Quotas: A Bad Idea Whose Time Has Gone

Race and gender quotas, long a festering sore, have become a hot political issue. Republican Presidential contenders Bob Dole and Phil Gramm have promised their abolition. The California Civil Rights Initiative, designed to abolish that state's quotas, seems destined for the November, 1996, ballot. On July 20, the Regents of the University of California voted to end race-based employment and admissions policies, and California Governor Pete Wilson, another Presidential contender, has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of his state's quota policies.

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