Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker’s unconstitutional decision to block Florida’s Stop-WOKE Act is getting fawning headlines for his reference to the Netflix show, Stranger Things. Pop entertainment is religion for the woke set so this is the equivalent of a 19th century judge quoting scripture.
But let’s pass over that nonsense.
Companies, including organizations in the business of pushing racial equity, and a franchisee of the antisemitic company, Ben & Jerry’s, sued over the Stop-WOKE Act.
What the Stop-WOKE Act does is ban companies and schools from pushing racially discriminatory ideas on employees and students. Companies claimed that banning companies from racially discriminating against their employees violates the First Amendment. The Obama judge agreed.
It’s an interesting position. But if a company were to racially discriminate against black employees by forcing employees to sit through sessions and assent to claims that black people are evil and the cause of all the problems in America, the DOJ and Judge Mark Walker would be on it in three seconds flat. And they’d laugh at a First Amendment defense.
The First Amendment, to Judge Mark Walker and most lefties, allows companies to racially discriminate against white employees, male employees, heterosexual ones, but not the other way around.
Corporations subjecting employees to racist tirades as a condition of their employment is First Amendment speech, as long as it’s the right kind of racism.
This is why civil rights laws either need urgent reform or abolition. They perpetuate a racially discriminatory system.