5 More States May Curb Use of Race in Hiring and Admissions

The prominent affirmative-action critic Ward Connerly appears well on his way to getting up to five states to vote in November 2008 on ballot measures banning the use of racial, ethnic, and gender preferences by public colleges and other state and local agencies.

And, according to political analysts who monitor the states that are the targets of Mr. Connerly's planned "Super Tuesday" on affirmative action—Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma—he stands a very