Let It Rip: The affirmative action debate

Let It Rip: The affirmative action debate

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Part 1: The affirmative action debate

Last week, a Detroit high school student demanded more diversity at the University of Michigan after being denied admission. Then, just days later, the Supreme Court voted to uphold Michigan's ban on affirmative action at public universities. Can universities be racially integrated without the policy?

On the panel:

Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press columnist
Leon Drolet, opposes affirmative action
George Washington, attorney for BAMN
Tracey Martin, opposes affirmative action
FOX 2 legal analyst Charlie Langton

Part 2: The 'holistic' admissions approach

Continuing the discussion on more diversity at the University of Michigan, the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) called for standardized test scores to be dropped from the admission criteria. How discriminatory and biased are standardized tests? Should universities adopt the 'holistic' admissions approach?

On the panel:

Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press columnist
Leon Drolet, opposes affirmative action
George Washington, attorney for BAMN
Leah Beasley, admissions counselor
FOX 2 legal analyst Charlie Langton

Part 3: Changing college admission criteria

Fox 2's Charlie Langton takes Let It Rip on the road to find out if those living in metro Detroit think standardized tests are biased.


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