It's time to end racial preferences
And Barack Obama's just the man to do it. Odds are that he won't, but the Center for Equal Opportunity's Roger Clegg thinks it's worth it to make the case. Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell agrees.
There's some good news on this front, by the way. The Nebraska Civil Rights Initiative passed by a convincing margin. A similar initiative in Colorado came close, but didn't quite make it. (Both of these stories say that the Nebraska and Colorado ballot measures would "ban affirmative action." That's not true. Affirmative action encompasses a broad range of policies - not all of which make use of preferences and set-asides. Thus, to ban discrimination and preferences does not
constitute a blanket ban on affirmative action.)