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Monday, January 21, 2008

The Clintons Have Always Played the Race and Gender Card

Ron Saunders, Black Buzz

......The Clintons support of Blacks is more about show and style than substance. Other than attending a few Black churches, playing the wrong notes on the saxophone, giving out a few medals to war vets and making a condescending apology for slavery, Bill and Hillary have had an atrocious record on civil rights and on the support of Black families. In May, 1996, the centrist Dixiecrat closet Republican, President Clinton signed into law the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, which replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), with state block grants. This action by Mr. Clinton substantially cut programs that were designed to help the poor, particularly millions of Black women and children. Thus as president, Bill Clinton set the moral tone in the country thereby providing a platform and atmosphere that were conducive to negative anti-affirmative and civil rights laws and legislation. That on November 5, 1996, the State of California passed Proposition 209 which outlawed affirmative action in the state. Thanks Mr. & Mrs. Clinton and Ward Connerly for denying equal educational opportunities for African-American and Hispanic youth so that now the African-American student enrollment in California institutions of higher learning is at the same level that it was in 1968.
And since the passing of Proposition 209, contracts awarded to female businesses are down 35%. It has also been reported that Hillary Clinton, while as First Lady, consistently urged President Clinton to dismantle many of the programs that were designed to help poor people, mainly Blacks and Hispanics.....

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