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slinkerwink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:05 PM
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I Need a Quick List of the Top Things Dems Have Done for Minorities!
C'mon....help me make a quick list.

So far, there's the Civil Rights Amendment, ADA, and I need more from you. :-)
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:06 PM
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1. The Voting rights act,
abolition (liberals, not Dems), minority business set-asides.
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slinkerwink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:11 PM
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3. more?
:-)
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:08 PM
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2. If you mean recently, fighting the appointment of people like Pickering
Forcing Bush to do recess appointments of the racist fellow after laying a wreath on MLK's grave! :argh: We need to get a majority so we can kick that asshole out.

http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/01/17/bush.pickerin... /

Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, said Pickering's appointment "serves only to emphasize again this administration's shameful opposition to civil rights."

"The president's recess appointment of this anti-civil rights judge the day after laying a wreath on the grave of Martin Luther King is an insult to Dr. King, an insult to every African-American and an insult to all Americans who share Dr. King's great goals," Kennedy said in a written statement, referring to the president's visit to the tomb of the slain civil rights leader in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sen. Charles Schumer of New York echoed his fellow Democrat.

"As the new year began, many of us had hoped the president would adopt a more bipartisan approach in his selection of judges," Schumer said in statement. "Instead, this recess appointment is a finger in the eye to all those seeking fairness and bipartisanship in the judicial nominations process."
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Kahuna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:11 PM
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4. Job retraining and FMLA under Clinton, helped everybody..
as it should. Minorities included.

Any program that helps underpriviledged people, like food stamps, Section 8, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, helps minorities also. And these programs were instituted by Democrats.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:15 PM
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5. remember, many things that are not specifically targeted just for
minorities also help minorities. the earned income tax credit is one example. it doesn't have to be just about affirmative action, or laws having to do with discrimination itself for it to be helpful to minorities.



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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:37 PM
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6. The New Deal
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:51 PM
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7. The Equal Pay Act and Title IX
Supporting the ERA. Supporting abortion rights. Repeatedly fighting to raise the minimum wage. Desegregating the armed forces (Truman did that I believe) - which set the example for the rest of society.

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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:00 AM
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8. outlawed the poll tax
The 24th Amendment, passed when we had a Dem president, and a Dem congress, in 1964. It ended the poll tax, which was used in southern states to discourage poor blacks from voting.
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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:37 AM
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9. Standing up for U of M when Bush kept calling it a quota system was good.
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