Group Pushing for Missouri Ballot Measure

1 decade 1 year 1 month ago Wednesday, April 25 2007 Apr 25, 2007 Wednesday, April 25, 2007 12:47:28 PM CDT April 25, 2007 in News
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KANSAS CITY (AP) - A former college administrator is behind a group pushing for an anti-affirmative-action measure on the Missouri ballot in 2008. Tim Asher says Missouri should follow the lead of California and Washington by passing a measure that would end race-based preferential treatment in state-sponsored programs. That would include public contracting, education and employment. The former admissions director at North Central Missouri College says he became convinced Missouri needed an anti-affirmative action measure when he complained about a diversity scholarship the college offered for underrepresented minorities. The college has since changed the scholarship. Anita Russell, of the NAACP, says her organization plans to oppose the ballot initiative.

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