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Re: Proposal 2 and UofMich
« Reply #330 on: December 14, 2006, 02:44:21 PM »
The following is a Detroit Free Press article from today (12/14/06) detailing what the Michigan AG intends to do about the new anti-AA amendment in Michigan.

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061214/NEWS99/61214024


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Re: Proposal 2 and UofMich
« Reply #331 on: December 20, 2006, 06:44:23 AM »
For anybody that cares or that it matters to, the motion that the Michigan universities filed was granted.  So they can practice AA for the rest of the admissions cycle.
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Re: Proposal 2 and UofMich
« Reply #332 on: December 20, 2006, 09:44:55 AM »
Was it really that "their motion was granted"?

Or was it that they just sat down and hammered out a deal that confirms the constitutionality of Proposal 2 while protecting the integrity of this cycle? 

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Re: Proposal 2 and UofMich
« Reply #333 on: December 20, 2006, 12:14:37 PM »
Was it really that "their motion was granted"?

Or was it that they just sat down and hammered out a deal that confirms the constitutionality of Proposal 2 while protecting the integrity of this cycle? 

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Re: Proposal 2 and UofMich
« Reply #334 on: August 28, 2007, 04:02:13 AM »

After skimming over some of the "arguments" in this thread...

The difference between skin color and the other "soft" factors adcoms take into account is that discrimination on the basis of skin color is specifically prohibited by the 14th Amendment.  Such discrimination is also presumably immoral, at least to those who oppose racial discrimination generally.

If you want to take educational disadvantages into account on the basis simple fairness, feel free.  There's no real reason that needs to be tied to race, though.