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FORCED TO SCUTTLE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, LAW SCHOOLS SEE MINORITY ENROLLMENT PLUMMET TO 1963 LEVELS

Anyone curious to know what America's universities might look like in the absence of affirmative action got a chilling glimpse of the future last week in California and Texas. The best law schools in both states--recently ordered not to consider the race of their applicants--said the number of blacks and Hispanics enrolling for next year had fallen to levels not seen in decades. At the University of Texas, which has produced more minority lawyers than any other school in the country--and where, typically, 30 to 40 blacks enter each year--only 11 blacks were accepted and none had enrolled; the number of...

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