“Trump administration considers rollback of anti-discrimination rules”

Now our government is making it easier to discriminate?

To quote Mel Brooks: “Now what’ll that asshole think of next?”

To be fair, some of these rules do need to be clarified or modified. Case in point:

“In New York, a lawsuit alleges that a large apartment complex in Queens will not rent to anyone with a criminal record, and that this has the effect of discriminating against African American and Latino renters. The suit is pending, relying on disparate impact to make the case.”

In my opinion the principle of “disparate impact” needs to be overridden by the same BFQ rules that apply in employment law. For example, if I am hiring an actor to play Louis XIV as a teenager, I am allowed to discriminate against minorities and women and old people and post a casting call for young white males only. If I am hiring somebody who needs to be able to reach shelves eight feet in the air without assistance, I am allowed to specify that, even though it discriminates against women, who are shorter than men on average. That is called a “bona fide occupational qualification.” Bona fide qualifications should apply elsewhere as well. A landlord not wanting to rent to people who have defaulted on previous rental agreements, or who have broken into other people’s homes, or who have molested children, seems like a bona fide qualification to me, even if it would disproportionately affect minorities. (Just hypothetically. I have no idea whether it would affect any group more than others.)

However, BFQs should have to be defended in court if challenged, to prevent landlords, employers and others from establishing bogus qualifications for the sole or primary purpose of discrimination.

19 thoughts on ““Trump administration considers rollback of anti-discrimination rules”

  1. You are attempting to apply logic and reason to a political issue involving race in 2019. That is a very dangerous stance to be taking, particularly on the Internet. Prepare to be accused of being a closet privileged racist Nazi.

          1. Um. You seem to have things backwards. You didn’t make fun of him. You simply called him an angry white male. Simple literal statement, devoid of humor. He, however, did a really good job at making fun of you!!

          2. I didn’t mean to imply I was the guy on the internet. I didn’t make fun of him, if I did he’d know it. And really he didn’t make fun of me either. Try to keep up old timer.

          3. He really made fun of the fact that you seemed to think the angry white male comment, which was a boring and insulting cliche, was somehow an appropriate comment, just as you also seem to think there is some point in calling me an old-timer. Are you implying that I am somehow slower than you? In that case, I guess I was wrong – you ARE funny!

          4. You know why it’s a cliche? Cause it’s true.

            You’re definitely old because man, are you shit at trying to internet fight. I’m just shuddering thinking at some geezer pulling his flaccid dong to the pictures of 22 year olds he puts up, and when he finally cums only air shoots out.

  2. Good stuff.

    Let’s see: “angry white male,” “keep up, old man,” “old geezer pulling his flaccid dong.” Exactly the same comments my grandson types on internet boards – word for word! He is 11.

    I can see from your comments that you are probably a virgin, but I previously thought it was because you were an unkempt adult. Now I can see that I have been so horribly wrong. It is because you are in only fifth grade! Not to worry. Your time will come! Some day a woman will take pity on you.

    1. So you care so much about originality, but you go to virgin insults? Pot, the kettle is thou. I love it when clueless dopes act like they’re the shit. Hey, a mom’s basement joke has been left unsaid, shocked you didn’t pull that out!

      Did you tell your grandson that you’re an internet pervert? But sure, make fun of me…at least I don’t spend all fucking day posting tits online. What a rich life you must lead!

      1. You probably wouldn’t be in your mom’s basement. No responsible parent would let a little kid live alone down there! I assume you’re scared of the dark. But I’m sure that in 20 years, when you still don’t have a job, she’ll let you set up camp in there.

        Yes, everyone in my family knows exactly what I do on the internet. The same thing I have been doing for 25 years, building up traffic for my other sites. Not quite clear why that would make me a pervert, but not the people who read it. I reckon we’re in the same boat, whatever that is, except that I don’t have to hide it from my mom.

        1. So you’re like the creepy grandpa everyone makes fun of behind his back, huh? Does your grandson ever say “maybe one day I can be a big deal and make polls about who had the best tit scenes 20 years ago!”

          I like how you seemed to suddenly get all defensive around here when I mentioned old white dudes. Have to stick up for your own, do you?

          And by your own, I mean basically pervert losers. Just to keep things straight (unlike your dick).

          1. I am, indeed, old, having been on the internet almost since its practical inception. I’m male and not quite white, but that’s irrelevant. And, yeah, because I have studied the history of cinema, and love naked women, the history of movie nude scenes interests me, and I share it with my readers. They seem to enjoy it.

            Pervert? Probably not. More than 99% of the posts are R-rated or tamer. It’s probably one of the internet’s tamer sites! My children and even grandchildren would consider it stuffy and boring, and they undoubtedly think that I am probably the world’s most boring person, as most youngsters view their elders.

            In about 60 years, when you are my age and (if lucky) will have had experiences comparable to mine, the interest on that experience, which now eludes you, will accrue to you as it does to everyone. Until then, you can only hope to develop an adult personality that will not cause women everywhere to reject you in the future.

  3. Scoop, this is what you get when you feed the troll. No-account doofuses (doofi)?) have infinite time to hurl feeble insults.

    Are you sure this *isn’t* your 11-year-old grandson?

  4. I agree with both William Stanley’s comment and Creeder’s first comment: Uncle Scoopy’s opinion on this issue is a good one.

    IMO, muh’s mistake is that his first comment can be interpreted either as serious or humorous – there is no way to tell from context, which is a thing people often forget on the Internet. He then decided to be butthurt about it when someone took it seriously. This is the kind of normal human behavior that makes people get very tired of normal human behavior.

    1. Well, I wasn’t really butthurt. People can call me whatever they want on the internet, I don’t care at all. But like I’m not going to argue about it? What the fuck is the internet for then?

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