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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The 10% rule does not require discrimination on the basis of race.
    Right, but those students are the ones getting in with lower scores.

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    Right, but those students are the ones getting in with lower scores.
    Those admissions are fully constitutional and not at issue. Nor is it likely those students were the only ones getting in with lower scores.
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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Those admissions are fully constitutional and not at issue. Nor is it likely those students were the only ones getting in with lower scores.
    Wow apparently so many bad students get into UT no wonder the text book writers they graduate think the earth is 6000 years old.

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    Wow apparently so many bad students get into UT no wonder the text book writers they graduate think the earth is 6000 years old.
    Irrelevant.
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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Irrelevant.
    Here I heard UT had high standards. I guess for a few, but seems with all the special treatment there aren't many spots left.

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    Here I heard UT had high standards. I guess for a few, but seems with all the special treatment there aren't many spots left.
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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Don't be a sore loser.
    Sore loser?

    If you dont give special treatment to inner city kids you will never win another national championship.

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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Let me guess, you vote democrat?
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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I never implied race was the sole determining factor, but the fact is it was used as one of those used, and that is why the court sent it back to the lower court for review...
    With her being in the lower portions of the applicant pool, unless she had something extraordinary to make up for her deficiencies, her application would've been tossed out before they even got to race.

    From what I know of the application process, its approximately a look at the numbers, then the essays/EC's/Leadership and then a look at the personal information. Now, that's the universities I applied to, but I applied to a wide-range, and for pretty much all of them, if you didn't have the test scores/grades, then didn't have the wow factor in the essays/EC's and then still didn't have anything in their application, it was a resounding no.

    This girl hit the numbers, and then was likely filtered into the lower subsequent section. I wouldn't doubt that the UT system is even more brutal about that, like the UC system, because of the 10% rule. California has a similar thing, where they guarantee the top of each CA graduating class a place in at least one UC. If you're not in that percentile, or are out of state, the competition is cutthroat.
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    Re: Supreme Court punts on affirmative action case

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    1180 out of 1600 SAT is "crappy?" A 3.59 GPA is "average?"
    At a school where half the applicants get rejected, yes, quite average. It's a B+ average student, trying to get into a notoriously picky school.

    Yet some who had lower scores and averages than her were admitted based on their race, not their achievements. And you find fault in her feeling discriminated against?
    Who? She failed to show proof of said discrimination.

    Typical hypocritical liberal. You would have blown a gasket had she been black or Hispanic and denied admission with white students being accepted with lower scores.
    Lol, UT has a history of pro-white admittance. She's more likely to get in because she is white.
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