A fellow teacher, Hispanic male, also applied to UT Austin--had much lower GPA and GRE--WE EXCHANGED INFO. He was admitted and was appalled I was not. He was a nice guy and a good teacher but his race/ethnicity got him IN with MONEY to pay his way.
I eventually retook the GRE and made the 94th percentile, so they took me, but we moved to AL where I completed my MS.
In AL, I worked with a black woman who was admitted to UA Tuscaloosa conditionally because she had neither the grades nor the test scores to be admitted otherwise. She was, after all, a diversity number.
To me, the liberal definition of diversity is race first, educational success last.
I grew up next to an Underground Railroad town. My parents taught me, “don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” It was understood it had multiple meanings. I accompanied my mother to a master’s degree class and heard her bitterly complain about how much was paid in books and tuition and the blacks had everything paid for. Even as young as I was, with her fellow students not even able to speak decent English in a master’s program class, I knew it was very wrong.
Stories like yours are why I could care less about anything else as long as these policies are legal and in place; it is open economic war, with demographic consequences.
In my town the largest families were those of the public employees (cops, teachers, etc.); they had great pay & benefits, and employment-for-life. We recently had a settlement with the NAACP whereby Newark NJ could keep its residency requirement for police jobs, but we had to admit their residents into our police tests; new hires are tokens, and local whites who worked hard to get those jobs are basically shut out (and will be for some time; any departments hiring are expected to first hire the hundreds of urban police that were laid off in the last few years).
It is bizarre to see the apathy of “Anglo-Americans” to the destruction of their way of life; it is rapidly disappearing.
Racial diversity is a classic example of favoring a person because of who he/her daddy is.