University of California to Study the Impact of Proposition 209

The regents of the University of California have voted to conduct a study of the effect of Proposition 209 on racial diversity on the system’s campuses. Proposition 209, enacted in 1996 by California voters, bans the use of race in admissions decisions at the university.

In announcing the study the regents said they are not aiming to overturn Proposition 209 but to analyze if they are doing all they can legally to recruit and admit a diverse student body.