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Illinois Democrats Push Racist, Sexist Bill to Force Women and People of Color on Corporate Boards

The Democrats in Illinois are intent upon using government force to inflict their diversity agenda on private businesses.

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The Democrat-run state of Illinois has become a national for letting Hollywood con artist Jussie Smollett off the hook for staging a fake attack and blaming it on Trump supporters to invoke racial hate, and the state legislature is only adding to the disgrace as Democratic lawmakers invent new ways to discriminate.

State Rep. Chris Welch (D-Hillside) introduced House Bill 3394 that would force any publicly-traded corporation headquartered in the state of Illinois to hire at least one woman and at least one African-American on their board of directors starting in 2020. Hmmm…guess that means Asians and Mexicans are S.O.L in the diversity olympics!

HB3394 reads in part: “No later than the close of the 2020 calendar year, a publicly held domestic or foreign corporation whose principal executive offices, according to the corporation’s SEC 10-K form, are located in Illinois shall have a minimum of one female director and one African American director on its board of directors.”

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The Secretary of State would publicly shame corporations who do not comply with the terms of the legislation by listing them online. The firms would be fined $300,000 if they do not submit to the racist, sexist provisions of the bill. One Republican legislator spoke up against the Democratic majority to oppose this madness.

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“We are destroying the ability for our state to grow,” State Rep. Tony McCombie (R-Savanna) said.

This, of course, prompted an ignorant, disrespectful response from Welch – the particularly low IQ Democratic lawmaker who drafted the bill.

“I’m not going to be ashamed to stand here and fight for the people that sent me here,” he said. “Ashamed to fight for African-Americans to have a right in a room? Are you kidding me?”

The bill passed the House by a 61-27 vote on Friday. It is expected to be discussed further in the Senate where possible amendments will be added to the bill. More mandates may be added to satisfy the whims of other leftist victim groups who are desperate to leverage their status for government handouts.

If ultimately successful, Illinois will be following in the footsteps of the bankrupt liberal wasteland of California. They passed a similar law pertaining only to women back in 2018.

“The time has come,” said California State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) who introduced the sexist legislation. “We need to make sure our business entities are more productive and more profitable. That’s exactly what appointing women to these boards will do.”

Jackson, who was a career attorney before jumping on the public gravy train, masquerades as a pro-business to mask her identity politics agenda. If Illinois isn’t careful, they will become the California of the Midwest if they continue to pass bills like HB3394.

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Students Sue School District After Being Punished for ‘Racist’ Banter in Private Snapchat Group

A witch hunt was started against the students for alleged racism.

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A group of students has filed a free speech lawsuit in Saline, Mich. alleging that their civil rights were violated by school administrators who punished them for their banter in a private Snapchat group.

The lawsuit was filed on Tuesday, Feb. 11, in U.S. District Court in Detroit on behalf of four anonymous students, who were punished by the school district following a hysteria regarding racism after they sent joking messages in a chat room. The lawsuit alleges that two students were suspended as a result of their out-of-school speech while two others have been recommended for expulsion.

“The school is acting outside the scope of its authority, has no legal right to impose the discipline carried out, and has violated our clients’ constitutional rights by their reckless and hasty rush to judgment,” lawyer David A. Kallman, the attorney for the children, said in a statement.

The lawsuit claims that the school district has no jurisdiction to punish the children based on messages sent from their “homes, privately owned phones, on a non-school day.”

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The students want the district to admit in a declaration that their actions were an infringement upon the students’ 1st Amendment rights. They also want the school district to formalize changes to their rules so other students’ rights are not similarly violated and for the students’ records and transcripts to be completely expunged moving forward.

Saline Superintendent Scot Graden called the private Snapchat postings that were brought to his attention “an act of racism that created harm to all of our students, especially students of color.” Kallman believes that he overreacted and took the messages out of their proper context.

“African-American and Caucasian children were using inappropriate and offensive language in a joking manner and in the context of immature banter among friends,” Kallman said in his news release about the case.

“The conversation did not occur at the school, at a school event, or on any school equipment. While all the children are embarrassed by their language, it does not justify the school’s rush to judgment and overreaction,” he added.

Kallman believes that this is a matter for parents to deal with and out of the jurisdiction of public school bureaucrats who want to push their left-wing values onto students.

“If a child gets stopped for drunk driving on a Saturday night, does the school have the right to expel that student? The answer is obvious. No,” Kallman wrote. “The conversation of these children had nothing to do with the school. It has no authority to discipline students for out of school misbehavior.”

Graden, the Saline Area Schools Board of Education, Assistant Superintendent Steve Laatsch, Saline High School Principal David Raft, Saline High School Assistant Principal and football coach Joe Palka, Assistant Principal Theresa Stager, Director of Student Services Molly Garcia, and Assistant Principal Kirk Evenson are named as defendants in the lawsuit.

A Saline high school football player released a threatening video in the midst of the controversy warning all those who support free speech that they are “outnumbered.” It has since become a rallying cry for the social justice warriors in the city to impose their anti-constitutional agenda.

“From all the people that believe in change to all the people who don’t: You’re outnumbered,” the student said in his video address.

The lawsuit hopes to push back against the diversity and tolerance mob and achieve a victory for the 1st Amendment against a leftist-dominated school system that is notoriously hostile to constitutional principles.

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