Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Anti-Mayfair Protesters Unsavory Leftists

From Brian Fraley, the fact that some of the protestors who are demonstrating against the new Mayfair Mall policy of limiting the access of teenagers are part of a rather notorious national group called ACORN.

Fraley quotes Wall Street Journal reporter John Fund as follows:
Founded by union organizer Wade Rathke in 1970, Acorn boasts an annual budget of some $40 million and operates everything from “social justice” radio stations to an affordable-housing arm. Still run after 36 years by Mr. Rathke as “chief organizer,” it is best known for its campaigns against Wal-Mart, and for leading initiatives in six states to raise the minimum wage.

One of those states is Missouri. St. Louis election officials were so inundated with bogus Acorn-generated voter registrants that they mailed a letter to 5,000 registrants, requesting the recipients to contact them. Fewer than 40 responded.

This year Acorn had workers in Missouri sign contracts saying they would be “working up to 80 hours over seven days of work.” Mr. Rathke says “We pay as much as we can. If people can get more elsewhere, we wish them well.”

In 1995 Acorn unsuccessfully sued California to be exempt from the minimum wage, claiming that “the more that Acorn must pay each individual outreach worker . . . the fewer outreach workers it will be able to hire.”
Leftist “social justice” operations, in other words, don’t think they should have to abide by the policies they want to force on everybody else.

The Mayfair Mall policy, by the way, appears to be working.

Of course, all the usual race hustlers are complaining it’s “aimed at minority youth.”

OK, so what? Just who was (mostly) causing the problem anyway?

Whether the issue is the Mayfair policy (that requires parental escorts during curtain hours) or the use of handcuffs to restrain violent students in Milwaukee Public Schools, the race hustlers are against doing anything that might disproportionately affect blacks.

But what they can’t and won’t do anything about is the fact that certain problems come disproportionately from the black community. So doing nothing disproportionate requires simply doing nothing.

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