Thursday, August 28, 2003

u mich. rase-based but not favored admissions policy unveiled

This Times article quotes Terry Pell of The Center for Individual Rights as saying, "If race continues to trump most other admissions factors, the new system will be just as illegal as the system the court struck down." They will be monitoring the situation closely. What does that mean, anyway? If Michigan has more minority students next year, does this mean the new policy favors race? Since affirmative action programs can measure their success by increases in minority matriculation, retention, ect, would a "race neutral" policy expect a plateau or steady decline in those numbers? Let's hope not.


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