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Equal Opportunity Update
Anti-Equal Opportunity Activist Ward Connerly Facing Accusations of Financial Misconduct
The New York Times has reported that longtime
equal opportunity opponent
Ward Connerly is being accused of financial misdeeds by a former colleague.
The New York Times has reported that longtime equal opportunity opponent Ward Connerly is being accused of financial misdeeds by a former colleague.
According to The Times, Jennifer Gratz – who worked for Connerly at the nonprofit American Civil Rights Institute (ACRI) – says in a letter sent by her lawyer to the organization’s board of directors that “there may be some merit to the allegations of financial impropriety.” Among the issues that Gratz raises are Connerly’s excessive pay and tax-compliance issues that have been under investigation by the IRS and California’s Attorney General. Gratz was also the named plaintiff in a key 2003 Supreme Court case challenging the use of race in admissions to the University of Michigan.
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