Civil Rights Leaders: Supreme Court Michigan Ruling a Step Backward

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  • Hilary Shelton
  • Frederica Wilson
  • Bennie Thompson
  • Jon Greenbaum
  • Wade Henderson
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Marcia Fudge
  • Lorraine Miller

Jon Greenbaum, Chief Counsel for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

"Today’s Supreme Court decision is a step backward for racial inclusion by allowing voters to overrule the decision of Michigan University officials to consider race in admissions to achieve diversity. The Court has disregarded long-standing precedent which prevents the majority from passing legislation that reconfigures the political process in ways that burden only a racial minority.” 

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