Supporters of the lawsuit charging that Harvard University discriminates against Asian American applicants have frequently suggested that the University of California’s campuses provide a model for college admissions.
In 1996, California voters passed Proposition 209, barring state institutions from considering race and ethnicity in admissions.
But a lawsuit filed in California court Thursday suggests that the university system may well be considering race and ethnicity in admissions, in ways that favor black and Latino students and hurt Asian Americans.
And he charges that this is part of a cover-up of evidence that the university system is considering race in admissions.
Mare found that in this review, admissions officials “place considerable weight on socioeconomic hardship, challenges, and limits to academic achievement.