Lott Fallout Has Implications for Higher Education: Affirmative Action Discussions May Influence Supreme Court's Review of Michigan Case. (Washington Update)
Dervarics, Charles, Black Issues in Higher Education
The uproar over remarks by Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., and his ensuing resignation as Senate majority leader is beginning to affect another high-profile race issue--the Supreme Court's review of the University of Michigan affirmative action case.
The court has agreed to review the university's policy to promote diversity in admissions. But some say Lott's remarks make it tougher for the Bush administration to take a stand in that case for fear of alienating minority voters at a time when the GOP is under criticism.
The Lott flap "shows that politicians should not be playing racial politics," says Chat Levey, director of legal and public affairs for the Center for …
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Publication information: Article title: Lott Fallout Has Implications for Higher Education: Affirmative Action Discussions May Influence Supreme Court's Review of Michigan Case. (Washington Update). Contributors: Dervarics, Charles - Author. Magazine title: Black Issues in Higher Education. Volume: 19. Issue: 24 Publication date: January 16, 2003. Page number: 6. © 1999 Cox, Matthews & Associates. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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