Proposition 16, Which Would Have Ended California's Diversity Ban, FailsProposition 16 has failed. This means the current ban on the consideration of race, sex, color, ethnicity, and national origin in public education, public employment, and public contracting will remain in effect.
Proposition 16: Allows Diversity As A Factor In Public Employment, Education And Contracting DecisionsProposition 16 permits government decision-making policies to consider race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in order to address diversity by repealing constitutional a provision prohibiting such policies. The effects of the measure depend on the future choices of state and local government entities and are highly uncertain.
Affirmative Action Back On The California Ballot With Prop. 16A California with vastly different political preferences and demographics is voting on whether to allow affirmative action in public hiring, contracting and college admissions - nearly a quarter-century after voters outlawed programs that give preference based on race and gender.
Proposition 16 Presents California Voters With Choice To End Affirmative Action BanCalls for racial justice during recent protests in California and across the country are bringing back a controversial push to reverse California’s ban on the consideration of race and sex in public education, employment and contracting.
California Voters To Decide Fate Of Affirmative Action BanCalifornia voters will decide in November whether governments and public colleges and universities can consider race in their hiring, contracting and admissions decisions.
University Of California Regents Endorse Affirmative Action MeasureThe University of California's governing board voted Monday to unanimously support a measure to restore affirmative action programs and repeal a controversial statewide ban that has been blamed for a decline in diversity in the prestigious university system.
California Assembly Backs Repealing Affirmative Action BanA push to change California’s Constitution to let public universities and government agencies consider race when making admissions and hiring decisions passed its first test Wednesday as more than two-thirds of the state Assembly voted to put the question on the ballot in November.
Affirmative Action Push Driving Divide Between California's DemocratsNearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state's powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives.
California Bill Reignites Affirmative Action FightNearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state's powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives.
California Democrats Scrap Affirmative Action AmendmentCalifornia voters passed Proposition 209 in 1996, banning the use of race and ethnicity in public university admissions, state hiring and contracting.
Opinion: Binders Full Of Women Is Only Tip Of Romney Anti-Women IcebergRomney is lucky that people grabbed on to the "binders full of women" comment because his comment about giving his female Chief of Staff flex time so she could go home and cook dinner was mostly over looked.
CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court NomineesWith four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.
Opinion: The Supreme Court Is Back In DC And Controversy Is Sure To FollowThe Supreme Court justices are back in Washington, D.C., and after the stunt Chief Justice John Roberts pulled three months ago with the Obamacare ruling, I would prefer it was Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson coming into town instead.
Opinion: Republicans Bring Back Politics Of Racial DivisionIn 2008 it seemed we had entered a new era of post-racial politics, but the dog whistle politics of the Grand Old Party has again raised its ugly head. In fact, since Obama's election the Tea Party Republicans efforts to race bait have only increased.
Court Upholds Affirmative Action Ban At California CollegesA federal appeals court on Monday upheld California's ban on using race, ethnicity and gender in admitting students to public colleges and universities.