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BAMN’s challenge to affirmative action ban gains broad support

BAMN’s challenge to affirmative action ban gains broad support

Eight amicus (“friend of the Court”) briefs have been filed in support of the BAMN legal challenge to Prop 2. Briefs were filed by the following parties:  1) The Michigan Civil Rights Commission, (2) Committee of Law Professors and Constitutional Historians, (3) California Social Science Researchers and Admissions Experts; (4) the cities of Oakland and San Francisco and the counties [...]

November 5, 2011 BAMN Affirmative Action Comments Off on BAMN’s challenge to affirmative action ban gains broad support

Nov. 3 Day of Action in Berkeley: Overturn 209 and Restore Affirmative Action!

Nov. 3 Day of Action in Berkeley: Overturn 209 and Restore Affirmative Action!

MAKE DR. KING’S DREAM REAL AT UC-BERKELEY AND THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA DAY OF ACTION: Overturn Prop 209 and Restore Affirmative Action! Thursday, November 3rd 10am – Forum: Affirmative Action 101 – First Congregational Church of Berkeley (2345 Channing Way, 1 block west of Telegraph) 12pm – RALLY at Sproul Plaza (UCB), March at 1pm 7pm – [...]

November 2, 2011 Ronald Cruz Affirmative Action, Public Education Comments Off on Nov. 3 Day of Action in Berkeley: Overturn 209 and Restore Affirmative Action!

BAMN Continues Legal Battle to Defend Michigan’s Affirmative Action Victory!

BAMN Continues Legal Battle to Defend Michigan’s Affirmative Action Victory!

Excerpts From the Brief Yesterday, BAMN’s legal team at Scheff, Washington & Driver filed the legal brief in defense of our victory last summer to overturn Prop 2 and restore affirmative action in Michigan. The brief was a response to the attempt by the opponents of affirmative action (lead by Michigan’s Attorney General Bill Scheutte) to reverse our [...]

October 27, 2011 BAMN Affirmative Action Comments Off on BAMN Continues Legal Battle to Defend Michigan’s Affirmative Action Victory!

Argument for Affirmative Action Part 3

Argument for Affirmative Action Part 3

The Fight for Integration & Equality “You do not wipe away the scars of centuries by saying: Now you are free to go where you want, and do as you desire, and choose the leaders you please. You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains and liberate him, bring [...]

October 21, 2011 admin Affirmative Action 1

LA students gear up for Day of Action to overturn Prop 209

LA students gear up for Day of Action to overturn Prop 209

Restoring Affirmative Action in California Students, activists, teachers, professors, elected officials, civil rights groups and others are gearing up for the November 2nd Day of Action to Overturn Prop 209 and Restore Affirmative Action in California. Shian Brandolino (right), BAMN student organizer at King/Drew Medical Magnet High School in Los Angeles is leading up the [...]

October 18, 2011 BAMN Affirmative Action Comments Off on LA students gear up for Day of Action to overturn Prop 209

Argument for Affirmative Action Part 2

Argument for Affirmative Action Part 2

      The Myth of Meritocracy, continued   Why GPA is not a race-neutral admissions criterion From Kindergarten through high school, racist inequality and segregation permeate education in America. Majority black and Latina/o schools receive less per-pupil funding, have fewer books, less academic, sports and art equipment and facilities, and have less diversity of [...]

October 15, 2011 BAMN Affirmative Action, Hostile Campus Climate Comments Off on Argument for Affirmative Action Part 2