California Democrats Seek Repeal of Proposition 209, Desire to Restore Government’s Ability to Discriminate Based on Race
Democrats, I know your party has a long and storied history of discrimination based on race, but would you just drop it already?
Democrats in the California Senate used their two-thirds supermajority Thursday to pass a measure that would ask voters if they want to repeal the state’s ban on race- and gender-based preferences in government hiring and contracting and university admissions.
With the bare minimum number of votes needed – 27 – the upper house passed and sent to the Assembly Senate Constitutional Amendment 5, which would ask voters if they want to repeal provisions that became law 18 years ago with the passage of Proposition 209.
I oppose the repeal of Proposition 209 for reasons that I have argued at this blog for over ten years: I oppose race-based preferences by the government on principle. As Chief Justice Roberts famously said: “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” For me, this is a matter of principle.
But it’s now also personal for me. I have a daughter entering high school next year, and the issue of college is weighing on our minds. If Democrats succeed in restore race discrimination by government, it will torpedo my childen’s chances to get into a top-notch UC school like UCLA or Berkeley. It is my fondest hope that she goes to UCLA — a great university that is local and (while very costly) is less costly than private universities.
It will already be tough. If this crap passes, forget it. And as bad as my daughter will have it, her Asian friends will get it worse. The admissions folks discriminate against Asians like mad — if allowed to.
Frankly, these people violate Proposition 209 anyway and everybody knows it. But if it’s repealed, they get to go back to being blatant about it.
Democrats, it’s past time that you stopped trying to use government to discriminate against citizens on the basis of race. Yes, you’ve moved from discriminating against blacks to discriminating against Asians, and I understand that you’re very proud of that. But you shouldn’t be. Just stop already.