California Proposition 54 NPR's Richard Gonzales reports that lost in the California recall hubbub is Proposition 54, a ballot initiative that would stop the state from collecting most racial and ethnic data. Proponent Ward Connerly says it would be a step toward a colorblind society. Opponents say it would interfere in essential research in such areas as public health, education and fair housing. Polls indicate support is eroding, but also that perhaps half the voters have not tuned in yet.
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NPR's Richard Gonzales reports that lost in the California recall hubbub is Proposition 54, a ballot initiative that would stop the state from collecting most racial and ethnic data. Proponent Ward Connerly says it would be a step toward a colorblind society. Opponents say it would interfere in essential research in such areas as public health, education and fair housing. Polls indicate support is eroding, but also that perhaps half the voters have not tuned in yet.