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Explore the debate and science of Racial Preferences.

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 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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June 2, 2020

ACA-5 v.s. Proposition 209

John David

ACA-5 is a state constitutional amendment that, if passed, will allow California voters to reinstate race, sex, and ethnicity preferences in the state's government, colleges, and universities...

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May 26, 2020

Testing Affirmative Action

George W. Dent and Hal R. Arkes

The Supreme Court has held that courts must strictly scrutinize systems that give preferences to people based on their race. Judges need to insist on disaggregated data and evidence that a university...

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March 17, 2020

SFFA v. Harvard Makes a Return

John David

Students for Fair Admissions has appealed their case against Harvard's racial preferences in admissions. NAS, the DoJ, and others have submitted briefs in support.

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February 26, 2020

Department of Justice Files Amicus Brief Supporting SFFA

National Association of Scholars

The Department of Justice files to support racial equality in admissions.

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November 13, 2019

Washington Voters Reject Referendum 88

Peter Wood

Washington voters reject a legislative initiative to enforce racial preferences. 

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November 5, 2019

Referendum 88 and the Fight Against Affirmative Action

John David

Washington voters have a chance to reject I-1000 and ban racial preferences in their state by voting "NO" on Referendum 88.

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October 23, 2019

Washington Voters: Vote NO on Referendum 88

Peter Wood

Earlier this year the Democratic-controlled Legislature of Washington State voted to overturn a ban on racial preferences voted in 20 years ago. Washington voters now have the opportunity to overturn...

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