The Other Amnesty

CEI's Hans Bader is cited in Investor's Business Daily on proposed racial quotas in school dicipline:

In "People Who Care v. Rockford Board of Education (1997)," a federal appeals court declared unconstitutional a Rockford, Ill., rule that forbade school officials referring "a higher percentage of minority students than of white students for discipline."

As Competitive Enterprise Institute's Hans Bader, a former education lawyer, notes, the court ruling also "explicitly rejected the argument that such a rule is permissible to prevent 'disparate impact,'" a dubious civil rights theory used to leverage racial preferences.

"This provision cannot stand," the Chicago-based 7th Circuit unanimously ruled. "Racial disciplinary quotas violate equity in its root sense. They entail either systematically over-punishing the innocent or under-punishing the guilty. They place race at war with justice."