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SCA 5- The Most Racist Bill in the History of California

By SiliconIndia   |   Tuesday, 04 March 2014, 13:12 Hrs   |    8 Comments
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BANGALORE: California, often referred to as the Golden State, may be one of the best places to release your ‘American Dream’; but it might no longer be a safe haven for your kids. This is because the proposed Senate Constitutional Amendment No. 5, which is passed by the senate and waiting for clearance in the Assembly, would remove all constitutional anti-discrimination protection on public education in the state.   

The proposed amendment is against the Proposition 209 (also known as the California Civil Rights Initiative), which reads-

“(a) The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting. ”  

The new amendment is schemed to change the educational system as we know in the state and will take away the entire constitutional safeguard on public education in the Golden State against all kinds of discrimination. Adding the woes of the migrant population is the fact that, SCA 5 is merely the first step towards terrible laws such as SB 185, which will empower University of California and the California State University, or any public education institute, to espouse discriminatory admission standards.

SCA 5 will also clash with the Equal Protection Clause, which reads-

“No State shall deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

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Reader's comments(8)
1: Hi to all Indian friends in U.S.:

It's time for you to be organized and act on SCA-5. Chinese-American and Vietnam-American had done so. As Asian, you Indians values children's education as much as Chinese do. So please aligned to say no to SCA-5, say no to Democratic politicians. Spread this message out. We together can keep our children's chances of equally education.
Posted by:Amy - 03 Apr, 2014
2: This is not the most Racist Bill in History.
It is just the most Racist Bill in the last 40-50 years.

Technically, SCA 5 does not discriminate on the basis
of skin color. What it does is to permit the Legislature
(meaning the Democratic Party) to pass any laws it wants
with regards to college admission. If this horrible thing
passes, we can look forward to UC admissions being decided
on the basis of raw political clout, with things like grades,
test scores, and teacher evaluations no longer being relevant.

We could also look forward to this issue becoming an endless
battle. Think Trenches in World War I.
Posted by:Dave Chapman - 02 Apr, 2014
3: The school does not only exist to provide you admission as a reward for your previous performance!!! Higher education also has an obligation to do scientific research and make discoveries. If a graduate engineering school's admission does not consider diversity and instead considers only undergraduate grades.... What happens when you get a program which includes 1 outstanding woman and 99 high scoring males...

Is that fair? Is that the best environment for that women or will an environment where she is the only woman cause her to perform poorly and rob the taxpayers of scientific discovery that she could make in a more diverse environment? Is that even a great environment for the 99 males in the program? Might they do better in an environment with a little diversity? Hard scientific data shows that a more homogeneous environment is not productive for both the rare minorities or majority. Diversity has value and why shouldn't the school consider this along with the merit of the individual in admission?
Posted by:tade - 07 Mar, 2014
If you think women are born to be inferior to men, than you are a damm aass; if you think one race is intellectually lower than another, then you are a damm racist asss. If you think women's intellectual is about the same as mens, than you should go find the root reasons why the admission ratio between them is only 99:1, rather than push and pull to make 50:50 by brutal force.
wayne Replied to: tade - 12 Mar, 2014
I cannot decide my race, but I can decide how hard I work in order to get into my dream school. Why does a quality that I cannot control work against me and my dreams? Why must we pay the cost of eliminating our equal rights?
A student Replied to: tade - 07 Mar, 2014
6: only in today's society is hard work, academic integrity, and diligence looked downed upon while laziness and underachievement are acceptable and sympathized. I can guarantee you that the founding fathers' are rolling in their graves right now. If you want to go to a four-year university so bad, then work your ass off for it. YOU have to go the extra mile to make it happen, don't try and take it away from those that actually deserve it. Is this a concept that Ed Hernandez can't grasp or something? Either way that guy is a real schmuck.
Posted by:nunya bizness - 05 Mar, 2014
7: This is not surprising since the Racist Democrat Party already supports a 30 to 1 immigration advantage for Hispanics over Asians. And forces Asian foreign students to pay for Hispanic illegal alien college tuition. See more data at
Posted by:Vinh Le - 04 Mar, 2014
8: It is not fair to students who study hard. Robbing Asian American kids' education opportunities to give to some other races who have a larger population number in California... I can think of one motive of doing this: to win more votes for a certain party.
Posted by:Hami - 04 Mar, 2014