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New Studies Show Severe Racial Discrimination at University of Wisconsin
Center for Equal Opportunity ^ | September 13, 2011

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 organization’s 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 Madison—525 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 chance—but 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 institutions—including public universities—to 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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; college; collegeadmissions; quotas
The studies are available from the site. I hope Governor Scott Walker shows courage on this issue, too.
1 posted on 09/14/2011 6:03:36 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

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?


2 posted on 09/14/2011 6:08:33 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: reaganaut1

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


3 posted on 09/14/2011 6:09:32 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: Williams

Liberals are anti-white racists and anti-male sexists, simple enough.


4 posted on 09/14/2011 6:13:47 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: reaganaut1

Favoring blacks to whites by 576 to 1?

I can’t comprehend a liberal trying to defend this.


5 posted on 09/14/2011 6:16:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: silverleaf

Wouldn’t Full Reparations include relocation to one’s continent of ancestry?


6 posted on 09/14/2011 6:16:32 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: silverleaf

what exactly are the Asians having to atone for other than working hard?


7 posted on 09/14/2011 6:16:58 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Rick Perry 2012 !)
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To: silverleaf
I suspect Wisconsin is probably typical of all our colleges and law/medical schools

It is unfortunate that there is no data available for most schools. I suspect that Wisconsin is similar to other states also.

I have been a university faculty for almost 30 years. I do not know of any administrator who is not politically correct. Perhaps there are some closet non PC individuals but I have never met one. Universities as their own little world, have become leftist Utopias in which markets do not exist and outcomes can be engineered by good intentions. One somewhat dirty secret is the level of enrichment that university administatros feel entitled. In every university in which administrators have defined benefit pensions, pension spiking is epidemic.

There is one part of universities that is not politically correct at least in most areas. Doctoral programs in most areas do not have any racial preferences. Medical and law schools are highly politically correct but these programs are not research-oriented. No faculty member wants to supervise an incompetent doctoral student. Faculty only want the most competent. The same faculty are happy to subject society to incompetence fostered by racial preferences but they refuse to subject themselves directly to incompetence of racial preferences.
8 posted on 09/14/2011 6:22:35 AM PDT by businessprofessor
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To: Darteaus94025
Wouldn’t Full Reparations include relocation to one’s continent of ancestry?

Brilliant! Now that's what I'm talking about!

9 posted on 09/14/2011 6:26:18 AM PDT by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: reaganaut1

How about a class action lawsuit against UW?


10 posted on 09/14/2011 6:31:46 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: businessprofessor

Corporations also have fully embedded racial preference policies. Many vendors cannot work for major corporations without demonstrating a set percentage of minority employees.


11 posted on 09/14/2011 6:38:05 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

What do ASIANS have to atone for? Easy answer—Working very hard and actually SUCCEEDING!! Unforgivable.


12 posted on 09/14/2011 6:45:45 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: reaganaut1

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!


13 posted on 09/14/2011 6:58:04 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: reaganaut1

“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.”

Doh!


14 posted on 09/14/2011 7:00:43 AM PDT by Spruce
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To: reaganaut1

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.


15 posted on 09/14/2011 7:01:34 AM PDT by BobinIL
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To: businessprofessor
The same faculty are happy to subject society to incompetence fostered by racial preferences but they refuse to subject themselves directly to incompetence of racial preferences.

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.

16 posted on 09/14/2011 7:18:25 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: silverleaf

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.


17 posted on 09/14/2011 7:28:16 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: businessprofessor

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.


18 posted on 09/14/2011 7:29:49 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Williams
Meanwhile virtually every school, the feds, cities, courts, corporations, media - all are run by liberals with pro minority policies.

Which can breed white racism! It's a perfect self-fulfilling prophecy which the Democrats have been carnival-barking for years!

Dems scream there is white racism so the minorities need added preferences!
So they give minorities added preferences so much so as to ACTUALLY DISCRIMINATE against WHITES! (not make equal in anyway)
This makes the whites dislike or complain about minorities and the preferences!
Thus allows the Dems to say, "See all this white racism?!?"
19 posted on 09/14/2011 7:54:48 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: reaganaut1

The marksmanship training for the UW-Madison faculty is pretty entertaining. All the targets are on the top of their shoes.


20 posted on 09/14/2011 8:26:11 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: reaganaut1

The studies are available from the site. I hope Governor Scott Walker shows courage on this issue, too.


Does the report also reveal the comparative drop-out rates for these affirmative action babies?

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).


21 posted on 09/14/2011 9:28:10 AM PDT by Mack the knife
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To: Darteaus94025
Wouldn’t Full Reparations include relocation to one’s continent of ancestry?

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.

22 posted on 09/14/2011 2:25:10 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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