Proposal 2 Passes in Michigan
With a 58% to 42% margin, Michigan voters approved Proposal 2, which ends race-preferences for admission to the University of Michigan. The table above shows data from the Center for Equal Opportunity on undergraduate students at UM (except for graduation rates in the last column, which are national data).
For example, an Asian minority student with a 3.2 high school GPA and 1240 SAT would have only a 1 in 10 chance of admissions, and an African-American student with the same academic credenitals would have more than a 9 in 10 chance of admission to UM. Unless successfully challenged in the courts, that type of discrimination by a public university will be illegal in Michigan, and the table above might help explains why this proposal passed overwhelmingly in Michigan, and why even many Democrats voted for Prop 2.
Read the WSJ article here about Proposal 2 passing in Michigan - "Voters Turn Back College Affirmative Action." Read President Mary Sue Coleman's defiant speech here. "I will not stand by while the very heart and soul of this great university is threatened." In other words, diversity, and not quality scholarship, is the heart and soul of this university?