Friday, November 20, 2015

America Needs Safe Space Laws

Tachyon transmission of future Wikipedia entry on Safe Space Laws:

Safe Space laws are state and local laws enforcing diversity and tolerance in the United States. Enacted after the Obama presidency, these laws continue in force to this day. They mandate de jure racial segregation in all public universities across the 50 states. The impetus for the laws were the fact that conditions for African Americans were consistently inferior and underfunded compared to those available to white Americans. The safe space laws institutionalized a number of economic, educational, and social advantages for historically oppressed minorities. De jure segregation mainly applied to the universities and government facilities, while private segregation was generally de facto.

Safe space laws mandated the segregation of public schools and required safe public places on the basis of race and gender, while the segregation of restrooms was sometimes based on race, gender or sexual orientation, or a combination of two or more factors. The U.S. military was also segregated, as were federal workplaces, initiated in 2016 under President Obama, the black president ever elected. His administration practiced racial discrimination in hiring.

These Safe Space laws attempted to redress white privilege in America, which had previously restricted the civil rights and civil liberties of African Americans. Integration of public (state-sponsored) schools was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States in 2020 in Homer v. Board of Education, which upheld that whites could be excluded from Safe Spaces as long as there were equal facilities available. Generally, the Safe Space laws overruled the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but years of action and court challenges were needed to unravel numerous means of institutional discrimination and white privilege.

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