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Monday, April 28th, 2014 @ 2:48PM

News: Fears of minority flight from AZm universities unfounded

Critics worried that the Supreme Court’s decision this week, upholding Michigan’s ban on race as a factor in university admissions, could hurt minority enrollment in other states with similar bans – like Arizona. But while some states have seen drops in minority enrollment, Arizona’s public universities have seen a steady increase in…

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Friday, April 25th, 2014 @ 8:33PM

News: Ward Connerly debates director of Asian American Studies at Univ of Maryland

ACRI Founder and President Ward Connerly debated Janelle Wong, University of Maryland’s Director of Asian Studies about affirmative action on MSNBC.  Connerly explained the purpose of Proposition 209 is to ensure that all college applicants are treated equally.  Connerly said to gain admission to the state’s most selective colleges, students…

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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 @ 4:09AM

News: U.S. Supreme Court upholds Michigan anti-affirmative action law, California’s Prop. 209 stands

The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of Michigan’s ban on affirmative action, in a decision that also validates the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 209.  ACRI Founder and President Ward Connerly weighed in, in support of Michigan’s position in the legal proceedings.  This ruling is a major victory for fairness…

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Monday, April 21st, 2014 @ 2:59AM

News: California Latinos surpass whites in freshman UC admission offers

28.8% of students offered admission to University of California campuses were Latino, surpassing the number of offers to white students for the first time.  The increasing diversity of students offered admission reflects UC outreach efforts and the changing demographics of the state itself.  The development also proves Proposition 209 did not…

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 @ 1:17AM

News: Backlash over affirmative-action bill surfaces in Legislature, election

Many Democrats have joined legislative Republicans in opposition to SCA 5, a proposal to repeal Proposition 209 and reinstate affirmative action.  Democrats opposing SCA 5 say they support inclusion and opportunity for all communities, and a repeal of Prop. 209 would be contrary to those values.  Proposition 209 ensures that…

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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 @ 3:00AM

Editorial: Bill would not solve racial disparities at California public universities

The Modesto Bee opposes SCA 5, arguing a repeal of Proposition 209 would not address underlying causes of racial disparities in education outcomes.  Instead of reinstating affirmative action, the paper urges leaders to improve the quality of education offered in inner city communities.  Furthermore, the newspaper notes Prop. 209 did…

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