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Supreme Court / Affirmative Action / University of Maryland #159846

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 14, 1995
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(Studio: Carole Simpson) Report introduced.

(College Park, MD, and Washington: Michele Norris) The affirmative action debate at University of Maryland over preferential programs for minority students examined; campus scene shown. [Banneker scholar Maisha HERRON - comments.] The history of segregation and the opposition to integration at the University of Maryland reviewed. [University president William KIRWAN - explains the aim of Banneker scholarships.] Legal case in which an Hispanic has sued the school over scholarships exclusively for blacks noted. [Washington Legal Foundation Paul KAMENAR, NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Legal Defense Fund Janell BYRD - comment.] The potential implications for colleges if the Supreme Court decides to hear this affirmative action case explained.

Norris, Michele;
Simpson, Carole

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