The recent snowstorm has left the U in need of a small army of snow shovelers to clear the taxpayer funded TCF Bank Stadium. In order to qualify to work for the U shoveling snow, you must meet one signle solitary requirement- not being in shape or possessing a strong back. No, more insidious than that, you have to be able to prove your identity.
From the City Pages-
It pays $10/hour and shovelers can pick from two different shifts: 1-5 p.m. or 6-10 p.m. Shovels are provided.Cash money for work. Work tools are provided. All you need is an ID.
In order to get paid bring two forms of ID, one of which needs to be a social security card or birth certificate. Shovelers must be 18 or older.What?? Social security cards and birth certificates? Other media outlets specify that a drivers license is also required. That means a photo ID. All of those were proposed as acceptable forms of ID to get a state issued ID card for voting. Liberals were outraged, because according to them, minorities, poor people and veterans would somehow not be able to provide these forms of ID in order to cast their ballot.
By the liberal definition of identification, the U of M requirement of ID for elegibility to work is racist and discriminatory.
By the way, every media outlet I have heard so far has reported on this story and included the ID requirements, so everyone of these media outlets is racist as well.