Hey guys. Recently a California State Senator proposed a legislation called SCA 5 that allows for the state to deny anyone the right to education based on their race, color, gender, ethnicity, etc. In other words, if this bill is passed, colleges can set quotas on certain ethnicities that dominate the playing field in the application process.**
** aka Asians. Asians make up a little less than 14% of California’s population yet up to 40% of the student body demographic at certain UC campuses like Cal. SCA5 essentially wants to cut this number down to be closer to the California makeup of Asians (14%)….so they want to reduce the number of Asians admitted/enrolled by OVER HALF the current number.
This is wrong. I care about equal opportunity and helping out those disadvantaged whenever possible. But I grew up poor as shit, and so do MANY MANY Asian-Americans who work hard and sacrifice everything to have a shot of going to college at a California public university. If this passes, so many of us will get shut out for no other reason than an arbitrary quota. No. That is not the way.
Here’s the WhiteHouse.gov petition too.