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Poon, OiYan A. – National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education, 2017
Opponents of affirmative action in the Fisher Supreme Court case claim that race-conscious admissions policies discriminate against Asian American applicants and impose a "higher bar" in college admissions than for other students. In their amicus brief supporting the plaintiff in the Fisher case, 80-20 states that, "Asian American…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, College Freshmen, College Admission, Affirmative Action
Douglass, John Aubrey – Center for Studies in Higher Education, 2019
The following essay details a debate between UC Berkeley and a Regent who made charges of discrimination against Asian American students that are similar to the current legal challenges facing Harvard University. The crux of such charges: on average, that one racial or ethnic group is more "qualified" than other groups, often…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Entrance Examinations, Standardized Tests, Politics of Education
Kidder, William C. – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2020
This policy brief synthesizes research on enrollment, graduation and career success for traditionally underrepresented students, the benefits of diverse learning environments including campus racial climate, and the need to increase diversity in UC professional and graduate schools to better serve the health and wellbeing of all Californians. This…
Descriptors: State Legislation, State Policy, Educational Policy, College Students
Arcidiacono, Peter; Aucejo, Esteban; Coate, Patrick; Hotz, V. Joseph – Centre for Economic Performance, 2013
Proposition 209 banned the use of racial preferences in admissions at public colleges in California. We analyze unique data for all applicants and enrollees within the University of California (UC) system before and after Prop 209. After Prop 209, graduation rates increased by 4.4%. We present evidence that certain institutions are better at…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Admission Criteria, Public Colleges, Data Analysis
Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP) Asian Pacific American Policy Inst. – 1996
Proposition 209 is a statewide constitutional amendment initiative in California, which, if passed in November 1996, will eliminate all statewide affirmative action programs. It is argued that, contrary to its title, this amendment is an extreme and unnecessary measure that will actually undermine further advances in civil rights. There are…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission (School), Affirmative Action, Asian Americans
Spriggs, Linda M. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The California Constitution was amended by Proposition 209 and now prohibits its public institutions from considering race, sex, color, national origin, or ethnicity. This puts San Francisco African American high school graduating seniors at a great disadvantage, especially in light of the ever persistent "academic achievement gap"…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, African American Students, Qualitative Research, Black Colleges