affirmative action

5:42 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Mo., Kan. public colleges carefully seek minorities

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Public colleges in Missouri and Kansas say a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action won't affect how they recruit minority students.

Officials at Missouri-Kansas City, The University of Missouri in Columbia, Kansas and Kansas State all say race plays no role in their admission standards.

The Supreme Court ruling in June didn't forbid considering race in admission but said schools must prove there are "no race-neutral alternatives" to achieve diversity on campus.

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