The Leadership Conference is working diligently to see that Tom Perez is confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Perez is an eminently qualified public servant and consensus builder who has dedicated his career to ensuring that all individuals are treated fairly and have the opportunity to succeed. He has served with integrity and distinction at the local, state and national level, compiling an outstanding record of achievement.
At the University of California, Santa Barbara, the demographics of students of color has remained pretty consistent with the numbers before affirmative action was eliminated. But what has happened system wide at the University of California is that the students of color are being segregated out of flagship schools like UC Berkeley, like UCLA, and into some of the other schools, less popular schools in the University of California system. So what you have is a new form of segregation within higher education implemented by the elimination of affirmative action in California.
My name is Nicholas Centino. I am a Chicano and Asian student at the University of California, Santa Barbara.