The Washington Post: “The Supreme Court on Tuesday [April 22nd] made clear that states are free to prohibit the use of racial considerations in university admissions, upholding Michigan’s constitutional amendment (via a 2006 referendum – Prop 2) banning affirmative action.”
CNN: “The referendum effort was led by Jennifer Gratz, who was at the center of the decade-old high court case.
As a white student, she was put on the waiting list for undergraduate admission to the state’s largest university. She eventually attended another school, and became the lead plaintiff in a subsequent discrimination lawsuit.
After the Supreme Court’s 2003 decision, she began a public campaign to end racial preferences in admissions.
“This will be an important day in the fight for true equality,” said Gratz, who is now CEO of the XIV Foundation, which advocates for “equal treatment.” “How the court rules in this case will have national importance, determining whether or not citizens have the right to choose equality over discrimination.”
Earlier today, on Fox News Sunday, was a great debate between Jennifer Gratz, and Shanta Driver. And, I must say, I was “very impressed” with Jennifer Gratz. She made many well-reasoned, and well-articulated arguments against affirmative action. She was brilliant!
And, while Shanta Driver, “the civil rights lawyer who argued unsuccessfully before the Supreme Court to end Michigan’s affirmative action ban” was, for the most part, very cordial, she “repeated Sunday that the high court’s decision was “racist.”
Here is the full debate: