President Barack Obama's Department of Justice has a new politically correct term for young criminals: "justice-involved youth."
The Justice Department promoted this grant program back in November, and then they also used the term "justice-involved youth." Obama even ordered federal agencies not to ask government job applicants about any criminal records they have.
"It is relevant to find out whether somebody has a criminal record. We're not suggesting ignore it," Obama said. "What we are suggesting is that when it comes to the application, give folks a chance to get through the door. Give them a chance to get in there so they can make their case."
Obama and his Justice Department have drawn the line at those who committed sex crimes, domestic violence and concocted meth.
The term "justice-involved youth" makes zero sense, as the editors at IBD argue: "If these young people are “involved” in the justice system, doesn’t that mean they already have jobs? Like, say, as a trainee in the dispatcher’s office, or a desk clerk in the attorney general’s office, or maybe a janitor at the local courthouse?"
IBD then points out that "justice-involved youth"–a term that has infested academia circles for years–is the latest in the Orweillian politically correct newspeak that the Obama administration has been trying to impose on society. Other examples include:
- Changing "war on terror" to "overseas contingency operation."
- Changing the Obamacare individual mandate to "individual shared responsibility payments."
- Changing "voter fraud" to "abundantly enthusiastic political participants."
- Changing "looters" to "non-banked retail consumers."
- Changing "ex-convicts" to "returning citizens."
- Changing illegal aliens to "undocumented workers."
Young criminals are "justice-involved youth," so people better be careful not to use the term "young criminals" because then the PC police will smear them as being racists!