US students battle for affirmative action

US supreme court decides whether to overturn Michigan ban on preferential college admissions to racial minorities.

    In Michigan, universities can favour students applying for admission who are athletes, rural residents – even musicians.

    However, by state law, they cannot give preferential admission to racial minorities.

    In 2005, Michigan voters passed a resolution changing the state constitution to ban affirmative action.  

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Detroit, Michigan.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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