Peter Robinson, on the show Uncommon Knowledge, interviews civil rights leader Ward Connerly:
In discussing the battle to end racial preferences in Colorado and Nebraska, Ward Connerly notes that “the establishment is always at odds with the people on issues involving race.”
How has Proposition 209 fared since it went into effect in California in 1998? Very well, says Ward Connerly: “Once you remove that artificiality of race preferences,” as Prop. 209 did, “kids are going [to school] where they can compete.”
A dozen years after the enactment of Proposition 209, Ward Connerly keeps at it, fighting, now, for anti-preference measures on the ballot in Colorado and Nebraska.
According to Connerly, the Supreme Court is moving in the right direction on race, which is toward “a Constitution that is colorblind.”
Connerly says Martin Luther King would likely have supported affirmative action back in the 1960s. But if he were alive today, he’d say, “We’re beyond that now.” Would a President Obama agree? Connerly weighs in.