Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Clarification on Behalf of Wade Henderson

Pres. Wade Henderson, a misunderstood man
Skepticism arose today during the House Oversight Committee's questioning of Wade Henderson, President of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Henderson, in one of his responses, stated that 95 to 97 percent of businesses are owned by white males. The statistic is in fact accurate, according to the National Organization for Women.

Mr. Henderson went on to reference participation goals called set-asides. Some misunderstood Henderson, thinking he was referring to unlawful quota programs. These set-asides have to do with funding, not hiring practices. In addition, they are limited to cases where no race-blind measure can be taken. They have been deemed "narrowly tailored" and found legal by the courts.

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