Skip to comments.Democrats Scrap Plan To Bring Back Affirmative Action To UC, CSU Admissions
Posted on 03/17/2014 8:21:03 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
Bowing to pressure from within their party, Democrats in the Legislature on Monday abandoned an attempt to repeal Californias voter-approved ban on affirmative action in the states higher education system.
Assembly Speaker John Perez said he does not have enough support to place the constitutional amendment before voters in November. Instead, he said lawmakers will form a task force to study the issue of access in higher education.
California voters passed Proposition 209 in 1996, banning the use of race and ethnicity in public university admissions, state hiring and contracting. The amendment, SCA5, was initiated to address the drop-off in black and Latino admissions, primarily in the University of California system. The amendments author, Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Covina, asked Perez to spike the effort until there was broader debate.
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They felt major heat from Asian-Americans. Good!
Not just the voters SCOTUS also weighed in on this decades ago
It doesn’t matter that the plan was scrapped. Affirmative Action in colleges admissions is alive and well. The colleges still do it. They just use different wording. Instead of calling it affirmative action, now they are only attempting to “diversify” the student body of the school. Absolutely nothing has changed other than terminology. It is still perfectly ok to discriminate against those students of racial backgrounds that the school deems there are too many of.
All are very happy to be living in the US now.
Meanwhile Democrats think that some people should be given preferential admission to college because of their racial classification. In other words, don't study in grade school or high school and you can still go to college--as long as you aren't white or Asian.
from the article:
Asian enrollment in the UC system has been more than double their share of Californias total population since the ban on racial preferences took effect, and SCA5 drew a fierce backlash within that community.
The problem is there is still no sense of shared governance. People are just fighting for their tribe’s due. I guarantee you if there was a situation where Chinese were on the short end of the stick they would wail racism.
Most of the philosophical underpinning of our society are Western and from the Enlightenment. Frankly a lot of people are getting the fruits of this philosophy ‘off the shelf’ but they still think in terms of tribe. They have no conception of governance for the people, it’s whatever they can take.
This type of action by Asian-Americans means they're now full-fledged Americans and can lose the hyphen. This is a good step toward eliminating the racism inherent in affirmative action, a reprehensible program championed by the leftist "Reverend"
Martin Marxist Luther King who said, "A society that has done something special against the Negro for hundreds of years must now do something special for the Negro."
Till after the election.
“Instead of calling it affirmative action, now they are only attempting to diversify the student body of the school. Absolutely nothing has changed other than terminology. It is still perfectly ok to discriminate against those students of racial backgrounds that the school deems there are too many of.”
That’s right; now they use the phrase “life experience” (though I don’t know how they’ll deal with the rapidly increasing number of white males born to unmarried, drug-addicted mothers).
“A society that has done something special against the Negro for hundreds of years must now do something special for the Negro.”
This country had legalized slavery for less than 100 years (not the 400 claimed by reparations gibsmedats, or the “hundreds” claimed by Mr. King); repeating the lie often enough won’t change the truth. In about thirty years, we will have been giving reparations via welfare, rent subsidies, food stamps, etc. and using affirmative action quotas for longer than slavery was legal in the United States...
“The problem is there is still no sense of shared governance. “
There has never been a sense of shared governance.
For most of the USA’s early years, the blacks and Indians were thrown under the bus.
In the last 4 decades the governance has been pretty equal.
But it takes a while for the aggrieved to move on.
Even now, we have very priviledged people talking about “going galt” because they feel they are being unfairly treated (which they are but it is not too bad compared to what was done to the minorities in the past).