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  1. The U.S. Is Falling Out of Love with Preferential Policy 

    Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision to uphold a Michigan ban on racial preferences in college admissions is only the most recent indicator of the country’s dwindling support for affirmative action. The issue continues to divide Americans, with some seeing it as an inadequate response to a society more segregated by class and income than by race. Meanwhile, advocates of the measure believe that giving minorities foundational opportunities is fundamental to creating a color-blind future. Ultimately, while Americans broadly support helping those in need, the concept of “preferential treatment” tends to rankle.

    Sources: The Atlantic, NYTNew Yorker, USA Today 

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