Sunday, April 27, 2014

Michigan and Affirmative Action

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Michigan ban on affirmative action in higher education. The 6-to-2 decision upholding the right of states to ban racial preferences in university admissions is likely to set the stage for further battles over affirmative action in the political arena, as well as the courts.


What’s Your Take on Affirmative Action?  Do you agree with the Supreme Court decision that States should have the right to ban affirmative action programs in colleges?



 




Comments

1. Long Time Listener said...

States Rights was used to justify slavery too. If we don't know our history we will be doomed to repeat it

2. Trudy said...

Our rights are slowly eroding right before our eyes

3. Cameron said...

No Way

4. Billy said...

This is more of that colorblind and how we have come bull crap that some of your listeners have been espousing.The fact that things have improved does not mean that things are equal and it does not mean that things cannot get worse.Affirmative action in colleges now and don't be surprised that affirmation action in employment is next.

5. SPBC/VSU TROJAN said...

Looking good today at Belt. No I do not agree

6. Jesse said...

Another Blow to our civil liberties.

7. Dennis said...

Justice Sotamayor got it right!“The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race,” she wrote, “is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/23/us/supreme-court-michigan-affirmative-action-ban.html

8. James said...

Hispanic and black enrollment at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Los Angeles dropped sharply after voters approved a 1998 statewide ban on affirmative action. Those numbers have not recovered, even as the state’s Hispanic population has grown.

9. Julius said...

I agree with the decision. All politics are local. The states should decide without Federal interference. And for the record I SUPPORT affirmative action

10. KDog said...

Affirmative action is needed as much today as in the 60s and 70s.I have to say that you are as stunning in person as in your pics. I saw you in da house today.Mr Free is a blessed man

11. Louis said...

I think racial preferences should be replaced with guarantees relative to eeconomics.

12. Roger said...

I think this court has done more to set us back than the bigots with fire hoses in the sixties



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