Friends and Foes of Liberty spoke to Ward Connerly, founder and President of the American Civil Rights Institute, about his efforts to end state-sponsored, racial and gender preferences across America. Mr. Connerly discussed the insidiousness of quotas and preferences, the impact that President Barack Obama has had on the national racial discourse, the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin affirmative action case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, and the need to constantly remind Americans that civil rights is not just for one group of people but for everybody.
Mr. Connerly has gained national attention as an outspoken advocate of equal opportunity for all Americans, regardless of race, sex, or ethnic background. Since the mid-1990s, he has led efforts to end racial and gender preferences in public education, public employment and public contracting–through the passage of voter ballot initiatives on the state level. Mr. Connerly has successfully shepherded such ballot initiatives to passage in California, Washington, Michigan, Nebraska, Arizona and Oklahoma.
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