The motion soared through the California State Assembly and state Senate in June, and will appear as Proposition 16 on November’s ballot.
By 2009, admission rates for Asian Pacific Islander applicants had decreased at every UC campus except UC Riverside.
Even within the Asian Pacific Islander community, vast disparities in educational attainment and income are often overlooked, she said.
The average UC admissions rate for Asian Pacific Islander students was 72% in fall 2014, higher than the total average of 62%.
Regardless of their public stances, Asian Americans will have a chance to candidly act on their beliefs come November.