California Proposition 209

California Proposition 209

The Califiornia Proposition 209 prohibits state government institutions from considering race, sex, and ethnicity, specifically in areas of public employment, or public education.

Since the passage of Proposition 209, higher graduation rates have been posted at University of California schools,which led opponents of affrimative action to suggest a causal link between Proposition 209 and a better-prepared student body. The African American graduation rate at the University of California, Berkley increased by 6.5 percent and rose even more dramatically, from 26 percent to 52 percent, at the University of California, San Diego.

I am amazed at the results of African American students graduating colleges considering they graduated not too long after the proposition was passed, but even though the proposition has eliminated some racisim it hasn’t eliminated it all.

Work Cited:
“California Proposition 209 (1996).” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 21 Feb. 2013. Web. 24 Feb. 2013.

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