Race-based public policy making has become the national norm. Propagandized in the names of diversity, inclusion and equity, the regime of racial preferences is emblematic of a toxic race to the bottom in which national competitiveness is eroded, people are reduced to outdated racial boxes, certain groups are scapegoated, and the intended beneficiaries are stigmatized. CFER serves as a civil society watchdog organization to monitor those programs and policies on local and state levels that may potentially impinge on California’s constitutional principle of equal treatment.
We pay close attention to racial-balancing attempts in K-12 education, attacks on merit in both K-12 and higher education, de facto racial quotas in the education workforce and state contracting, and sweeping educational reforms to heighten race.
During the 2020 election cycle, various public agencies and unions such as the City Council of Los Angeles, the California State Firefighters Association, and the California Teachers’ Union rushed to endorse the divisive and discriminatory Proposition 16. CFER will also closely monitor programs and activities of these organizations to ensure that agencies in question are following pertinent laws.
If you see something, say something! Have you observed or experienced any discrimination or unfair treatment on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin, in pursuing educational, employment or commercial opportunities? Report the incident to CFER here and we can act in a manner of collective bargaining as a representative of your community and as an umbrella organization advocating for individuals who may have been negatively impacted as a result of identified race-based policies.