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Thomas, California activist to target affirmative action (access required)

A California activist and Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced on April 26 they will be initiating a ballot initiative effort to ban race and gender based affirmative action programs and policies in Arizona. Arizona is one of four states targeted for anti-affirmative action initiatives in 2008 elections by Ward Connerly, chairman of the Sacramento-based American ...

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