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The Children’s Caucus of the CA Democratic Party seeks to give political voice to California’s children. We are in concert with Governor Newsom around the Supreme Court’s (SCOTUS) decision ending affirmative action in post-secondary schools. Governor Newsom cites California’s experience following CA Prop 209 which halted affirmative action in the University of California education system: “The impact that had on Black and brown communities was profound”.
We know from our own state experience how the decision would roll back decades of progress in making our country – and in particular our children’s schools – less racist, less inclusive. After centuries of legal discrimination and dispossession, it is foolhardy to now impose color-blindness on unequal institutions.
The decision is an attack on democracy, from a court which commentators from the right to left agree is openly corrupt. Legacy admissions and private schools already expose the lie of the meritocracy; this decision makes it impossible to realize the promise of educational opportunity. From privatization to pay-for-play capture, with SCOTUS’ latest decisions, the billionaire class forwards its powerful scheme to elevate the needs of the elite over the welfare of all American people.
As President Biden says: “This court is not normal.” The children of California, and all who stand with them, rely now on the President’s moral and ethical obligation to expand the court tomorrow.