Marcia Squier on Civil Rights
A: Racism is a threat to domestic security because the effects of it can include widespread unrest and violence. Things escalate unnecessarily when racism is involved.
A: This question is vague with regards to who would be required and what "more" means.
Q: Well, what do you think of affirmative action in hiring practices? In college admissions? I.e., requiring that companies hire "more" women, that colleges admit "more" minorities?
A: I support Affirmative Action i.e. requiring more hiring and admissions into higher education (college, vocational, trade schools).
Q: You responded to the Michigan VotersGuide survey in 2016 that "reparations need to heal the racial divisiveness"--did you mean legal reparations like hiring more minorities? Or financial reparations?
A: I support both legal reparations like affirmative action & financial reparations, along with focusing on repairing urban decay instead of suburban sprawl. The non-white community has suffered enough at the hands of our predominantly white male dominated government. It's time to address it and take responsibility for it.
A: Strongly support.
Marcia Squier: Agree
Rep. Brenda Lawrence (Dem.): Strongly agree
Q: What would you do about it?
Squier: I agree that racial inequality continues to be a serious problem in America. I believe that all people are created equal, and that reparations need to be made in order to begin to move towards healing the racial divisiveness. i believe that racism is a learned behavior, and although some progress has been made, we still have a long way to go, especially in terms of police brutality, education, and health care. I would support strict accountability legislation for all authority figures, flipping the current status quo. Authority figures MUST be held to a higher standard of justice than the American public. It is their choice to "protect & serve", and they will be held accountable.
Lawrence: We need comprehensive criminal justice reform, comprehensive immigration reform, & education equality.
The AFA inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws'? Self-description: (American Family Association helps produce iVoterGuides): "Grounded in God; rooted in research"; they "thoroughly investigate candidates"; when they cannot "evaluate with confidence, they receive an 'Insufficient' rating" (& we exclude)
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