Nebraska Bars Use of Race in Admissions

by E Wayne Ross on November 5, 2008

Inside Higher Ed: Nebraska Bars Use of Race in Admissions

Nebraska on Tuesday became the fourth state to ban the consideration of race in admissions decisions by public colleges and universities. California, Washington State and Michigan have previously approved such bans.

With more than 90 percent of votes counted in unofficial results, 58 percent of Nebraska voters were backing the ban. A similar measure in Colorado was narrowly behind, with 86 percent of the vote counted early Wednesday and without a clear indication of the final outcome.