This is not to argue that Blacks should be maintained in such positions, but their contrived exclusion merits equally contrived rectification. Tutors in UC outreach programs taught students to emphasize their social and economic disadvantages in their application essay.
Yet even a modest congressional proposal to require institutions to disclose more information on legacy admissions failed, and after a brief period of heated interest in the topic of legacy preferences through the election, members of Congress seem to have set the issue aside possibly because so many of them, as graduates from elite institutions, either have benefited from legacy preferences or expect their children to be able to do so.
Never mind that the drops at other campuses were much smaller. Finally, even if identifiable blacks were harmed by identifiable social practices, it is not clear that most forms of Affirmative Action are appropriate to restore the situation.
Previously these lowered expectations had applied only to minorities but they would now technically apply to all students. Affirmative action labels the recipients as lacking ability and mentally mediocre. To give an obvious example, a racially diverse community needs a racially diverse police force if the police are to gain the trust of all parts of the community and if one part of the community is not to feel dominated by the other part.
It is the violation of this fact that is largely responsible for the widespread whisper in the medical field at least in New York "Never go to a Black physician under 40" referring to the fact that AA has affected the medical system during the past twenty years.
Although it's not that good now, if the courts came to more defiant standards it could improve. Consider the sheer rough percentages of those who qualify for Affirmative Action programs.
The goal of Weak Affirmative Action is equal opportunity to compete, not equal results.
Like when the question "Because of past discrimination, should qualified blacks receive preference over equally qualified whites in such matters as getting jobs or into colleges or not.
Ina book by Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Golden unearthed more about how Harvard uses the admissions process to court its alumni and big donors. Increasingly, racial preference affirmative action is an inadequate tool against inequality and in fact is now causing more injustice and inequality problems than it is intended to solve.
Furthermore, it is not clear that all blacks were harmed in the same way or whether some were unjustly harmed or harmed more than poor whites and others e.
Suppose further that Michael Jordan and I are in high school together and we are both qualified to play basketball, only he is far better than I.
Afterthe university could no longer use race within this second tier, and the surrogates for race it had developed netted a lower percentage of minorities from this tier than pure racial targeting.
Strong Affirmative Action is reverse discrimination. After a group of Yale Law School students demanded their records, that school decided to discard its admissions records altogether. While the practice of race-based affirmative action in higher education has been extensively debated, a larger and older form of preferential admissions treatment has received remarkably scant attention.
The percentage of students who benefit from affirmative action at the college level is miniscule. The students who benefit the most from common admission policies are rich students through legacy admits (I wish the court would rule against that practice) and through this hidden and common practice that is illustrated by this article in The New.
Essay Affirmative Action in College Admissions Affirmative Action in College Admissions Affirmative Action has become one of the most controversial issues regarding college admissions.
It is an issue that exposes profiling to its highest extent. The Case Against Affirmative Action Louis P.
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Blum and his organization have been involved in anti-affirmative action cases and most recently backed a challenge to race-based admissions at the University of Texas that centered on a white student.Affirmative action produces double standard in college admission essay