Black grad students file suit against U of Michigan
Recently, a group of Black graduate students at the University of Michigan filed a lawsuit against the University claiming the University aggressively recruits black students, but then discourages them from completing Ph.D. programs.
What complicates this situation is that the University of Michigan has been a fierce supporter of affirmative action programs in admissions and ranks among the best for the number of Ph.D.s granted to doctoral students. But does this record let the University off the hook if the said charges are potent and systemic?
Some say that this lawsuit proves that if you have race-based admissions then you must have race-based graduation while others say that this lawsuit is an example of a bait and switch and the University should be called to task. How would you handle this situation? What do you think are the potential far-reaching implications of this lawsuit?
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