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A Brief History Of Affirmative Action
- 06/24/2013 03:34 PM EDT Politics
Today, the Supreme Court sent an affirmative action ruling back to a lower for further scrutiny -- neither rejecting the idea of using race as a factor in admissions nor upholding it. But the court's difficulty taking a firm stance on affirmative action is nothing new -- it's a policy with a 70-year history of controversy.