Obama’s DOJ Warns Louisiana “You Better Not Be Racist Down There” Like You Were During Katrina
Last week Obama took a lot of heat for playing golf with Larry David and attending lavish Hillary fundraisers instead of taking the time to visit Louisiana (see our post “Does Obama Care About Black People? Louisiana Asks The President To Cut Vacation Short“).
But, it turns out Obama did do something, his DOJ sent Louisiana a 16-page “guidance” letter warning officials not to be racist in their recovery efforts. According to Breitbart, the “guidance” has struck a nerve with Louisiana residents including Retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness who is currently running for U.S. Senate:
“The U.S. Department of Justice under President Barack Obama issued letters to the survivors [in] Louisiana of this great flood of 2016 and said ‘you better not be racist down there’… They sent letters that hit the streets a few days ago, maybe yesterday, that basically warned the citizens of Louisiana that you better not be racist when you’re hiring people to fix your homes,” Maness said.
“You know what? We’re tired of being called racists. And I think that that’s the number one issue in the United States of America. Those people [at the DOJ] can just go to hell. They’re not my Department of Justice,” the retired Air Force colonel added.
“The good folks down here where I live in Southern Louisiana are just absolutely more than appalled. We’re just livid about it. The man ought to apologize to the people of this great state,” Maness said of the president.
The guidance letter (included in it entirety below) was originated by the Department of Justice and a litany other federal agencies “to ensure that individuals and communities affected by disasters do not face unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency) in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI).” The letter points out how the recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina were found to be discriminatory – READ MORE