Don't Erase Race, Erase Racism, Support Affirmative Action

Don't Erase Race, Erase Racism, Support Affirmative Action

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Description
In the early 2000s, the University of Michigan was sued by several students over admission policies involving affirmative action. Affirmative action is the "activity and/or policy that helps groups affected by discrimination obtain equal access to opportunities, especially in employment and education" Several students felt they were denied admission to the University of Michigan based on their race. The Michigan Constitution was amended to prohibit race as a part of the admissions process. This poster was used during demonstrations at the United States Supreme Court in support of affirmative Action.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Sign
Date made
2003
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
red; black; blue; white (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 22 in x 28 in; 55.88 cm x 71.12 cm
ID Number
2003.0154.08
accession number
2003.0154
catalog number
2003.0154.08
Credit Line
Smithsonian
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Political and Military History: Political History, Civil Rights Collection
Princeton Posters
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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