Monday, May 25, 2009

National Policy Institute Launches Petition Campaign To End Affirmative Action, Calls For Resurrection Of The Proposed Equal Opportunity Act Of 1995

The National Policy Institute has launched a petition campaign to convince Congress to pass legislation to end affirmative action in the United States. Affirmative action was a distortion of the civil rights movement. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was intended solely to eliminate forced segregation, which had become an infringement upon personal liberty. It was never intended to substitute the tyranny of forced integration via extraordinary measures, an equal infringement upon personal liberty, in exchange for the tyranny of forced segregation. Because the American civil rights movement was hijacked by race hustlers who viewed it as yet another commodification opportunity, it became one of the most monumental scams in American history. For example, 600 South in Salt Lake was officially re-named Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, but nobody uses the new name. In fact, the way that Dr. King's name has been appended on to streets in at least 736 American cities is highly reminiscent of the way Josef Stalin's name was appended all over the old Soviet Union during his regime.

The National Policy Institute lays out their justification for ending affirmative action HERE. Specifically, they call for the resurrection of a solution offered to Congress in 1995 by Senator Robert Dole and Representative Charles Canady in the form of an Equal Opportunity Act. The intent and language was on point then and is even more pertinent now. Here is an abbreviated version of the Bill that conveys its scope. The key language is replicated below:

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, neither the Federal Government nor any officer, employee, or department or agency of the Federal Government—

*(1) may intentionally discriminate against, or may grant a preference to, any individual or group based in whole or in part on race, color, national origin, or sex, in connection with—

***(A) a Federal contract or subcontract;
***(B) Federal employment; or
***(C) any other federally conducted program or activity;

*(2) may require or encourage any Federal contractor or subcontractor to intentionally discriminate against, or grant a preference to, any individual or group based in whole or in part on race, color, national origin, or sex;

The National Policy Institute advocates the reintroduction and passage of this bill in Congress. In support of this action they offer a petition for our completion. They will do their part by collecting, organizing and presenting the petitions to the appropriate members of Congress.

Access petition page HERE.

Affirmative action can also impose a psychological burden upon its beneficiaries. For example, if a Black or Latino worker makes a mistake in a predominantly White work environment, some wag will invariably say "There's your affirmative action for you". No amount of repression or re-education will root that cynicism out altogether. Consequently, it's time to dump affirmative action altogether.

Besides, Barack Obama didn't need affirmative action to become President of the United States (of course, he did have an adoring, worshipful media running interference for him).

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