The Right Coast
June 23, 2004
Roger Clegg on Racial Preferences
By Mike Rappaport
Roger Clegg discusses some of the actions that opponents of racial preferences have been taking in the wake of last year's Grutter decision. (Hat tip: Betsy's Page.)
Opponents of preferences have not quietly folded their tents on gone away. Ward Connerly has launched a drive to ban preferences at ground zero: Michigan. While this ballot initiative has faced several hurdles (including a lack of support from the Republican establishment and court challenges), it remains on track. Indeed, the Michigan house this month passed an amendment to the state's higher-education bill that bans preferences, and a state supreme court decision there suggests that existing state law might already illegalize what the university is doing.