The Supreme Court is once again discussing affirmative action, with the nation waiting to see how the makeup of classrooms is affected by a case in Michigan. The law there is based on the one here, Prop 209. The proposition bars the use of racial and gender preferences in California public programs like university admissions.
Joshua Thompson of the Pacific Legal Foundation was at the court today, and he says that since Prop 209 became law, it's actually increased diversity at UC Campuses, saying,
"At all but one campus, in 16 out of 17 of UC campuses, racial diversity has increased since the enactment of Prop 209. It's only at the University of California Berkeley that racial diversity has decreased."
Thompson says Californians should be keeping a close eye on the affirmative action case in Michigan, as the result will likely be mirrored in California.
You can read today's Supreme Court oral arguments here.