Skip to comments.New Studies Show Severe Racial Discrimination at University of Wisconsin
Posted on 09/14/2011 6:03:26 AM PDT by reaganaut1
(Madison, WI) Two studies released today by the Center for Equal Opportunity reveal severe discrimination based on race and ethnicity in undergraduate and law school admissions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with African Americans and Latinos given preference over whites and Asians.
The studies are based on data supplied by the schools themselves, some of which the university had refused to turn over until a lawsuit was filed by CEO and successfully taken all the way to the state supreme court. The studies were prepared by Dr. Althea Nagai, a research fellow at CEO, and can be viewed on the organizations website, www.ceousa.org.
CEO president Roger Clegg will answer questions about the studies when they are formally released at a press conference today at 11:00 a.m. at the DoubleTree hotel in Madison525 W. Johnson St.
The odds ratio favoring African Americans and Hispanics over whites was 576-to-1 and 504-to-1, respectively, using the SAT and class rank while controlling for other factors. Thus, the median composite SAT score for black admittees was 150 points lower than for whites and Asians, and the Latino median SAT score was 100 points lower. Using the ACT, the odds ratios climbed to 1330-to-1 and 1494-to-1, respectively, for African Americans and Hispanics over whites.
For law school admissions, the racial discrimination found was also severe, with the weight given to ethnicity much greater than given to, for example, Wisconsin residency. Thus, an out-of-state black applicant with grades and LSAT scores at the median for that group would have had a 7 out 10 chance of admission and an out-of-state Hispanic a 1 out of 3 chancebut an in-state Asian with those grades and scores had a 1 out of 6 chance and an in-state white only a 1 out of 10 chance.
CEO chairman Linda Chavez noted: This is the most severe undergraduate admissions discrimination that CEO has ever found in the dozens of studies it has published over the last 15 years. Chavez also noted: The studies show that literally hundreds of students applying as undergrads or to the law school 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 parents came from the wrong countries.
Roger Clegg added: The latest census figures have dramatically underscored that America is increasingly multiethnic and multiracial. In such country, is simply untenable for our institutionsincluding public universitiesto engage in politically correct but divisive and unfair discrimination.
The Center for Equal Opportunity recently joined an amicus brief challenging the use of racial preferences at the University of Texas, in a case for which review by the U.S. Supreme Court will be sought this week.
Yet we live in a world of reputed white racism. Meanwhile virtually every school, the feds, cities, courts, corporations, media - all are run by liberals with pro minority policies. Where is the source of all this racism in today’s society?
academics and liberals will see nothing wroing with this, as a form of atonement and “reparations”
unless and until their own childern and grnadchildren are rejected for admissions because of their non-PC skin colors and ethnicism
I suspect Wisconsin is probably typical of all our colleges and law/medical schools
Liberals are anti-white racists and anti-male sexists, simple enough.
Favoring blacks to whites by 576 to 1?
I can’t comprehend a liberal trying to defend this.
Wouldn’t Full Reparations include relocation to one’s continent of ancestry?
what exactly are the Asians having to atone for other than working hard?
Brilliant! Now that's what I'm talking about!
How about a class action lawsuit against UW?
Corporations also have fully embedded racial preference policies. Many vendors cannot work for major corporations without demonstrating a set percentage of minority employees.
What do ASIANS have to atone for? Easy answer—Working very hard and actually SUCCEEDING!! Unforgivable.
1...2...3 and a herd of liberal whites dash through the door to file their reparations lawsuits...easy money, man, easy money! Gimme, gimme, gimme!
“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.”
2/5ths of the worlds population is Asian. They should never be considered a minority. They are hard working though, no doubt. If they could dump the commies they would be an economic force to be reckoned with.
National Review noted that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, that strong advocate of Affirmative Action for others had, over the course of 13 years, hired 57 law clerks to work for her, of which NONE were black.
Perhaps this is why a college degree is no longer the ticket to prosperity it once was. Once you admit a less academically qualified candidate you either must remediate them or continue the lowered standards through to matriculation.
You then get what we see today:
1. Thousands with half a degree and debt.
2. Thousands with college degrees and fluff for brains.
Everything liberals touch turns to lead.
I know of an econ prof at a Big Ten school who promotes homosexuals exclusively in the grad program. The further you go, the further you go.
The marksmanship training for the UW-Madison faculty is pretty entertaining. All the targets are on the top of their shoes.
The studies are available from the site. I hope Governor Scott Walker shows courage on this issue, too.
If the minorities admitted under these policies average 150 SAT points less than the whites ... and if SATs have any predictive capability at all for academic success ... the minorities will not, on average, be taking the top grades.
This has nothing to do with either skin color or even culture. Have you ever watched “Jeopardy” when one of the contestants was slower than the others, and when they did hit the buzzer first was wrong more often than the others? It is painful to watch. And that is what a minority student would feel like in a classroom full of students with higher SATs.
And the drop out statistics usually bear this out — only a small fraction of these affirmative action babies actually graduate.
And I believe that it was Sowell that pointed out that this was a complete tragedy - minorities that could have excelled in a lower tier university are simply overwhelmed at the top tier universities ... and they simply drop out (or switch to black studies).
Ironically, at least some of those relocated back to Africa would likely be kidnapped and sold into slavery by Muslim Arabs, just like their great-great-great-great-grandparents.
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