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Dive Brief:The University of California (UC) regents Monday unanimously backed a state measure that would restore affirmative action to public colleges in one of the country’s biggest higher ed markets.
Proponents of the initiative say it is vital to fixing equity issues within California’s colleges and to reinvigorate discussion of affirmative action nationwide.
The system’s most selective campuses, University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, Los Angeles, were most deeply affected, the memo notes.
The new state measure would once again greenlight affirmative action and overturn Proposition 209.
The 80-20 National Asian American Education Foundation supported getting rid of affirmative action in one of the most significant challenges to such policies.

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