Monday, October 11, 2010

Arizona Republic refutes another false claim by Prop. 107 opposition

The opposition's comment, by Arizona Students' Association
The passage of Proposition 107 could "harm programs such as the Summer Bridge, which affords everyone an equal opportunity to compete, or even the Hispanic Mother-Daughter program, which helps young women to reach their full potential in college."

The bottom line: The Summer Bridge program at Arizona State University does not have criteria based on race or gender, so Proposition 107 should not affect it. The Hispanic Mother-Daughter Program would have to be expanded to include all races and both genders, or it could likely be shut down. However, at major universities in states where similar legislation has passed, programs tend to stay in existence by moving their criteria away from race and gender.

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