CA Prop 16: Ending the Ban on Affirmative Action

Oct 01, 2020

Should public schools and agencies be allowed to consider race when making decisions about hiring, admissions, and government contracts? Almost a quarter century ago, California voters passed a state constitutional amendment that banned affirmative action by state institutions. This contributed to marked decline in Black and Latinx enrollment at public universities. In 2020, a measure put on the ballot by the California legislature would repeal the ban. Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson moderates a discussion about the likely consequences of this new measure with panelists Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy and UCLA education professor Patricia Gándara. Hammer Forum is made possible by the Rosenbloom Family