It is our Constitutional right to not be discriminated against because of our race, sex, color, or creed but Prop 16 allows for state-sponsored discrimination in the workplace and our schools. Racial, gender, and ethnic discrimination is *still* discrimination, no matter how well-intentioned, and only perpetuates division between groups. Let’s foster and reward achievement based on MERIT, hard work, skill, talent, and determination–not the color of one’s skin or their gender. Let’s uphold racial, gender, and ethnic equality in California!
Andrea Jablonski, Psy.D. Clinical Psychology