Affirmative Action in the News
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August 5, 2008
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1) McCain Hit by Civil Rights Groups
Article, Boston Globe
July 28, 2008
A challenge was filed Wednesday to the petition drive seeking a change in Nebraska affirmative action policies. The group seeking to change Nebraska's constitution wants it to say the state "shall not grant preferential treatment" to any group.
2) A Tough Crowd For McCain; He Tells A Largely Black Urban League Group That Affirmative Action Should End. Silence Greets His Comments.
David G. Savage
Article, The New York Times
August 2, 2008
Sen. John McCain told a largely black and not particularly receptive audience of National Urban League members Friday that it was time for affirmative action to end.
3) Opponents of Ban on Affirmative Action Object to Wording on Ballot
Article, Omaha World-Herald
July 28, 2008
Opponents of a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban affirmative action in Nebraska are taking issue with the language Attorney General Jon Bruning is proposing for the ballot measure. Nebraskans United filed a complaint in Lancaster County District Court late Monday seeking alternative language.
4) Prop. 104 Could Derail Minority, Female Programs
Article, East Valley Tribune (Phoenix)
July 31, 2008
If voters approve a ballot initiative in November, several programs designed to help minority and female students at East Valley junior high and high schools could be banned.
5) John McCain, the Military, and Affirmative Action
Article, The American Prospect
July 28, 2008
Ward Connerly's anti-affirmative action ballot initiatives -- deceptively called "civil rights initiatives" -- are likely to be on the ballot in Arizona and Nebraska this November.
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