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ACLU weighs in on Affirmative Action Supreme Court Case


LANSING (WKZO) -- The American Civil Liberties Union is one group that's hoping the US Supreme Court will strike down Michigan's ban on the consideration of race in college admissions. Voters approved Proposal Two in 2006, banning universities from having Affirmative Action type programs.

However, the ACLU's Mark Fancher says that makes no sense. He points out that no one's complaining about universities considering other, non-academic things in college admissions. How about those who get in because they're athletes...or those who get in because they have a parent who went to a particular college?

He says that it's not fair to give preferntial treatment in those examples, while blocking it on the issue of race.