ON-Lion Letter
In 2000, Bradley Prize recipient Ward Connerly's autobiography, Creating Equal:  My Fight Against Race Preferences, was Encounter Books' first release.  Among other things, it tells the human story behind Connerly's efforts as a member of the University of California's Board of Regents to force the university system to become truly colorblind in its admissions policies and then to help get California and Washington State pass initiatives to ban racial and sexual preferences by the state governments there.

Now, seven years later, in the wake of Michigan's passage of a similar initiative in 2006 and five states' consideration of similar initiatives in 2008, Connerly has revised and updated Creating Equal.  On November 4, 2008 -- what Connerly and his American Civil Rights Initiative (ACRI) have dubbed "Super Tuesday for Equality" -- Arizona, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Nebraska may all vote on initiatives to ban state-government preferences.

"Along with California, Washington, and Michigan, where we've already won, these states represent a broad cross-section of America," Connerly writes in his revised book.  "If they just say no to discrimination, as I think they will, the people of our country will have spoken loudly and with authority about race preferences."  

ACRI, which The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports, conducts research of and public education about the use of race- and sex-preferential policies by all levels of government.
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