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President Bollinger Discusses Affirmative Action 50 Years after Brown vs. Board of Education

"Now we are 50 years after Brown vs. the Board of Education and the question is: will these ideals continue to define America or will we reverse course and go back on [what] we have stood for so proudly?" asks President Lee C. Bollinger. In a lecture sponsored by the Center for Bioethics, Bollinger discusses his involvement with the University of Michigan's affirmative action litigation, which is currently being considered by the Supreme Court, as well as "the myths of affirmative action, how it works, why it's important, and why alternatives are not acceptable."

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Shot: Mar 14, 2003
Published: Apr 14, 2003
Last modified:Apr 15, 2003