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Affirmative Action Taking Center Stage

February 5th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

By Chris Packham

An ambiguously named group called the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative Committee wants to end affirmative action with a constitutional amendment. The group is headed up by Ward Connerly, a black man from California tired of seeing white people in Missouri denied employment or advancement, etc., etc. It’s like the opposite of annoying movies about the civil rights movement in which the righteous white people — such as, say, Alan Alda — come to save African-Americans from injustice caused by white people. Or maybe it’s the obverse. I’m not sure. But one thing I’m 100 percent positive about: I want California amending Missouri’s Constitution. Read more…

Related:

MOPNS (11/16/07) Can We Expect This in Missouri? Anti-Affirmative Action Petition Circulator Harrassed

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