TITLE

Blind Spot

AUTHOR(S)
Beinart, Peter
PUB. DATE
February 2003
SOURCE
New Republic;2/3/2003, Vol. 228 Issue 4, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The debate over affirmative action resuscitated by U.S. President George W. Bush's intervention in the University of Michigan case. At the 2000 Republican convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Secretary of State Colin Powell appealed to Republicans to stop talking about affirmative action as the primary blemish on an otherwise meritocratic and color-blind society. Many conservative commentators have endorsed some racial profiling of black motorists, given that those drivers are statistically more likely to be transporting drugs. Since Bush took office, Republican reverse discrimination has only intensified. Bush has appointed an African American secretary of education who had never held federal or even state office and a Hispanic secretary of housing and urban development who had never held office above the county level.
ACCESSION #
8970501

 

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