ACCEPTANCE OF BLACKS, LATINOS TO UC PLUNGES --Los Angeles Times, April 1
ADMISSIONS PLUNGE AT U OF CALIFORNIA FOR THREE MINORITIES --New York Times, April 1
BLACK, HISPANIC ADMISSIONS PLUNGE AT TWO CALIF. CAMPUSES --Washington Post, April 1
The headlines were sensational, and the editorial writers were not far behind in drawing the politically correct conclusion: PROPOSITION 209 SHUTS THE DOOR (New York Times). In the relentless campaign against Proposition 209, which in 1996 abolished racial preferences in California, the "plunge" in minority students accepted for next fall at the University of California is political dynamite, alleged proof that the new...