When he was named to the University of California’s board of regents in 1993, Ward Connerly learned that the U.C. admissions policy intentionally, openly, and unapologetically engaged in racial discrimination. Within three years, Connerly had placed on the California ballot a constitutional amendment that placed an outright ban on racial discrimination by state institutions, including the Unversity of California.
What has happened since? Has the U.C. system found it impossible to enroll African-Americans and Latinos? Have race relations in California deteriorated? Have any of the dire predictions of those who opposed Proposition 209 come true?
Today on Uncommon Knowledge, Ward Connerly on the catastrophe that wasn’t.