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UC Board Member Wants to Drop Race-Themed Activities

The man who led the fight to drop race-based admissions at the University of California wants UC to stop sponsoring race-themed activities such as African-American graduation ceremonies.

Ward Connerly is a member of UC´s governing board of regents.

He´s proposing a ban on using UC funds for extracurricular events designed for specific race, ethnic, or sexual orientation groups. The resolution is scheduled to be considered by regents on Wednesday.

UC administrators oppose it. A spokeswoman for the university system says such activities help further the university´s commitment to diversity.

Connerly was out of town and he could not be reached the Associated Press. But, he has argued in the past that defining people by race or sexual orientation serves to segregate them.