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WSDOT wants to end white women quotas (Wash. DOT)
Yakima Herald Republic ^ | 12/18/2013

Posted on 12/18/2013 1:10:05 PM PST by llevrok

SEATTLE — The Washington Transportation Department said small businesses owned by white women are winning enough state highway contracts and no longer need a quota.

The department proposed this week to drop white women from the program that sets aside a percentage of contacts for ethnic minorities and women.

The Seattle Times reported public hearings will be held in Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane in January before the plan is submitted to the Federal Highway Administration.

By removing white women, the Transportation Department could reduce its goal for disadvantaged business enterprises from 16 to 12 percent.


TOPICS: Government; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: quota

1 posted on 12/18/2013 1:10:05 PM PST by llevrok
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To: Baynative

WA state ping


2 posted on 12/18/2013 1:10:45 PM PST by llevrok (Obama 2008 : "If you vote for me, you can keep your country")
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To: llevrok
The MWOB crowd has always been outraged that melanin-deficient women were included.
3 posted on 12/18/2013 1:11:03 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: llevrok

yeah, white males don’t even need to apply for govt contracts


4 posted on 12/18/2013 1:11:37 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: llevrok

Under the bus white women!!


5 posted on 12/18/2013 1:11:42 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I have a feeling NOW will never mention this.


6 posted on 12/18/2013 1:12:05 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: llevrok

>>By removing white women, the Transportation Department could reduce its goal for disadvantaged business enterprises from 16 to 12 percent.

LOL...riiiight. That 4% will just go to Holder’s People.


7 posted on 12/18/2013 1:12:06 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: llevrok

White women are no longer useful in advancing their racist affirmative action agenda?


8 posted on 12/18/2013 1:14:56 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: llevrok

Of course, they could just give the contracts to the lowest bidders with the greatest competence to do the job.

But that would be UNFAIR!!!!!


9 posted on 12/18/2013 1:15:02 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: llevrok

Race trumps gender.


10 posted on 12/18/2013 1:15:41 PM PST by Nea Wood
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To: llevrok

I have a dream... Oh forget it, lets just treat everyone differntly based upon our feeeeeeeelings. Logic and who can do the best job do not matter.


11 posted on 12/18/2013 1:16:30 PM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: llevrok

All quotas are illegal and unconstitutional. They are nothing more than special favors given to people who vote in a certain way in return.


12 posted on 12/18/2013 1:17:05 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: llevrok

The white women could always declare themselves to be LESBIANS.

That ought to ramp them up on the social justice scale.


13 posted on 12/18/2013 1:22:43 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: llevrok

It’s all a facade anyway. The MWBE gets a piece of a project, then hires a non MWBE to actually do the work as a sub.

So the MWBE gets a commission, paid for by you know who.

Business is mostly a meritocracy. There’s no need for set asides, other than as a form of welfare.


14 posted on 12/18/2013 1:24:44 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: llevrok; All

You can bet the various Ethnic Ku Klux Klan groups will cheerlead this decision


15 posted on 12/18/2013 1:24:58 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Einstein was right)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yep, they’ve hated that loophole that people of pallor have been using.
Not only are white people taking advantage of THEIR minority set-asides, but it’s a double whammy when a white MAN puts his business in his wife’s name to take advantage of it.
Not only is she white, but it’s unfair that she’s in an intact marriage as well.


16 posted on 12/18/2013 1:25:10 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: llevrok

I see. Based on color and gender. So if a company run by “others” are fraudulent or do poor or substandard work or performance they still get the contract. Yep.


17 posted on 12/18/2013 1:29:21 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I know several contractors where the wife owns the place, and the husband is the real brains behind the thing. Also know of some minority guys that do good work, but still get the racial preference.

If there still is “prejudice” or “disadvantaged” out there and gov’t thinks they need to help, I’ve thought that the special treatment should be limited to 4 years or something. Enough to help a business get started, but if it can’t survive on it’s own merits after that, let it sink.

Heck, that might be helpful to ANY new business. Give a tax break to new start-ups for 4 years or something. And hope they go from 2 guys in a garage to 10 employees adding to the economy, tax revenues, etc. Although I suppose that would be easy enough to abuse by just changing the names of the companies, shell companies, etc.


18 posted on 12/18/2013 1:30:59 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: llevrok

Sorry, white women.

You’ve outlived your usefulness to new world order.

They send their thanks for your support of feminism.


19 posted on 12/18/2013 2:05:07 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: llevrok

IE, “The Equal Opportunity Pie ain’t big enough for all of us... we want their piece!”


20 posted on 12/18/2013 2:06:56 PM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: llevrok; Just Lori; Libertina; Lexinom; horatio; freebird5850; Horatio Gates; Ramius; ...
WA Ping

It is almost impossible to read the rules set up to discount average people from the bidding process in order to favor any and all distinct categories of those who classify themselves different, yet special, while at the same time lobbying to be considered the same everyone else.

What the hell is going on? This place has gone insane.

21 posted on 12/18/2013 9:23:01 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: Baynative
What the hell is going on? This place has gone insane.

Yes and the "majority" (AKA King Cty) keeps voting the nuts in.

Don't secede from WA. Kick King Cty OUT.

22 posted on 12/18/2013 9:26:05 PM PST by llevrok (Obama 2008 : "If you vote for me, you can keep your country")
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To: llevrok

So the Rats open another front in the War on Women?


23 posted on 12/18/2013 9:31:09 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: llevrok

24 posted on 12/18/2013 9:44:42 PM PST by Bratch
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