A Black and White Case: How Affirmative Action Survived Its by Greg Stohr

By Greg Stohr

- the 1st e-book to move contained in the landmark excellent courtroom choice of 2003- Compelling narrative unveils the drama in the back of the debatable complaints- Sheds new gentle throughout the election season at the White House's position within the court's selection

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If they do, troubling issues of honesty arise. ” Then Cohen hit the road. He brought copies of the report with him to Lansing, where he testified before a legislative subcommittee on a pending bill to abolish affirmative action in the state. He distributed more copies at a campus forum at which he accused the school of deception. “We cheat,” Cohen told the gathering. ’ ” He attached a copy of the report when he wrote his letter to Michigan president Duderstadt and the regents. Duderstadt responded with a polite but terse, fivesentence letter.

C. As the group won cases, it also gained enemies. Greve’s penchant for sarcasm fueled the fire. In a monthly newsletter to supporters, Greve would belittle adversaries, particularly when he thought they were being hypocritical or deceptive. ” Greve’s barbs occasionally would backfire, as they did when a trial judge rejected a CIR request for attorney’s fees, citing a newsletter comment that suggested the CIR lawyers were drinking margaritas while preparing for the case. Opponents began denigrating CIR as childish.

The school eventually responded to the student complaints, setting up special minority admissions offices and study centers. The school even offered Payton a job in the admissions office recruiting black candidates and vetting their applications. Seeing the admissions process up close reinforced Payton’s belief that affirmative action was morally right. Admissions, he discovered, wasn’t a matter of simply picking the applicants with the highest grades or test scores. It was also putting together a class where students would get along and learn from each other.

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