Sunday, September 30, 2007

Affirmative action after Proposition 209

... Despite all the political heat that still surrounds the issue in California, its universities seem to be pointing to a better version of affirmative action — one that uses a little less race and a lot more class. ...

That's from David Leonhardt's article on what University of California (particularly the one at Los Angeles) is doing to ensure a diverse student body despite Proscription 209 -- thou shalt not take race into consideration for admission into public universities -- that California voters chose to support in 1996.


  1. Pratik . said...

    As the writer puts it, this is really the major problem with affirmative action:

    "Affirmative action becomes about mere diversity — and not even all forms of diversity — rather than fairness. Politically, that has made it weaker and weaker"