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Supreme Court / Affirmative Action #731477

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 23, 2003
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Pete Williams) The Supreme Court rulings in two cases from the University of Michigan involving undergraduate and law school admissions featured; details given about the decision that race can be used in college admissions, with some limitations; scenes shown from a rally on the campus; opinions from Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Clarence Thomas quoted. [University of Michigan president Mary Sue COLEMAN†- says the decision means we can use affirmative action in admissions.] [NAACP Legal Defense Fund Ted SHAW†- comments on the implications for other institutions.] [Affirmative action opponent Terry PELL†- talks about race becoming a mechanical factor.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) The White House reaction to the rulings noted.

(Athens, Georgia: Don Teague) The ripple effect of the rulings on campuses and workplaces examined; details given about business support for affirmative action; racial breakdown at the University of Georgia, where affirmative action was banned, outlined; scenes shown from the campus. [University of Georgia vice president Del DUNN†, George Washington University Law School professor Frank MORRIS†- comment on diversity in the workplace.] [University of Texas at Austin president Larry FAULKNER†- comments on the Supreme Court decision.] [University of Georgia students Austin ASBURY‡, Nakia LUMPKIN‡- offer differing opinions on affirmative action.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) More information on msnbc.com.

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Williams, Pete;
Teague, Don
Duration:
00:05:50

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