California Democratic Politician Resorted to Racism After Asians Defeated Her Proposal

August 25, 2020

Back in 2014, the Asian-American community throughout California successfully defeated a Democratic proposal to overturn California’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions. The Asian-American community argued overturning affirmative action would hurt Asian student admission rates at the top universities in California.

Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D) was irate during a meeting with the entire Assembly Democratic caucus when she found out Asian-Americans successfully blocked the passage of the party’s bill.

“This makes me feel like I want to punch the next Asian person I see in the face,” according to sources present at the meeting, Politico reported.

Assembly Speaker John Perez was asked by Politico at the time if any formal action was ever taken after the incident or if Garcia even apologized to the Asian-American community or to her fellow legislators for the comments. Perez responded, “If she did, I am unaware of it.”

Many argued at the time Caucasian students would greatly benefit from banning affirmative action back in 1996, however, they were embarrassingly proven wrong by a Center for Equal Opportunity (CEO) study titled “Too many Asian Americans: Affirmative Discrimination in Elite College Admissions.”

Screenshot via The Center for Equal Opportunity
Screenshot via The Center for Equal Opportunity

The Center for Equal Opportunity proves when race is considered a factor, the Asian-American student population is capped. The famous “Bamboo Ceiling” many liberal Asians blame on white supremacy. However, in California, where race is not a factor, the Asian-American student population exploded, outnumbering Caucasian, Hispanic/Latino, and African-American students in top-tier universities, i.e. Cal-Tech vs. MIT.

Screenshot via The Center for Equal Opportunity

However, Democratic politicians in California want to repeal Proposition 209, which banned Affirmative Action back in 1996. Proposition 16 was specifically created to repeal Proposition 209.

“Proposition 16 is a constitutional amendment that would repeal Proposition 209, passed in 1996, from the California Constitution. Proposition 209 stated that discrimination and preferential treatment were prohibited in public employment, public education, and public contracting on account of a person’s or group’s race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin. Therefore, Proposition 209 banned the use of affirmative action involving race-based or sex-based preferences in California,” according to Ballotpedia.

If you live in California, if you believe in merit, if you believe in earning your way in life, if you want to be judged by the content of your character and not by the color of your skin, then Vote NO on Proposition 16 this coming November.

Feature Images via KQED

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