Skip to comments.Colleges Worry That Court Could Make Diversity Harder to Maintain
Posted on 02/21/2012 6:54:26 PM PST by reaganaut1
The news that the Supreme Court is revisiting the use of race as a factor in admissions decisions, just nine years after upholding it in a University of Michigan case, has admissions officials worried about maintaining diversity and confounded that the question is being reconsidered so soon.
Nine years, when youre talking about a decision of this magnitude, it really took me aback, said Tom Parker, the dean of admissions at Amherst College. What happens with the next president, the next Supreme Court appointee? Do we revisit it again, so that higher education is zigging and zagging? If the court says that any consideration of race whatsoever is prohibited, then were in a real pickle. Bright kids have no interest in homogeneity. They find it creepy.
While a handful of states have laws banning affirmative action, most colleges and universities seeking a diverse student body do consider race in admissions, said Ada Meloy, general counsel of the American Council on Education.
You cant give extra points or say youre looking for three more black students, she said. That would be dangerous. But reviewing the entirety of an application, colleges and universities that use holistic admissions talk about, Heres this person, from this part of the country, who went to this kind of high school, is of this ethnicity and would bring these qualities.
And if they could no longer be allowed to do that, admissions officials say, it would be impossible to maintain their current level of diversity.
We do focus on socioeconomic status and other factors, and theyre helpful, but without race-conscious admissions, I dont think we could get the same results, said Stephen Farmer, vice provost at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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It doesn’t surprise me at all. They are focused on a utopian desire to achieve equality of result - it’s just that the desired result has shifted from the eugenics movement of the 1920s to the progressive socialism of the 2010s.
So did their standards, but they took care of that, didn’t they, with all those worthless departments and majors.
They don’t have diversity of opinions. Why should they worry about diversity of anything else?
Why are they whining? They’ve been ignoring the court for the past 9 years as it is.
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The essential truth of Nathan Bedford's first maximum of American politics (all politics in America is not local but ultimately racial) is confirmed by this article.
....so NOT discriminating by race is racist?
If they had done what was right in the first place, universities would not have to worry about the courts letting them use discriminatory quotas in favor of politically correct groups.
There is no real evidence that ethnic diversity improves a university. Most Asian nations do very well without much diversity at all.
They say that like it's a bad thing.
“Diversity” = discrimination against Caucasians.
“Homogeneity” = stopping discrimination against Caucasians.
Caucasians AND Asians.
I'm sure most kids could care less about homogeneity. They mostly just want to drink beer and give each other wedgies.
Exactly. Most kids don't worry about the race of their fellow students. If the grades are there, they are accepted. jmo
I'm willing to bet that if you asked most kids on a college campus today if they believed in homogeneity, they would answer that " sure, even one has a right to their own sexual preferences " :-)
even one = everyone
funny you should mention ... a local car dealer offered a discount to members of local Christian churches. Don’t guess how long that lasted before they were sued for discrimination.
That’s because they study social sciences mostly and are used as tools of the left.
But this is my idea, make all leftists receive their medical care from affirmative action doctors.
I like your idea!
“The essential truth of Nathan Bedford’s first maximum of American politics (all politics in America is not local but ultimately racial) is confirmed by this article.”
I can’t argue with this maxim.
But - if true - what does this portend for the future?
And, how much longer before the boiling point is reached?
NAH! It's NEVER the fault of the Educrats. They would be more likely to find minority students inferior because of their race.
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Not if the other students in the same classes are excelling. It will then be apparent that some students just don't put forth the effort.
The news yesterday was that Obama has set up an African Americans for Obama movement. Can you imagine a, "whites for George Bush" movement and the reaction it would have generated?
I think they're looking for violence this summer and will exploit both of these Astroturf movements to gain it.
Maybe that’s what is needed is a ‘whites for X’ movement. They won’t be able to complain without being shown for what they are.
Actually, they couldn't care less about homogeneity.
Colleges Worry That Court Could Make Racial Discrimination Harder to Maintain
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