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New Studies Show Severe Racial Discrimination at University of Wisconsin
Center for Equal Opportunity ^ | 9/13/2011

Posted on 09/14/2011 5:42:44 PM PDT by Altura Ct.

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: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; bigotry; college; collegeadmissions; lawsuit; quotas; racism

1 posted on 09/14/2011 5:42:48 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Isn’t that where Professor leftie Rogers and all those extremists professors hang out?


2 posted on 09/14/2011 5:46:25 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Being white and male is bad these days. The ‘correction’ will backfire of course. Look out when that occurs.


3 posted on 09/14/2011 5:46:42 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Altura Ct.

They might want to look into Harvard Law.

We know of one idiot grad who shouldn’t have qualified for janitor.


4 posted on 09/14/2011 5:47:36 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Altura Ct.

I heard on the radio a couple of weeks ago that there are now more “latinos” on American “college” campii these days than there are crackers.


5 posted on 09/14/2011 5:51:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Only two things come out of the DemocRAT Party. Fears and Smears.)
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To: Altura Ct.
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.”

That may be the most severe admissions discrimination CEO has ever found but it's not untypical. There are monstrous gaps in academic performance between black and Hispanic applicants accepted in most of the state flagship universities across the country. It's certainly true at Berkeley and Michigan. In fact the gap is so great that universities have done everything in their power to cover it up. So this ought to be nothing new to anyone paying attention.
6 posted on 09/14/2011 5:52:50 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Altura Ct.
Who pays the taxes?

Who's discriminated against?

Why are they such patsies?

7 posted on 09/14/2011 5:58:23 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Altura Ct.

So much for ‘equality.’


9 posted on 09/14/2011 6:02:47 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Da Coyote
They might want to look into Harvard Law.

Only an idiot would think Obama wasn't an affirmative action baby at Harvard. That's why the records are sealed. It's that embarrassing.

But Harvard can do whatever they want. They are a private institution. It's a very different thing for state universities like Berkeley, Wisconsin, Texas, etc. Those are taxpayer supported universities. However Harvard gets a ton of Federal Money for R&D and other projects. I can guarantee you that if Harvard had a policy of radical discrimination against blacks and Hispanics, that they would be cut off the Federal Gravy Train. I'd bet my life savings against the change in your pocket on that. Yes, there is a huge double standard here. Every intelligent person knows it.
10 posted on 09/14/2011 6:03:32 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

PING
Madistan hates white people.


11 posted on 09/14/2011 6:11:58 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Sarah Palin 2012 "Not For Sale!")
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To: Altura Ct.
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.

Holy crap! I was just guessing this and I was right!
12 posted on 09/14/2011 6:17:41 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: TheConservativeParty; Hunton Peck; TaMoDee; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ..
Wisconsin Politics Ping List Ping!
13 posted on 09/14/2011 6:24:26 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Altura Ct.
....African Americans and Latinos given preference over whites and Asians.

It's time to sue. Then sue again, then sue again...

14 posted on 09/14/2011 6:27:30 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Sounds like a class action lawsuit to me. Its how a progressive would handle it. Landmark Legal and Thomas Moore Society should get in first and generate some big fees for additional assaults on progressive institutions.


15 posted on 09/14/2011 6:28:52 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: Da Coyote

>They might want to look into Harvard Law.

We know of one idiot grad who shouldn’t have qualified for janitor.<

My cousin is on her 3rd year at Yale. Believe it or not, one of her “perfessors” still spells definitely’ with an A’. And the teaching assistant is some black dude who talks in ebonics. No one could understand him and no one could understand how this jackass got to be a teaching assistant.


16 posted on 09/14/2011 6:45:43 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: Altura Ct.
"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."

Who knew?

17 posted on 09/14/2011 6:46:30 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: truthguy
Harvard is really no different than OU, UT, and OSU...

They all take Federal monies...in one way or another.

I am a bit confused though....On one hand you say Harvard can do what they want, as they are "private"....on the other you "guarantee"..that if Harvard "discriminated against blacks and Hispanics, that they would be cut off the Federal Gravy Train."

Can you shed some light?

18 posted on 09/14/2011 6:46:36 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: Osage Orange

If you take federal money, you must bow to the federal rules.

Harvard could do what it wants because it doesn’t need those federal dollars, but that wouldn’t be at all politically correct, would it.

After Lawrence Summers gave that commencement address, saying that women had not made many real contributions to science and mathematics, the women at Harvard went nuts, fired Summers, and re-wrote a whole lot of the curriculum to favor women, feminizing the sciences by making it relate more to every day life and the environment. In other words, they dumbed down the science courses in order to feminize them.


19 posted on 09/14/2011 6:53:34 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Altura Ct.

Ridiculous; isn’t it something - you can have Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Taiwanese, Koren and other Asian families come to America where dad barely speaks English. The kids somehow learn English and score at the top half of their classes and qualify to go to prestigious colleges. Same deal with most Indian families.

How do they do that, while other groups can only get in to a big college based on racial quotas?


20 posted on 09/14/2011 6:54:01 PM PDT by srajan
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To: JustaDumbBlonde
Bookmark for later study
21 posted on 09/14/2011 7:01:54 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't wish doom on your enemies. Plan it.)
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To: Osage Orange
I am a bit confused though....On one hand you say Harvard can do what they want, as they are "private"....on the other you "guarantee"..that if Harvard "discriminated against blacks and Hispanics, that they would be cut off the Federal Gravy Train."

Can you shed some light?

You caught a minor error in my analysis. I said Harvard can do what they like but I was assuming that what they like is to discriminate against whites and Asians. That's what they are doing and it doesn't hurt them in the least with the Federal Money. But if they discriminated against blacks and Hispanics they would be cut off at the knees. So you are correct. The double standard applies. The Federal Government would never cut off money from Harvard (or any private school) if they discriminate against whites. That's simply the way it works now. Discrimination against whites and Asians is permitted, encouraged, and committed by the Federal Government.
22 posted on 09/14/2011 7:13:47 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Check out the racist college scholarships that Bill and Melinda Gates dole out. Only minorities, if you are white you are not eligible.

They are called Gate Foundation Millennium Scholarships


23 posted on 09/14/2011 7:16:48 PM PDT by dennisw (nzt - works better if you're already smart)
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To: bronxville

I earned a Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison nearly 30 years ago, and this does not surprise me one bit.


24 posted on 09/14/2011 7:25:53 PM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

So, is this something to report to AttackWatch?


25 posted on 09/14/2011 7:35:48 PM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Altura Ct.
Remember Donna Shalala? Clinton was going to have a cabinet that "looks like America". From Wikipedia:

She... served as Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Under her chancellorship and with her support, the University adopted a broad speech code subjecting students to disciplinary action for communications that were perceived as hate speech. That speech code was later found unconstitutional by a federal judge.[3] Also while chancellor, Shalala supported passage of a revised faculty speech code broadly restricting "harmful" speech in both "noninstructional" and "instructional" settings. The faculty speech code was abolished ten years later, after a number of professors were investigated for alleged or suspected violations.[4]

26 posted on 09/14/2011 7:40:39 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Black Agnes

ping


27 posted on 09/14/2011 7:48:13 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Eva

Harvard STILL wants those bucks...and actually I think they NEED those bucks nowadays.


28 posted on 09/14/2011 8:07:54 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: Altura Ct.

Making sure that they fail the Bar exam..or the Bar exam scores will have to be lowered to make them pass.


29 posted on 09/14/2011 8:21:18 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: allmost
"Being white and male is bad these days."

Actually the 40 year war against White males has been expanded...it includes all Whites now.

If you're not hostile to Whites at every opportunity, you're not cool.

I'm cool because I have a gun in my pocket ever where I go.

30 posted on 09/14/2011 8:29:32 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Everywhere?


31 posted on 09/14/2011 8:39:00 PM PDT by allmost
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To: allmost
"Everywhere? "

Yup...there too.(ahem)

32 posted on 09/14/2011 9:22:03 PM PDT by blam
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To: Altura Ct.

ping


33 posted on 09/14/2011 9:55:53 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Da Coyote

Actually it would be interesting to look at hiring and promotion statistics for the federal government over the past two years.


34 posted on 09/15/2011 2:17:49 AM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: Soul of the South

Let’s face it folks...It’s MADISTAN, WI, the most communist, liberal state capitol city in the nation.

PLEASE do not judge all of Wisconsin by “MADISTAN”


35 posted on 09/15/2011 3:46:26 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: aruanan; Altura Ct.
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.

Furthermore, what isn't mentioned, is that graduates of law schools in Wi (and there are only 2) are automatically admitted to the Wisconsin Bar -- no exam required.

This may mean that there are incompetent lawyer running around here. Certainy, one of them worked for us as an assembler. He'd actually been disbarred and was suing to get his license back. He'd lied on his application because we'd never have hired a lawyer to do electronic assembly.

One day he showed up at work with a magnetic sign on his aging car billing himself as an attorney. He managed to lose the case for one of our other employees who was involved in a child custody case, but billed him for big $$$. TG neither of them work for us anymore.

We just got a letter about the "attorney" who is trying to get a job in TX now. We have to be very careful about how we respond because he turned us into OSHA after he left us before.

36 posted on 09/15/2011 5:23:42 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Osage Orange

Nah, Harvard has such huge private endowment that the federal dollars don’t mean much. What the federal dollars do is allow them to charge tuition on a rolling scale according to family income and background. A student whose parents make less than $60,000 and didn’t graduate from college, can go to Harvard for something like $13,000. That’s what the federal dollars pay for and of course the prestige of any grant work, like the Arsenic in the Water study (which completely phony).


37 posted on 09/15/2011 7:29:50 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Progov
Let’s face it folks...It’s MADISTAN, WI, the most communist, liberal state capitol city in the nation. PLEASE do not judge all of Wisconsin by “MADISTAN”

So we can expect the Republican state legislature and governor to address this with legislation?

38 posted on 09/15/2011 8:12:59 AM PDT by triumphant values
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To: Altura Ct.

I have often wondered; when will the lawsuits start on this issue?


39 posted on 09/15/2011 8:14:07 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: allmost
Being white and male is bad these days.

Almost every major societal institution and all the ruling authorities in America are anti-White. I'm just waiting for the majority of Whites to finally wake up to this fact and do something about it.

40 posted on 09/15/2011 8:15:25 AM PDT by triumphant values
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