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November 12, 2006

Standing in the schoolhouse door

Barely noticed in the results of the elections last week was the fact that the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative passed by 58% to 42%.

So this means the end of racial preferences at the University of Michigan, which lost its case on undergraduate preferences in the Supreme Court a few years back (while simultaneously winning its law-school preference case), right?

Wrong. As in California, where a similar referendum passed in the 1990s, George Wallace-style civil disobedience reigns. Xrlq brings you the details.

(via Patterico)