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Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Democrats Scrap Plan To Bring Back Affirmative Action To UC, CSU Admissions

Bowing to pressure from within their party, Democrats in the Legislature on Monday abandoned an attempt to repeal California’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action in the state’s higher education system.

03/17/2014

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Phil Matier: Asian-American Lawmakers Pull Support For Affirmative Action Push

A push to change California’s affirmative action law at public universities is losing steam in the State legislature after several Asian-American lawmakers pulled their support for the bill.

03/17/2014

An aerial view of the construction of the new San Francisco 49ers stadium in Santa Clara, February 5, 2013. (CBS)

49ers Threatened With Suit Over Lack Of Minority Contractors At Stadium

Civil rights groups were threatening to sue the San Francisco 49ers because they claim minority-owned businesses were shut out the contracting process for the $1.2 billion Santa Clara stadium.

04/25/2013

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New South Bay School Requires Students To Work While Enrolled

Cristo Rey San Jose High School, set to open in the fall, offers classes four days a week, with students going to work on Fridays.

12/27/2012

Protesters demanding support for minority programs occupied Eshleman Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on November 27, 2012. (CBS)

UC Berkeley Protesters Occupy Vacant Building For Several Hours

Students who barricaded themselves inside of a vacant University of California at Berkeley building Tuesday evening to demand support for minority programs on campus ended their occupation after several hours.

11/27/2012

A cable car passes by Wells Fargo bank branch in San Francisco, California.  ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco-Based Wells Fargo To Pay Millions In Discrimination Settlement

Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $175 million, the second largest housing discrimination settlement ever.

07/12/2012