David Oppenheimer Clarifies SB 185

San Francisco Chronicle, October 2, 2011 by Nanette Asimov

Currently, Oppenheimer said, college admissions officials may take into consideration whether applicants have had to overcome a disadvantage—but they can’t use race to determine if there has been a disadvantage. “This (bill) would permit that, as long as it doesn’t constitute a preference,” he said.