Romney Nixed Affirmative Action

Mitt Romney doesn’t talk much about his time as governor of the Bay State. CBS News reported Saturday that in 2003 Romney quietly defanged the state’s affirmative-action legislation, and didn’t say a word about it to lawmakers until they found out on their own two months later. “It was done under the radar and there was a big backlash,” said Michael Curry, president of the Boston branch of the NAACP. “It was clear Romney really did not have an appreciation for the affirmative-action policies long in place.” Critics said that Romney’s move destroyed years of advances for women and minorities, and after saying he’d consult with an advisory panel on the matter, Romney ended up dropping his changes completely.