Chicago Mayoral Candidate has said that all city minority contracts should go to blacks, as Asians, Latinos and Women are not real minorities. When later questioned, he backtracked and said it's really just white women that he would block if he was mayor.
What do you think about him as a potential city mayor?
“The word ‘minority’ from our standpoint should mean African American. I don’t think women, Asians and Hispanics should be able to use that title,” he said. “That’s why our numbers cannot improve — because we use women, Asians and Hispanics who are not people of color, who are not people who have been discriminated against.”
Hours after making those remarks, Meeks back-tracked by saying he would only exclude white women if elected mayor. The set-aside program currently earmarks 25 percent of all city contracts for minorities and 5 percent for companies owned by women.
Answer by brandyj at 3:57 PM on Dec. 17, 2010
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Answer by itsmesteph11 at 4:31 PM on Dec. 17, 2010
Hope people in Chicago do not elect him.
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