Nebraska Initiative 424

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The Nebraska Civil Rights Initiative, also known as Initiative 424, was a 2008 ballot measure that proposed a constitutional amendment which would prohibit the state from discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to, "any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting."[1] The measure, in effect, banned affirmative action at the state level. It passed with 58% of the vote.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "Proposed Constitutional Amendment Language". Nebraska Civil Rights Initiative. Retrieved December 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Neb. voters approve ban on affirmative action". USA Today. November 5, 2008. 
  3. ^ Dan Frosch (November 7, 2008). "Vote Results Are Mixed on a Ban on Preference". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ "Nebraska Civil Rights Initiative, 424 (2008)". Ballotpedia. Retrieved December 17, 2010.