Saturday, December 15





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)

Class-based affirmative action would better address inequity in UC system

History is replete with accounts of ambitious political initiatives that have promised to address all manner of injustices, only to devolve into a “tragedy of good intentions.” Race-based affirmative action seems to be no exception to this historical trend. Read more...

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)

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)