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Unformatted text preview: A merican Studies 10 11/30/09 F rom B akke t o P roposition 209: The Demise of Affi rmative Action in H igher Education I. In troduction A . Review (from last lecture) of U niversity of California Regents v. B akke (United States Supreme Court, 1978), including Justice Lewis Powell’s “diversity” defense of affi rmative action I I. UC Berkeley and Affi rmative Action After B akke and Before P roposition 209 A. Policies pursued under Chancellor I ra Michael Heyman B. Overrepresentation and the case of Asian Americans 1. Dropping Asian Americans affi rmative action in admissions (1984) and i ts impact on Asian American admissions 2. Asian American Task Force on University Admissions I I I. Proposition 209 A. Governor Pete Wilson and Regent Ward Connerly B. Regents vote to drop “race, religion, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin as criteria for admissions” (1995) C. Proposition 209 – “The state shall not discriminate against, or g rant preferential t reatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.” D. Vote for Proposition 209 (1996) IV. Aftermath of Proposition of 209 A. Proposition 209 and impact on enrollment at UCB and UCLA versus UC Riverside ...
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- Fall '08
- Supreme Court of the United States, White American, University of California, Michael Heyman B. Overrepresentation, A. Governor Pete Wilson