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IPFS News Link • Education: Colleges and Universities

University Of California Now Discriminates Based On Parental Income, Education

•, by James Breslo

Last year, the United States Supreme Court struck down college affirmative action policies on the grounds they violate the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause.

The clear message from the people and the Court is that admission should be based upon merit. But those running the University of California (UC) maintain their obsession with race and "diversity, equity, and inclusion" (DEI). They are undeterred in their mission to enforce equity via affirmative action. Rather than complying with the law and the will of the people, they search for loopholes to achieve the racial balancing they deem ideal for the shaping of society.

The most recent example comes from its San Diego campus (UCSD) which implemented a rule that discriminates against students whose parents make more than a certain amount of money or who went to college. It just so happens that this rule greatly advantages black and Latino students. In a nice side benefit for the administrators, it hurts Asians, who are already overrepresented at the UCs (as well as most universities, as addressed in the Supreme Court case, Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, which specifically addressed discrimination against Asian students.)

Beginning next year, certain "selective" majors (such as biology and most engineering degrees, including computer science) will have a special selection criteria at UCSD. "The selection?criteria for entry to the major will?consider academic achievement in the specified screening courses and will also be aligned with UC San Diego's priorities of serving California residents, first-generation college students, and students from low-income families." Thus, UCSD, without any direction from its constituents, has decided that it should prioritize students based on the status of their parents.