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January 19, 2003

Read the Fine Print, Condi Rice Supports Affirmative Action for Dumb White Men Like Her Boss

A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL

Condi Rice, a high-profile Bush administration official (who just happens to be African-American -- "wink-wink, nod-nod") makes a carefully strategized statement that vaguely supports race being a potential consideration in college admissions, but, you got it, also fully backs the heavy-handed Bush Cartel brief challenging a University of Michigan system that includes race as a consideration among equally qualified candidates:

Rice issued a statement saying that she supports the president's decision to challenge race-conscious admissions as administered by the University of Michigan and that race-neutral means are preferable. But she said there are occasions when "it is appropriate to use race as one factor among others in achieving a diverse student body."

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Different kind of 'bias' benefited president
January 17, 2003

BY DEBRA PICKETT SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST

I've been counting and, so far, have come up with exactly one thing I have in common with President Bush: We both went to Ivy League schools, the same ones our fathers did. Which makes us beneficiaries of one of the coziest little affirmative action programs this fine country has to offer.

Bush stopped short of actually uttering the words "affirmative action" when he got us all talking about this Wednesday. Instead, he kept to the specifics of the University of Michigan admissions formulas that are the subject of a case now before the Supreme Court, calling them "divisive, unfair and impossible to square with the Constitution."

He didn't mention anything about the whole deal with Ivy League alumni kids.

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Bush May Intervene in Affirmative Action Case
Yahoo News 
... have the government file the papers with the Supreme Court on Thursday, a move that
would inject the administration into one of the largest affirmative action ...

       Bush adviser Rice differs on affirmative action decision - San Francisco Chronicle
       DOJ files in affirmative-action cases - United Press International
       NJ colleges watch affirmative action court case - Newsday

Daschle: Bush Wrong On Affirmative Action
WMUR-TV, NH - 16 Jan 2003
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle warned that the president's approach
to affirmative action will have sweeping repercussions, setting back ...

 

'One Florida' may affect affirmative-action ruling
Orlando Sentinel, FL 
... represent Florida's success so far in maintaining racial diversity at its premier university in the two years since the governor abolished affirmative action ...
       Michigan professor rips affirmative action suit - Palm Beach Post
       AP Top News at 12:11 am EST - Sarasota Herald-Tribune