Monday, June 10, 2013

Other Views: No time for court to retreat on fairness

Jun. 6, 2013   

It’s pitiful that nearly 50 years after Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech, the U.S. Supreme Court is still wrestling with the legality of programs meant to even the playing field for people of color.
In fact, the nation’s high court is expected to decide any day now in yet another affirmative action case involving a public university. A ruling by the conservative court comes at a time when progress by African-Americans, in particular, has lagged and even fallen in some sought-after professions.

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