The row over race in Chicago mayor’s contest
Ethel C. Fenig
Multi-tasking minister, state senator and now mayoral candidate James Meeks (D) upset the usually upsettable who happened to hear him define minority on a radio station.
[quote]Meeks said then that minority business set-asides should only go to African American-owned businesses.
“The word ‘minority,’ from our standpoint, should mean ‘African American,’” Meeks said, according to video of the appearance on the FOX-TV Chicago web site. “I don’t think women, Asians and Hispanics should be able to use that title.”
Set-asides are a euphemism for affirmative action priorities guaranteeing that a government contract should go to a “minority owned” business, no matter the skill, competence, experience, price, efficacy of that business compared to others bidding on the project. In corrupt Chicago set-asides have become a lucrative scam …[/quote]
The open naked racism and corruption of St. Sen. Meeks just amazes and appalls me!
OTOH, maybe some internecine strife in the D Party will wake up a few Ds to the monster they’ve birthed and nurtured!