Affirmative Action Quotes

I don’t speak about Affirmative Action from an academic sense. I speak about it from experience… I didn’t do it alone… There are those who say that all you need is to climb up on your bootstraps, but there are many Americans who don’t have boots, much less bootstraps. And so, Colin Powell, he believes […]

We must understand, my friends, we must understand that there is a problem for us out there. We must understand the cynicism that exists in the black community, the kind of cynicism that is created when, for example, some in our party miss no opportunity to roundly and loudly condemn affirmative action that helped a […]

We all know, left-right or up-down, that the result of ending Affirmative Action, which we are Hellbent on doing, will be less black faces in colleges, government, management and winners of contract bids.

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.

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 […]