Our reader Peter Swanson has

Our reader Peter Swanson has a letter to the editor in this morning’s Star Tribune. Peter takes issue with the Star Tribune’s editorial endorsing the University of Michigan’s race-based “affirmative action” admissions policy:
“Your Jan. 24 editorial suggests that the University of Michigan’s affirmative action policy is an ‘honest’ and ‘straightforward’ way of achieving racial diversity. The problem is that the details of the point system only came to light when a professor obtained the policy under Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act. Clearly, the university did not have as much confidence and pride in its affirmative action policy as the Star Tribune does.”