Skip to comments.Michigan's Prop. 2 ruled unconstitutional: Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell is thrilled
Posted on 07/03/2011 5:59:46 AM PDT by Lattero
A federal appeals court in Cincinnati on Friday struck down Michigan's Proposal 2, the ban on the consideration of race and gender when hiring public employees or enrolling students at public colleges.
The voter-approved constitutional amendments burdens minorities and violates the U.S. Constitution, the court said in its 2-1 decision. The court said it violates the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause.
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell, who had suggested the city challenge the amendment after it was passed, was exultant Friday upon hearing the news of the reversal.
Wow! Wow! Wow! Heartwell said. It confirms the belief that many of us have that for us to advance as a state, we need to be able to advance all people.
Racial discrimination is a reality in the state of Michigan and affirmative action is a viable tool to defeat racism.
In the wake of Proposal 2, the city has dismantled and re-purposed much of its Equal Opportunity Departement.
Heartwell said he will favor reviewing the department and city policies to align them with the new post 6th Circuit decision environment.
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You've certainly got that right Georgie, and your solution to the problem is to make racial and gender discrimination an official state policy. Somewhere, Dr. King is turning in his grave.
So explain to me dear mayor how affirmative action (preferential hiring for racial minorities / quotas) is not discrimination.
Racial preference is a viable tool to defeat racism, who knew? I wonder if I can get the Dandelions out of my lawn by planting Dandelions.
Apparently it didn’t burden Asians, but oops, I forget, they perform too well to be labeled a minority!
Judge Roy R. Cole, Jr. nominated by: Bill Clinton.
Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey nominated by: Bill Clinton.
Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell is such a flaming liberal you could roast marshmallows off him. How I WISH someone would come forward to run against him; he is a relatively young man and, as far as I know, GR has no term limits; thus, he could be mayor of this city for a LONG, LONG time....
These judges are twisted in their logic. Wait... there is no logic.
Mayor George Heartwell
I believe that Grand Rapids is home to some major furniture and business office companies. Why do they stay in GR? Is it the proximity of the resource? Inertia?
The 14th Amendment needed a termination date.
The 14th Amendment is not the problem. If anything the 14th Amendment prohibits the use of race as a determiner of choice and demands that all races be treated equally under the law. This idiot thinks equality of outcome should be the determiner rather than equality of opportunity.
Any law which gives preference based on race assumes that the race that is given preference is inferior. The judge is a racist of the worst sort.
And Grand Rapids got a Liberal Democrat Fascist judge to reinstate it.
If you claim to be a liberal Democrat fascist you should be pleased—otherwise do better next time.
It is Orwellian logic.
We will ensure Equal Protection of the Law by deigning protection of the law to some men while providing preferential treatment to others based entirely on the race of the individuals.
I thought Grand Rapids was a conservative town. How did this guy become mayor?
Actually it was a federal judge Mr Wizard.
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