Huff Issues Statement Regarding SCA 5

March 26, 2014
Bill Bird @ 916-651-4029
Huff Issues Statement Regarding SCA 5
SACRAMENTO: Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) today issued
the following statement on SCA 5, a measure that sought to reverse
Proposition 209 and amend the California Constitution to permit public
schools, colleges, and universities in California to discriminate against,
or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of
race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in admissions, employment
and contracting.
“The statement of support for SCA 5 from the California Latino Legislative
Caucus and California Legislative Black Caucus should not come as any
surprise. Opponents of SCA 5 expect as much.”
“This is just part of what will be a much larger, carefully choreographed
campaign designed to show strong support for the goals spelled out in SCA 5
so supporters can resurrect this measure at a later date and place it on the
2016 ballot.”
“To blame the temporary defeat of SCA 5 on a ‘“malicious disinformation
campaign being waged by disingenuous ultra-conservative partisans,”’ is an
unfair attack against families who stood up and fought for fairness in our
public schools and against a return of institutionalized discrimination that
disenfranchised so many students over factors they could not control.”
“The organizations that are opposed to SCA 5 must remain vigilant and
continue to express vocal opposition. We will continue to fight bad
legislation with thoughtful and truthful discussion regarding admissions
policies at California’s prestigious institutions of higher learning. We
will not denigrate our opponents, but instead try to educate them on why we
believe that merit should be the chief factor in school admissions, not the
color of one’s skin.”
“Contrary to the statement issued by the Latino Legislative Caucus and the
Legislative Black Caucus, the numbers of Latino and Black students has risen
dramatically across University of California campuses since the passage of
Proposition 209. Those are the facts.”
Senator Huff serves as the Senate Republican Leader and represents the 29th
Senate District covering portions of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino
Counties. Follow Senator Huff on Twitter at @bobhuff99.
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