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On Tap: State Question Would Ban Affirmative Action

Filed by Rachel Hubbard in Feature.
October 22, 2012

Ahead of the discussion, check out StateImpact Oklahoma’s story on the topic.


Some call it a political game; others call it fair treatment under the law.  Either way, Oklahoma voters will decide whether or not affirmative action should remain part of the Oklahoma Constitution.  State Question 759 would ban affirmative action programs in the state, and would prohibit special treatment based on race or sex in public employment, education and contracts.  It’s also an issue that is before the United States Supreme Court right now because a student who was denied admittance to the University of Texas claims she was more qualified than some minority students who were admitted.

What do you think?  Is affirmative action an outdated policy?  We’ll discuss it at On Tap, Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 6 p.m. at Picasso Café in Oklahoma City’s Paseo District.

Joining us on the panel will be Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs Fiscal Policy Director Jonathan Small and Oklahoma Policy Institute Policy Analyst Kate Richey.

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