Affirmative Action Should Be Banned

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Friday, July 18, 2003

Affirmative Action Should Be Banned

Remember when majority rule once ruled in this country? Not any more. The courts rule.

At the University of Michigan, opponents of the affirmative action program recently upheld by the Supreme Court want to return power to the people.

The American Civil Rights Coalition, chaired by the courageous ward Connerly, is leading a drive to put the question of affirmative action at the university before the voters. If voters approve what is being called the Michigan Civil Rights Act, the use of race as a factor in hiring and college admissions would be banned.

In order to put the initiative on the ballot and amend the state's constitution, supporters of the initiative will have to gather signatures from ten percent of state voters who voted in the last election for governor.

Ending affirmative action would encourage minorities to achieve and be judged by the same standards as everyone else. If there are problems with the lower schools, they should be improved. But minorities should not have a different standard from the rest of us.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

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