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Affirmative Action 40 Years After Bakke: Addressing Equity through Policy & Practice

April 26 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm EDT

A presentation of the 2018 Ewigleben Lecture Symposium.

In 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke. At that time, Justice Thurgood Marshall concluded, “I doubt that there is a computer capable of determining the number of persons affected by the decision in this case.”

Forty years later, the Bakke decision continues to play a significant role in the affirmative action debate. This day-long symposium of multiple panels will focus on the impact of Bakke from various perspectives including policy, research and practice. Presenters will shed light on the wide range of issues raised by this case and consider the future of equal opportunity and access to higher education.


Where Are We Now with Affirmative Action?

Presented by Benjamin Baez, Professor of Leadership and Professional Studies at Florida International University

RSVP by Sunday, April 22, 2018.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Higher and Adult Education (CHAE), Residence Education and Housing Services, the Julian Samora Research Institute and the Asian Pacific American Studies Program. 


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Lansing , MI 48910 United States
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