Quotes on SCA 5 March 8, 2014 Click to turn pages
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” -- Section 1, 14 th Amendment to US Constitution
“The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” One Supreme Court Justice
“This bill, the unintended consequence is that it actually allows our public schools to use race and gender and others to discriminate against students. Is that really where we want to go?” Bob Huff, Republican Senate Minority Leader
“The systems of holistic, colorblind admissions and accommodation for socio-economic disadvantage employed by UC and CSU have done an impressive job of balancing fairness, access and academic standards. They have followed the right, and only fair, path forward. Hopefully, the Legislature will not undermine what has been accomplished and stir up a potentially volatile pot.” David A. Lehrer, President of Community Advocates Richard J. Riordan, former mayor of Los Angeles, former California state secretary of education of California, Chairman of Community Advocates Joe R. Hicks, VP of Community Advocates
“It is not simply unfair, it is counter-productive for the intended beneficiaries of the preferential treatment. It is not doing students any favor to admit them to a school where their academic credentials put them so far below the average student's. Many studies now show that, those students are worse off, not better off, in terms of their future careers.” Gail Heriot, Professor of Law, UC San Diego