The South End
Michigan attorney general says he plans to fight ruling
By EMILY MORMAN The South End
Affirmative action is once again legal in Michigan’s public colleges and universities.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled July 1 that Proposal 2, which banned race, gender, ethnicity or national origin from being considered in public university admissions, public employment or public contracting, is unconstitutional.
It’s a tremendous victory for literally thousands of black, Latino and Native American students who never would have had the chance to go to the University of Michigan or its graduate schools or Wayne State’s graduate schools or Michigan State’s graduate schools if this proposal had remained in effect,” said BAMN attorney George Washington at a press conference July 1.
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