A blue and read graphic reading Prop 16
Hammer Forum
Part of the series California Ballot Measures 2020

Prop 16: Ending the Ban on Affirmative Action


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Should public schools and agencies be allowed to consider race when making decisions about hiring, admissions, and government contracts? Almost a quarter century ago, California voters passed a state constitutional amendment that banned affirmative action by state institutions. This contributed to marked decline in Black and Latinx enrollment at public universities. This election, a measure put on the ballot by the California legislature would repeal the ban. Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson moderates a discussion about the likely consequences of this new measure with panelists Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy and UCLA education professor Patricia Gándara.


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