Sunday, September 17, 2006
Affirmative Action: Marching Towards Justice by Akindele Akinyemi
I went to the march on Affirmative Action in Lansing this past Saturday. When I arrived I noticed how many organizations were well represented.
The NAACP, One United Michigan, BAMN, ACLU and many other unions were present to take a stand in support of affirmative action.
I can never understand why some people are against affirmative action. I support Affirmative Action but I also caution those who are just trying to use Affirmative Action not to use it as a "crutch." Racism exists due to fear and ignorance.
One Detroit's Tiffany Tilley, CEO of Manna Entertainment is with her son Tony. She is helping pave a way for those who will need Affirmative Action in the future.
The Rev. Wendell Anthony, President of the Detroit Branch NAACP, is on the podium taking a stand on Affirmative Action.
Interesting, I did not see any of those hardcore Black Nationalists who cry freedom whenever they get a chance.