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To: Buckeye McFrog


Just be black.

20 points on their 100 point scale are for skin color.

Google “RIT affirmative action univ of Michigan” - should get a white paper - PRO Aff Action - that laid out their whole program.

Being black - regardless of your socio -economic status - menaing son of 2 Drs gets the same treatment - was worth 20 points. Same as Div 1 Football player - it was max you could score.

They whine about it, media discusses it = and you think - well - what’s so bad about a thumb on the scale. Then - investigate it = and you find ou they had a leg on the scale.

And - UT is WORSE than Michigan for race advantages.

29 posted on 02/21/2012 8:37:28 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell (question,.)
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To: Eldon Tyrell
Found the white paper. Some highlights:
The maximum number of points possible is 150. Students who receive 100 or more points are automatically admitted, students who receive 90 and 99 are placed on the waiting list, and students who receive less than 90 are automatically rejected.

Points are accumulated under two categories, the first of which is called “Academic factors” and the second of which is called “Other factors”. Under Academic factors, a total of 110 points can be earned. Under Other factors, a total of 45 points can be earned.

The Academic factors include grade point average, which can yield a maximum of 80 points; SAT scores, which can yield a maximum of 12 points; the quality of the school from which the student comes, which can yield up to 10 points; and the difficulty of the school curriculum, which can yield up to 8 points.


Rather, the controversy is based on the Miscellaneous subcategory that appears in the category of Other factors. In this category, a student can earn 20 points if he or she possesses any one of the following attributes (students cannot score points for more than one attribute): the student is judged to have a social-economic disadvantage, he or she is a scholarship athlete, he or she receives discretionary support from the Provost, or the student is an underrepresented minority.

A back-door way to achieve affirmative action. Grades count seven times as much as SAT scores. So if you go to a school where disruption and absenteeism are rampant, and the teacher is happy enough with you to give you an A for just showing up and not pulling a knife on her, you get in.
31 posted on 02/22/2012 4:58:35 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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