Sunday, May 5, 2013

Affirmative Action is Everywhere

Affirmative action is everywhere these days and no one has a problem with it when the beneficiaries are US military personnel.  Veterans affirmative action even has quotas. And the public is completely accepting of this type of affirmative action.

 The Whitehouse web site has some new details on the affirmative action program for military personnel and their spouses. The program is called "Joining Forces Employment" is a program to get large corporations to hire veterans. The program includes specific commitments (quotas). Michelle Obama recently announced new hiring commitments from companies at  the Whitehouse.

One bit of good news is that poor people and blacks are over represented in the military.

The Whitehouse story is here.

The Joining Forces website is here.

Here is a great report from the Army called "Blacks in the US Army" that has statistics on black participation in the armed forces. reports that 5 of the top 10 reasons for joining the military are economic.

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