California lawmakers are revisiting whether to restore affirmative action policies for public schools and universities, as well as state jobs and contracts.
At issue: a measure pending in the Legislature that seeks to reinstate affirmative action policies jettisoned by California voters two decades ago.
Repealing the affirmative action ban would be a heavy political lift even if the state’s extended shelter-in-place order hadn’t shortened the legislative calendar.
Assemblywoman Shirley Weber is sponsoring the measure to restore affirmative action to California.
Whatever the high court does, Pan said that repealing California’s ban on affirmative action is still worthwhile.