John Yoo Claims Affirmative Action Policies No Longer Necessary

The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 7, 2009 by John Yoo

Candidate Obama said it was time to move beyond identity politics…. That requires us to discard extreme measures such as racial hiring and admission quotas or limits on state elections. While they might have been justified in the 1960s, to eliminate segregation root and branch, they are necessary no longer. The Supreme Court has called on the president and Congress to introduce new measures that no longer manipulate race, and it is up to our elected politicians now to answer.