CA LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT: ALLOWS DIVERSITY AS A FACTOR IN PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION, AND CONTRACTING DECISIONS.

PRO: Expands equal opportunity to all Californians, increasing access to fair wages, good jobs, and quality schools for everyone. Prop. 16 fights wage discrimination and systemic racism, opening up opportunities for women and people of color. Supported by League of Women Voters of California, California Federation of Teachers, Minority Business Consortium, and state higher education leaders.

CON: At what point will public servants and business leaders be accountable to the Federal and State Constitutions that prohibits discrimination and preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin. Administrating race and gender based programs eventually plays people against each other. Isolating the minority firms that play the game the best, selecting minority student college admissions without regard to revenue generated from minority athletes.

If there’s anything that should be fundamental in our society it’s that the state should treat all Californians equally.