Whereas the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has in the past supported an ethnic studies requirement for Associate Degree General Education, and
Whereas, because of the Proposition 209 climate, some community colleges are reconsidering the ethnic studies requirement, and
Whereas Chancellor Nussbaum has declared that "diversity is a compelling State interest" and since ethnic studies would contribute to promoting the State's interest,
Resolved that the Academic Senate reaffirm its support of an ethnic studies General Education requirement for the Associate Degree.
Advocated in a variety of forums.