This article originally appeared on watchdog.org.
As many Californians are well aware, more than half of students at UCLA and UC Berkeley are Asian or Asian-American. Yet, in California, proportions like these havenâ??t made for a political football â?? until now.
After almost 18 years of a ban on using affirmative action in college admissions after the passage ofÂ Proposition 209Â in 1996, state Democrats set about working to overturn the law. The plan was forÂ SCA 5, by state Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, to pass both houses of the Legislature and secure voter approval. It would have brought back affirmative action.
Thatâ??s not the way things are turning out, thanks to Californiaâ??s Asian-Americans.