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Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban Upheld By Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s decision to end affirmative action at its public universities in a 6-2 ruling, but the justices were divided in their reasoning, suggesting continued uncertainty over the broader issue of racial preferences.

The ruling leaves in place a 2006 Michigan ballot initiative where voters ended race-based admissions at state schools, and means racial preferences won’t soon return to the University of Michigan-or any other public university in states that have chosen to end the practice.

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I understand and agree that affirmative action was an important step in the civil rights movement and was necessary at one point but nowadays I think it makes less and less sense. Not saying racial discrimination doesn’t still happen in the workplace but I don’t think this is the perfect solution.

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