Michigan Votes to Ban Affirmative Action,” Feminist Daily News Wire, 9 November 2006, http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=9999.
In one of the few pieces of unambiguously good news, the people of Michigan voted to end Affirmative Action in state government.
Michigan voters approved a state-wide ban on affirmative action in public education, public employment, and state contracts on Tuesday
The vote was a symptom fo wider problems, as the Republican candidate opposed the measure and was on the side of racism
The referendum was opposed by many prominent leaders in the political, business, and academic worlds, including both major gubernatorial candidates, Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) â€“ who was reelected on Tuesday â€“ and Dick DeVos (R).
Roughly 58 percent of voters across the state, however, came out in favor of the ban
Predictably, the Left seeks to overturn democracy through the courts:
Hours after Michigan voters eliminated affirmative action in college admissions and government hiring, the lawsuits hit the courts. While most educators remain unsure what the ban will do, some students are worried.
The measure does little to stop informal affirmative racism and its quiet racism by hiring boards, tenure boards, etc., but is a good step forward.
Thank you Michigan!