Speakers Feud Over Race and Education
BY Jennifer Jamall
Thursday, October 28, 2004
About a hundred students and Berkeley residents crammed into an auditorium yesterday at the Boalt Hall School of Law to revisit a long-divisive subject in the UC system: whether race should be considered as a factor in the UC admissions process.
Two panelists, a civil rights lawyer and the co-author of Proposition 209, butted heads over the effects of the passage of the proposition 1996 initiative that banned public universities in California from granting preferential treatment based on race in admissions.