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2003-01-16

President Bush Says Affirmative Action Is Divisive, Unfair and Unconstitutional: White House Plans to File a Supreme Court Brief in the University of Michigan Case

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President Bush came out strongly yesterday against affirmative action in college admissions. He said that the White House would argue in a brief to the Supreme Court that the University of Michigan gives unconstitutional preference to African-American, Latino, and Native American applicants.

Bush charged Michigan’s policy was divisive, unfair and unconstitutional.

The Michigan court case is seen as the most important affirmative action case in a generation.

Guest:

  • Lee Cokorinos, author of the new book "The Assault on Diversity: An Organized Challenge to Racial and Gender Justice." He is the research director of the Institute for Democracy Studies

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