July 15, 2010

Proposition 209 works

By Proposition 209 works

Author: Joshua Thompson

The Los Angeles Times published this excellent op-ed on the effects of Proposition 209 and PLF's lawsuit to defend its constitutionality.  Here's a snippet:

In reality, despite the coalition's lawsuit, the principles that underlay Proposition 209 have proved themselves correct. The belief that minorities could and would succeed in a system free of discrimination and preferential biases is true. The presence of minorities and disadvantaged students throughout UC is vindication of a traditional American concept: The state should not discriminate against anyone or give preferences to anyone on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color or sex, a concept Californians understand, enacted into law and are now reaping the benefits of.

You can read the rest here.

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