Proposed ‘Systemic Racism’ committee would vet all new Juneau laws

    The City and Borough of Juneau will consider whether to establish a review committee to ensure that all proposed legislation is not tainted by so-called “systemic racism.”

    Assembly Member Rob Edwardson introduced the proposal at the June 29 Assembly meeting and it will be up for public comment and debate next month.

    Edwardson’s ordinance would create a seven-member committee to alert the Assembly of any legislation believed to be contaminated by “systemic racism.” The Assembly would not be able to act on legislation or hold any public hearings until the committee completed its review and transmitted its findings to the Assembly.

    Edwardson’s proposal admits that defining systemic racism is tricky.

    “[S]ystemic racism may not be as overt as individual racism but it can have similar emotional, economic, physical, and liberty consequences,” the ordinance claims.

    Critics of the notion of systemic racism argue that it is intentionally ill defined and vague in order to undermine legislation without arguing its actual merits. In essence, one can be guilty of promoting systemic racism without even knowing it. The idea is often used as a political tool by many leftist organizations to undermine people and organizations that hold political or social power.

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    Joel Davidson
    Joel Davidson
    Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

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