Michigan ‘MCRI’ Would Hurt Women, Minorities, Poor

The University of Michigan-based Center for the Education of Women has released a major study examining what the impact of the anti-affirmative action ballot initiative MCRI would have on the state if it is passed in Michigan in November:

The [CEW] study also found that the California amendment led to significant decreases in government contracts awarded to minority- and women-owned businesses, hiring of minority and female professors in the statewide University of California system, and enrollment of minority students in the University of California system. Programs challenged after the passage of Prop 209 included pre-college outreach and preparation for low-income and minority students; outreach and funding for women and minority math, science and technology teachers; programs helping minorities and women become apprentices in the skilled trades; and diversity efforts in appointments made by the governor to corrections and parole boards.

> U. Record: “CEW report examines potential impact of Affirmative Action ballot proposal
> See the full report at the Center for the Education of Women

Author: Rob Goodspeed