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UCLA Students Favor Racial Equality By: Ward Connerly
www.ACRI.org | Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Although UC Berkeley has a national reputation for being one of the most politically goofy, left-wing universities in the nation, I have always believed that UCLA is a strong contender for that distinction.  Yet, you may be interested to know that in a recent online poll about "affirmative action," 74.1% of the students who responded to the question about affirmative action thought that it had either outlived its usefulness or that it was "bad/racist."  This is truly astounding, especially when we consider that the term "affirmative action" polls far more favorably for the proponents of such policies than the term "race preferences."  So, even using the language that favors those who support preferences, nearly 75% of college students at one of the most liberal colleges in the nation are against it.  

Poll Results from the
UCLA Daily Bruin:
What do you think about affirmative action and the upcoming Supreme Court case?

I think affirmative action is necessary and very valuable. 20.2%

I think affirmative action is good, at least for now. 5.7%

Affirmative action had its time, but now the nation should find new solutions.  24.5%

Affirmative action is bad/racist/etc. 49.6%

Total Votes: 2164

Ward Connerly is a former Regent of the University of California, Chairman of the American Civil Rights Institute, and 2005 recipient of the prestigious Bradley Prize for his defense of the American ideals of freedom and equality.

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