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Mon Jul 17, 2017, 06:07 AM

DeVos: Civil rights office will return to being a 'neutral' agency

Source: Politco

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she is "returning" the Office for Civil Rights "to its role as a neutral, impartial, investigative agency."

In a July 11 letter to Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, DeVos asserted that the department's civil rights arm under the Obama administration "had descended into a pattern of overreaching, of setting out to punish and embarrass institutions rather than work with them to correct civil rights violations and of ignoring public input prior to issuing new rules."

As part of the changes she is implementing, the civil rights office would no longer issue "new regulations via administrative fiat," as the Obama administration did, she wrote.

DeVos' letter, which lays out a far less activist philosophy for the civil rights office, came in response to a letter sent late last month by 34 Senate Democrats, who blasted her for a series of actions they said had "diminished" civil rights enforcement. The lawmakers asked DeVos for a host of information by July 11, including a list of civil rights investigations that have been closed or dismissed since the Trump administration began. DeVos didn't provide any of the information in her response.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/16/betsy-devos-civil-rights-office-240610

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 06:09 AM

1. POS.

Nothing but.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 06:17 AM

2. Good Grief!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 06:34 AM

3. Payback for the Bethune-Cookman incident. Betsy's a real piece of work.

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Response to oasis (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 08:36 AM

14. She's be doing this even without BCC

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 06:47 AM

4. It never was neutral. It always was advocating for Civil Rights. DeVos wants people to be stupid. nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 07:56 PM

18. People already are stupid or DeVos never would have been selected

by the orange idiot (who never would have been elected).

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 07:03 AM

5. Omg, where have we descended to?

This turns my stomach. She didn't even use her own words, she is a moron

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 07:32 AM

6. Betsy, that's not how you spell 'neutered'

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 07:34 AM

7. Meaning, minorities and women will be screwed literally and figuratively.

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 07:37 AM

8. To be fair and balanced they will give equal support to rapists

and those who think discrimination makes America great again like it was 100 years ago



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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 07:41 AM

9. I still say she is by far the worst of the Cabinet appointments, including Sessions

I stood by that this Winter, and still do.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 08:05 AM

10. This is like the movie " Independence Day"

These appointments take their orders and direction from the Mother ship. We must infect the Mother ship with a virus like impeachment to bring them all down.

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Response to lib-ruhl (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 08:10 AM

11. Would not a Pence presidency keep them? nt

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Response to icymist (Reply #11)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 08:19 AM

12. I believe

there's a lot that would NOT change, even if we did get rid of Orange Cheat-o........................

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Response to lib-ruhl (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 18, 2017, 12:16 AM

19. True

These Cabinet appointees were chosen to DESTROY the institutions they head. They either have a history of being oblivious to them or in outright opposition.

...all the earmarks of Bannon brainchild.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 08:35 AM

13. Elections have consequences...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 09:17 AM

15. 'neutral' - also known as a "do-nothing-and-turn-its-head-the-other-way" agency. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 09:20 AM

16. I don't even understand this.

What the hell is her problem, anyway?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jul 17, 2017, 11:44 AM

17. Reminds one of Reagan's cynical appointment of Clarence Thomas

to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with a mandate to oppose reverse racism.

"The reverse of racism is everyone loving and respecting each other. You are confusing reverse racism with Karma."
- Wanda Sykes

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