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Originally posted by Xaberz
I'm surprised no one mentioned the major difference between sports and academics. The purpose of sports is to compete, where the winners are the ones who practice the most and develop the most skill. If affirmative action was place in sports at that school, the team could potentially lose games.
Whereas, the purpose of schools is to teach students. And by supplying diversity in school, students receive a better education because during classroom discussions, they will hear many more varying responses, thoughts, and opinions from students since the classroom is more diverse. In a way, universities also prepare students for the workplace where they will potentially have to interact with a much more diverse population, and a school that only selects white students isn't going to prepare them for that.
Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
So, you think that the purpose of colleges today is not to compete with other colleges for enrollment?edit on 28/8/2011 by Iamonlyhuman because: (no reason given)