SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California is weighing in on the U.S. Supreme Court case over the use of affirmative action in college admissions.
UC leaders on Monday filed a “friend of the court” brief to the Supreme Court, which is expected to consider a challenge to the University of Texas’ use of race in undergraduate admissions.READ MORE: SoFi Stadium Looking To Fill More Than 3,000 Part-Time Positions With Job Fairs Being Held This Month
UC’s president and 10 chancellors argue it’s necessary to consider race to ensure racial diversity on selective campuses.READ MORE: Feds: Mustafa Qadiri Of Irvine Used $5 Million In Fraudulent PPP Loans To Buy Ferrari, Bentley, And Lamborghini
The university leaders point to UC’s struggles to create diverse student bodies in the 16 years since California voters banned affirmative action in public hiring, contracting and university admissions.
They say since Proposition 209 passed in 1996, the number of black, Latino and Native American students has declined substantially at its most competitive campuses and graduate programs.MORE NEWS: 2 More Drivers Report Windows Being Shattered On SoCal Freeways
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