Californians, what's up with prop 16?

Basically, it says:
It allows decision-making policies to CONSIDER race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin.
Isn't that the definition of racism?
It means what you get and don't get depends on your race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin, not on who you are as a human being, or what needs you have.
It's worded in a tricky way too! Such that it gives the exact opposite impression of what it really means. It says "it allows diversity", which we all like of course. But doesn't say that now you are giving them control over your destiny based on your race etc.
It's outrageous! It's cheating!
So if someone doesn't hire you and you ask them why, they can easily say it's because you are not the right race etc. And you will not be able to do anything about it, whereas before, you could sue them for illegal discrimination.
It means wherever you go, you are required by law to provide your race etc., and they can grant or deny you services based on that!
It's even supported by groups such as the League of Women Voters of California, California Federation of Teachers, when it is actually working against them.
I don't understand why. If they are trying to help people of certain groups advance in different areas of their lived that is currently not in a good place, for example poor people, just set criteria that includes that group of people, like people with certain income levels.
Otherwise, for example if you are poor, but not of a certain race or color, you won't be able to get the help you need or opportunity you deserve because the rescources only apply to a "certain" group. Unless of course your own group steps up and demands and wins the resources over.
Next thing you know, everyone will be fighting people "outside" of their own group to gain more. Then everyone will be divided even more.
Californians, what's up with prop 16?
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