Need your help to put I-1000 to public vote in Washington state

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Apr 30 76 Comments

Washington State legislative passed I-1000 on 4/28. It is more than just racism, it is way worse.

The initiative itself can be explained in a single sentence: I-1000 would abolish the standard of equality under the law, regardless of race, as required by I-200 (an initiative I led in 1998), and replace it with a system that uses different rules for people of different races in public employment and education.

If a high school student applies to a state college or university, her race could be used as a factor in deciding whether she can be admitted.

If a small business owner applies for a government contract, his race could be used as a factor in the selection process.

If someone applies for a government job at the city, state or county, race could be an employment factor.

It redefines "preferential treatment" so it allow using race and color to select lesser qualified candidate over a more qualified candidate.

(d) "Preferential treatment" means the act of using race, sex, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, and honorably discharged veteran or military status as the sole qualifying factor to select a lesser qualified candidate over a more qualified candidate for a public education, public employment, or public contracting opportunity

Referendum 88 has been filed to put that choice where it really belongs – in the hands of the people.
If you want to put the I-1000 to the ballot, please sign up at http://bit.ly/WA_REF88

Reference:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEglEPX0amI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5mH74Ax4ng&feature=youtu.be

https://ballotpedia.org/Washington_Initiative_1000,_Affirmative_Action_and_Diversity_Commission_Measure_(2019)

http://bit.ly/WAI1000

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  • Microsoft / Eng
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    “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. “

    -Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Apr 30 21
    • Amazon QkTE33
      Nope
      May 2
    • Intel pan7@-@
      Nope is yep and yep is nope, up is down, racism isn’t racism.
      May 2
    • Amazon QkTE33
      It's not the definition of racism
      May 2
    • Intel pan7@-@
      Advantaging people based on race isn’t racism?
      May 2
    • Amazon Beff Jazos
      The initiative is racist itself. It assumes all black people are underrepresented
      Jun 22
  • Google suidbww
    This is ridiculous. Racism is being legalzied... Sjw wetdream.
    May 1 13
    • Uber / Eng nYf6sJ
      Not doing the RACISM. That is FAIR.
      May 1
    • Amazon QkTE33
      That's not an objective statement. I explained why the proposal is not racist while the current system is.

      Hurling around invective and angry rhetoric is more of a flame war and not really a discussion I want to be part of so I won't respond further
      May 1
    • Uber / Eng nYf6sJ
      You just typed some nonsense and you expect us to be persuaded?
      May 1
    • American Express D.BCooper
      Research has shown you can give kids pretty much everything but parental involvement and a household that values education are the biggest predictors of success.

      This is why LeBrons "I Promise" school is delivering insane results for the area's worst students in Akron, parents get full support for legal issues or can get their GED, there is a food pantry so kids/families are fed, etc.

      San fran learned this the hardway

      NYTimes:
      San Francisco Had an Ambitious Plan to Tackle School Segregation. It Made It Worse. https://nyti.ms/2IEWQRf
      May 1
    • Amazon QkTE33
      And how do you fix that any other way that this? I don't see it. This is the fix. The kids off these kids will have that.
      May 1
  • Microsoft / Eng
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    I-1000 is diversity by race and color. It is not diversity by money and other status. There are lot of rich Black and Hispanic
    May 1 25
    • Groupon / Eng sleepy
      What is untrue?
      May 1
    • Amazon QkTE33
      Your claim that Asians have faced the kind of racism blacks have. You know very well that is bullshit.
      May 2
    • Groupon / Eng sleepy
      I have never claimed that. You know that is bs. I just said they also faced racism and hence should be a beneficiary of a remedial system.
      May 2
    • Dell IfNY46
      Can anyone teach QkTE a history lesson how Asians were treated in this nation? They were treated just like the Native Americans, they were denied the rights to live.
      May 10
    • Groupon / Eng sleepy
      And Asians were not allowed to naturalise till 1965.
      May 10
  • Amazon QkTE33
    Where do I sign up if I support I-1000?
    Apr 30 3
    • LinkedIn ex-fb
      Any racist group?
      How about Aryan brotherhood?
      Oh wait, Black panthers might better align with your orientation of racism
      Apr 30
    • Amazon QkTE33
      Stop hyperventilating
      Apr 30
    • Uber / Eng nYf6sJ
      Racist group.
      May 1
  • Microsoft zlly
    You know what, most Indian and Chinese people in WA, the largest group that bill I-1000 discriminate against, are in GC or visa status. They don't have a way to vote out the so called representatives who mean to harm them. This is the reality.
    May 9 0
  • Qualtrics / Sales
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    Time to get tanned and claim yourself Hispanic.
    May 1 2
    • Groupon / Eng sleepy
      You might check the video of an Indian claiming to be black and getting admission into Med School.
      May 1
    • Qualtrics / Sales
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      On second thought, claiming to be aboriginal might work even better.
      May 1
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    Why can't the government just fix the homeless problem, that one thing people actually care about 🤔
    May 1 2
    • Google 👴👶s
      Fixing it is no small feat. It doea not entail giving people money, which has been proven ineffective in SF and Seattle.
      May 1
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      The root cause is drug addiction.
      May 1
  • PayPal x ploy ted
    Just identify as a minority. Problem solved
    May 1 1
    • Groupon / Eng sleepy
      In this country being 5% of the population doesn’t qualify someone of being minority - sadly so.
      May 1
  • Microsoft 🍩doughnot
    Worst spin try ever. Weak. So sad....
    May 1 0

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