Affirmative action ban at UC, 15 years later - San Jose Mercury News
get rid of affirmative action and blacks getting into top tier public universities plummet
We don't live in a meritocracy to begin with and Harvard cannot operate as a strictly numbers based admissions because it rejects 50% of apps with PERFECT grades and SAT. Think about that. This guarantees that without AA, only the kids of the 1% will get in.
AA can be seen largely as leveling the playing field and besides, the idea is that a diverse campus benefits everyone. The fact is that *maybe* 200 fewer white or asian kids get in, out of 20,000 applications. Harvard could simply accept 200 more and call it a day, if they wanted, but they *like* and *choose* to reject as many as possible. In fact, they encourage kids with no chance to get in to apply, just to keep the admit rate low.
So no, you aren't getting into harvard, with or without AA. The greater uproar should be over the far lower standards for athletes, as i just don't see how that contributes anything of value to a place like that.
Under the quota system, none would ever do group work with black/hispanic classmates. It was assumed they didn't belong. Since those minorities graduated at 20% lower rate, there's an argument the system didn't benefit them either.
So why is a bunch of black students who did earn their way demanding a return to this? "Not enough here look like me." What, skin color is all that matters? They can't make friends who aren't black? What's especially hilarious is these groups are usually from the more affluent black families, certainly not the detroit ghetto. They have more in common with most of the white students than they would've with the black students who used to get in only cause of quotas.
I honestly could not care less if you keep responding to me or not, contrary to what you may have falsely convinced yourself about you you are not that important, certainly not when your arguments are so poorly constructed and are backed by childish and backwards thinking.
The only reason I wasted time with you at all is because I was interested seeing what makes a person favor one type of racism over the other.
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."