For Immediate Release: February 26, 2014
Contact: Dave Gilliard, Phone: (916) 626-6804
Young Kim Announces Opposition to SCA 5
ORANGE COUNTY, CA – -Today Young Kim announced her opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment making its way through the legislature that would remove all anti-discrimination protection on public education in California as provided by Proposition 209.
Prop 209 was a landmark proposal passed overwhelmingly in 1996 modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Prop 209 amended the California Constitution to prohibit the State from considering race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in public employment, contracting or education.
SCA 5 will permit public schools, colleges and universities to allow preferential treatment to be granted to any group based on race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin not only in admissions but also in employment contracting.
“I’m opposed to the fact that SCA 5 will allow discrimination in the contracting and admissions process to our schools,” said Young Kim. “This is against the basic fundamental rights we have as Americans and that is why I’m opposed to this proposal. If anything, preferential treatment should be given to hardworking students based on merit”