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Native America Calling

July 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Today, July 5 – Does the end of affirmative action mean fewer Native college students?

In his concurrence with the U.S. Supreme Court majority, Justice Clarence Thomas writes that “the color of a person’s skin is irrelevant to that individual’s equal status as a citizen of this nation.” The 6-3 decision does away with more than a half century of giving students of color an advantage in college recruiting in order to diversity the educational and professional population. Proponents of affirmative action say the numbers are clear: doing away with the practice of giving priority to Black, Latino, and Native students means there will be fewer of them in college.


Matthew Fletcher (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians), law professor at the University of Michigan Law School and author of the Turtle Talk blog

Carmen Lopez (Navajo), executive director of College Horizons and Graduate Horizons

Julia Wakeford (Mvskoke and Yuchi), policy director for the National Indian Education Association

To join the discussion. Call 1-800-996-2848


July 5
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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