Publication Date: February 2007
Publisher(s): National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)
Author(s): Scott Jordan
Ballot measure campaigns challenging affirmative action policies appeared in California and Washington in the 1990s and in Michigan in 2006. Similar measures are being explored in several states for the 2008 cycle. An analysis of contributors to the committees that supported and opposed the affirmative action measure this past November in Michigan offers a glimpse of how these battles may play out in 2007 and 2008, when presidential politics will include an African American candidate.