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Explore the debate and science of Proposition 209.

July 21, 2020

Proposition 209—Twenty Five Years Later

John David

Proposition 209 helps the very groups it was accused of hurting, a fact now proven by over twenty years of data. Merit, not state-sanctioned racial discimination, promotes equity.

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July 16, 2020

The Effects of Proposition 209 on California

Charles Geshekter and David Randall

This study, originally published in 2008 and updated in 2020, examines the effects of Proposition 209 on racial and gender diversity in California higher education over a 20 year span.

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July 13, 2020

Black Lives Matter on the Ballot

John Rosenberg

Proposition 16 is much bigger than affirmative action—it's a tacit endorsement of the BLM agenda.

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July 8, 2020

Scheming to Revive Racial Preferences in California

Gail Heriot

ACA 5 has passed both houses of the California State Legislature and threatens to revive affirmative action in the state if its resulting bill, Proposition 16, is approved by voters in November.

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March 21, 2014

Arguments for Racial Preferences Losing Ground

Ashley Thorne

As California discards a bill that would overturn Proposition 209, there is evidence that racial preferences are becoming more and more discredited.

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July 11, 2011

NAS Board Member Weighs in on Michigan Civil Rights Case

Gail Heriot

NAS board member Gail Heriot tries to make sense out of the recent federal appeals court decision overturning Michigan's voter-approved ban on racial quotas, but finds the court's legal reas...

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June 28, 2011

CAS Chairman's Testimony Against Racial Preferences Bill for California State Senate Education Committee

Charles Geshekter

Testimony of CAS Chairman Charles Geshekter testimony before the California Senate education against SB 185, April 27, 2011.

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June 22, 2011

California Affiliate Continues Campaign Against Racial Preference Bill

John Ellis

The California Association of Scholars steps up its opposition to proposed legislation which would authorize the use of racial preferences in college admissions. Have the state's legislators for...

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May 5, 2011

California Association of Scholars Opposes New Racial Preferences Senate Bill

John Ellis

Another bill threatens to overturn Proposition 209; the ever-vigilant California Association of Scholars speaks out.

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December 10, 2010

Court Dismisses Challenge to Prop. 209

Ashley Thorne

A federal court dismissed a lawsuit attempting to overturn California's law banning racial preferences.

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