Wednesday, December 12

California passed Proposition 209 in 1996, banning racial preference policies in state institutions. There is evidence to believe, however, that the University of California continues to use race-based affirmative action, despite its illegality and ineffectiveness as policy. (Daily Bruin file photo)
California passed Proposition 209 in 1996, banning racial preference policies in state institutions. There is evidence to believe, however, that the University of California continues to use race-based affirmative action, despite its illegality and ineffectiveness as policy. (Daily Bruin file photo)

(Alice Lu/Daily Bruin)
(Alice Lu/Daily Bruin)

Richard White may be nominated for the undergraduate student government election board chair. Former Undergraduate Students Association Council candidates, however, shouldn’t serve on the board. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)
Richard White may be nominated for the undergraduate student government election board chair. Former Undergraduate Students Association Council candidates, however, shouldn’t serve on the board. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

The University of California hasn’t been transparent about its admissions process. But it should be in order to quell concerns that it's been violating a state law against affirmative action. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)
The University of California hasn’t been transparent about its admissions process. But it should be in order to quell concerns that it's been violating a state law against affirmative action. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

(Nicole Anisgard Parra/Daily Bruin)
(Nicole Anisgard Parra/Daily Bruin)

(Hanna Rashidi/Daily Bruin)
(Hanna Rashidi/Daily Bruin)

Many UCLA students sublet apartments in the summer. By advertising to specific genders via Facebook pages for students, however, they are violating fair housing laws. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

William Bleveans: Students’ gender-specific subletting advertisements violate fair housing acts

Although Facebook, Inc., has received its fair share of scrutiny recently, the behavior of UCLA students on the platform demands attention as well. Around the end of every school year, dozens of UCLA students post in a Facebook page titled “UCLA Sublets/Apartments” to sublease their apartments to their peers staying in Westwood for the summer. Read more...

Many UCLA students sublet apartments in the summer. By advertising to specific genders via Facebook pages for students, however, they are violating fair housing laws. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)


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