Yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld the affirmative action plans of Michigan University Law School. Many companies supported the university position, and interpret the ruling as a sign to go ahead with their own diversity plans. Companies such as Microsoft and General Motors feel that diversity is very important when it comes to competing in a global marketplace. However, employment experts warn that although employers can consider race as a factor, they must not use a quota system.
See Steven Greenhouse and Jonathan D. Glater, The New York Times, June 23, 2003