Football legend Herschel Walker says colleges and businesses should stop asking individuals to disclose their race on applications, adding that it could lead to some changes in the area of race relations in the U.S.
“The best thing somebody can do, let’s remove, when you’re filling out an employee card, let’s remove that race thing, whether you’re black or white,” Walker said during a virtual discussion organized by Delaware’s Wilmington Public Library. “Let’s remove all this about black, white, green; that can only be for the census. But when you’re filling out a job application, when you’re filling out going to college, when you’re filling out whatever, let’s remove all about the race so you go in with the same thing as everyone else …
“And then when you get in there, you may be a Martian, but if you’re qualified, then you get that job. I say that may make some changes. Let’s be responsible for what we’re doing.”
Walker, a potential candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia in 2022, also said he would oppose a bill in Congress that would set up a federal commission to study providing reparations to African-Americans for slavery.