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Authentic Progress in Michigan Means Embracing an Unaccepted--But Vital--Racial Justice Challenge

Authentic Progress in Michigan Means Embracing an Unaccepted--But Vital--Racial Justice Challenge

2016-03-04 00:00:00

Individuals who contribute to racial inequities and discrimination are not always motivated by purposeful racial hostility.

The ACLU of Michigan routinely urges police and school administrators to increase their awareness of implicit bias as one approach to reducing racial profiling and racially disproportionate school discipline. Implicit bias causes discriminatory acts when the actor has no conscious intent to discriminate.

Coalition Deeply Disappointed by Court Decision to Dismiss Prop 2 Lawsuit

Coalition Deeply Disappointed by Court Decision to Dismiss Prop 2 Lawsuit

2008-03-19 00:00:00

DETROIT – The civil rights coalition challenging Proposal 2, the 2006 ballot initiative banning affirmative action in Michigan, expressed deep disappointed with a federal judge’s decision to dismiss their lawsuit. The coalition had asked the court to strike down the ban because it discriminates against students of color by removing race from consideration in admissions, while allowing the consideration of virtually all other non-academic factors.

Civil Rights Coalition Urges Federal Court to Strike Down Proposal 2

Civil Rights Coalition Urges Federal Court to Strike Down Proposal 2

2008-02-06 00:00:00

DETROIT – A coalition of civil rights organizations argued before a federal judge today that Proposal 2, the 2006 ballot initiative banning affirmative action in Michigan, unconstitutionally discriminates against students of color by removing race from consideration in admissions, while allowing the consideration of virtually all other non-academic factors.

ACLU, NAACP Announce Lawsuit Seeking Interpretation of Proposal 2

ACLU, NAACP Announce Lawsuit Seeking Interpretation of Proposal 2

2006-12-19 00:00:00

DETROIT – Filing a lawsuit today on behalf of 19 students, faculty and applicants to the University of Michigan, a coalition of civil rights groups including the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, NAACP- Detroit Chapter, NAACP, Michigan Conference, and NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, are asking a federal court to declare that Proposal 2 has not changed the Supreme Court’s view, stated as recently as 2003, that it is constitutionally permissible for universities to consider race and gender as one factor among many in university admissions.

ACLU and OUM to Mobilize the Community Through Educational Workshop

ACLU and OUM to Mobilize the Community Through Educational Workshop

2006-06-15 00:00:00

DETROIT In an effort to inform community members of the anti-affirmative action ballot, the ACLU of Michigan and One United Michigan will host a workshop entitled “Mobilizing our Base Against the Proposed Affirmative Action Amendment: United Against Ward Connerly,” on Tuesday, June 20, 2006.

ACLU Files Brief

ACLU Files Brief

2006-02-24 00:00:00

DETROIT — Today the ACLU of Michigan filed a friend of the court brief in support of litigation asking the State Supreme Court to reverse a lower court opinion that ordered the State Board of Canvassers to place on the November ballot a measure that would ban affirmative action. The Board complied with that order on January 20. The brief was joined by the NAACP, Detroit Chapter, Detroit Urban League, National Bar Association, and ACCESS.

ACLU Lauds Landmark Supreme Court Decisions Upholding Affirmative Action

ACLU Lauds Landmark Supreme Court Decisions Upholding Affirmative Action

NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union today applauded the Supreme Court's decisions today upholding the principle that public universities may continue to use affirmative action to ensure a diverse student body. In two landmark rulings, the Supreme Court upheld the race-conscious admissions policies of the University of Michigan's law school while rejecting as unconstitutional the undergraduate school's "point system."

ACLU Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Affirmative Action

ACLU Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Affirmative Action

2003-03-31 00:00:00

DETROIT — In a landmark case being argued tomorrow before the Supreme Court, the American Civil Liberties Union will urge the Justices to uphold the admission policies of the University of Michigan, which seeks to promote a diverse student body by employing affirmative action programs.

The Court will actually hear two cases: one involving the University’s undergraduate admissions policy (Gratz v. Bollinger, 02-51), and one involving its law school admissions policy (Grutter v. Bollinger 02-241).

Affirmative Action Case Goes to the U.S. Supreme Court

Affirmative Action Case Goes to the U.S. Supreme Court

2002-12-06 00:00:00

Monday the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether the University of Michigan's use of race or ethnicity as one of several factors in its admissions process is constitutional. Not since the seminal 1978 decision in University of California vs. Baake has the highest court in the land looked squarely at the issue of affirmative action.

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March 19, 2008 Affirmative Action
DETROIT – The civil rights coalition challenging Proposal 2, the 2006 ballot initiative banning affirmative action in Michigan, expressed deep disappointed...
February 06, 2008 Affirmative Action
DETROIT – A coalition of civil rights organizations argued before a federal judge today that Proposal 2, the 2006 ballot initiative banning affirmative action...
December 19, 2006 Affirmative Action
DETROIT – Filing a lawsuit today on behalf of 19 students, faculty and applicants to the University of Michigan, a coalition of civil rights groups including...
June 15, 2006 Affirmative Action
DETROIT — In an effort to inform community members of the anti-affirmative action ballot, the ACLU of Michigan and One United Michigan will host a workshop...
February 24, 2006 Affirmative Action
DETROIT — Today the ACLU of Michigan filed a friend of the court brief in support of litigation asking the State Supreme Court to reverse a lower court opinion...
March 31, 2003 Affirmative Action
DETROIT — In a landmark case being argued tomorrow before the Supreme Court, the American Civil Liberties Union will urge the Justices to uphold the admission...
December 07, 2001 Affirmative Action
The ACLU of Michigan contends that affirmative action is necessary to both: achieve educational diversity at the university; and level the playing field for...
NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union today applauded the Supreme Court's decisions today upholding the principle that public universities may continue...
DETROIT — Saying that diversity in higher education is a "compelling government interest," a federal judge today rejected an attempt to dismantle the...
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