Category Archives: prop 209

Eva Paterson to Debate Ward Connerly at State Bar Annual Meeting

EJS President Eva Paterson will debate Ward Connerly on the use of race as a factor in higher education admissions on Sept. 30 at this week’s State Bar Annual Meeting in San Diego. Former State Bar President Jeffrey Bleich will moderate the debate. The Friday, Sept. 30, session will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at […]
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Impact of Prop. 209 on Calif. MWBEs

One Billion in Potential Contract Dollars Lost Annually by Businesses Owned by Women and People of Color Due to Proposition 209 California’s minority and women business enterprises (MWBEs) have lost the potential equivalent of $1 billion in public contracts because of Proposition 209, according to a report by the Equal Justice Society. EJS released the […]
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EJS Troubled and Disappointed by SCOTUS Decision in Schuette

The Equal Justice Society is deeply disappointed and troubled by the Supreme Court’s decision today in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. The case questioned whether Michigan violated the Equal Protection Clause when it enacted a constitutional amendment banning affirmative action in higher education. The Court ruled that voters could enact such state constitutional […]
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Study: Affirmative Action Does Not Hurt Graduation Rates and Post-Graduation Success

The following is text from a press release issued by William Kidder of UC Riverside on April 1, 2014. A new critique of the 2012 book “Mismatch” by Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor, Jr. calls into question the validity of the book’s conclusion that affirmative action causes more harm than good. “Based upon a sweep of […]
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California State Senate Passes Measure to Ask Voters to Partially Repeal Prop. 209; Assembly to Consider

The California State Senate last week passed Senate Constitutional Amendment 5 (SCA 5), a measure that would ask voters to consider eliminating Proposition 209’s ban on the use race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in recruitment, admissions, and retention programs at California’ public universities and colleges. The measure, sponsored by State Senator Dr. Ed […]
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