Minority numbers to rise without racial preferences

Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at 1:00am

Both my sister and brother went to graduate school at the University of Michigan. They intently followed arguments this week before the Supreme Court concerning their alma mater's race-conscious admissions practices.

Both of my siblings believe that universities ought to seek as diverse a student population as possible. But they agree that admissions standards ought not to be sacrificed on the altar of diversity. They recognize that when a university admits unqualified minorities, while passing over qualified whites, all minority enrollees

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