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UC Berkeley: Case for Affirmative Action and Overturning Prop 209

UC Berkeley: Case for Affirmative Action and Overturning Prop 209

Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7:00PM UC-Berkeley’s Wurster Hall, Room 102 (near Bancroft + College) Shanta Driver, lead attorney in the legal challenge against Proposition 209 and the national chair of BAMN, will speak on the federal lawsuit BAMN has filed against 209. She will address the historical significance of affirmative action, the victory her organization [...]

October 6, 2011 admin Affirmative Action Comments Off on UC Berkeley: Case for Affirmative Action and Overturning Prop 209

Argument for Affirmative Action, Part 1

Argument for Affirmative Action, Part 1

The myth of ‘meritocracy’ Affirmative Action is the Desegregation Program for Higher Education –  Not a ‘Preference’ Standardized test scores are not a race-neutral admissions criteria. Without, affirmative action, they give a preference to white students. In their arguments, the opponents of affirmative action constantly refer to a grid that shows SAT scores across the [...]

September 28, 2011 Donna Stern Affirmative Action Comments Off on Argument for Affirmative Action, Part 1

Protest Berkeley Republicans Racist Bake Sale

Protest Berkeley Republicans Racist Bake Sale

Show Your Support for Affirmative Action! Take a Stand to Increase Underrepresented Minority Student Enrollment at UC Berkeley! TODAY, Tuesday Sept. 27,  10 am – 2 pm – Upper Sproul Out of fear of the growing support for affirmative action and for increasing black, Latina/o, and Native American student enrollment, the Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) [...]

September 27, 2011 Ronald Cruz Affirmative Action, Hostile Campus Climate Comments Off on Protest Berkeley Republicans Racist Bake Sale

Overturn Prop 209, Restore Affirmative Action; UCLA RALLY November 2nd!

Overturn Prop 209, Restore Affirmative Action; UCLA RALLY November 2nd!

Say NO to the New Jim Crow! Realize MLK’s Dream at UCLA!   BAMN (the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration & Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary), and dozens of California students of all races, with and without papers, have filed a federal lawsuit to overturn California’s anti-affirmative action Constitutional [...]

September 27, 2011 Caroline Wong Affirmative Action Comments Off on Overturn Prop 209, Restore Affirmative Action; UCLA RALLY November 2nd!

Join the Fight to Regain Affirmative Action in Michigan

Join the Fight to Regain Affirmative Action in Michigan

APPEALS COURT TO REVIEW RULING IN FAVOR OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION THIS WINTER: For five years, the Prop 2 ban on affirmative action in Michigan has excluded thousands of qualified black, Latino/a and Native American students from Michigan’s premier public colleges and universities. The University of Michigan has seen a 36% decline in the number of [...]

September 14, 2011 Donna Stern Affirmative Action Comments Off on Join the Fight to Regain Affirmative Action in Michigan

Overturn Prop 209/Prop 2: What You Can Do

Overturn Prop 209/Prop 2: What You Can Do

CRUCIAL TURNING POINT IN FIGHT FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION For 15 years, California’s Proposition 209 has excluded tens of thousands of Latino/a, black, and Native American students from California’s premier public colleges and universities.  For five years, Proposal 2 has done the same in Michigan. We now have our best chance in years to reverse those [...]

September 8, 2011 Donna Stern Affirmative Action Comments Off on Overturn Prop 209/Prop 2: What You Can Do