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Race in Michigan

Race is still a huge factor in admissions at the University of Michigan, according to a new report by the Center for Equal Opportunity. Here’s an article on it, plus the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, in today’s Detroit Free Press:

The center concludes that race is a primary factor in admissions, a violation of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that race can be used only as one of many factors.

“The Supreme Court said race could be given limited weight, not overwhelming weight,” Roger Clegg, president of the center, said Monday. “These studies indicate they give it overwhelmingly.”

For example, a black or Hispanic student with a 3.2 high school grade point average and a score of 1240 out of 2400 on the SAT has a 9 out of 10 chance of being admitted, according to the study. A white or Asian student with the same grades and test scores would have a 1 in 10 chance, the study says.

Finally, Roger Clegg of CEO writes about the report for NRO today. He also has a column in the Detroit Free Press.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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