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It’s Time For President Trump to Restore Equality and End Affirmative Action

Recently, President Trump issued a directive requiring the federal government to stop employee training based on “critical race theory.” While this is a good measure, the president can do much more through executive action to prevent the kinds of race-based policies that are harming our economy, contributing to racial tensions and tearing this country apart. By doing so, he can remove the incentives that ultimately lead to these kinds of trainings that exist throughout the private and public sectors.

In 1961, President Kennedy issued the first Executive Order to use the phrase “affirmative action,” requiring the federal government to take positive steps to ensure non-discrimination in hiring. This view of civil rights was greatly expanded in 1965, when President Johnson signed EO 11,246, which mandated affirmative action for any company that did at least $10,000 in business with the federal government.

Two things made this executive order particularly expansive. First, it applied to not only the work a company did for the federal government, but to its entire business. Second, the affirmative action requirement applies to their subcontractors too. Because of executive orders, affirmative action came to be required at most major businesses, as the government has come to play a larger role in our economic life.

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