Proposition 16 would amend the California Constitution to allow race, ethnicity, sex, color and national origin to be considered when making decisions about accepting students to public universities, awarding state government contracts, and hiring state government workers. By doing so, Proposition 16 would pave the way for California to reinstate affirmative action policies at places such as the University of California. In the mid-1990s, state voters approved a different ballot initiative that essentially outlawed affirmative action.
Prop 16: arguments for and against
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Arguments for and against Prop 16, which would pave the way for California to reinstate affirmative action
Proponents of Prop 16 and affirmative action point to the racial and ethnic makeup of the University of California, noting that it does not reflect the demographics of the...
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