Saturday, June 02, 2012

Romney rolled back affirmative action policies in Massachusetts.



This is why it's very important to vote this year. As governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney actually rolled back the states affirmative action policies. Not only that he did it in a sneaky fashion with no fanfare or press conference. This what we are in for if Romney wins. George Cook AAreports.com



[ SOURCE ] Mitt Romney scuttled the Massachusetts government's long-standing affirmative action policies with a few strokes of his pen on a sleepy holiday six months after he became governor.

No news conference or news release trumpeted Romney's executive order on Bunker Hill Day, June 17, 2003, in the deserted Statehouse. But when civil rights leaders, black lawmakers and other minority groups learned of Romney's move two months later, it sparked a public furor.

Romney drew criticism for cutting the enforcement teeth out of the law and rolling back more than two decades of affirmative action advances.

Civil rights leaders said his order stripped minorities, women, disabled people and veterans of equal access protections for state government jobs and replaced them with broad guidelines. They complained Romney hadn't consulted them before making the changes, snubbing the very kind of inclusion he professed to support.

Romney responded by creating an advisory panel to recommend changes. But he eventually retreated completely, leaving the state's old policies in place.

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