Some thoughtful head-shaking from the Christian Science Monitor: You can click on the link above to read it all, but here’s a quote:
“Rather than relying on any kind of conscious bias, experts say, a pardon officer may misread the level of remorse exhibited by a black pardon applicant for cultural reasons, given that African-Americans may express contrition in different ways than whites.“To the extent that [pardon boards] allow their staff to be making judgments into somebody’s attitude — that’s an entry point for bias,”Jack Glaser, a discrimination expert at the University of California, Berkeley, told ProPublica.”
Right, the old “experts say” ploy — always particularly useful when the media cries racism. And which “expert” is cited in the story?
“Jack Glaser, a discrimination expert at the University of California, Berkeley.” Any guess what his political leanings might be? Speaking of which, ProPublica, the outfit that generated this bilge, is itself notoriously left wing — not that that’s cited in the piece, either. And mainstream media types still wonder why we so loathe them!