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The beginning of the end of affirmative action?

Ward Connerly, who knows a thing or two about the application of descrimination via affirmative action, believes so, and let us hope he is correct:

Discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, skin color, ethnicity, or national origin is a violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Yet that fact seems to either go unnoticed or is considered irrelevant by many public officials.

For decades, public universities, police departments, fire departments, and other public institutions have been implementing, with reckless abandon, policies and practices that promote diversity. Essentially, the term "diversity" has become an acceptable excuse to discriminate.

When viewed in the context of other public events, such as the action of the Arizona Legislature to place an initiative on the 2010 Statewide Ballot to end race and ethnic preferences, and a host of public-opinion polls that confirm overwhelming public opposition to race preferences, the Ricci decision suggests that we are witnessing the beginning of the end of affirmative action preferences.

Is it such a contorted dream to wish to see every man and woman be judged on their individual merits?

posted at 17:29:16 on 07/14/09 by clearpolitics - Category: Freedom - [Permalink]

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