Saturday, January 22, 2005

Ward Connerly Retires as UC Regent

Even at his final meeting as a University of California regent, Ward Connerly can't resist taking another punch at racial preferences.

Connerly, who became one of the best-known regents of the past few decades thanks to his successful campaigns against race-based admissions in California and elsewhere, has invited a controversial researcher to today's meeting to discuss a recent study concluding that such practices in law schools may have negative effects on minorities in the long run.

"I wanted to do this to reinforce to the regents that race preferences are damaging to the intended beneficiaries," said Connerly, who this week is attending his last meeting as a regent before his 12-year term expires March 1.

Read the remainder of this article on this remarkable individual here.

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