Sacramento — Today, Members of the California Legislative Black Caucus held a press conference denouncing the recent SCOTUS decision on affirmative action.
“In the wake of today’s Supreme Court decision, the California Legislative Black Caucus is extremely disappointed in the continual unraveling of hard won fights for civil rights, equity, and the dismantling of systematic racism,” said Assemblywoman Lori D. Wilson, Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus. “However, our unwavering commitment to continue the fight against the legacy of racism and discrimination that still impacts society today has not been shaken. We understand the work we do as Legislators is vital to ensure equitable access and opportunity are available to Black Californians and remain steadfast in our dedication to advancing policies that improve the lives of all our constituents.”
The California Legislative Black Caucus was formed in 1967 when African American members of the California Legislature joined together to address the legislative concerns of African Americans and other citizens of color. The members believed that a caucus representing concerns of the African American community in the California Legislature would provide political influence and visibility far beyond their numbers. Today, there