Thursday, April 28, 2011

Oklahoma sends affirmative action ban to the ballot

Thanks to the efforts of Ward Connerly, Jennifer Gratz, and others speaking out against race and gender preferences for making this happen. The constitutional amendment easily passed the legislature and will be placed on the ballot in 2012.

From Tulsa World

House Joint Resolution was presented by Rep. T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton (pictured to the right), in the absence of House author Leslie Osborn, R-Tuttle. Shannon, a man of African and Chickasaw heritage who is angling to become the state’s first black speaker of the House, said he believes that Affirmative Action has failed.

“I believe discrimination exists,” he said. “I don’t think Affirmative Action has been as successful as we like to believe.”

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

People hire and fire people, and do not have to give any reason for it. Every job that I have had, with the exception of industry work only has a certain amount of minorities working there. It's mostly white Americans there...minorities work harder than whites, and will do more then what's required of them, while whites sit around waiting on the best jobs to come along. We need Affirmative action. It keeps people with secret hatred towards minorities, and other groups that are frowned upon from exercising their judgement base off of an inner hatred towards minorities. Once removed, could cause a regression in progression that so many people died to make possible.