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Affirmative Action in the News

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September 3, 2008

Table of Contents


1) Prop 104 Backers Give Up
Howard Fischer
Article, Arizona Daily Sun
August 30, 2008
Backers of a plan to constitutionally ban government affirmative-action programs in the state gave up Friday in their legal efforts to get on the ballot.
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2) Disturbing Claim on Minority Hiring Requires Additional Scrutiny
Staff
Editorial, The Kansas City Star
September 1, 2008
Developers involved in publicly subsidized projects must take Kansas City’s affirmative action guidelines seriously. When that doesn’t happen, appropriate punishment should be handed out.
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3) Virginia Tech to Increase Investment in Diversity
Associated Press
Article, Washington Examiner
August 30, 2008
Virginia Tech plans to invest nearly $1 million over the next five years to increase ethnic diversity on campus.
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4) Neb. Ballot Wording on Preferential Treatment OK'd
Associated Press
Article, Sioux City Journal
August 30, 2008
Supporters of a proposed ban on preferential treatment to minorities and women will essentially get the message they wanted on ballots expected to be read in voting booths across the state.
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About this Newsletter

Published by Americans for a Fair Chance, a project of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund, in partnership with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc., National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium, National Women's Law Center, and the National Partnership for Women and Families.

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