Legislation to give voters say on race-, gender-based policies moves forward

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Former UC regent Ward Connerly says lower admission rates of minorities do not necessarily represent discrimination. He supported Proposition 209 when it passed in 1996 and heads the American Civil Rights Coalition, a group opposing SCA 5.

California voters may soon have the opportunity to decide if race, gender or ethnicity should be used as factors of consideration in admission, retention and recruitment programs in the state’s higher education systems, including the UC.
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