Twenty-four years ago California voters made a mistake whose consequences continue to ripple through the state.
One of those proposals is Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5 by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), which would place a repeal of Proposition 209 on the November ballot.
For one thing, we now have data that show how certain ethnic groups and women were hurt by Proposition 209.
We know that it will be a difficult conversation for Asian Americans, some of whom oppose putting the repeal of Proposition 209 up for a vote.
They fear that a return of affirmative action policies will come at their expense in university admissions.