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* [[Oklahoma State Senate|State Senator]] [[Rob Johnson]], who introduced the proposal, stated, "I think we should judge people purely on their qualifications. I think at one point in time there was a need for affirmative action programs, especially right after the civil rights movement, but I think the time has come now where they’re doing more damage than they are good.”
 
* [[Oklahoma State Senate|State Senator]] [[Rob Johnson]], who introduced the proposal, stated, "I think we should judge people purely on their qualifications. I think at one point in time there was a need for affirmative action programs, especially right after the civil rights movement, but I think the time has come now where they’re doing more damage than they are good.”
 
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* [[Oklahoma State Senate|State Senator]] [[Judy Eason McIntyre]] is against the measure, claiming, "This should not be what brings people to the polls: these kinds of issues that further divide us."
 
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* [[Oklahoma House of Representatives|State Representative]] [[Jabar Shumate]] argued, "If there’s no problem and you’re looking for a solution, there has to be a conclusion that there’s an effort to stir up the fears of people."
 
* [[Oklahoma House of Representatives|State Representative]] [[Jabar Shumate]] argued, "If there’s no problem and you’re looking for a solution, there has to be a conclusion that there’s an effort to stir up the fears of people."

Revision as of 10:37, 14 April 2011

The Oklahoma Affirmative Action Ban Amendment may appear on the 2012 ballot in the state of Oklahoma as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would ban affirmative action programs in the state, and would prohibit special treatment based on race or sex in public employment, education or contracts. It was introduced by State Senator Rob Johnson and State Representative Leslie Osborn.[1]

Support

Arguments

  • State Senator Rob Johnson, who introduced the proposal, stated, "I think we should judge people purely on their qualifications. I think at one point in time there was a need for affirmative action programs, especially right after the civil rights movement, but I think the time has come now where they’re doing more damage than they are good.”

Opposition

Opponents

  • State Senator Judy Eason McIntyre is against the measure, claiming, "This should not be what brings people to the polls: these kinds of issues that further divide us."

Arguments

  • State Representative Jabar Shumate argued, "If there’s no problem and you’re looking for a solution, there has to be a conclusion that there’s an effort to stir up the fears of people."

See also

References

  1. NECN.com, "GOP lawmakers push to abolish affirmative action", April 5, 2011