By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — California voters have rejected Proposition 16, which if passed would have restored affirmative action in the state.

Prop. 16 was losing by a margin of 56.07% to 43.93% with 71.6% of precincts reporting. The Associated Press projected Wednesday morning that Prop. 16 had been defeated.

If approved, Prop. 16 would have repealed Proposition 209, which was passed in 1996 and outlawed race, ethnicity and gender to be considered regarding the awards of government contracts and state college admission.

The measure was prompted by the rising debate over systemic racism in public institutions, with supporters saying it will improve access and opportunities for under- represented groups. But opponents say the measure legalizes discrimination and preferential treatment based on race and ethnicity.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)
Comments (11)
  1. Joe says:

    If you haven’t made anything of yourself in the last 30 years, regardless of race, there’s no one to blame but yourself. Stop pandering these people for their own self destruction.

    1. Tau says:

      Yeah tell that to a group of people who had to endure 250 years of trauma and then another 150 years of stated sanction discrimination. Not to mention the amount if illegals that are flooding into California destroying pay standards and making it even harder to have up ward mobility. What this tells me that no one gives a shyt about the black community and no included you know s history behind what you study in HS

      1. Tau says:

        and included you. You sound like the typical person that knows nothing about history about why affirmative action was needed to begin with idiot.

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