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One of the leaders in the efforts to stop the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative—the Ward Connerly-led drive to ban racial preferences in Michigan—has admitted that the initiative “will probably pass if it reaches the 2006 state ballot and most likely can only be defeated by efforts to have it disqualified before the election,” according to The Michigan Daily. That is no doubt an accurate assessment, but it’s remarkable that the Left would so candidly admit that it wants to stop the people from having their say. Oh, and as for the claim in the story that the great unwashed in Michigan are going to be misled by the initiative’s “confusing” language, what it says is that the state “shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin ….” What’s so confusing about that?


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