California Congress of Republicans (CCR)
(in conjunction with CCR Chapters throughout the State)
“The Return of Discrimination? ACA 5“
August 19, 2020 at 6:30pm
Is ACA 5 the Return of Discrimination? The California Congress of Republicans (“CCR”) and its supporting chapters welcome the dynamic duo of Lydia Ortega, Ph.D., Chair emeritus of the SJSU Economics Department, and Gail Heriot, Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law and Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
ACA 5, the Left-leaning ballot measure seeks to strip away the inclusive and meritorious standards set forth by Proposition 209 (also known as the “Civil Rights Initiative”). 209 eliminated California’s discrimination based on gender or race. Proposition 209 was heralded by UC Regent and multi-racial Ward Connelly, approved by a majority of the State’s voters and upheld by the California Supreme Court in a 6-1 decision.
Those opposed to ACA 5 argue that ending affirmative action actually benefited minority groups academically, while others report evidence that “[da]ata show that ending affirmative action actually benefited minority groups academically.”[i]
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