**Bumped Up From TAM Wire. Posted By naga5**
After trying to right a wrong by banning Affirmative Action via Prop 209 in 1996, California Libs are trying to wrong that correction by introducing SBA 5. It reintroduces race as a criteria for college admission. The Asian community is up in arms because they stand to lose admission spots in the UC system to less qualified applicants based on race not on academic merit. Racism does truly live on the left. Why Asians would continue to support and vote for liberal policies is beyond me. But I do have a funny Asian college joke. Do you know what UCI stands for? University of Chinese Immigrants. Too soon?
Via Tony Lee: Breitbart — Black, Hispanic Fight for Affirmative Action in CA May Nudge Asian Americans Toward GOP
Top Black and Hispanic Democrats in California have vowed to put an initiative to overturn the state’s ban on affirmative action on the ballot by the 2016 presidential election in a move that could potentially shatter what has always been a very fragile coalition of interest groups that make up the state’s Democratic party.
State senators passed a measure (SCA 5) that, if approved by voters, would overturn Proposition 209, the landmark initiative that banned affirmative action in 1996 after just “20 minutes of polite debate.” Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-Wes Covina), the author of SCA 5, pulled it two weeks ago, though, after intense backlash, particularly from the state’s Asian-America community that makes up roughly 14% of the Golden State’s population….
California has always been a harbinger of what’s to come politically for the rest of the country, and the heated debate over affirmative action indicates that the liberal coalition has plenty of fault lines. The embrace of race-based college preferences by Democrats is something that could compel Asian-Americans to vote for Republicans again.
Los Angeles Times: Affirmative action non-action still causing waves in Sacramento