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White Women Need Not Apply

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.



Asked by SuperChicken at 3:42 PM on Dec. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I agree with tinamatt. Affirmative action laws were passed to keep discrimination from happening.. not to support reverse racism.

    Answer by brandyj at 3:57 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Discrimination in the democratic party???? No way??? ::insert sarcasm here::

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:56 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • He shouldn't be excluding anyone, period!

    Answer by tinamatt at 3:45 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • I didn't know Rev. Wright was running for Mayor. LOL

    Answer by SavageGrl at 5:04 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • I think affirmative action is very flawed, but I'm not sure what would work better to ensure a more level playing field for everyone. Affirmative action is intended to help ALL minorities, including women--no matter what race, and I think it has been beneficial historically even though it could be argued that it's no longer needed and it's sometimes misused. This does sound like reverse racism to me. Discrimination of any kind is wrong IMO.

    Answer by pam19 at 4:12 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • My husband is from Chicago. He says this was the policy for most places of employment. One Target he applied at even had the manager tell him not to bother applying,he didn't hire white people.

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:46 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Wow he should fit right in with all of the other ids.

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 4:10 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Not much

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 4:31 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • Hope people in Chicago do not elect him.


    Answer by louise2 at 5:18 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • *discrimination*

    WOW right when I thought I've seen/read it all The BEAST throws out another comment like that

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 5:21 PM on Dec. 17, 2010