California Attorney General Kamala Harris this month submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court encouraging it to “allow public universities to consider race as one factor among many in admissions decisions.” (Damian Dovarganes/Associated Press)
By Dan Walters
November 16, 2015
- 1996 measure outlawed affirmative action for college, government actions
- Issue now before U.S. Supreme Court as it considers Texas case
- State attorney general urges court to uphold affirmative action, despite her state’s stance
Proposition 209, passed by California voters in 1996, bars race, ethnicity or gender preferences in hiring, college admissions and other governmental actions.