06 May 2010

Glenn Grothman: rolling back civil rights.

From OneWisconsinNow:

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]

1 comment:

Teacher in Cheeseland said...

It's amazing, isn't it? The kinds of things he says tear at the very fabric of our culture are actually those things that truly help create the fabric of our culture...