In November 1996, Proposition 209 (also known as the California Civil Rights Initiative) amended the state constitution to prohibit state government institutions from considering race, sex, or ethnicity, specifically in the areas of 1) public employment, 2) public contracting or 3) public education.
Now SCA 5 seeks to REMOVE any mentioning of “public education” in Prop. 209. This will unfairly roll back the clock to discriminate a student simply based on her/his race, sex, or ethnicity. If it succeeds, what will be next in its supporters’ minds to be removed between other two areas (public employment and public contracting) in Prop. 209?
Read more about SCA-5:
Most Racist Bill in California History?
Consitutional Amendment Aiming to Repeal Prop 209 Passes
If you are against the discrimination of students based on race or sex, please take a moment to sign a petition. There is a petition here petitioning the white house, and here, addressed to the California state assembly. Even if you're not in California, or aren't part of a minority group, if you believe that this discrimination is wrong, please take a minute of your time to sign.