Saturday, September 30, 2006

More MCRI nonsense

The western herald dipped into the MCRI controversy, and not surprisingly, provided some of the worst coverage so far.

This editorial is a calumny of misinformation. Here's my response:

Your editorial reveals significant ignorance about the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative.

First, Proposition 209 was a California ballot initiative that passed a decade ago. The MCRI is denoted as Proposition 2.

Second, the MCRI only bans racial and sexual discrimination in government hiring, contracting, and college admissions. The private sector would not be affected at all. Private sector hiring and bank loans would not change.

Third, The MCRI would not ban "affirmative action." It would ban racial and sexual discrimination. Programs that seek greater recruitment of minorities and judge all applicants by the same standards would be unaffected.

Racial discrimination is wrong, and the MCRI will stop the government from doing it.
This news story on the MCRI couldn't find any supporters to talk to.

This opinion column on foreign students and "offensive" speech sparked many interesting comments, including what studying abroad in France was like.

You can leave your own comments on the Herald site.

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