Unequal Protection and the Racial Privacy Initiative
Richa Amar* 
52 UCLA L. Rev. 1279

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Advocates of colorblindness doctrine argue that the time has come to look beyond racial categories. In October 2003, Californians voted against an initiative premised on the idea that eliminating the state’s power to collect racial data would further the advancement of equality. This Comment proposes that even if the initiative is recast in revised form and wins a majority of California’s popular vote, it may not withstand a constitutional challenge based on the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

* Comments Editor, UCLA Law Review, Volume 52. J.D. candidate, UCLA School of Law, 2005; B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 2001.

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