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California Assembly backs repealing affirmative action ban

 

Last updated 6/10/2020 at 6:10pm



ADAM BEAM

Associated Press

SACRAMENTO (AP) — A push to change California's Constitution to let public universities and government agencies consider race when making admissions and hiring decisions passed its first test Wednesday as more than two-thirds of the state Assembly voted to put the question on the ballot in November.

California has banned affirmative action-type programs since 1996 when 55% of voters agreed to amend the state's Constitution to ban "preferential treatment" based on race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin.

That amendment has withstood multiple legal challeng...



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