Decrease in Black Enrollment At University of Michigan After Affirmative Action Ban
The University of Michigan has seen a decline in black student enrollment since discontinuing their affirmative action program.
Black enrollment is down 30 percent at undergraduate and law schools.
A decade ago, the University of Michigan waged a successful U.S. Supreme Court fight to save affirmative action. Three years after the court allowed race-based admissions, Michigan voters blocked them at state schools through a ballot initiative. The constitutionality of that 2006 ballot initiative is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, which holds arguments next month. The Michigan dispute is one of the Supreme Court’s top cases for the nine-month term that starts next month.
The Supreme Court focused on the University of Michigan back in 2003 over their law school and undergraduate admissions policies; ruling that admissions officers could use race to foster campus diversity.
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