Spanish language flier for a March on Washington to overturn the Bakke decision

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Fliers have often been used to spread political information and announce political gatherings. This Spanish-language flier, shared in New York, announces a march happening April 15, 1978 in Washington, D.C. to protest and overturn the Bakke Decision. In 1976, the Supreme Court of California ruled in favor of Allan Bakke, declaring affirmative action at UC Davis’ medical school as unconstitutional. In October 1977, the case, known as the “Bakke Decision” went to the U.S. Supreme Court. After hearing arguments, the Supreme Court decided in June 1978, that race could be one of several factors in college admissions, upholding affirmative action, but ruled that specific racial quotas were impermissible. Help us transcribe this document to learn more about this landmark litigation.

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