Skip to comments.Campus diversity suffers under race-blind policies (Liberal Berkeley suffers)
Posted on 04/21/2012 8:08:31 PM PDT by jazusamo
BERKELEY, California Fifteen years ago, California voters were asked: Should colleges consider a student's race when they decide who gets in and who doesn't?
With an emphatic "no," they made California the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in public university admissions, as well as hiring and contracting.
Since then, California's most selective public colleges and graduate schools have struggled to assemble student bodies that reflect the state's demographic mix.
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By that (twisted) logic, the much-vaunted HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) should kick out 87% of their student body, and replace the vast majority of them with white students.
How about the focus on developing student bodies that belong there.
Exactly, and not only CA but the whole country.
Who in God’s name would want to subject himself to a black doctor or surgeon, knowing that that doctor or surgeon may have been coddled through school thanks to “affirmative action”? Who could trust any black professional for that matter? But mostly, how can brilliant black professionals who worked their asses off and earned (and deserve) everything they attained just sit back and allow their own accomplishments and credibility to be tainted by “affirmative action” policies?
Man, if I was black I think I would scream to the heavens to dump “affirmative action” in the ocean somewhere.
What an insulting slap in the face “affirmative action” is to smart, hard-working blacks who deserve respect.
Not to mention, there should be quotas in the NBA, to ensure that all groups are represented properly.
Why is it that, if a minority group dominates certain areas, such as football or basketball, that simply reflects who the best players are, and is not discriminatory.
But, if we have minority groups under-represented, as we see in the case of these California colleges, liberals get their panties in a twist about that situation.
And, if we’re in a post-racial period of racial harmony and all that, why is anyone even checking to see what the racial composition of these colleges are in the first place?
People with the intelligence and work ethic don't need affirmative action to get an education and become successful in whatever field they choose, minorities or not.
Since the 70s, and the urgency for ‘diversity’ on campuses, the most negatively impacted colleges have been the formerly prestigious women’s and black colleges. The top women and black students now want to go to formerly all male and virtually all white Harvard, Princeton, Yale, not Smith, Vassar or Howard.
Maybe homey and Juan should pull up their pants and study more.
Who in his right mind would vote for an Affirmative Action President?
Fall of 1977 my freshman year at college.
"Oh, you only got into Harvard because you're black."
No knowledge of me
what I'd done in school
Not to mention it tends to illustrate the Peter Principle in practice. Imagine the pressure to succeed at the Ivy League when the competence and comfort level is a mainstream college or U. Or at a mainstream U. when a small college or juco is the best fit.
Or at the big law firm that accepts the 2.5 GPA student when everyone there knows the reason for the hire. It’s one thing to set goals high, it’s another thing to give oneself a reasonable chance to attain them.
>>>have struggled to assemble student bodies that reflect the state’s demographic mix<<<
I just had this thought that our descendents will see this kind of effort as a bizarre misapplication of knowledge, like trying to transmute other elements into gold or searching for the philosopher’s stone. Why would anyone want to go through the trouble and the stress of trying to create in a group of people the statistical likeness of the larger population around them? Even an effort as seemingly simple-minded as trying to mirror the statistical percentages of races and ethnicities runs into more variables than any human selection process can handle. I can see my great-great-grandson slapping his history book with a stupid grin and thinking, “They must have been just effing idiots.”
They are moving fast to re-establish their illegal system of race discrimination, aren’t they.
Affirmative action is a cancer. Not only is it a slap in the face to blacks - - especially bright, hard-working blacks - - but to add injury to insult, it causes a festering suspicion and resentment among many whites who have at the same time been subliminally, unconsciously, given an unsolicited reason to look down their noses with a feeling of superiority. Wow, what a great idea those pandering, white, plantation Democrats had when they came up with "affirmative action" for their slaves. Astonishingly, the slaves apparently love it enough to keep voting Democrat, en masse.
/disgusted head shake
Oh the horror, that liberals wallow in misery when everyone has an equal shot at success!