Do you think affirmative action is still necessary?
|Yes, because while much progress has been made, there’s still a ways for us to go to reach economic equality.
President and CEO
Urban League of Eastern Mass.
|Yes. We’re not in the position to hire and fire. There’s still a “complexion for the connection” issue out there.
|It depends on the generation. I can understand it being necessary for the civil rights generation, but for the younger generation, the world is more diversified to them.
Acting Residents Association Director
|Most definitely. There are [still] people who would deny jobs to well-qualified people of color.
|No. I’m tired of black people using that as an excuse. A hardworking black man will get the job he wants if he puts his mind to it. Stop wasting [energy] on negativity.
East Hartford, Conn.
|No. I think [the government has} had enough time to straighten it out. How long do you have to have something to find out whether it’s working?
Retired Sales Representative