objective qualifications and the subjective standard. you ignore the second part which holds that if there is one job or seat, the MOST qualified person for that seat should get it
is the 15th fastest sprinter in the USA deserving of one of three positions on the Olympic team instead of the three fastest runners?
that is what you are arguing and its what blacks who want affirmative action want
is a black with a 3.2 average and a 85th percentile LSAT score more qualified for the last seat at Michigan Law school over 400 whites with 3.7 GPAs and 98th percentile LSAT scores?
does a school that has an average successful applicant of 3.2 and an 85th LSAT percentile have lower standards compared to one where the average successful applicant has a 3.7 GPA and a 98th percentile score?
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
There will always be acceptances at the lower end of standards. Claiming that people let in at the lower end of standards are lowering the standards is dishonest. The standard is not lowered, it is met.
And, while we're looking at this honestly, let's remember that there are qualifications other than gpa and sat which add to those.