This is the second blog post in a 4-part series (read part 1 here) highlighting how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump think about Affirmative Action and Non-Discrimination.
The Democratic and Republican Party Platforms: What the candidates say and believe about Affirmative Action and Non-Discrimination is not the end of the story. Rather, each political party will eventually formally adopt and unveil at their respective conventions (and usually just prior to their conventions), the candidate’s formal position on many issues of concern to the American People. Affirmative Action and Non-Discrimination, happily, are topics which almost always make the list of important issues of the day about which voters want to hear the candidates take a position.
The Republican Convention will go forward first from July 18-21, 2016 in Cleveland. It is not an accident that Republicans will be in the “Rust Belt” amid hundreds of thousands of laid off and under-employed blue-collar anti-free-trade Democrats.
The Democrats will convene their convention the next week in Philadelphia from July 25-28, 2016. Party platform “planks” (as the parties call them) emerge from the respective parties over a period of months, but are finalized and formally adopted at the Party Conventions. Fearless prediction: You can expect to read the full party planks as to Affirmative Action and Non-Discrimination, I suspect, by early summer and become informed about the initial (and likely final) positions of each candidate (again, subject to formal adoption of the party plank at the convention). Read more.
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