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Illinois State Senator James Meeks Says White Women & Well-Represented Minorities Shouldn’t Get Affirmative Action

HuffingtonPost – State Senator James Meeks, a reverend at a South Side church and a candidate for mayor of Chicago, was trying to talk about his education policy yesterday.

Instead, during a forum on WVON radio, he wound up making another round of controversial comments about race. (Scroll down to watch.) Continue Reading…

Illinois senator James Meeks thinks that the word ‘minority’ should mean African-American. The African-American South Side Reverend doesn’t think women, Asians, or Hispanics are discriminated enough to receive affirmative-action.

The candidate for Mayor of Chicago believes well-represented minorities take away opportunities for African-Americans saying “Thats why our numbers cannot improve.”

Meeks specifically said “Women, Asians, and Hispanics, who are not people of color.” The “who are not people of color” part is very important here.

Meeks is differentiating minorities based on color instead of gender or race.

James Meeks is in trouble for saying whats on his mind

Minorities who don’t pass as white or blend in with whites are  ‘under-represented minorities.’

Meeks wants affirmative-action to work for ‘under-represented minorities’ who obviously need it more.

He later retracted his statements to mean only “white women” but that’s not believable.

There are many Hispanics who can pass as white or American. Some examples are many Cubans, Mexicans, and Venezuelans.

But there are many Hispanics who are just as black as African-Americans and Meeks believes that they deserve affirmative-action.

There are many Asian who don’t pass as white but can blend in with whites such as the Japanese and Chinese. But there are many Asians who are dark-skinned such as Cambodians, Vietnamese, or even Filipinos.

James Meeks probably shouldn’t have said this publicly on the radio because radio interviews can easily be taken out of context. But doesn’t he have a point here?

The whole interview can be seen here.

James Meeks Radio Interview

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