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November missouri civil rights Initiative Deserves Support | Missouri Political News Service

November Initiative Deserves Support

April 2nd, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

By Michael Jensen – Publisher

Eliminating affirmative action would adversely impact minority participation. But the other side of that coin is that when anyone is given a preference over another based on race or gender, someone suffers. Someone with better scores, someone with better skills and experience pays the price for affirmative action. And since the deciding factor is race, the lines are clearly drawn.

When you give to one, you take away from another. That is often the lost message and impact of affirmative action. In our national rush for diversity, we have lost sight of those who are passed by to make room for others simply because of their skin color. And more important than any other issue is that there is scant evidence that affirmative action is diminishing the divide along racial lines. In short, it has not worked in the manner expected and there’s no evidence it will ever work.

I think it’s time for Missouri to end the practice of affirmative action in schools, in the workplace and in doling out taxpayer money. Read more…



Tags: Affirmative Action · Decision '08

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