California’s Proposition 209 states:
The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.
So Christopher Edley Jr., the dean of Boalt Law School at Berkeley, is spending our tax dollars to try to provide “ammunition” to supporters of racial preferences:
As dean, Mr. Edley is pursuing an ambitious agenda that would put Boalt in the middle of debates over discrimination as well as over health care costs, technology and other difficult problems. The centerpiece of his plan is to build several new “institutes,” each devoted to studying issues like civil rights, technology, business law and health care.
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Mr. Edley said he hoped that research by one of the new institutes, the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity, will provide ammunition to supporters of using race in admissions.
(h/t: The Angry Clam.)
Nice. Always good to see our tax dollars used to work against our popularly passed initiatives. Because that just makes so much sense.