- A study released by Virginia-based conservative think tank Center for Equal Opportunity suggests that the University of Oklahoma gave admissions preference to African-American students in its undergraduate, law and medical schools.
- OU spokeswoman Catherine Bishop said that the school does not use race as a specific admission criteria, but relies on outreach and recruiting efforts to target minority students, as well as writing ability and personal history--factors the center's chairman claims are extremely unlikely to favor African-American or American Indian students over white, Asian, or other applicants at the rate their study found.
- The study comes two weeks before a voter referendum on the abolishment of affirmative action programs in state government and education.
From the article:
A conservative think-tank has released a study suggesting the University of Oklahoma gave preferences to African Americans in admissions to its undergraduate, law and medical schools — a claim university officials dispute. ...