Friday, April 18, 2014

Affirmative Action and the U of M - the debate continues

A long-time opponent of the use of affirmative action in college admissions is challenging a black Detroit student to a public debate.

Article here. 

Jennifer Gratz, who sued the University of Michigan and helped lead a successful drive to get Michigan voters to ban the use of the affirmative action, in a news release Thursday issued the challenge to University Preparatory Academy senior Brooke Kimbrough.


The issue of race is boiling at U-M. It is the centerpiece of a second Supreme Court case looking at the constitutionality of Michigan’s ban on the use of race in admissions. That decision is likely to come this spring. The school’s Black Student Union has been protesting the lack of minority students on campus and has been meeting all winter with administrators about the issue. The two sides recently announced a series of agreements the student group called small victories.

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