Michigan AG to defend affirmative action ban

Michigan's attorney general is welcoming the chance to defend the state's affirmative action ban in the U.S. Supreme Court.
AP Wire
Mar 26, 2013


Bill Schuette said Monday that entrance to college "must be based upon merit."

In the fall, the Supreme Court will hear Schuette's appeal of a federal appeals court decision striking down the 2006 ban on consideration of race in college admissions.

Opponents of the law are hopeful the Supreme Court will uphold the appeals court. ACLU lawyers say it is discriminatory because schools can still consider whether a student is a "legacy" who has family who attended the school.

The appeals court said forcing opponents of the ban to mount their own long, expensive campaign through the ballot box to protect affirmative action amounts to different, and unequal, treatment.



I generally do not agree with close to 99.9% of any of Bill Schuette's proposals. But on the Affirmative Action ban I am behind him. All we want is the playing field to stay intact as a fair plying field. Same thing goes with jobs. Why should a minority who has no experience in the job you're apply for have more preference than someone(Caucasian)who is applying for the same job who has years of experience? There should be NO special preferences to those minorities. If they have more experience and training than someone who is Caucasian then it is understandable that person should be hired. Let's take a reality check here and define what Affirmative Action really is. It is reverse discrimination against White people. In conclusion, keep the Affirmative Action ban in place. Just leveling the playground down to a FAIR playground.


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