It seems that Wardell (Ward) Connerly is still pursuing his “racial preference” campaign. This time he is in Utah. Considering the population demographics of Utah, I do not believe that Utah needs this “racial preference” language in Utah’s Constitution.
Utah (population: 2,185,974 (2000 Census))
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With these numbers, it appears that any affirmative action that is present in Utah is necessary to confirm that every element of the society there is truly equal. The supermajority power of the White population (numbering nearly 90 percent of the Utah population) makes this move to pass this Connerly-inspired legislation suspect.
Considering my consistent argument that the citizens in the social minority having their human rights put to the vote that they have no way to prevent, any action regarding so-called (fictitious) racial preferences should have the complete and full assent of the minority population. Anything less is intrinsically unfair and unjust.
For background on Ward Connerly, see bigmoneyconnerly.org
For the Utah Legislation, see H.J.R. 24