FROM Peter Schmidt
Activists Take Aim at California's Proposition 209 In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 209 , which banned public institutions from discriminating on the basis of race, sex, or ethnicity. Today, an activist group known as BAMN filed a lawsuit against the University of California, challenging Prop 209 . Peter Schmidt, senior writer for the Chronicle of Higher Education , is author of Color and Money : How Rich White Kids Are Winning the War over College Affirmative Action.
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