USCCRUnited States Commission on Civil Rights
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National data show the serious impact of substance use and its consequences among AI/ANs, with higher rates of use, greater frequency and intensity of use, earlier first use, and much higher alcohol-related mortality than other racial groups (CDC 2010; SAMHSA 2007, 2006; Szlemko, Wood & Thurman 2006; USCCR 2004).
The Republican-controlled USCCR is up in arms over a revised ABA provision that calls for law schools to demonstrate "concrete action" toward promoting diversity among students, faculty and staff.
But USCCR Commissioner Michael Yaki says the reasons affirmative action exists cannot be ignored.