A Southern white Barnard student apologized to him for not being able to invite him to a party back home. They took chances on promising black students from poor neighborhoods they had long ignored, in addition to black students groomed by boarding schools.
It aimed not only to integrate public facilities, but also private businesses that sold to the public, such as motels, restaurants, theaters, and gas stations.
October 15, - The US Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case concerning Michigan's law on affirmative action.
President George Bush also enthusiastically signed the Civil Rights Act ofwhich formally endorsed the principle of affirmative action. Many have pointed out that selecting someone primarily on the basis of their membership in a protected class than on their actual qualifications can be counterproductive to society as a whole.
The Tamils, out of this random benefit from learning English and basic education excelled and flourished and were able to take many civil service jobs to the chagrin of the Sinhalese. Turner, M. He was also accepted at Dartmouth, but chose Columbia because it was closer to home.