Judge blocks grants favoring race, sex

Just The NewsA federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order barring the disbursement of coronavirus relief grants awarded to priority groups on the basis of race and gender.

The money for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund is meant to help restaurants and other eligible businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

But there is an initial three-week period during which the Small Business Administration "will accept applications from all eligible applicants, but only process and fund priority group applications," according to the agency. "During this period, SBA will fund applications where the applicant has self-certified that it meets the eligibility requirements for a small business owned by women, veterans, or socially and economically disadvantaged individuals," the agency explains.

The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race (and sex, etc) is to stop discriminating on the basis of race (and sex, etc).

It's not just a good idea, it's the law.

This entry was published Mon Jun 21 22:18:06 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-06-21 22:18:06.0. [Tweet]

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