FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR 2010 DBE GOAL for FHWA
An Overall Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal has been developed for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2010 federally assisted contracts.
ODOT proposes a total of 1 percent race-conscious and 10.5 percent race-neutral goals for FFY 2010, based on the fact that the statewide availability was 4.88 percent African American or Asian American owned for DBEs in the 2007 Disparity Study1, and the total Region 1 spending (Prime and sub) was 15.5 percent2 of total ODOT spending (0.0488 x 0.155 = 0.0076, rounded up to 1 percent). The race-conscious goal will be applied to African-American and Asian-American DBE firms for construction contracts only. No project-specific goals would be set for Native American, Hispanic American or non-minority Women owned DBE firms, and all participation by those firms would be considered race- and gender-neutral.
If I was black I would immediately form a business that makes telephone booths, dial up modems, CRT televisions and portable CD players. When I didn't make any money I would immediately claim to be "disadvantaged" and demand taxpayer subsidies.
If I still failed I would market myself as "green" to draw additional money from the government as well as fool the sheeple into buying my product or service. Imagine my marketing slogan: High speed internet means a larger carbon footprint! Go green and go back to dial-up!"
DBE is the modern KKK and ODOT is proud to be a part of it with our money.