WEMU Local
2:33 pm
Tue June 24, 2003

Affirmative Action Supporters Claim Victory

Ann Arbor, MI – Supporters of affirmative action are declaring victory after yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on the University of Michigan's admissions policies. The court upheld the law school policy, but ruled
the point system for undergraduate admissions unconstitutional.
Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action By Any Means Necessary (BAMN)national
spokesperson Shanta Driver says the rulings gives universities across
the country a model of an affirmative action admissions policy that is
acceptable. University of Michigan fourth year English student, Agnes Aleobua, says BAMN will continue to push UM and other schools to increase the minority presence on campus across the country and
credits the students who marched on the Supreme Court in April for playing a big role in the decision.