In California, a Misguided Battle Over Race

When John J. Moores, the chairman of the University of California Board of Regents, released a report last fall and told the news media that the Berkeley campus might be using race as an "unstated factor" in violation of Proposition 209, the state ban on race-conscious admissions, he ignited a firestorm of controversy that continues to rage.

In March, after Moores wrote an article in Forbes magazine elaborating on his views that the university system was "discriminating so blatantly