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False Equality in Michigan
New York Times, by Editorial

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 10/14/2013 3:34:48 AM

Can a state’s citizens amend the state constitution to ban affirmative action programs in public universities, even if the Supreme Court has approved those programs? That is the question the court is facing this week in the case of Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. The court last considered an affirmative action case out of Michigan in 2003, when it upheld the race-conscious admissions policy of the University of Michigan Law School. In response to that ruling, opponents of affirmative action put on the ballot an amendment to the State Constitution banning any consideration of race or

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The federal courts continue to thwart the voting will of the people when it comes to "race" issues. When higher education has to dumb-down their requirements to essentially graduate a "community organizer," the people have the right to balk as they shoulder the burden of the school loans defaulted on.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LaVallette, 10/14/2013 5:25:57 AM     (No. 9564119)

Affirmative action by definition is discriminatory. Discrimination against ANY race is discrimination. If you want to stop discrimination stop discriminating.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: yo-yo, 10/14/2013 7:22:25 AM     (No. 9564163)

With what is sitting in the White House, what´s left to discuss?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bpl40, 10/14/2013 7:48:44 AM     (No. 9564191)

From a "racists oppose affirmative action" position it is very easy to slip into "opposition of affirmative action is racist". Liberals and the MSM are especially good at this sort of thing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jackburton, 10/14/2013 8:37:09 AM     (No. 9564263)

School is about the mind, improving what it capable of. You should have the right tools to be in the school of your choice.

Similarly, basketball is about a kind of athleticism.

I don´t see anyone having a problem with the lack of diversity on the basketball court. I don´t see anyone suing with the rightful claim that not being allowed to play basketball harms them financially and changes their social structure.

I also see damn few people telling blacks that they should finish school with drive and purpose so that they can compete in top ranked colleges.

Lastly, the claim was put forth that just because a student is black or brown or has a last name of Gutierez or Washington, that student will bring some kind of beneficial diversity to the classroom. Isn´t inherent genetic pre-disposition a sort of master race thing?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BocaLaura, 10/14/2013 8:55:18 AM     (No. 9564294)

The Supreme Court ruling approved affirmative action. It did not mandate it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 4poster, 10/14/2013 1:23:35 PM     (No. 9564799)

Affirmative action is discrimination against whites and especially Asians who are far more qualified, on average, than affirmative action entrants.

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