Jim Summerville

2013 TN General Assembly
7:39 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Anti-Affirmative Action Bill Torpedoed by University of Tennessee

Credit twitter.com

The state’s public universities have fended off a law intended to keep them from showing preference toward women and minorities. They say admissions and hiring practices don’t need to be reworked.

College officials say they’re already precluded by federal rules from giving applicants a leg up on the basis of race or gender. However, they do have programs to recruit certain under-represented groups, like black males.

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