Affirmative Action Caroline Chung
Current State • First Hispanic Justice Sonia Sotomayor promotes considering race in school admissions. • Most schools consider race, no quotas • July 2011: Court Overturns Michigan Affirmative-Action Ban • found unconstitutional • September 9: Sixth Circuit Court appeals case to be re-submitted to court until December. http://www.nydailynews.com/img/2009/09/23/amd_sonia_sotomayor.jpgv
Obama administration & Democratic position • maintain • away from race to economic class to become effective • against crude quotas • encourages diversity http://www.mississippidemocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/donkeybutton.jpg http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/administration-official/ao_image/President_Official_Portrait_HiRes.jpg
Republican Party Position • ban • racism disguised as a social virtue • rights belong to people • falsely casts those who advocate merit as racist http://www.dailypolitical.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Republican-Party.gif
Mitt Romney • No quotas • people evaluated as individuals • disclosure of number of women and minorities in top positions of companies and government • diversity http://www.alan.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Mitt-Romney-Mormon3-265x300.jpg
Rick Perry • opposes standard affirmative action programs • against quotas http://www.allfacebook.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/rick-perry.jpg
Michele Bachmann unconstitutional Against quotas http://www.allfacebook.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/rick-perry.jpg
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