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He decided it was time to put together his legal team. When Texas Law School had been sued, it chose to rely on donated, or “pro bono,” legal work from professors and a local law firm, along with the services of the state’s attorney general. It was an unusual arrangement for a wealthy university, but it had saved the school more than $1 million. Bollinger wanted a more formal relationship with the legal team, one in which he could be sure the university could control the litigation and call on its attorneys to do whatever work was necessary.
Through the 1950s, student organizations were allowed to limit their membership based on race, religion, or color. As of 1959, not a single fraternity or sorority had ever accepted a black member. Students in campus housing also could refuse to share a room with a classmate of another race. The history of difficulties African Americans encountered at UM in some ways reflected their story of second-class status throughout the state. From the moment large numbers of blacks began arriving in Detroit during World War I, they encountered hostility.
You can take any set of numbers and focus purely on meritocratic theory and make it appear that the system is discriminatory. But we are not running a two-track system. We do not have a separate review of files, nor do we have a different standard for minority applicants. ” Cohen continued to press the university for more information, using the papers he received to help him frame additional inquiries. In some cases, he succeeded; in others, he didn’t. One of the early A TA L E O F T W O P R O F E S S O R S 19 documents referred to the “Affirmative Action Objectives” at the undergraduate school.
A Black and White Case: How Affirmative Action Survived Its Greatest Legal Challenge by Greg Stohr