Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

July 24, 1977

On July 24, 1977, the Atlanta Daily World reported on a conference at Howard University to discuss Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, a landmark case regarding affirmative action that the U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to consider in fall 1977. The article noted that, “although [Allan] Bakke claims that he is suffering ’reverse discrimination’ because the California medical school refused to consider him for one of the 16 medical school openings set aside for Black students, speakers at the conference pointed out that the white student had been rejected by 11 other medical schools.” (Click to view article PDF.)

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