Whereas, Proposition 209 reaffirmed that it was unconstitutional for the state or any of its agencies to discriminate against people "on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin";
Whereas, Proposition 209 has now been held to prohibit certain specific practices intended to prevent or correct such discrimination;
Whereas, California's community colleges now face the challenge of how to prevent or correct such discrimination using new methods and rules; and
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges remains committed to preventing all discrimination in our institutions, especially in hiring practices, and has called upon every other organization of staff, faculty, managers, or trustees of California's community colleges to join with us in affirming this uncompromising commitment;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate develop a paper on good practices for how local senates can increase and improve their commitment to the prevention of all discrimination against people "on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin" as effectively as possible and present the steps at a future plenary session;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate work with all appropriate groups in seeking to identify and implement every effective means to prevent all unfair discrimination;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate inform local senates of which requirements of Title 5 and Education Code about hiring and diversity are still in effect; and
Resolved, That the Academic Senate reaffirm its commitment to the values of AB 1725, equal opportunity in employment, multicultural education, and a pluralistic and inclusive educational experience for our students.
Found not feasible in light of Prop 209.