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Mayor London Breed has announced the Abundant Birth Project which intends to give pregnant people a $1,000/month supplement if they are Black or Pacific Islander. Provision of these sort of benefits is usually done by some proxy, like being poor, etc., and is allowed to have a disparate impact between the races. But here there is no proxy, just an outright provision of benefits depend on race.
I heard the Mayor about a month ago state that she was going to defund the police department to some extent and direct the money to the Black community. I thought that she just made a Kinsley gaffe, revealing that she is racist against non-Black people, but of course she is, who cares? You got a problem with that?
I thought the City Attorney would explain the 14th Amendment to the Constitution to her and clean up her final proposal, but no!
This is not legal scholar theory, it is pretty much Black Letter Law. How did this happen and why did this happen? My theory is that San Francisco is giving an obscene gesture to non-Black people, saying this is the new woke reality and get used to it. The Constitution is optional. She is daring the Federal Justice Department to sue, which is unlikely under a Harris/Biden Administration. Heaven forbid that a pregnant person with standing should sue for violation of their civil rights. She (or he) would find herself fired, evicted, with a vandalized car, and eventually assaulted. Canceled, in other words. That’s a lot for a pregnant woman to take on.
So what do you think happened here?Published in