California on the Verge of Legalizing Racial Discrimination

     The California state Senate passed a Constitutional Amendment that would legalize racial discrimination in schools and state colleges, including the University of California.

     In 1996, then-Regent of the University of California Board of Regents supported the California Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI), also known as Prop. 209.  The primary passage was:

“The State shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.”

     Yet this is accused of furthering inequality!  The proposed change, SCA 5, would remove public education from the protection against discrimination.  Why?  It is the old argument that “Whiteness” is institutional and that non-Whites (AKA “Historically Underrepresented Minorities”) receive preference due to their race and that this racial privilege is so dominant, that all other factors can be ignored.  In essence, equality is racist.  They must qualify the use of “underrepresented minorities” with “historically” because the main overrepresented group is “Asian.”

     State Sen. Kevin de León, stated during the debate: “If it weren’t for affirmative action, I,Kevin de León, wouldn’t be here today”.  Your humble author can see no better argument against Affirmative Action.

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