Opinion: Prop. 16 Promises a New Fight Over Affirmative Action in California

By Dan Walters | CalMatters Columnist Fundamentally, Proposition 16 is the latest skirmish in a decades-long conflict over the meaning of two words — affirmative action. If passed — very doubtful, according to two recent polls — the measure would repeal 1996’s Proposition 209, which banned discrimination or preferences “on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or […]