UC Berkeley must prioritize student diversity amid potential enrollment freeze

Students of color have driven UC Berkeley’s long and storied history of activism — something that many students, staff and campus leaders acknowledge as one of the markers of its prestige.

Illustration of a lock stretched across Sather Gate being cut.
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Students of color have driven UC Berkeley’s long and storied history of activism — something that many students, staff and campus leaders acknowledge as one of the markers of its prestige.
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A group of black students stand in front of Sproul Hall. Large yellow text at the top reads "BLACK AT CAL."

California’s affirmative action ban must be repealed

On Jan. 30, the ASUC Senate passed a resolution standing in firm opposition to the historic Proposition 209, a California ballot initiative that removed race as a factor in college admissions. In 1996, California voters approved Prop. 209, slashing enrollment of Black students across California colleges. From 1997 to 1998,
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Berkeley school district must eliminate racial biases

As a parent of two Black sons who went through Berkeley public schools and after 12 years on the Berkeley school board, I am convinced that the single most significant factor in our continuing racial academic disparities along racial lines is the implicit bias of too many of our classroom
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