At the very top state institutions, like UCLA, Berkeley and the University of Texas, however, the trend of downward minority enrollment remains persistent and discouraging.
Unquestionably, the world is better off without Saddam.
Our failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq thus far has been deeply troubling, and our intelligence-gathering process needs thorough and unbiased investigation.
But even race-neutral policies and recruitment efforts designed to achieve greater diversity are, in the end, not race neutral.
Neither the University of Michigan nor its law school uses a quota system.
Unless action is taken soon - unless we can display the same vision of that earlier period - we will lose the treasure of California's open space and environmental beauty.