Opposition to the Civil Rights Initiative

Spring
1996
Resolution Number: 
06.05
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
State and Legislative Issues
Status: 
Completed

Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has consistently supported the principles of non-discrimination and the removal of barriers to equal opportunity for underrepresented groups including women, racial minorities, and the disabled, and

Whereas hiring a diverse faculty and achieving student equity and student success are necessary for excellence in education, and

Whereas affirmative action is necessary for achieving a diverse faculty and achieving student equity and student success, and

Whereas the California Civil Rights Initiative, if approved by voters in November, 1996, would eliminate affirmative action in community colleges,


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges oppose the California Civil Rights Initiative on the November, 1996, ballot for the following reasons:
a. The California Civil Rights Initiative is contrary to our mission and goals of achieving student success in community colleges, and
b. The California Civil Rights Initiative is contrary to our goal for achieving a diverse faculty as a component of excellence in education, and
c. The California Civil Rights Initiative limits community college students from achieving transfer, and
d. The California Civil Rights Initiative undermines California's commitment to equal opportunity and quality education and access to public education, and


Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges encourage all faculty to oppose the passage of the California Civil Rights Initiative.
M/S/U Disposition: COFO, Executive Committee, FACCC, Legislature, Local Senates

Status Report: 

Develop a strategy to distribute resolution to the public. Work to inform all faculty and students of the impact of this initiative.