- Tennessee Sen. Jim Summerville's measure to ban affirmative action in the state's higher education institution was defeated Wednesday in the Senate Education Committee.
- The bill would have prevented Tennessee colleges and universities from considering race, gender or ethnicity when admitting students or hiring employees, as well as preventing the institutions from doing things like saving 10% of their contracts for businesses owned by minorities.
- Summerville warned his Republican colleagues who didn't vote for the bill that they would face consequences when primaries rolled around for next year's elections.
From the article:
The sponsor of a proposal to eliminate affirmative action initiatives from higher education institutions in Tennessee said fellow Republicans who contributed to the failure of his bill on Wednesday could face repercussions in next year's election. ...