Preferences Will Remain in College Admissions; Just Not by Race
Clarence Page Copyright Chicago Tribune, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Now, let me try to get this straight: California Gov. Pete Wilson is fed up with "tribalism" and "dividing Californians by race" in his state's university system, so his response is to get rid of affirmative action in hiring and enrollment, which everyone agrees will reduce the number of blacks and Latinos in the system.
"Are we going to treat all Californians equally and fairly? Or are we going to continue to divide Californians by race?" he asked.
Since those black and Latino students who would have gotten in will have to go somewhere else, we can conclude, in short, that the governor plans to bridge California's racial divide by destroying the bridge.
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