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Mr. Frank Russell Ross, author of "Soul Dancing! The Essential African American Cultural Dance Book", and one of the two co-chairmen of the "Concerned Citizens of Maple Heights" , was kind enough to make copies for us.

Affirmative action: Legal Information Institute


There is an "important distinction between affirmative action and equal opportunity. Equal opportunity assumes that the concept of merit based solely upon a person’s perceived ability to perform job duties will exclusively govern all personnel decisions. Committment to affirmative action requires specific efforts to recruit, employ, and promote members of groups previously excluded by consideration of additional factors deemed to be relevant and important.*"

Affirmative Action Program Verification

Read an excellent article about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. [makes reference to affirmative action]


Anonymous said...

African Americans are now around 70% of Maple Heights population compared to 9% back then. In keeping with the spirit of the agreement, the police should have at least (4% X 7) 28% minority in protective services, and 60-70% minority personnel (however, a lot of these white folks won't retire or leave these nice paying public employment jobs with nice salaries/benefits even though they don't want to live around blacks). Lansky should have chosen an African American fire chief in 2010 (or was it 2011?), if he was really committed to hiring minorities. Looks like his real committment was to hiring whites http://www.mapleheightspress.com/news/article/2913911 ;and holding his 2008 swearing-in ceremony at St. Andrew Eastern Orthodox Church - with how many blacks? Probably none

Anonymous said...

What's really sad, is while black people in Maple Heights were paying nice salaries and benefits to people who participated in "white flight", many black people lost their homes to foreclosure.

Anonymous said...

Excellent article, dated 12/30/2011
"Maple Heights councilor joins list of out Ohio elected officials"

excerpt: "Lansky, who has faced accusations of racism in this very integrated community, would likely oppose LGBT rights measures, and Trojanski does not believe he has the support in council to overcome this."


Read the article.