|You all picture this when someone says Department of Justice right? |
And you hear the sound too? Good. I'm glad it's not just me.
|Pictured: Principle Deputy Assist-you|
know, she just called out a governor,
can we maybe get her a title bump?
-Vanita Gupta, Principle Deputy Assistant
Attorney General, on why the DOJ
|What are you going to do?|
Secede about it?
Cool, right? Yes. But I think the next question here is what's the Department of Justice going to do about it if North Carolina refuses to come around? I mean, they've already lost Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and Cirque du Soleil, what more can the DOJ they possibly do to-oh shit, right, all that Federal funding. By not complying with the Civil Rights Act, North Carolina could lose the $861 million (yes with an 'm' but that's still a lot) it receives in funding for its schools.
This might seem a little counterintuitive since ignorance is sort of the problem in the first place, but I guess the hope is that State officials would rather yank the discriminatory bill than have to explain to parents that history class will consist of entirely reading discarded Snapple lids, and that all school sports are now freeze tag. Can't wait to see what happens next.