Prop 209

Panel Discuss Supreme Court Case Threatening End of Affirmative Action

A webinar hosted by ChangeLawyers, American Constitution Society (ACS) Bay Area, and Equal Justice Society was held on Nov. 15 to discuss the possible outcomes of the United States Supreme Court’s pending decision in the case Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard. The online event titled, “The End of Affirmative Action: How SCOTUS Is Coming After BIPOC Students” delved into the impact of banning the consideration of race as a factor during the college admission process. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students would be affected by such a ruling, said panelist Lisa Holder, an attorney and president

Pass Prop. 16: A Solution to Modern-Day Redlining for Diverse Businesses

Although affirmative action has been banned in California since 1996, there has never been a more opportune time to reverse this damaging decision, which has hindered governmental efforts to address racial and gender opportunity gaps. Make no mistake, Proposition 16 is a direct result of repeated calls to action from the Black Lives Matters movement, as our nation reckons with its historical and present-day racial inequities.

Wafford, Givens Host Community Meetings on Prop 209

Tony Wafford of I Choose Life Health and Wellness Center and Attorney Dermot Givens hosted the first of a series of community meetings to discuss the repeal of anti-affirmative action law, Proposition 209. Dr. Maulana Karenga provided the group a detailed history of Affirmative Action and made the case of why it is important for African-Americans to receive equity in employment, contracts and university admissions. He gave an analysis of how and why Prop. 209 should be repealed. Attendees represented the diaspora of the African-American community.  The forum was held at Dulan’s on Crenshaw where a full breakfast was served.