Segregation is alive and well with Biden at the helm. His administration is prioritizing restaurant owners seeking financial aid by their race – a technique not since used since Jim Crow. The rule bars white restaurant owners from applying for the multi-billion dollars of funds available to help small businesses during the pandemic. The anti-white ban is set to last for three weeks, but not until then can a white business owner get much-needed support. Even so, after the funds are dolled out to the non-white business owners, there’s no guarantee any money will be left to spare for whites.
The move is highly unconstitutional since racial preferences are not offsetting business loses shared by the entire American population – whites eluded. To exclude an entire race from receiving federal aid is highly illegal, and even more importantly, just flat out racist. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund, a $28.6 billion pandemic fund targeted at the hard-hit restaurant industry, was approved this year in Democrats’ $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill and began accepting applications from restaurants around the country on May 3.
The fund is experiencing extremely high demand, but the Small Business Administration (SBA) said it will initially only select applications from restaurants and other eligible small businesses that are at least 51 percent owned by “women, veterans, or socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.”
Some industry experts expect the $28.6 billion fund could run out before the initial 21 days are up.
The National Restaurant Association expressed concern that the demand for relief is so high that the money would be depleted “in a matter of weeks — possibly only a few.”
Additionally ,the Supreme Court has ruled that “societal discrimination” is not a valid reason for the government prioritizing a particular group — only government discrimination can be cited.
Meanwhile, women and minorities do not seem to be underrepresented in the food and beverage industry, according to recent reports.
Surprisingly, Asian-Americans are included in “socially disadvantaged individuals,” while elsewhere Asian-Americans alleged anti-Asian prejudice at is prevailing elite universities due to their academic success.
Author: John Taylor