Shikha Dalmia Says Racial Preferences Could Backfire On Minorities


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For the second time in a decade, Michigan's racial preferences saga has reached the Supreme Court. The court will hear arguments today to settle the fate of Proposal 2 (aka the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative), the 2006 ballot initiative that banned preferential treatment for minorities in Michigan colleges. Shikha Dalmia argues that the logic that Prop. 2 opponents are deploying is too clever by half and could backfire on minorities.