The California Republican Party (CRP) officially opposes Proposition 16
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… Read more “Uphold Racial, Gender, and Ethnic Equality”
“Until Justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men’s skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.” – Lyndon B. Johnson These words are worth remembering as some in our state seek to restore the right to legally and arbitrarily discriminate.… Read more “Equal Opportunity For All By Law”
“The state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin, in the operation of public employment, public education, and public contracting.” This still makes sense to me: for my family, my medical school, and my state. I want to… Read more “No on 16, Yes on 209”
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I never thought there will be a day that I question my doctor’s ability to diagnose me and treat me. If Prop 16 passes, I expect future doctors to have entered and graduated from medical school Based on Their RACE an not their ability and academia. Words such as competent and excellent will cease to… Read more “Equal Opportunity based on Merit NOT on Your Race”
The anti discrimination amendment in our constitution was put in place so that every man or women would have equal opportunities. To repeal this law would allow open discrimination. it would allow government office and schools to mandate or give preferential treatment based on race, religion, gender, etc. Women have the same opportunities to thrive… Read more “We are going backwards with this proposition!”
We should not allow the government to discriminate “legally”, but that is what Prop 16 tries to do. Please do not be fooled by the ballot title of prop 16: “Allows Diversity”? The truth is that, California is already the #1 diversified state in the nation, and that is why California is the #1 economy… Read more “Prop 16 Legalizes Racial Discrimination by the Government”
In higher education, it is necessary to keep competitive to provide quality human resources in global markets. Without strong human asset, our society will lose competition and everyone loses.
Mystic records was founded in the 1950’s , when civil rights were gaining attention. Mystic records founder was determined to give all unknown artists a chance. Today in 2020 Mystic Records has continued giving equal rights to all unknown artists a chance to have their music represented . A leader in equal rights to all… Read more “50 years of embracing diversity”
Prop. 16 wouldn’t legalize affirmative action – it would legalize quotas. The child of a refugee from Asia could find it harder to get into the college of their choice because the “Asian Quota” is already filled. While the child of millionaires will find it easier because there is more room in the quota for… Read more “You don’t fight discrimination with discrimination”
I am a Montessori preschool teacher, when we accept children to enroll in to our preschool, we don’t reject children by their races, colors, cultures just because we have too many of one kind. Children are our future, the greatest good, this also applies to our young students and workers, etc. Only under this policy… Read more “All ages of human being have dreams…”
Prop. 16 does nothing but legalizing discrimination against special groups of citizens which is definitely unconstitutional. College admission and employment decisions shall be mainly based on qualification instead of color. If we do want to increase the percentage of college enrollment for certain groups of people, then the focus shall be helping those groups improving… Read more “NO on Prop. 16”
Affirmative action (AA) was started with the best of intentions; but as practiced in many, if not most, colleges/universities, the costs of AA now outweigh the benefits. AA divides Americans by race and ethnicity. It helps to institutionalize a ‘victim’ mentality among racial and ethnic minorities, the idea that minorities cannot achieve without the de… Read more “Raise the academic standards of all children”
Back in the 90’s, we passed a proposition that made this very clear. Apparently, it’s not clear enough. Everyone should have the same opportunities to advance – whether that’s via education, business, or politics. Anything else is racist and does not live up to the American Way. Vote NO on Proposition 16!
Equality of Opportunity is Liberty
Equality of Outcome is the deathnell of Civilization
I’m opposed to Proposition 16 because I believe discriminating based on race, no matter what the motivation, will not help to end discrimination based on race.
“Our Constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens.” So said Supreme Court Justice John M. Harlan in his dissent from the infamous 1896 decision that upheld racial segregation. Today, California’s Constitution “is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens.” It is up to us to keep it that way,… Read more “Our Constitution is color-blind.”
My son works very diligently and entered college at the age of thirteen. I can’t live thinking another child will take his seat in professional school because of his race. I believe in meritocracy, yet I also believe in helping others when race is not the issue.
How can any politician justify any form of discrimination in the year 2020? Please tell all your friends and neighbors to vote no on Prop. 16.
The dramatic rise in intermarriage has blurred racial lines to the extent that there is no longer even a consensus on who is “white” and who is “minority”. Don’t divide California kids into increasingly meaningless racial categories.
Merit based, racist free fairness MUST be the goal across all of American society. If a child works hard, no matter what race they are, they MUST be given a fair chance to ascend to the highest levels. If we remove merit as a basis for college entrance or jobs, our brightest, hardest working youth… Read more “Fairness for all”
Everyone achieve their wonderful life by paying effort to earn it. People born deserved to have equal opportunities to struggle and gain their desired goal no matter their race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin. What PROP.16 advocates is granting privilege to certain group of people against other groups of people. At the first glance,… Read more “Equal opportunities rather than equal result”
The use of race adds to racial injustice. The use of race to create racial equality is un-American. Because our promise is one of equal opportunities, not equal outcomes. The opposite of racial injustice is not racially equal outcomes. The Asian American Legal Foundation opposes Prop 16 and racial discrimination. Prohibitions on the use of… Read more “Racial discrimination does not cure racial injustice”
Proposition 16 seeks to repeal the equal protection clause in the California state constitution. It is a divisive bill that will bring back preferential treatment (aka, discrimination) based upon race and gender. We need to set politics and special interests aside, and take a hard look at the failings of our K-12 public education system… Read more “Proposition 16 Is Divisive”
Let’s fix the root cause of achievement gap in our education system. This is not about any political party.. it’s about knowing the difference between right and wrong. Please get your facts correct before you decide. Vote NO on Prop16!
Tri-Valley Asian Association stands for equal opportunity for all. We support Color-blind Affirmative Action which offers real help to socioeconomically disadvantaged people regardless color of skin. Prop 16 (ACA-5) is the wrong answer to the question. It does nothing but harm to the well-being of the society and perpetuates racial disparity.
Prop 16 allows RACE based discrimination for admissions in California UC/State colleges, public employment, and public contracts. People will be measured with the color of their skin instead of their Merit. My Opponent (Ro Khanna) endorsed Prop16 and working hard to create race-based division in society Prop 16 Bill punished the hard-working American Children and… Read more “No Race-Based Discrimination – No for Prop16”
Proposition 16 is divisive, unnecessary and costly. Our communities and concerned citizens must unite to defend the merit-based principle, equal rights for all and fairness!
List of Endorsements
Dr. Aijie Han, Executive Vice President of SDAAFE
Anil Shekhar, California Resident
Arnold Steinberg, Strategist/Author
Betty Yuan, CEO of NCCCAF
Bob Zeidman, President of Zeidman Consulting
Candace Liu, Vice President of CCCCA
Chunhua Liao, Co-founder of SVCAF
Denise Louie, Vice President of AALF
Eduardo Reyes, Ghilotti Union
Gabriel J. Gardner, California Resident
Prof. Gail Heriot, Professor of Law, University of San Diego
Grace Li, President of Tri-Valley Asian Association
Jane Chen, President of Aborn Institute
Jane Zhu, Director of SCS
Jennifer Strohfus, President of SVFBE
Jenny Yuan, Vice President of SVCU
Dr. Joan Chen, Secretary of SDAAFE
John Robert Renner
Julio DeGuzman, Advisor of SDAAFE
June Cutter, Assembly Candidate District 77
Jyoti Kaushal, President of UPMA
Karen Siegemund, President of AFA
Linda Liu, Vice President of US Asian Art & Culture Association
Tri Ta, Mayor of Westminster
Lisa DeGuzman, San Diego Health Worker
Luz Avila, Luz Avila Interpreting Owner
Marc Ang, President of AIB2B
Prof. Nilu Gupta, Chairwoman of UPMA
Dr. Matthew Malkan, Los Angeles Resident
Dr. Melanie Burkholder, Assembly Candidate District 76
Peggy Huang, CA District 45 Candidate
Peter Kuo, Vice Chairman of California Republican Party
Quan He, Board member of BAHN
Ritesh Tandon, Congressional Candidate, CA District 17
Sashi Begur, California Resident
Shirley Lin, Director of MEG
Shishan Wang, President of AAER
Srinivasa Gundimeda, California Resident
Sue Zhang, CEO of D4Sue, Inc.
Tony Guan, Board Member of SVCAF
Viraj Raut, California Resident
Vijay Chokalingam, Admissions Consultant and Civil Rights Activist
Wai Wah Chin, Charter President of CACAGNY
Xiaomao Lei, President of UCCAA
Xiaoshan Song, Secretary of CASSC
Yong Zeng, Board Member of SDAAFE
Zig Jiang, President of HQH