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1009 Wilder’s election to Virginia governorship. . . . . . . 1010 Williams v. Mississippi . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1017 Wisconsin v. Mitchell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1018 World War II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1020 Yarbrough, Ex parte. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1025 Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1027 Time Line of African American History . . . . . . . . 1076 Notable Figures in African American History .

Strauder v. West Virginia . . . . . . . . Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee . Summit Meeting of National Negro Leaders . . Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenberg Board of Education . Sweatt v. Painter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Douglas wrote a dissent expressing his view that DeFunis had indeed been denied equal protection under the law. Increasing Challenges Although the Court did not have to rule on preferential treatment of protected categories of people in the DeFunis case, challenges to affirmative action increased through the 1970’s. One of the objections was the claim that affirmative action violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids discrimination on the basis of race. Many critics maintained that preferential treatment of minority group members could be viewed as discrimination against those who were not minority group members.

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