The Denver Post
We agree with a federal court ruling that overturned a Mich. ban on affirmative action, but this issue isn't going away. Posted: 07/06/2011 01:00:00 AM MDT
A federal court decision last week overturning a Michigan ban on affirmative action is a victory for those who see value in considering diversity in college admissions.
It's clear that such sensitivities are important to Coloradans — who voted down a similar ban in 2008 — and to state university officials, who have been working hard to increase minority representation on their campuses.
We're hopeful the Michigan decision, which assuredly will be appealed, will withstand further scrutiny.
We have long favored the policy in Colorado allowing race and gender of applicants to be a consideration in a small portion of college admissions.
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