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October 08, 2003

Prop 54 Defeated- 64% Reject

By a resounding vote, California voted down Ward Connerly's "racial privacy" bill.

Eliminating public information on race does not serve justice, but would be a way to kill data on the existing racism in education, health care and social services.

No data, no problem-- it's an insidious strategy by conservatives to claim racism is all anecdotal, while making non-anecdotal data impossible to collect.

Thankfully, the Californian public rejected this rightwing gambit.

Posted by Nathan at October 8, 2003 10:30 AM