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December 3, 2008

Table of Contents

1) Affirmative Stagnation
Rose Afriyie and Matthew Hunter
Opinion, The Michigan Daily
December 3, 2008
Two years after Proposal 2 passed, the campus dialogue about affirmative action largely went silent. The University adopted new policies to maintain diversity, but Descriptor Plus is far from a perfect, permanent solution.
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2) Will the Threat of a Class-action Lawsuit Force Advertising to Finally Solve Its Diversity Problem?
Andrew Adam Newman
Article, Adweek
December 1, 2008
adweek/photos/stylus/61769-diversity.jpg Black athletes, musicians and actors figure more prominently in ad campaigns than ever, but the chances that African Americans actually created those ads are pretty slim.
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3) Study: Minorities Have Higher Rates of Entrepreneurship Than Whites
Ronald Roach
Article, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
December 2, 2008
In addition to reporting on general entrepreneurship trends, the assessment reveals that minorities demonstrated higher rates of entrepreneurship than did Whites, and they showed the same demographic and motivation as White entrepreneurs in terms of business types, growth expectation and education.
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4) State Might Guarantee Loans Made to Minority Businesses
Scott Dance
Article, Baltimore Business Journal
November 28, 2008
State officials are considering guaranteeing loans made through the Linked Deposit program, which provides low interest rates to minority businesses looking to borrow money. They are hoping to draw more banks to join the program — especially those with a strong presence in areas with high concentrations of minority businesses.
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