Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Admissions Policies

It is about time some folks started turning the "affirmative action" debate on its head and pointing out that the real advantages in college admissions are reserved for folks born to alumni.

The alumni - in a country where many non-whites were not allowed to attend colleges until the 50's or 60's, where the public education system has never been truly integrated on terms of educational quality and justice for minorities, and where financial mechanisms of aid were siphoned away from minority candidates - who are overwhelmingly white.

But we've been told for years that we have to remove race consideration from the admissions process because it might give some unfair advantage to someone based merely on their circumstances of birth.

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