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Editorial: Foundation Diversity Bill Is Intrusive And Misguided

Publication Date: 
February 22, 2008
San Jose Mercury News

A San Jose Mercury News editorial discusses California Assembly Bill 624, which "would require publishing the percentage of contracts with businesses owned by women, minorities and gays and grants to non-profits serving minorities."

Former Dean Paul Brest, President of the Hewlett Foundation, is quoted about whom it would affect citing "examples at a Sacramento hearing: Hewlett underwrites important research on community colleges, most of whose students are minorities. The foundation also is spending money to combat air pollution in the San Joaquin Valley, where asthma is chronic among Latino children."