How Proposition 209 Continues to Damage Black Aspirations for Business School Education in California

At the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, the ban on race-sensitive admissions continues to have a very serious negative impact on black enrollments. In 1996, the year before the ban on race-sensitive admissions went into effect, there were 11 black students who matriculated at the business school. The next year the number dropped to five black students.

Now, the situation has gone from bad to worse. In 2005 there was only one black student in the entering class at the Haas School. In 1996 blacks were 4.5 percent of the entering students at the Haas School. This year the figure is 0.4 percent.