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III. New Community -
Opportunity for Americans -- Building a Stronger Nation
Increasing opportunity for all Americans makes citizens more
productive, building stronger communities and a stronger nation. This
country has not yet achieved equality of opportunity or stamped out
discrimination. We must help people develop their capacities so they can
fully participate in our society.
Reviewing Affirmative Action Programs
The President directed his Administration to review all Federal
affirmative action programs and ask: Does it work? Is it fair? Is it
necessary? Does it achieve the desired objective or is there an
alternative way to achieve the objective without giving a preference by
race or gender?
Protecting All Citizens Against Discrimination
Improperly designed or implemented affirmative action plans weaken
our national community. We want to support the programs that are
working, but we want to get rid of ones that are not.