CFER Foundation Hosts a Timely Press Conference Following SFFA’s Supreme Court Cert Filing of Harvard Discrimination Case

Experts and Leaders Discuss Merits, Implications & Community Reception of the Case For Immediate Release February 26, 2021 SAN DIEGO, CA – February 26, 2021- Californians for Equal Rights Foundation (CFER Foundation) organized a virtual press conference on February 25, 2021, following the petition for certiorari filing by Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) to U.S. Supreme Court. The successful press…

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CFER Joins Two Prominent Groups Urging State Officials to Investigate Authors of Rejected Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum for Unethical and Illegal Conduct

For Immediate Release February 18, 2021 SAN DIEGO, CA – February 18, 2021- Californians for Equal Rights (CFER), in partnership with AMCHA Initiative and California Association of Scholars, sent a formal letter to state officials Thursday morning. In the letter, we urge the leadership at California State University and the State Board of Education to conduct a timely investigation into…

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CFER, SVCAF Call for Equal Treatment and Unity in Response to Rising Anti-Asian Crimes

For Immediate Release February 14, 2021 SAN DIEGO, CA – February 14, 2021- Californians for Equal Rights (CFER) and Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation (SVCAF) jointly condemn the recent surge of anti-Asian hate crimes in California’s Bay Area communities and urge the upholding of the equal protection principle to combat racial discrimination. In recent weeks, racially motivated violence has victimized…

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CFER Slams SF Board of Education’s Dismissal of Merit-based Admission at Lowell

SFUSD BOE Complicit in Assaulting Excellence and Exacerbating the Achievement Gap For Immediate Release February 10, 2021 SAN DIEGO, CA – February 10, 2021- Late last night, the San Francisco Board of Education voted to approve the Collins Proposal (5-to-2) to discontinue academic selection at Lowell High School and shift the school to a lottery system immediately. Californians for Equal…

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CFER Calls Upon San Francisco Parents Communities to Unite and Oppose the Collins Proposal Today! SFUSD BOE Votes on a Divisive Proposal to Eliminate Academic Selection at Lowell

For Immediate Release February 9, 2021 SAN DIEGO, CA – February 9, 2021- This afternoon, the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education will vote on the Collins Proposal (Resolution No. 212-A1). If passed, this proposal would eliminate standardized testing for admissions in SF’s No. 1 public high school—Lowell High School. Californians for Equal Rights (CFER) urges all our…

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CFER Calls Upon Small Business Owners to Apply for Assistance NOW and Demand Equal Treatment!

California Covid-19 Relief Grant Program Breaches Equal Opportunity For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 5, 2021 SAN DIEGO, CA – February 5, 2021- At 6 pm on February 8, the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) will conclude its second round of applications for the Covid-19 Relief Grant Program. Californians for Equal Rights (CFER) is alarmed by CalOSBA’s potential violation of the California Constitution by prioritizing minority…

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Recalling the Yale Lawsuit Exposes the Injustice of the Justice Department—CFER Vows to Defend Equal Treatment Against DOJ’s Travesty

For Immediate Release February 4, 2021 SAN DIEGO, CA – February 4, 2021- On February 3, 2021, the Federal Justice Department (DOJ) dropped its lawsuit against Yale University regarding its alleged racial discrimination in admissions. Californians for Equal Rights (CFER) condemns DOJ’s unsubstantiated decision as a systematic roll back of civil rights protections. DOJ has committed great injustice to the…

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CFER Expresses Outrage at the EDD Scandal as Emblematic of Attacks on Merit

For Immediate Release February 2, 2021 SAN DIEGO, CA – February 2, 2021- Californians for Equal Rights (CFER) is appalled by the massive EDD fraud under the leadership of California Labor Secretary Julie Su and is disappointed at Su’s nomination as Deputy Labor Secretary as an unmeritocratic act of racial identity politics. The scale of the EDD (California’s Employment Development…

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CFER Criticizes Irvine Mayor’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resolution as Potentially Unconstitutional and the Resolution Community Input Process as Undemocratic

For Immediate Release January 28, 2021 SAN DIEGO, CA – January 28, 2021- Californians for Equal Rights (CFER) sends an open letter to Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan and the Irvine City Council regarding the newly adopted “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” Resolution. CFER welcomes open dialogue and constructive engagement with Mayor Khan and the Irvine City Council to discuss legal…

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“Putting the Cart Before the Horse”: UC’s Assault on Merit in a Proposal to Drop All Standardized Testing in Undergraduate Admissions

For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 22, 2021 SAN DIEGO, CA – January 22, 2021- Californians for Equal Rights (CFER) expresses its grave concerns regarding UC Board of Regents’ consideration of a plan to forego all admissions test. This is a premeditated and precipitous attack on the merit-based principle that will greatly compromise UC’s educational competitiveness and perpetuate the achievement gap. On January 21, 2021,…

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