Californians to Vote on Racial Data Ban

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Californians will vote Oct. 7 on whether to ban the state from collecting any data on the race or ethnicity of its residents. Supporters of the Racial Privacy Initiative see it as an important step toward a color-blind society. But opponents say it will undermine public health and the enforcement of civil rights laws. NPR's Richard Gonzales reports.



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