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    Does Affirmative Action Stigmatize Students?

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    Does Affirmative Action Stigmatize Students?
    Miller Center of Public Affairs - Miller Center, University of Virginia
    Over the past several years, race-based opportunity policies have been on the defensive. In 2006, 58% of Michigan voters approved a statewide referendum ending affirmative action in public education.A year later, the U.S. Supreme Court forced public school administrators to use socioeconomic status, not race, to integrate segregated public schools.President Barack Obama injected energy into the race-versus-class debate when he suggested that poor whites should at times be given preference over more privileged blacks.