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May 30, 2006

A healthy debate over affirmative action

Detroit Free Press
Wayne State University alumnus Andy Dombrowski talks about the debate over affirmative action in editorial writer Nichole Christian’s column. Dombrowski says his eyes first opened to the value of racial differences while playing on the offensive line alongside a wide range of students at Wayne State University. His eyes have opened further, he says, working as a tutor in Detroit and Southfield. “Before affirmative action, schools and companies pretty much chose the same kinds of people. So they got one type of hire, one type of student. Michigan should be trying to think outside that type of thinking, not box itself in to pretending differences aren’t important.” A photo accompanying the article includes a banner which says, “Wayne State Warriors Zone.”

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