The Right is White
WI Republicans propose constitutional amendment to ban affirmative actionLyndon Johnson, issuer of Executive Order #11246, had this to say in 1965:
You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, bring him up to the starting line of a race and then say, ‘you are free to compete with all the others,’ and still justly believe that you have been completely fair.
Thirty-five years later, Wisconsin Sen. Glenn Grothman (R) and Rep. Gary Tachen (R) announced they were introducing a constitutional amendment to ban affirmative action in Wisconsin. They were incited to protect white advantages because Assembly Democrats “tried to resurrect the Minority Business Grants and Loans Program on a straight party-line vote.” Grothman said the Democratic-backed bills “tear at the very fabric of our culture.” [Sen. Glenn Grothman]