Tag: Proposition 16
Are Black Critics of California’s Proposition 16 Racist?
In 1996, the University of California regent Ward Connerly backed the California Civil Rights Initiative, Proposition 209, which eliminated racial and ethnic preferences in state education, employment and contracting. Voters approved the measure, now state law, which Proposition 16 on the November 3 ballot aims to reverse. That would restore preferences for “Latinos,” which...
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The Other College Admissions Scandals
Four University of California campuses–UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara–“unfairly admitted 64 applicants based on their personal or family connections to donors and university staff,” according to a September report by state auditor Elaine Howle. UC staffers “falsely designated 22 of these applicants as student‐athlete recruits because of donations from...
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