Causal Analysis Essay Final Copy

Causal Analysis Essay Final Copy - 1 William Landis Causal...

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William Landis Causal Analysis Essay English 30 Section 21 Ms. Galbo 10/24/06 The Impact of Affirmative Action The steady annual increase in minority enrollment at the University of California suggests that Affirmative Action may not have as great of an effect on college enrollment as previously believed. In 1996, the state of California passed Proposition 209 which, in effect, eliminated Affirmative Action from the state’s system of higher education (California’s Proposition 209). Immediately after the passage of Proposition 209, the University of California saw a significant drop in minority applicants and minority enrollments in all of its campuses, but since then the percentage of minority enrollments has increased annually (Undergraduate Access). In 1995, the year before the passage of Proposition 209, the University of California had a 20.8% enrollment rate for minority students, however, in 1998 when Proposition 209 went into effect, the enrollment rate dropped to 15.1% (Undergraduate Access). It was after this dramatic decrease in minority enrollment that UC began to implement special programs in an effort to increase its minority enrollment while still avoiding the race-conscious policies that were prohibited by Proposition 209. The first of these special programs were the University of California’s Outreach Programs. These programs were designed by the university to address the decreasing 1
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number of applications and enrollments from “underrepresented” students and to develop ways to better prepare these students for the university’s curriculum (Undergraduate Access). Included in these Outreach Programs were the enhancement and expansion of
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