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Linda visits the University of Texas at Austin, where affirmative action policies were abolished in 1996 by Texas Attorney General Dan Morales. The freshman class for the fall of '97, the first freshman class admitted without affirmative action, was whiter than in the previous year. The university has committed itself to diversifying its student body and is now trying to find ways to bring in more racial minorities without using affirmative action, although critics say that the university is trying to circumvent the Attorney General's ruling.

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