Hyeok Kim, left, a chair for WA Fairness, watches for early results at an election night party for supporters of Referendum 88, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Seattle. Voters were deciding whether one's minority status should be considered as a contributing factor in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities.
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Hyeok Kim, left, a chair for WA Fairness, watches for early results at an election night party for supporters of Referendum 88, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Seattle. Voters were deciding whether one's minority status should be considered as a contributing factor in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities.
Credit: AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

With R-88 defeated, what's next for affirmative action in WA?

KUOW's Kim Malcolm talks with reporter Austin Jenkins about the future of affirmative action in Washington state.

Washington voters have rejected Referendum 88, the effort to restore affirmative action.

KUOW's Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins discusses why it was defeated, and what affirmative action advocates may be planning in the future.

Listen to the interview by clicking the play button above.