Thoughts on Michigan Affirmative Action Ban going forward

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Thoughts on Michigan Affirmative Action Ban going forward

Postby 180kickflip » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:11 pm

Just read an article on NPR about the SCOTUS upholding Michigan's ban on affirmative action. I understand that the ban itself isn't anything new, but does anyone expect the ruling on it to have any impact on admissions?

http://www.npr.org/2014/04/22/305960143 ... action-ban

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Re: Thoughts on Michigan Affirmative Action Ban going forward

Postby BlakcMajikc » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:28 am

180kickflip wrote:Just read an article on NPR about the SCOTUS upholding Michigan's ban on affirmative action. I understand that the ban itself isn't anything new, but does anyone expect the ruling on it to have any impact on admissions?

http://www.npr.org/2014/04/22/305960143 ... action-ban


Debates re AA are banned, I'll tread lightly not to incite riots and you should too.

The pretext for upholding the voter initiative was arguably the merits of affirmative action, but the actual decision did not rest on the merits, but rather was about the political process -- so nothing should change from a law school admissions prospective.

For real info on the case, check out SCOTUSblog here: http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/ca ... ve-action/

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Re: Thoughts on Michigan Affirmative Action Ban going forward

Postby toshiroh » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:16 am

There's a whole thread dedicated to this topic on some where around here.

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Re: Thoughts on Michigan Affirmative Action Ban going forward

Postby 180kickflip » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:03 pm

Thanks for the responses. I didn't mean to debate the merits of AA...just get some insight into the possible impact on admissions . In any case, I probably should've searched more for earlier threads before posting another.

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Re: Thoughts on Michigan Affirmative Action Ban going forward

Postby downinDtown » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:18 pm

180kickflip wrote:Just read an article on NPR about the SCOTUS upholding Michigan's ban on affirmative action. I understand that the ban itself isn't anything new, but does anyone expect the ruling on it to have any impact on admissions?

http://www.npr.org/2014/04/22/305960143 ... action-ban


The recent thread is found here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=228391

Cliff's note: focus will be on socioeconomic and other non-racial factors, but adcom's could still use a personal statement or other context clues to identify attractive diverse candidates.



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