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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

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    Whites get affirmative action too. Its the 10 percent law.
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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

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    There are other variables in college admission like I already mentioned but you conveniently left out of the quote.
    And you conveniently ignore the fact that UT said that her grades and SAT scores rendered her inadmissible "regardless of race". That is false on its face.

    Regardless, it goes back to trial now where UT will get the opportunity to explain why scores and grades that were good enough for other students were not good enough for her and to prove why it was necessary to consider race at all.

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

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    Can't wait to hear this.
    It is TX law. Top 10% in class rank get preference in admissions.

    That benefits rural whites in small schools.

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    It is TX law. Top 10% in class rank get preference in admissions.

    That benefits rural whites in small schools.

    Actually, the 10% rule promotes diveristy in Texas schools. This is one of the reasons they listed as not needing race-based admissions because the 10% rule is just another form of affirmative action and no, not for whites.

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    It is TX law. Top 10% in class rank get preference in admissions.

    That benefits rural whites in small schools.
    Seems to benefit anyone that ranks in the top 10 percent.
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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by hidingrpolitics View Post
    Actually, the 10% rule promotes diveristy in Texas schools. This is one of the reasons they listed as not needing race-based admissions because the 10% rule is just another form of affirmative action and no, not for whites.
    It mostly benefits rural whites. As most small towns in TX are White.

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Seems to benefit anyone that ranks in the top 10 percent.
    A whole lot easier to be top 10 out of 50 than 2000.

    Rural TX is white. The point of the law was to benefit rural whites because they felt inner city blacks got special treatment. Now everyone does.

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    A whole lot easier to be top 10 out of 50 than 2000.

    Rural TX is white. The point of the law was to benefit rural whites because they felt inner city blacks got special treatment. Now everyone does.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the point of the law was to promote diversity by guaranteeing spots to high schoolers in the top 10% in both rural Texas and inner city schools. Yes, most of Texas is white, but the 10% law's goal is to promote PROPORTIONAL representation, which it has done well empirically. In other words, just because most of the beneficiaries may have been white does not mean whites received a disproportionate amount of the benefits because they make up the majority of TX.

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by hidingrpolitics View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the point of the law was to promote diversity by guaranteeing spots to high schoolers in the top 10% in both rural Texas and inner city schools. Yes, most of Texas is white, but the 10% law's goal is to promote PROPORTIONAL representation, which it has done well empirically. In other words, just because most of the beneficiaries may have been white does not mean whites received a disproportionate amount of the benefits because they make up the majority of TX.
    No it was to give rural whites admission benefits on par with inner city blacks. It worked really well.

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

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    That's right. The Libbos have to have their boogy men. "Be afraid! Be very afraid".
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