Affirmative Action Goes Down in Michigan

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Ward Connerly has just won another victory in his crusade to wipe out affirmative action programs. Yesterday Michigan voters passed
Proposition 2, 58% to 42% with 99% of precincts reporting.

Despite the fact that both Republican and Democratic officials in Michigan had come out against the Connerly-backed proposal, the Mitchell Research Group found that people under the age of 40 were the only group to oppose the proposition (and thus support affirmative action) in large numbers. But Connerly’s fight in Michigan may not be over yet. University of Michigan President Sue Coleman announced today the University is looking at its legal options.

—Amaya Rivera

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