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    Michigan Civil Rights Initiative: Proposal 2

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    A 5 page paper which examines the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, known as Proposal 2, as it relates to African American males. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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    argue that there is no longer need to enforce such rules that ensure people of different cultures can get work, for we live in a nation where that already takes  place. However, there are many who argue that Affirmative Action is the only way to ensure that such takes place because, although we may like to believe differently, this is  still a nation that has a great deal of problems with discrimination in the workplace. Many states are attempting to rid their state of Affirmative Action and Michigan is one  of these states, presenting the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative or Proposal 2. The following paper examines this proposal and what effect it would have on African American males. The paper  also examines what a different, better, course of action may be. Michigan Civil Rights Initiative: Proposal 2 As mentioned, this particular  proposal seeks to end Affirmative Action in the state of Michigan. One author notes that it "is an attempt to amend the Michigan Constitution to make it illegal for the  state and its universities to discriminate against, or give preferential treatment to any individual or group on the basis of race, gender, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation  of public employment, public education, or public contracting" (LaBash, 2006). Another author indicates that it essentially reflects and supports the struggles of the 1964 Civil Rights Act in that  it presents a colorblind society, giving equal treatment (The Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, 2007). They also argue that it "Ends discrimination against groups and individuals based on race or sex  for state employment, university admissions, and public contracting" and "Bans quotas and set-aside programs giving every person a fair chance to compete for good paying jobs and college admissions" (The 

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