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Creating a Coalition in Defense of Affirmative Action

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Creating a Coalition in Defense of Affirmative Action

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Creating a Coalition in Defense of Affirmative Action

Creating a Coalition in Defense of Affirmative Action

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Supporters of affirmative action are trying to thwart Ward Connerly's latest initiative, which would ban race and gender-based preferences in five states.

Shanta Driver, national co-chair of By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), is among them.

She explains how and why she is working to preserve affirmative action initiatives.

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