Affirmative Action Under Fire

American VoicesPolitics ISSUE 39•03 Jan 29, 2003

President Bush recently urged the Supreme Court to strike down the University of Michigan's affirmative-action program as unconstitutional. What do you think?

  • “Affirmative action unfairly keeps more qualified applicants out of college. Kind of like having a rich, politically connected daddy.”

    Tom Edwards –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Christ. NBC's A Different World wasn't enough, now they want to go to 'real' college, too?”

    Frank Krantz –
    Architect

  • “I once met someone who says she lost a job because of affirmative action, and I've never met anyone who's benefitted, so I'm opposed.”

    Marci Hoffler –
    Homemaker

  • “Why do those people act like we owe them something? Oh, right.”

    Marla Simmons –
    Student

  • “I applaud Bush's hardline stand on this issue, as once a nigra get his head full-a learnin', he start up a-thinkin', an' then there ain't no keepin' him down no-how.”

    Rich Skoldek –
    Plumber

  • “This is an extremely complex, emotionally charged issue, but one thing is clear: Condoleezza Rice's name is funny.”

    Dennis Dugan –
    Cab Driver

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