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    21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    I ran across this Columbus Dispatch Newspaper article from Feb2011 at AmRen's website.

    Why is "skin color" still a qualifying factor for college admission in the 21st century?

    I suspect these policies are a whole lot more wide spread than just Ohio State and Miami universities?

    I thought liberals and the democrat party were suppose to be champions of the victims of racism?

    This is a yes or no/black or white answer with absolutely no grey area to hide behind.

    You either condone and defend racism OR you speak up and publicly denounce it here and now.

    I believe it is safe to assume that any poster who is afraid to cast a vote most likely condones racism.

    I have chosen the username to register with your vote, option...Lets find out who walks the talk.

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stor...dmissions.html

    Ohio State, Miami universities accused of racial bias in admissions
    A group that fights race-based admissions policies at colleges says Ohio State and Miami universities discriminate against white and Asian students by favoring black applicants.

    The Center for Equal Opportunity released a study this morning that it says shows that the schools treat undergraduate students with similar academic records differently.

    It says black students were favored at Miami by a ratio of 10-1 over white students with similar ACT scores, and that the ratio at Ohio State was 8-to-1. When comparing students with similar SAT scores, the group found a ratio of 8-1 ratio at Miami and 3-to-1 at Ohio State.

    "The study shows that many, many students are rejected in favor of students with lower test scores and grades, and the reason is that they have the wrong skin color or their ancestors came from the wrong countries," CEO chairwoman Linda Chavez said in a statement.
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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    I did smell a rat here, thus, NO VOTE.
    Or, after 1,000 or 100 million years of racism against blacks, now, the worm has turned, so how about the same against the "whites" ???
    Of course, I know that this is not right, two wrongs never make one right..
    Can this "social engineering" fix things ?
    ever ??
    This is the question...the answer ??
    I do not think we know this, yet.
    And, I do not buy this business of liberterianism being "superior" to socialiam or vice versa...
    We need a balance between the two based on the progression of man.
    Freedom - for all, or just some ???
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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    The only way to fight racism is to engage in racism.....brilliant.
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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    It defeats the purpose of that quote to give preference to someone based on race.

    Race should not have anything to do with getting into college or getting a job. Racism is wrong regardless of who does it.
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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Race shouldn't be the focus. It should be on economic status. Like Sen Webb said from Virginia, he finds it hard to believe that a poor white kid from coal mining country has advantages over a middle class black kid from NY.

    The fact is the economic class of your parents has more bearing on where you end up than their race.
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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    I voted "Yes." I think affirmative action programs in colleges are extremely valuable...it should extend to scholarship awards and admissions. Look, we continue to under-educate blacks and hispanics. The least we can do is not fail them at the university/college level. I'm all for college populations being made up of the same racial percentages as our country. In the case of blacks, it'd 12.4% (as of the 2000 census).
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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Well, there are many reasons why somebody gets picked, like economic status, parents went to the school, etc. I believe race should be a factor, not the deciding one, however.

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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I voted "Yes." I think affirmative action programs in colleges are extremely valuable...it should extend to scholarship awards and admissions. Look, we continue to under-educate blacks and hispanics. The least we can do is not fail them at the university/college level.
    given the exceedingly high follow on drop out rate - what makes you think that we are helping them by sending them to a college that they are unprepared for, loading them with student debt, and then stacking the deck against them in the matter of actually earning a degree?

    look, i'm all for education reform for our lower income earning populace; and it's true that minorities in particular get screwed by our public education system. but setting them up for failure later in the system isn't the answer.

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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Well, there are many reasons why somebody gets picked, like economic status, parents went to the school, etc. I believe race should be a factor, not the deciding one, however.
    Me? (I actually surprise myself by this opinion, btw.) I think that until the quota's filled, anyone meeting the requirements of the college who's a member of an under-represented race should be admitted solely on that factor.
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    Re: 21st Century Racism Is Thriving In American Academe

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I voted "Yes." I think affirmative action programs in colleges are extremely valuable...it should extend to scholarship awards and admissions. Look, we continue to under-educate blacks and hispanics.
    Who is "we"?

    So it's ok with you if a white/Asian kid does extremely well in high school and is told he/she has to go to an inferior college so a black/hispanic kid with considerably poorer grades can attend. I am not.

    Why stop there, how about making employers pick new hires based on their color and not their skills or grades.
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