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.

4 comments:

Piper12 said...

Hello Akindele,

It looks like there was a great turnout at the march. To my knowledge Dick DeVos has yet to offer his opinion on affirmative action. I do know he declined the invitation to speak at the rally and missed the march entirely.

The ballot proposition, if passed, would hurt the Michigan economy even more. I feel your frustration with Granholm but you have to commend her stance on this issue.

Thanks!

Piper

akindele akinyemi said...

DeVos do not support the MCRI. he is a stauch supporter of AA.

I do not have a problem with Granholm standing on AA.

THE JAM said...

Hey Akindele,

You asked the question why anyone would be against Affirmative action. Well, its because its reverse racism. Anytime you deny someone opportunity based on their is race, is called racism.

As black men, we don't really see it that why, because it benefits us. I don't think we are ready to remove it completely, but i would like to see us move in that direction.
God Bless,
The JAM

FreeMan said...

If Social Justice or Social Equity for all the years of Discrimination against Women - Afrikans & People is Reverse Discrimination - It is time for Democracy Women - Afrikans - People pay tax dollars & should have Public Contracts for Women Businesses - Afrikan Businesses & People of Color Businesses
Racist Fascist Republicans want to limit & eliminate Affirmative Action
God is on the Side of the Oppressed Women - Afrikans - People of Color