Ward Connerly

Ward Connerly

Bradley Prize recipient Ward Connerly is founded and is Chairman of the American Civil Rights Institute in Sacramento, Calif.  Connerly is one of the country’s most honest and forthright thinkers about and proponents of equal opportunity and equality under the law.

As a member of the University of California Board of Regents, Connerly courageously spearheaded a successful effort to ban race-preferential admissions in 1995.  In 1996, he helped lead an also-successful initiative to ban all race-preferential governmental policies by the state.  He then did the same in Washington State and Michigan.

Connerly’s autobiography, Creating Equal:  My Fight Against Racial Preferences, was published byEncounter Books in 2000.  Encounter released his Lessons from My Uncle James:  Beyond Skin Color to the Content of Our Character in 2008.