How help stop racism & keep CA colorblind? Stop ACA5 from passing …

How you can help  stop racism and keep California colorblind?

Pick up  a phone and call your legislature and oppose passage of ACA5 by the CA state legislature.

Assembly Constitutional Amendment N0. 5 aka ACA5 kills Proposition 209 which in 1996  made it illegal to consider race in making decisions who gets into CA state schools.  Proposition 209 has made it possible for far more minorities to enter the UC system and for far more to graduate.  The numbers are there which show that Proposition 209 is a success story.   More minorities go and more minorities graduate now thanks to Proposition 209.

For those living in Santa Cruz CA and near by your representatives in CA government are  Mark Stone   (916 319 2029) (831 425 2570)  and Bill Monning (916 651 4017) (831 425-0401)   are your representatives.

Another way to contact Mark Stone is via Facebook.  

Mark Stone is a co-author of ACA-5.  Per  telephone contact  6/2/2020  with  one of Mr. Stone’s Santa Cruz  field representatives,   Mr. Stone believes that getting rid of Prop. 209 is a good thing which  will create a level playing ground. 

How about an invitation?  One way to get some questions answered:    Let’s get Mr. Stone on KSCO 1080 in Santa Cruz  so locals can get answers to their questions.  Michael Z of 1080 attended UCSC  years ago.  From Mr. Stone’s Facebook page, why not invite him to speak on the radio via KSCO 1080? 

This is a crucial week for registering opposition to ACA5.    The Democrat controlled CA State Legislature  want ACA 5 on the ballot in November.  ACA 5 makes race central again in deciding who gets into state schools. Why the push now?  With the pandemic and riots dominating the news now,   it’s a  convenient  time  to push the race card and get ACA 5 on the ballot without even a vote in the CA Senate.

ACA 5 overturns Proposition 209 the successful ballot initiative passed in 1996 which made it illegal for CA to consider race for awarding contracts, in hiring for public jobs and in deciding who is admitted to  CA state schools. Ward Connerly, age 81, is back in the saddle working to join the fight against a new effort to overturn what he accomplished in 1996 and return race to the center of how decisions are made.

Those who care about a colorblind CA and that it remain that way can  join Wenyuan Wu’s organization Asian-American Coalition for Education. Wu’s organization   part of a broader  alliance of Asian-American groups trying to stop ACA 5.  Click here  to become a member of  Wu’s organization and fight racism in education.

Organizations that oppose CA proposed legislation  ACA5   include  a broad range of organizations:  the Asian American Legal Foundation,  Facebook group  Asians Not Brainwashed by Media and Fair  Chance for Asians to the Panda Kung Fu Center of the Univerisity of California, Chinese Alumni Association and Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation.

These associations have  organized against ACA 5 because Ms Wu says, “If it passes, Asian-American students will be further scapegoated and penalized in college admissions.”

Proposition 209 has resulted in more — not less — minorities graduating from CA state schools.  See below from Jacoby with

Antelope Valley Press who  writes Who are the enemies of 209?

“In the University of California system, four-year graduation rates of underrepresented racial minorities rose from 31.3 percent [before Proposition 209] … to 43.3 percent during 2001-03. In 2014, underrepresented racial minorities’ four-year graduation rate rose to a record high of 55.1 percent.”

Jacoby continues:  “And what is true of graduation rates is equally true of enrollment. Both in absolute numbers and as a percentage of all admissions, there are more minority students on University of California campuses than ever before. The charge that Proposition 209 “stymied” diversity in California’s public higher-education system, Wu says flatly, “is simply untrue.”

“Last summer, the University of California system admitted the largest and most diverse class of freshmen in its history — without resorting to racial quotas. Fully 40 percent of the new undergraduates, reported the Los Angeles Times, were African-American, Hispanic, or American Indian.”

So why are the Democrats in Sacramento pushing ACA5 now?  Because with the pandemic and now riots it’s easy for the Democrats to push it through.  So they think.  So  — pickup your phone.  Call your representatives.  And call radio stations in your area.

Democrat  fat cats in CA state legislature go after the mouse  of Proposition 209 which  in 1996 made it illegal to consider race in awarding contracts, in hiring and in school admissions.

The  Democrat  cats running  state government in CA  go after  Proposition 209  ‘mouse’ ….    Run mouse run!  Run for your life!    Most ‘experts’ expect ACA5 to win if it makes it on the CA  ballot in Nov.  That’s why it’s important to act now.  Pick up your phone?   What say you……

written by Cameron Jackson   drcameronjackson@gmail.com