Monday, November 13, 2006
The will of the voters is...
So, Berkeley folks are suing Michigan for its shiny new anti-affirmative action measure that was just added to its constitution.
[Josie Hyman] said she is a plaintiff because consideration will not be given to race or gender in the admissions process, adding to the discrimination felt by minority students when applying to and attending a university.I think I've made fun of Josie's name before. But for all you folks of color out there, is this right? Considering the color of your skin as a factor in whether you are suited for a university is less degrading?
"For minority students on these campuses without affirmative action, it's a degrading experience and that cannot be a reality for any more students," she said. "That's why what we're doing is so significant."
Oh, as a sidenote, Dimitri Garcia, our DAAP senator, was pissed that the Judicial Council tried to overrule "the will of the voters" by disqualifying Student Action.
In other news...
Dimitri Garcia, an ASUC senator who plans to be added as a plaintiff to the lawsuit, said the case against the proposal will be stronger than previous attempts because California can be used as an example of the negative effects of eliminating affirmative action.Hmm... I guess that "will of the voters" thing only goes so far.
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