Homeland Security ‘Equity Action Plan’ Doubles Down on Discrimination

As many federal agenciesThe Department of Homeland Security implemented a so-called “Biden” program under the Biden administration. Equity Action Plan.

According to Executive Order 13985—“Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government”—the DHS Equity Action Plan includes a number of provisions that fly in the face of anti-discrimination laws, to say nothing of human decency.

The equity plan agenda is designed to discriminate on the basis of skin color. The equity-based policies that are race-based or other equity-based policies can lead to discrimination and division. 14th Amendment’s guarantee of “equal protection of the laws” and the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s prohibition of “discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.”

The Office of Civil Rights and Civil LibertiesThe Department of Homeland Security oversees the implementation of this agenda as the Biden administration intends.

This office is supposed to combat discrimination, not encourage or incite it. It says it supports “the Department’s mission to secure the nation while preserving individual liberty, fairness, and equality under the law” and that “CRCL builds in civil rights and civil liberties practices into all of the Department’s activities … .”

Its current actions and role in the matter are not consistent with the law. They also represent a complete dereliction and a push for an agenda that is opposed to civil rights it was intended to protect.

The seven “key program areas” in the Equity Action Plan continue to play out in discriminatory ways.

Applying for Naturalization” is one of the areas under which DHS has been throwing away already limited resources in favor of “gender markers” projects.

“Gender markers on USCIS forms and secure documents, including the Certificate of Naturalization and the Certificate of Citizenship” to “incorporate the use of inclusive language that respects gender identities, including gender non-conforming and non-binary individuals” is one of the top seven priorities for DHS “equity.”

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Bidding on DHS Contracts” is an area in which the department’s plan reveals its habit of giving an unfair leg up only to preferred businesses or organizations.

It unabashedly “[focuses] additional outreach efforts on underserved communities” with an “aim to address the identified barriers by improving awareness of available opportunities and navigating the contracting process in general, particularly for underserved communities … .”

The DHS is openly holding the hands of potential contractors of their choosing and, in its own words, “navigating the contracting process” for them.

The DHS should not prioritize certain groups in a way that gives them an unfair advantage in bidding process. True civil rights and civil liberty are about fair treatment and equal treatment, and not special treatment for minorities.

Countering all forms of terrorism and targeted violence” is one of the seven areas in which the DHS does not simply elevate certain groups unfairly, but targets groups negatively in a disproportionate way.

It states in the plan that “[domestic violent extremists] are motivated by various factors, including racial bias, perceived government overreach, conspiracy theories promoting violence, and false narratives about unsubstantiated fraud in the 2020 presidential election.”

“Among DVEs, racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists, including white supremacists … will likely remain the most lethal DVE movement in the Homeland,” it says.

This hyperfocus on white supremacy does not seem to be new. President Joe Biden Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, among others, continually say that domestic violent extremism, and specifically white supremacy, is the “most lethal terrorist threat” to the homeland, despite the evidence showing otherwise.

We are aware of federal agencies. no problem identifying various innocent, patriotic sayings and symbols as indicators of “violent extremism.”

The DHS is clearly targeting those it labels as “white supremacist threats” and ignoring the most obvious, disastrous threats to the homeland, such as the open-border crisis.

The DHS is proud of its equity plan, despite being out of touch with reality. It is actually proud of it.

It tracks “DHS Equity Accomplishments,” has a DHS Equity Task Force, and holds public feedback and stakeholder engagement listening sessions, during which it prides itself on the “progress” it has made and excitedly brags about how much more it plans to do to drive stakes of division deeper into our institutions.

The left doesn’t care about equity when it comes to the nation’s capital blocking 40% of black children from attending school over their failure to get the COVID-19 vaccine, or when biological women’s rights are infringed by transgender “women” because those civil rights complaints and violations don’t fit its narrative.

Just as it did with Disinformation Governance Board, so the Biden administration is not afraid to politicize federal agencies and task force to achieve radical political outcomes, and further divisive, strong arm policies.

The Biden administration must end its divisive, damaging, and discriminatory “equity” agenda.

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