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originally posted by: atomish
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: atomish
I think the largest percentage would be Asian.
The reason is not because of DNA, but cultural differences.
Are there enough Asians applying to colleges here for them to be the majority of the student base at any of the large ones?
I do not know these statistics.
originally posted by: avgguy
a reply to: Edumakated
But when you priority something as stupid as somebody's skin color over grades or an application , even if it gives them a leg up from whatever situation they come from, you're still disenfranchising and being prejudice to another person. You can't just use the excuse that the persons spot they take will just get in somewhere else when all the schools are doing it.
It's ridiculous that because of skin color that somebody can have a twice better chance at getting in than somebody else.
originally posted by: EmmanuelGoldstein
Could you imagine what a college would look like if you couldn't gain acceptance unless you actually scored in the top 3% on entry exams?
Who would the majority of students be?
Male? Female? Other?
White? Black? Asian? Other?
I bet the results would be interesting.
Even among those students, Fisher did not particularly stand out. Court records show her grade point average (3.59) and SAT scores (1180 out of 1600) were good but not great for the highly selective flagship university. The school's rejection rate that year for the remaining 841 openings was higher than the turn-down rate for students trying to get into Harvard. As a result, university officials claim in court filings that even if Fisher received points for her race and every other personal achievement factor, the letter she received in the mail still would have said no. It's true that the university, for whatever reason, offered provisional admission to some students with lower test scores and grades than Fisher. Five of those students were black or Latino. Forty-two were white.
In the Fisher case, while the young woman may have lent her name to the lawsuit, the case before the Court has very little to do with her. Her name appears just five times in the thousands of words that make up the body of the complaint. She has already gone on to graduate from Louisiana State University, her second choice, and is working in finance at a firm in Austin. Asked by a news reporter what harm she had suffered, she cited only her inability to tap into UT's alumni network and possibly missing out on a better first job.