National Legal and Policy Center
Submitted by Carl Horowitz on Fri, 05/20/2011
Whether the preferred term is "affirmative action," "diversity" or "quotas," the nation continues its long march, and with remarkably little political opposition, toward mandatory equality in outcomes by race and sex. The unrelenting nature of this trend is evident in a 36-page report issued last month by the Congressional Research Service (CRS). Titled "Survey of Federal Laws Containing Goals, Set-Asides, Priorities, or Other Preferences Based on Race, Gender, or Ethnicity" (see pdf file), the study counted 12 government-wide and 264 agency-specific statutes that require or encourage such preferences. The grand total of 276 is 60 percent higher than the 172 examples the CRS found during a similar review in the mid-Nineties. And there is no reason to believe the figure won't climb higher.
Full Story: http://nlpc.org/stories/2011/05/20/new-report-shows-federal-race-preferences-more-entrenched