So there is a bill in California right now that has passed voting in the California Senate and is awaiting vote in the California Assembly. If it passes there it will be put to vote on California ballots come voting season. In a nutshell, SCA-5 would allow colleges and universities to give preferential admissions to incoming students on the basis of race, gender, and a number of other non-academic (and primarily race-related) factors. Its goal is to improve diversity in higher education in California because it's currently dominated primarily by Asians and Caucasians. While I understand the lack of diversity, it seems an awful lot like the return of affirmative action, which we got rid of years ago and for good reason. I am of the opinion that admissions into higher education should only be merit-based. This essentially denies certain people the opportunity to attend college despite the fact that they may be qualified to, all because they were born a certain color, which wasn't within that person's control. That's tantamount to giving a taller student a higher grade because there is a lack of tall people in higher education. No educator in their right mind would do that, because it's biased and ridiculous, and SCA-5 is not far off. Just wanted to throw this out here to see if maybe I am missing something. I get the lack of diversity, I really do. But this is not the solution. A better solution would be to improve funding for K-12 schools that have primarily non-Asian and non-Caucasian students. I dunno. I feel like it fixes one problem only to create more.