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February-17-00

Gov. Bush Stands By Anti-Affirmative Action Plan

Governor Jeb Bush has slightly altered his Florida One plan to eliminate affirmative action for women and people of color in state universities and contracts. One such change is the creation of an accountability commission to monitor whether enough women and minorities are being admitted to state schools over the next three years.

A defiant Bush stated he was more convinced than ever after the three public hearings that affirmative action for women and people of color should end in state universities and contracts.

Thousands have protested Bush's anti-affirmative action plan. Women's groups in Florida spoke out last week against Bush's One Florida plan. One thousand students assembled in Florida's Capitol rotunda in protest of One Florida. And earlier this month, Bush was booed and jeered when he walked into a public hearing on Florida One.

Media Resources: Associated Press - February 17, 2000 and Nando Times - February 4, 10 2000


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