ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jennifer Gratz, a well-known crusader against the use of affirmative action in college admissions, says a list of demands released this week by a group of black students at the University of Michigan is unconstitutional.
Gratz’s comments echoed even harsher criticisms unleashed on social media against the Black Student Union. The backlash came after the group demanded Monday that the university enroll more black students and make other changes at the Ann Arbor school.
The Black Student Union says the requests are aimed at making black students feel more empowered and welcome on campus.
“They want special treatment and separate treatment based on their race,” Gratz told the Free Press. “That’s something that the civil rights movement has fought against for decades.”
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