Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Affirmative action broader than race

Opinion op-ed
September 6, 2010
women aided by needed remedies; economy is root of fears

By Tammy Horn
At issue Aug. 8 commentary by Los Angeles Times writer Gregory Rodriquez, "End affirmative action to calm white anxiety"
The column by Gregory Rodriquez, in which he calls for President Barack Obama to repeal affirmative action policies, is shortsighted.
The writer thinks in order to avoid a "destructive white backlash in the face of a rapidly diversifying society," we should undo all the hard work that has gone into creating a more equitable society. Not once does he mention the benefits of affirmative action policies for women.

Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2010/09/06/1422557/affirmative-action-broader-than.html#ixzz0yrBaJ2jA

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