Published November 03, 2023
As the campus movements about the Israel Hamas war expose the dangers, damages and impact of far-left ideologies crystalized as anti-racism, Critical Ethnic Studies, DEI and CRT, CFER remains focused on the principled fight against racial discrimination and racial preferences. We are carrying on the battles against unfair, discriminatory public policies. One of such policies is a current program favoring certain home buyers, which is being offered by the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC).
This particular SDHC program, entitled "City of San Diego's First-Time Homebuyer Program for Middle-Income, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Households," is *race-based and unconstitutional (***see eligibility requirements below). CFER is looking for co-plaintiffs to compliment a legal challenge against the SDHC. Attorneys are ready and will litigate at no cost to the plaintiff.
You will qualify to be a plaintiff if you meet the following criteria:
On page 6 of the program, the SDHC states: "It is the policy of SDHC to provide services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, familiar status or physical/mental disability." Yet the program's eligibility requirements say otherwise. These facially illegal requirements specify that "Assistance under this program is for eligible borrowers who self-identify as black, indigenous or other person of color. This includes borrowers that self-identify as Hispanic/Latinx and any race other than white."
This is unacceptable! Such criteria imply racial disparities that still exist in our society require discriminatory measures. Offering public, taxpayer-funded programs based on race is not only unconstitutional, but also conveys the message that the political establishment and bureaucracy believe they are above the law. The SDHC cannot make up its 'own rules' which in turn violates the California state constitution. The state constitution explicitly bans 'preferential treatment' by race under Proposition 209, a citizen-initiated ballot measure approved in 1996 and reaffirmed in 2020 via the defeat of Prop. 16.
Filing a lawsuit to challenge this program will serve as a serious warning to local public entities that no one is above the law. If you would like to join the fight and if you believe you qualify as a plaintiff, please contact CFER at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply reply to this email. This program is NOT one that offers "equal opportunity" for all. We need your help to push back against this nonsense, either as a co-plaintiff or as a donor to help fund CFER as a watchdog organization that defends equality for all.
About Californians for Equal Rights Foundation (CFER):We are a non-partisan and non-profit organization established following the defeat of Proposition 16 in 2020, with a mission to defend and raise public awareness on the cause of equal rights through public education, civic engagement and community outreach. In 1996, California became the first U.S. state to amend its constitution by passing Proposition 209 to ban racial discrimination and preferences. Prop. 209 requires that “the state shall not discriminate against, or grant preferential treatment to, any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.” CFER is dedicated to educating the public on this important constitutional principle of equal treatment.