by Dianne Anderson
One old anti-affirmative action loophole made it possible for 16 Black students to access scholarships this year, a workaround to the long-term negative impact that is still being felt decades later in low-income communities of color.
Most likely, the Cal State University Fullerton students who received their $1,500 scholarships this year were either not born or don’t remember when Proposition 209 first banned so-called preferential treatment.
But, the 1996 state law never banned social justice funds and third-party partnerships.
Greg Saks said they contacted the Orange County Community Foundation, which launched their African American Alliance Fund to see about a partnership. The organization was more than willing to be the custodian of the new Black scholarship fund.