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ERIC Number: EJ1109762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Interest Groups Vie for Public Support: The Battle Over Anti-Affirmative Action Initiatives in California and Michigan
Hinz, Serena E.
Educational Policy, v30 n6 p916-939 Sep 2016
Although affirmative action in college admissions has not been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, the consideration of race in admissions has been banned in nine states--in six of them by public vote. This article analyzes the campaigns to ban affirmative action in California and Michigan as a battle between interest groups. The course of events in these states demonstrates that public opinion is a threat to the legality of affirmative action, should interest groups continue to take advantage of it by pursuing bans by state initiative.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Michigan
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