UC Berkeley Can’t Use Race in Admissions, is it a Model for the Country?

January 8, 2023

Lessons from the UC system are informing arguments at the Supreme Court as justices consider race-conscious admissions. California voters banned schools from considering the race of applicants in 1996. Above, Sproul Plaza at UC-Berkeley. This article in the Washington Post addresses the efforts UC Berkeley makes in order to create a diverse campus with the goal of student demographics reflecting the population of the state. The university still falls short in its goals of having 25 percent of students identifying as Latino or Hispanic. Cristina Mora, faculty affiliate of the Center for Research on Social Change, is quoted in this article and also makes note of the underrepresentation of Latinx full-time faculty at Berkeley.