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Michigan Affirmative Action

Supreme Court Agrees With Michigan Voters: Affirmative Action Must Remain for Whites Only

Koritha Mitchell | Posted 06.23.2014 | Black Voices
Koritha Mitchell

American discourse demands that no one notice that being white gives people unearned advantages. It is long past time to admit that dominant groups do not prevail because their members are so exemplary but because the system is set up to ensure that they win even when they are mediocre.

Sonia Sotomayor Delivers Blistering Dissent Against Affirmative Action Ban

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action Tuesday, but not without a blistering dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Sotomayor...

How Americans Feel About Affirmative Action Policies

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 04.22.2014 | College

A wide majority of Americans support affirmative action programs on college campuses, according to a poll published Tuesday by the Pew Research Center...

Supreme Court Upholds State's Ban On Affirmative Action In College Admissions

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow t...

Black Student Holds Protest After Getting Rejected From Top University

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 08.08.2014 | Black Voices

Brooke Kimbrough, a 17-year-old high school senior, always dreamed of attending the University of Michigan. But when she received her rejection let...

Will Affirmative Action Ban Stay?

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2013 | College

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - In a potential boost to opponents of affirmative action, the conserv...

Supreme Court Weighs Ban On Affirmative Action

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 10.14.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — After the Supreme Court ruled a decade ago that race could be a factor in college admissions in a Michigan case, aff...

The Truth About Affirmative Action Cases and College Admissions

Kat Cohen | Posted 08.11.2013 | College
Kat Cohen

Fisher v. University of Texas-Austin and Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, could have the most groundbreaking rulings regarding affirmative action in higher education to date. These cases have the potential to set a new precedent for how applicants are evaluated in the admissions process.

State's Affirmative Action Ban Will Stay In Effect, For Now

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 01.30.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — The ruling that ended Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions was put on hold Friday until the U.S. Supreme Court d...

Federal Court Temporarily Stays Affirmative Action Law

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 01.30.2013 | Black Voices

DETROIT — The ruling that ended Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions was put on hold Friday until the U.S. Supreme Court d...

College Affirmative Action Ban Declared Unconstitutional

AP | ED WHITE | Posted 01.15.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions was declared unconstitutional Thursday by a deeply divided federal appeals ...

State Affirmative Action Ban Ruling 'Nutty,' Attorney General Says

AP | By ED WHITE | Posted 11.11.2011 | Education

DETROIT -- A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the work of one of its three-judge panels and said it would decide the legality of Michigan's ...