New PDF release: A Black and White Case: How Affirmative Action Survived Its

By Greg Stohr

ISBN-10: 1417553448

ISBN-13: 9781417553440

ISBN-10: 1576601706

ISBN-13: 9781576601709

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Greve sought more donations in future years, and Weyher obliged, sending $20,000 in 1993 and $5,000 in both 1995 and 1996. By the mid-1990s, however, the foundation was facing increasing public criticism, and McDonald convinced Greve that the small sums weren’t worth the potential trouble. CIR stopped soliciting donations from Weyher. By 1996, CIR was approaching $1 million a year in contributions. Greve and McDonald had a five-person staff, including three lawyers. C. As the group won cases, it also gained enemies.

The school even offered Payton a job in the admissions office recruiting black candidates and vetting their applications. Seeing the admissions process up close reinforced Payton’s belief that affirmative action was morally right. Admissions, he discovered, wasn’t a matter of simply picking the applicants with the highest grades or test scores. It was also putting together a class where students would get along and learn from each other. That meant sometimes admitting students with relatively low numbers if they seemed likely to make nonacademic contributions to the class.

Pell was born into an archetypal suburban Rochester, New York, family. His father, a World War II Navy veteran, worked as a physicist at Xerox Corporation, while his mother looked after the three children. As a boy, Terry found his interests lay in the tangible: downhill skiing, woodworking, and photography. He worked as a boat builder and contemplated becoming an architect. The Pell family paid scant attention to politics and public policy. What opinions Terry’s parents expressed tended to be liberal ones.

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