Analysis: Upcoming high court case may further threaten affirmative action

07/15/2013 | United Press International

After last month's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the consideration of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a case in the court's upcoming term will center on a Michigan constitutional amendment, Proposal 2, which disallows preferential treatment based on factors such as race and gender. The Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, which is fighting the amendment, argues that "Proposal 2 hands the opponents of minority admissions a legal sword to wield whenever and wherever a university admits what the opponents believe are too many minority students."

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