Monday, May 23, 2011

New Report Shows Federal Race Preferences More Entrenched

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.

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1 comment:

AAAA said...

"Supporters of affirmative action, unfortunately, view harmony as something within reach only after all population groups achieve equity." Yes. I cannot fathom why that goal is problematic unless one wants to maintain the status quo of inequality and discrimination.