Friday, March 21, 2008

Quotas at the Democratic convention

Mickey Kaus links to the strict quota system that the California Democrats have for delegates to their national convention. Oh, I beg your pardon. Those aren't quotas, just "Affirmative Action goals."
'08 Affirmative Action Goals

Hispanic/Latino 26%
LGBT 12%
African-American 16%
Youth (Under 30) * 10% * those born 8/29/78 or later
Asian/Pacific Islander 9%
Native American 1%
Persons wih [sic] Disabilities 10%
And there are strict rules to break the delegation exactly evenly by gender, except for when the allotted number is an odd one in which case the women get the extra delegate.
California Democrats will have:

* 441 Delegates (221 females, 220 males)
* 62 Alternates (31 females, 31 males)
* 503 TOTAL (252 females, 251 males)
Looking at those requirements and I can't help envisioning that that is what the Democrats would love to do for admissions offices at every state university in California if not the rest of the country.

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