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Prop. 16: Why is affirmative action measure struggling in woke California?

“Baby Boomers and Generation X lived with the official policy of affirmative action until it was stricken off the books in 1996,” said former state Senate leader Kevin de León, who campaigned for affirmative action as a young activist 25 years ago. “Now the challenge is, how do you connect this highly technical government term — affirmative action — to everyday folks in California, especially in a political environment that demands equity and justice?”