Archive for Prop 209

Sunday, August 13th, 2017 @ 6:40PM

What It’s Going to Take to End Racial Preferences

Most proponents of race-based affirmative action argue that America is systemically racist. I don’t see it. Americans are dating and marrying across racial lines and raising their families to love each other without regard to their differences of skin color, hair texture or other features. But while race becomes less…

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Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 @ 2:57PM

Ward Connerly comments on Possible DOJ Investigation of Admissions

“It is often said that we are a nation of laws. Well, the law, in Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, states clearly that recipients of taxpayer money will lose those funds if they discriminate against people on the basis of race, color or ethnicity, as well as…

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Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 @ 11:05AM

Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The New York Times. Click here to read more  

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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 @ 10:51AM

Ward Connerly comments on Fisher SCOTUS Decision

Ward Connerly comment on the Fisher v University of Texas decision: The SCOTUS has, once again, betrayed the United States Constitution and a central tenet of American society and law that the color of a person’s skin should not be a factor in the public domain. As President John F….

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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 @ 10:50AM

Disappointing decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the University of Texas’s use of race in its admissions process does not violate the Constitution. Justice Kennedy wrote the Court’s opinion. The decision is what you’d expect from an opinion upholding the university’s race-based admissions plan — deferential and uncritical….

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Thursday, December 10th, 2015 @ 1:53PM

Ward Connerly responds to editorial opposing Prop 209

Prop 209 is not the problem, the problem is our failing K-12 system not properly preparing students for UC Berkeley, or even community college in some cases. Click here to read the article

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