What You Need to Know About Prop 16
What is Proposition 16? Proposition 16 is a measure that appears on the November 2020 ballot. Put on the ballot by the California State Legislature, Proposition 16 would repeal Proposition 209 (1996), allowing for race, ethnicity, sex, nationality and color to be factors in public employment, education and contracting decisions. Proposition 16 would not create racial quotas; the U.S. Supreme Court found racial quotas unconstitutional in the Regents of the University of California v. Bakke case (1978).
Pan-African Student Cultural Resource Center
This resource center offers a safe space to support Black and African students, staff and faculty members. The Pan-African Student Cultural Resource Center aims to maintain and ensure support for the cultural growth of the Black and African community at the Beach.
Racial issues have been woven into important elements of our lives, regardless of our consent or awareness.They’re in our government institutions, our educational infrastructures and our social constructions. Our nation’s history has seen the course of slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the civil rights movement and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). And yet, over 400 years later, we near another presidential election with bittersweet hope – this will be the year real change sets in.
The Role of Students
In April, the Associated Students Lobby Corps had the opportunity to lobby alongside equal rights advocates and co-sponsors of SB 493 to a staffer of Assemblymember Robert Rivas asking for his support. The hard work of students, professors and activists across the state paid off as Governor Gavin Newsom finally approved the bill on September 29