Skip to comments.Bill would allow California state colleges to consider race
Posted on 06/07/2010 8:39:59 AM PDT by Gennie
SACRAMENTO, Calif. The California Assembly has approved a bill that would allow the state's public universities to consider race, gender and other demographic characteristics when they admit students.
The bill, AB2047, passed on a 44-24 vote Thursday and now moves to the Senate. It would apply to the University of California and California State University systems.
Democratic Assemblyman Ed Hernandez, who introduced the bill, says the legislation is needed to address the education gap in California. Currently, the state's black and Latino students trail whites and Asians in college attainment.
But opponents say the measure violates Proposition 209, a voter initiative that banned public institutions from considering race or gender in admissions or employment. They also say such ethnic classifications are outdated.
The Associated Press
We need the government OUT of the “education business.”
“The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.” — Aristotle
We need the government OUT of the education business.
Yep. More money is wasted on “higher education” than even sub-prime mortgages.
Hate crimes and racism is all that is about!
Did not the people of CA. vote that did you could not consider race when admitting students in the the state college systems.
They already consider race. It’s called “Affirmative Action”, Quotas and other “level-the-playing-field” tactics.
Progressives want to turn the clock back about a hundred years or so.
Racists ALWAYS consider race.
Here’s a novel idea. Just test the students. If the students pass the test, let them in the college. If they fail, send them back to school until they can pass the test. Race shouldn’t enter into it.
If California goes ahead with this, white students will go to other colleges and let the other institutions turn into ghettos.
It’s needed to get people who are not prepared for college into college, get them racking up student debt in remedial courses, and let them wander aimlessly while they take “Introduction to post-testicular anthropomorphic androgynous women’s studies” or some such poo poo.
they can’t look at race, so now they look at the money a family makes.
Are you just trolling with this?
Are we going back in time?
Has something happened with the solar system?
Has the earth’s magnetic field gone squirrely?
To conservative Californians, I make this statement: The natural beauty of California is not worth the economic pain that the state government is inflicting on you. Get out while you still can, or accept servitude with the sun and surf.
I'm guessing that this would not allow a state-sponsored "White Male Only" University.
Apparently they never heard Martin Luther King's "I have a dream..." speech.
Let's put aside any opinions of racial preferences and look logically at this alleged rationale.
Currently, thousands of colleges and universities consider race in their admissions policies. Doing so has not closed the gap in degree attainment, and there is good evidence that it has made it worse. Mismatching students with schools is a recipe for causing them to drop out.
It’s not just about race, note that they also consider “gender and other demographics”.
Academic bias exists. This instituionalizes it.
Blacklist the conservatives from education. There can be a litmus test for employing teachers and accepting students.
If you are “politically correct”, you belong in their world. If not, you are cast out.
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