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4714, actually, both of you are wrong.
Posted by Expertise, Wed Jun-25-03 07:55 PM
Sure, Kennedy was the one who "coined" the phrase affirmative action, but both JFK and LBJ in both of their executive orders plainly said it was to be implemented without regard to race, sex, etc. We know that isn't true in this case.

It was actually the Nixon Administration who first implemented the programs we see today, requiring a system of "goals and timetables" to be implemented in federal contracting bids. In 1974 I think.