The Kerner Report conclusion that the America was “moving toward two societies,” […] “separate and unequal” published in 1968 was speaking to the issue of full economic participation of ethnic minorities in the nation. The issue of economic fairness in America as it relates to ethnic minorities has been a particular challenge of every President. The nation has responded to this issue with both legislation and Executive Orders issued by various Presidents over the years.
For over half a century the issue of fairness in government contracting opportunities for ethnic minorities and women has been part of the national dialogue. The current report cards from various disparity studies around the country are reporting failing grades.