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US students battle for affirmative action

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

Last Modified: 15 Oct 2013 18:23
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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.

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