California Libs Are Now Pushing For Inequality In Schools
California is trying to bring race back into the equation when it comes to admitting college students into their schools. California currently has prop 209 which makes it so students are taken in based on their abilities not on their race or sex. So Dems are thinking that this is somehow not fair and are looking to force diversity in colleges regardless of grade point averages. So basically they want to give minorities preferential treatment.
"California Democrats are ramming through an effort to repeal the state’s ban on racial preferences.
Two things often happen when a single political party dominates a state the way Democrats dominate California. First, an echo chamber of the dominant party convinces its leaders they can steamroll over any opposition. Second, that conviction leads to political overreach.
Caucasian Americans are now only 19 percent of UC students, down from 38 percent a quarter-century ago — this change reflects the increasing ethnic diversity of Californians.
Next month, Golden State Democrats plan to use the two-thirds control they have in the legislature to push through a November ballot measure asking voters to end the ban on racial preferences.
They should remember what happened when this was attempted before. Last year, liberals in Washington State used a similar route to repeal that state’s version of Proposition 209, which had passed with 58 percent in 1998. Liberals vastly outspent opponents and won endorsements from leading establishment figures. But they still lost, as voters rejected preferential treatment 51 to 49 percent. Retrying that strategy in a highly visible California referendum would be dicey.
That’s also what California Democrats themselves concluded back in 2014.
The alternative — racial discrimination — is a sordid business. A lawsuit filed by Asian Americans against Harvard University has revealed just how arbitrary and subjective its admissions process really is. Asian-American voters are well aware their children face a rigged system at universities that don’t have Proposition 209 protections. Preferential treatment for some groups necessarily means discrimination against others.
All of this is likely to be exposed during any debate over ACA-5 — the California bill to repeal Prop 209. Asian-Americans will take the lead in opposing ACA-5, but a nationwide Pew Research poll last year found that majorities of all racial and ethnic groups say colleges should not consider race in admissions. "
I am surprised California allowed this merit-based version of enrollment in the first place. It seems they are getting back to their liberal roots though with ACA-5, hindering students who excel by forcing colleges to be more diverse.