John Florez: Affirmative action gets refocused

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  • crodier LAYTON, UT
    July 1, 2013 5:56 p.m.

    In California, we approved a proposition to ban affirmative action after that the our school didn't become less diverse in fact, minority grades and graduation rates went up because we began admitting people for the right reasons.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    June 30, 2013 9:02 a.m.

    John's review of "Executive Order 11246 signed in 1965 by President Johnson" and how it was intended, "...only to remove illegal barriers" is very informative and helpful.

    His explanation of how, "especially under President Carter's administration", it then morphed info a very discriminatory and unjust form of institutionalized racism/sexism/etc. was very illuminating.

    I earnestly hope that requiring Universities and, hopefully the government itself, to exercise more strict scrutiny to what has euphemistically and hypocritically been called "Affirmative" Action will return us to something closer to its original intent. That is, a policy of greater justice rather than simply institutionalized versions of what it was supposed to eradicate.