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Nation IN BRIEF : MICHIGAN : Lawsuit Targets All-Male Schools

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The American Civil Liberties Union and the National Organization for Women Legal Defense and Education Fund filed suit in U.S. District Court to block three all-male academies from opening in Detroit on Aug. 27. The suit was filed on behalf of Shawn Garrett and another single mother who wishes to remain anonymous. “I don’t think we parents who have female children should have to wait for a program to help our daughters,” said the Detroit woman, who has a 4-year-old daughter, during a press conference to announce the lawsuit. The experimental schools are open to males of all races but are aimed primarily at blacks.


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