Mittens on affirmative action

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    Mitt Romney's Record On Affirmative Action In Massachusetts

    He is such a lying sneak. And, he has no intention of protecting ANY civil rights. But then, that's why the right loves him. He'll take his marching orders from Norquist and Rove and, if they have their way, our Democratic Republic will be a distant memory.

    The right is always in favor of the old days when we had affirmative action to favor white men.

    Betcha the rw's here will pile on to rant and rave about how they want THAT affirmative action back.

    Or maybe they'll just attack the messenger because they know they're wrong.
     
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    The HuffPuff.... *yawns and stifles a snicker*
     
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    Affirmative action is a civil right?
     
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    Affirmative action is racism, pure and simple, and it needs to go.
     
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    Apparently, it is.... at least to the lunatic left. :lol:
     
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    Abolish affirmative action!
     
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    Seconded.
     
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    Is this the last troll thread for Luddly Nerdite today?
     
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    Its origins dating from the early 70s, ‘affirmative action’ was a project started by private companies to reach out to minority communities in an effort to diversify their workforces.

    ‘Affirmative action’ was not a ‘government program,’ private companies were never subjected to ‘hiring quotas.’ Private companies are only prohibited from discriminatory hire practices.

    Public sector entities such as state colleges and universities may use race as an admissions criterion to realize diversity provided such policies are narrowly tailored to realize such a compelling governmental interest. See: Grutter v. Bollinger (2003).

    As to Romney, the following is more damning of the GOP candidate than his effort to repeal the state’s civil rights provisions:

    Romney is unfit to be president because he lacks conviction; had he adhered to his effort to repeal the policy, he might be deserving of more respect, but this incident among many others clearly demonstrates Romney to be a political coward.
     
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    From what I understand 'Affirmative Action' means laws against discrimination. It means equal opportunity employment.

    So those that are against 'Affirmative Action', are for discrimination and against equal opportunity employment.

    Is that correct? What exactly do you mean by "Abolishing Affirmative Action"?
     

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