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A Closer Look (Equal Opportunity) #719698

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 16, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at the debate about affirmative action as President Bush's administration filed a brief with the Supreme Court about the University of Michigan affirmative action case; statements from Bush & Michigan's law school dean Jeff Lehman† about racial quotas quoted.

(New York: Bill Blakemore) The options for giving minorities access to higher education examined; details given from the 1978 Supreme Court ruling allowing race as a factor among many & of diversity programs in Texas & California. [Michigan vice president & general counsel Marvin KRISLOV†- says Texas is turning Brown v. Board of Education on its head.] [Texas at Austin president Larry FAULKNER†- says the states lose talented young people to other states.] [California at Berkeley school of law professor Rachel MORAN†- notes most people who live in poverty are white.] [BUSH - says higher education should reflect diversity.]

Jennings, Peter;
Blakemore, Bill

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