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Today, I've been reading a lot of articles on topics regarding race.

I don't think it occurs to most people that affirmative action in college admissions impacts others negatively. We cry bigotry when someone protests because it hurts white people. But as it turns out, many Asian-Americans are systematically denied admission for less qualified applicants of every other race, including whites.

If that isn't scary enough...it turns out that they're also adjusting for gender. Nowadays, women have higher success rates academically, so colleges and universities adjust their admissions so that fewer qualified women are admitted.

I was for blind admissions even before learning this...but now I'm hoping that the argument is even more convincing. I'm for helping academically underrepresented populations. Such as in the form of after school programs in disadvantaged neighborhoods, or student unions for people who share the same race or culture. But not when it gets to the point where we discriminate against people for things they can't help, such as race or gender. There has to be a way to make things equal without making some people more equal than others.

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From: laxicafe Date: April 15th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
great post as usual!

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