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Fri Oct 9, 2020, 02:41 PM

Meanwhile, the evil continues in the background

This just pisses me off

https://news.yahoo.com/u-sues-yale-university-over-222728025.html

The U.S. Department of Justice sued Yale University on Thursday, accusing the Ivy League school of illegally discriminating against Asian and white applicants in undergraduate admissions.

The lawsuit escalates the Trump administration's push against affirmative action in admissions to elite universities, after it publicly supported a lawsuit by Asian-American students accusing Harvard University of discriminating against them.

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Applicants must be "judged by their character, talents, and achievements and not the color of their skin," said Eric Dreiband, an assistant attorney general for civil rights. "To do otherwise is to permit our institutions to foster stereotypes, bitterness, and division."


So our Justice Department is using the Civil Rights Division to sue a private university under the Civil Rights Act to disallow diversity admissions.

That is just evil. And I am a white guy who just had a white daughter go through an college admissions.


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genxlib Oct 2020 OP
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2020 #1
genxlib Oct 2020 #2
maxsolomon Oct 2020 #3
genxlib Oct 2020 #4
maxsolomon Oct 2020 #5

Response to genxlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 04:00 PM

1. I have long thought that highly selective schools ought

to admit by lottery. They set what ever the minimum requirements are for admission, then toss all those applicants who qualify into some kind of pile, and pull out at random until they've filled up the incoming class.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 04:11 PM

2. Sometimes it feels that random anyway

By the time you get to that level of achievement, it really is hard to distinguish which ones will be successful by a few percentage points.

I think your idea has merit.

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Response to genxlib (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 04:31 PM

3. I guess racism is over, then?

Such bullshit. Affirmative Action gives a leg up to kids that have been disadvantaged by circumstance of birth in a racist nation.

My kid graduated with a 3.85 GPA in Bioengineering, but it took him 3 years to get into Med School - he had to volunteer tutoring underprivileged kids in STEM and volunteer at a hospital with the "No One Dies Alone" program. He understood, didn't whine about it, and it's made him a better man.

White Men have to work for it now, big whoop.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 04:40 PM

4. Congrats to your son

It is a sad state of affairs but I am glad that your son was able to face it head on and get over that particular hurdle.

It sure looks like the GOP wants to backtrack on the partial progress that has been made.

I wish I could say more but I can't even imagine the anger and frustration that minority communities feel in this Country. I acknowledge the White Privilege that my family has and I will try my best to make it better.

PS my daughter is going into Biomedical Engineering too but is only a Freshman. But she has no interest in med school. She said she considered it but doesn't like to touch people so that was a deal breaker for her. She seems fascinated with genetics so I suspect she will go down that path.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 05:23 PM

5. Thanks, that was a while ago.

He's in his 3rd year of Residency now.

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