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About 50 protesters gather in Pittsburgh Market Square, April 8, 1978, to rally against the California Bakke decision that changes the program at the University of California at Davis Medical School. Speakers said the decision has had an adverse effect on many affirmative action programs around the country. The protesters hope to influence the Supreme Court's decision on the case. (AP Photo)
About 50 protesters gather in Pittsburgh Market Square, April 8, 1978, to rally against the California Bakke decision that changes the program at the University of California at Davis Medical School. Speakers said the decision has had an adverse effect on many affirmative action programs around the country. The protesters hope to influence the Supreme Court's decision on the case. (AP Photo)

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Racial discrimination and police brutality sparked riots in the 1960s, and affirmative action was used to calm the unrest, historian Mark Naison says.

The forgotten history of affirmative action

Racial discrimination and police brutality sparked riots in the 1960s, and affirmative action was used to calm the unrest, historian Mark Naison says.