However, I have heard and seen of many cases where the minority with noticeably inferior scores getting a place that was refused a white applicant that was more qualified.
They actually did decide the case, but found a way to do it without setting precedence. They kicked it to the lower court with a warning for the lower court to be more strict on judging admissions policies that use race. Universities will have a much tougher time getting policies that use race as a factor past the courts any more. So the decision effectively ends AA without making the outright statement.
Hope your healing continues on track.
I'm leaning towards your take (and concern). As I wrote, the elephant in the room is not so much the diversity in admissions, it's the carry through to graduation. Personally, I am appauled by the manipulation of these students with the false promises made to them about college.
Imagine what happens to the person who takes on a student loan, enters college, and discovers they don't have the knowledge and skills to meet the requirements to advance. For many that means taking remedial classes just to get the the level of knowledge needed to take freshman level courses.
The drop out rate for these student is almost impossible to obtain, although it's been getting better of late. To save face, activists are pushing for changes to the advancement and graduation requirements so these "diversity" students can move on, despite the fact they were unable to complete the requirements of their major.
I find this insulting and extremely damaging to the graduates, who will soon discover they are no more prepared for a working career than the were for a college career when they first entered.
Never Forget - Who you vote for counts. If you don't want a President who sees you as irredeemable and deplorable, the choice is clear.
All the reports in the world, won't change what I saw with my own eyes.
jallman: "It's all good. At least you have a thick skin and can take being poked fun back at without crying. "