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Civil Rights vs. Quotas

Civil Rights vs. Quotas

The opponents of a color-blind Michigan used intimidation to keep Proposal 2 off the ballot (see “Michigan Higher Ed Leaders Look Beyond Proposal 2,” Nov. 30). Despite this, it made the ballot and it passed. Now the opponents of equal rights want to just ignore the Michigan constitution. It is time for proponents of diversity at any price to be honest. They don’t support civil rights (which are by definition equal rights and cannot exclude any group). Instead they want to turn the concept of civil rights on its head by using race as a factor in deciding who gets excluded from competitive programs. Well, you can’t have both. Either you support civil rights or you support quotas.

— Dr. George Roberts
Wayne State University, Detroit



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