In the past few months, the country has been grappling with racial inequalities and injustice. The brutal killing of George Floyd has forced everyone to relook the subject of race with increased focus. Cognizant of this reality, I find Proposition 16 very endearing. It seeks to reintroduce affirmative action at state institutions and agencies (Christopher). Expectedly, the dividends that it will bring to society make me an ardent supporter. First, it will increase diversity in educational entities such as universities and colleges. Secondly, and most importantly, the initiative will reduce systemic racism that permeates most organizations. People of color will be able to surmount impediments that have long skewed against them when seeking government contracts. Not surprisingly, the proposition will have an indelible impact on my life. For this reason, I will have opportunities to interact with people from different backgrounds and learn to think from different perspectives. Therefore, my academic and social life will see significant improvements.
Similar to the above two propositions, Proposition 24 has my support. Its quest to bolster data privacy makes it personal to me. I have always been sensitive to how companies use the information they collect on me. Fortunately, this initiative is going to address my worries. Additionally, it will resolve some of the privacy issues that society has been complaining about for a long period. In this regard, its expansion will give consumers some level of control on how companies share, collect (in the case of minors), and use data (Ballotpedia). If approved on November 3, data malpractices will decline, and companies will become more responsible. As a consumer, I think this proposition will make me feel safer. I will be able to request firms not to use my data for their own purposes like marketing.