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June 23, 2003

Affirmative Action Reaffirmed?

You've surely read by now that the Supreme Court delivered a split decision today on Affirmative Action. So is this cup half-full or half-empty? Atrios isn't feeling very positive:

...Yes, the Supremes upheld race-based criteria in college admissions in Grutter v. Bollinger, but just as with the relentless whittling away at Roe v. Wade, this is a strategy of death by a thousand cuts. With Gratz, Rehnquist continues his life's work hamstringing minority advancement, and validates all over again Chris Rock's mordant observation: "There ain't a white person in this room who would trade places with me--and I'm rich."

Posted by jsmooth995 at June 23, 2003 7:18 PM

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