Easy answer to affirmative action

04/26/2014 9:04 AM

04/26/2014 1:01 PM

Re "Dems look for way past turmoil" (Page A1, April 26): As always, the government overlooks a simple answer to a problem, a workable solution. Why must affirmative action require race as a measure and create a form of bigotry. Affirmative action should and could be based on a number of measures that would more fairly accomplish the same goals - getting under privileged individuals a chance at a better education. Use a number of non-race related measurements, such as economic levels, geography or schools quality. Then the well to do minority family in an affluent neighborhood or the non-minority in a poor or poorly educated area is afforded or not afforded the same chance as others. Why do we insist on making this about race and not about a better chance for an education for those who were not afforded the same opportunity as others?

-- Barry Christian, Folsom

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