Affirmative Action Quotes

The proof in the pudding for the need of affirmative action is so many white people bleeding from the ears to get rid of it.

It’s easy to speak against affirmative action from a privileged position. Its easy to talk about equality when you are the benefactor of inequalities.

The notion of racial quotas is so obviously an expression of racism that no lengthy discussion is necessary. If a young man is barred from a school or a job because the quota for his particular race has been filled, he is barred by reason of his race.

President Bush is against racial quotas for admission to the University of Michigan. An applicant should be judged like he was back when he went to school: Based solely on his father’s money.

I think the contracting business in government can help, not with quotas, but help meet a goal of ownership of small businesses, for example. The contracts need to be smaller, the agencies need to be, you know, need to recruit and to work hard to find people to bid on the state contracts. I think […]

If affirmative action means what I just described, what I’m for, then I’m for it.

Affirmative action is an effort to develop a systematic approach to open the doors of education, employment and business development opportunities to qualified individuals who happen to be members of groups that have experienced long-standing and persistent discrimination.

What the states, including state colleges, cannot do under the Constitution is discriminate on the basis of race. What even private colleges cannot do under federal law – if they accept federal funds is discriminate on the basis of race. Neither the Constitution nor federal law says anything about discrimination on the basis of SAT […]