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Panel denounces anti-affirmative action initiative
By Matt Hendley
August 31, 2010 at 11:01 pm

A panel of community leaders assembled Tuesday night to criticize a ballot proposition that would end affirmative action programs in Arizona.
The forum, which took place at the Memorial Union on the Tempe campus, was hosted by the ASU National Pan-Hellenic Council, an organization of historically African-American fraternities and sororities.
The measure to be featured on the November ballot states that Arizona “shall not grant preferential treatment to or discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color ethnicity or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education or public contracting.”
Panelist Michael Wong, the vice president of policy for the Undergraduate Student Government, said if Proposition 107 were to pass, it would reinforce inequality at ASU.

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