Forgetting Equality: The Elimination of Affirmative Action
program, Michigan ACLU chief Kary Moss joins reps from the NAACPs Cleveland branch and Case Western Reserve University School of Law to discuss the bills consequences. I dont think a lot of people know how affirmative action has been chiseled away over the years, says Mike Brickner, spokesman for the ACLU of Ohio. People need to see the need for it. Its a real possibility that something like what happened in Michigan could happen in Ohio.
@cal body 1:The vote came two years after a white high school student sued the University of Michigan because the school had accepted a minoritys application over hers. The girl -- a cheerleader, homecoming queen, and student-council leader with a 3.76 GPA -- argued that she was denied enrollment because of the color of her skin. The case played a pivotal role at election time, despite the ACLUs campaign against the issue. Says Chris Link, director of the Ohio ACLU: Affirmative action was and is the only way to undo centuries of racist and gender-oppressive laws that make equal protection under the law meaningless words in our Constitution.
Wed., Jan. 24, 7 p.m.
It's Wednesday, so the American Civil Liberties Union is pissed again. This time their target is Michigan voters, who approved a bill in November to eliminate statewide programs that create an equal playing field for women and minorities in schools and the workplace. At tonights
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at [email protected].
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.