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March-15-96

Students Protest Ban on Affirmative Action Programs in California

Students protested Tuesday (3-12) at the University of California San Diego to oppose the state initiative on the November ballot that would outlaw affirmative action, and to oppose the banning of affirmative action programs in the University of California system. Students were hoping that the Board of Regents would consider a repeal of their July vote banning affirmative action in admissions, hiring, and contracting.

However, at the Board of Regents meeting in San Francisco Thursday (3-14), the regents effectively killed a proposal by student regent Edward Gomez to reinstate affirmative action. Students immediately protested the ruling which will keep virtually any discussion of affirmative action out of future regents meetings.

Media Resources: The San Diego Union-Tribune - March 13, 1996; The San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco Examiner - March 15, 1996