The NAACP's Fight for Racial Preferences in California

The Supreme Court will revisit affirmative action, worrying many advocates of officially sponsored racial preferences.  But proponents of racial preferences are actively seeking to restore them in the state of California. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is urging people to support racial preferences.  The NAACP wants people to file friend of the court briefs in a case before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that is challenging California's racial preference ban.  The ban began as the California Civil Rights Initiative and later became Proposition 209 when it was placed on the ballot and approved in 1996.  Proposition 209 amended California's Constitution, adding that the "state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation...(Read Full Article)

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