CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1998 |
Calling opponents of affirmative action "dream busters," the Rev. Jesse Jackson on Sunday stepped up his drive to restore affirmative action in California and compared Gov. Pete Wilson to Southern governors of the 1960s who stood in schoolhouse doors to block racial integration. "Just as the governor in Arkansas stood in the schoolhouse door to block educational opportunity with a state's rights initiative and he was challenged by [President Dwight] Eisenhower, just as [Alabama Gov.
February 23, 2000 |
Florida banned race and gender preferences in college admissions, part of Gov. Jeb Bush's "One Florida" plan to end affirmative action. In Tallahassee, Bush and the independently elected Cabinet voted, 4 to 2, to stop considering race and gender as admission factors. The plan, effective immediately, instead promises that students who graduate in the top 20% of their high school class and complete a college preparatory curriculum will get into at least one of the 10 state universities.
December 21, 1997
J. Eugene Grigsby's column "Electronics Data Add Up for Affirmative Action" [Times Board of Advisors, Dec. 14] demonstrated that while better educated, better qualified African Americans do find work in the electronics field, they are passed over for entry level jobs which primarily go to immigrants. He feels that this confirms the need for affirmative action in hiring. In fact it confirms the need for stopping the flow of immigrants competing with our own people for entry level jobs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2000
The letter of Dec. 3 pertaining to the racist remark (Letters to the Valley Edition) illustrates why one can believe in affirmative action and be against racial profiling without being a hypocrite. These people have been maligned by this country for over 200 years and although there are civil rights laws now on the books, African Americans still do not have an equal footing. And until they do, this special class of citizen deserves special treatment and consideration. As long as there are people who can "logically" believe in racial profiling and be against affirmative action, we can logically oppose both of their positions.