Racial Privacy Initiative: A Threat to Civil Rights
Moore, Jamillah, Black Issues in Higher Education
It is saddening to read that California will take the lead in proposing yet another divisive initiative for the ballot. The Golden State has led the way on controversial issues of vouchers, immigration and affirmative action. Now the American Civil Rights Institute, founded by Ward Connerly, has proposed the Racial Privacy Initiative slated for the October 2003 ballot.
The initiative should concern everyone. It would prohibit state and local governments front using race, ethnicity, color or national origin to classify current or prospective students, contractors or employees in public education, contracting or employment operations (see Black Issues, June 5, 2003).
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Publication information: Article title: Racial Privacy Initiative: A Threat to Civil Rights. Contributors: Moore, Jamillah - Author. Magazine title: Black Issues in Higher Education. Volume: 20. Issue: 15 Publication date: September 11, 2003. Page number: 90. © 1999 Cox, Matthews & Associates. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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