Saturday, September 7, 2013

Detroit News: Minority enrollment mixed at Michigan universities under affirmative action ban

The news isn't good for racial minorities in Michigan. From The Detroit News:
Since Michigan’s ban on affirmative action in higher education and government was passed in 2006, there are more students of color at the state’s smaller universities but fewer at the larger universities and in the three largest medical schools, according to a report unveiled Friday.
The study also showed state hiring of women and people of color has been reduced in the wake of the 2006 voter-approved constitutional amendment, which is being challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices are scheduled to hear arguments next month. Commissioned by the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, the report is the first to set a baseline and measure the impact of the law, which also is in place in five other states.

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