1) Should Michigan schools be more diverse and desegregated than the rest of our society?
2) Should a school child be allowed to attend a neighborhood school instead of being bussed across town to achieve racial diversity at a school in a different neighborhood?
3) Should the state of Michigan do something to desegregate schools that have "re-segregated" in recent decades due to housing patterns and other circumstances?
4) Should a school be required to hire teachers who reflect the diversity in the American population, even if the most qualified teachers in the applicant pool are Caucasian males?
5) Should Michigan universities use a "legacy" preference to give children of alumni an advantage in admissions?
6) Should Michigan universities try to obtain racially diverse student bodies by considering race as a factor in the admissions process?
See Grutter v. Bollinger, No. 02-241 (2003)
The recent Supreme Court cases on affirmative action in higher education admissions at the University of Michigan were critical and timely rulings for those decision-makers in educational institutions who have lacked guidance for a generation about how to achieve a diverse student body without running afoul of the Constitution.
7) Suppose that a male job candidate is slightly better qualified than a female candidate for a particular job. Should an employer be allowed to hire a lesser qualified female candidate on the basis that the company has an underrepresentation of female employees?
8) Should public schools in Michigan be allowed to refuse admission to the children of illegal immigrants?