africa.

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Here's a picture of a conference at Georgetown University.

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They're practically mirror images aren't they? Who could tell the difference.

Aside from reminding everyone that the Obama administration has put the civil rights division back to the work of protecting civil rights and not electing Republicans, the vocal Bush-era hires at DoJ are doing the administration a service by reminding everyone just how much deeply distorting their own, personal sense of being racially persecuted is. Anyone who thinks attempts to diversify the staff and student body at an elite, expensive private college is comparable to the atrocities of apartheid South Africa shouldn't be responsible for enforcing the nation's civil rights laws.

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