"FOX Chicago News reported on Wednesday that during an appearance on WVON Radio, Meeks said that the City’s minority contract set-asides should only go to African-Americans. “I think that the word ‘minority,’ from our standpoint, should mean African-American,” Meeks said, as quoted on myFOXchicago.com. “I don’t think women, Asians and Hispanics should be able to use that title. That’s why our numbers cannot improve, because we use women, Asians and Hispanics, who are not people of color, who are not people who have been discriminated against. We fought for these laws based on discrimination. Now, groups that have not been discriminated against are the chief beneficiaries.” Later on, apparently sensing that he had stepped in it, Meeks attempted to clarify his remarks. He told FOX Chicago News that he was fine with Asians and Hispanics being called “minorities,” but not white women."
Chicago mayoral candidate Meeks: ‘Women, Asians, Hispanics not discriminated against’ (ChicagoPride.com : Chicago, IL News)
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