Posts Tagged ‘Ward Connerly’

Constitutional amendment seeks to revoke Prop. 209 racial preferences ban

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

SACRAMENTO -- The battle over racial preferences is heating up again in California. Senate Constitutional Amendment 5, by state Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, was just introduced in the Legislature. It would allow the University of California and California State University again to use race, ...

Racial manipulation of UC admissions can’t help but go haywire

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
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Want an exceptionally shrewd look at University of California admissions policies that lays out how the nominally race-neutral system is skewed by administrators desperately trying to prop up enrollment of some -- but not all -- minorities? Check out this post on the Education Realist blog run by an...

Napolitano’s UC nomination a ‘political placement’

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Out of a potential pool of more than 300 candidates, Department of Homeland Security Secretary and former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano was unanimously nominated to fill in the shoes of retiring UC President Mark Yudof. The UC Board of Regents will vote Thursday on her appointment. If approved, ...

SCA 5 would repeal much of Prop. 209 anti-discrimination initiative

Friday, July 12th, 2013

July 12, 2013 By Josephine Djuhana A resolution that seeks to amend the California Constitution and undo the work of Proposition 209 for institutions of higher education is making its way through Sacramento and will likely be placed on the ballot in 2014. SCA 5, authored by Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-W...

Ward Connerly defends equal opportunity

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Nov. 16, 2012 By John Seiler One of my oldest sources in California is Ward Connerly, president of the American Civil Rights Institute. He sponsored Proposition 209, the 2006 initiative that banned government discrimination based on race, sex and ethnicity. Friends and Foes of Liberty just put up...

Affirmative action shakedown of CA insurance industry

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

July 24, 2012 By Katy Grimes Despite the anti-affirmative action wave that has washed over America, affirmative action policies are thriving in government. Most people say they believe that no one in America should receive preference in education, jobs or government contracts because of their ski...

Affirmative action attacks GATE school program

Friday, May 4th, 2012

May 4, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO--If you thought that affirmative action was dead in California, think again. In fact, California Democrats behave as if it was never outlawed, and continue to pass laws mandating racial preferences. The Assembly passed a bill Thursday which would require sc...

CA ban on racial preferences upheld

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

April 3, 2012 Katy Grimes: Proposition 209, a constitutional amendment that prohibits the government from granting educational or employment preferences to individuals based on race, was surprisingly upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday. The 9th Circuit had already issued a previous ...