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    2017.08.01 - Trump Inquiry Into Discrimination of White College Students

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politi...cid=spartanntp

    Welcome to the 1950s. Are we great yet?
    FACT: Only 19.41% of total US Citizens made the effort to place their vote for Trump, and he won. GET OUT AND VOTE!

    Trump/Russia Timeline: http://billmoyers.com/story/trump-russia-timeline/

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    Oh for goodness sake, could it get any more blatant?

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    I am once again seeing a pattern. Good thing Ivanka is there or else co-ed colleges would be a thing of the past, too. /s

    FACT: Only 19.41% of total US Citizens made the effort to place their vote for Trump, and he won. GET OUT AND VOTE!

    Trump/Russia Timeline: http://billmoyers.com/story/trump-russia-timeline/

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    I have heard that Affirmative Action, benefited white woman more than any other group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FinallyRegistered View Post
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politi...cid=spartanntp

    Welcome to the 1950s. Are we great yet?
    And nothing will come of it, but it will stir up more resentment toward minorities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer17 View Post
    And nothing will come of it, but it will stir up more resentment toward minorities.
    The fact that it's a topic kills me. People who think it is okay to treat anyone as 'less than' now have been given the power to think that is okay again - and that it is actually 'in fashion'. I can't believe that we are here (again). This is not okay.
    FACT: Only 19.41% of total US Citizens made the effort to place their vote for Trump, and he won. GET OUT AND VOTE!

    Trump/Russia Timeline: http://billmoyers.com/story/trump-russia-timeline/

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    Oh, please. There is no discrimination against white college applicants in favor of brown folks. Real talk, people. What the hell is he trying to stir up now?
    The truth is rarely pure and never simple. - Oscar Wilde

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    All countries have some affirmative action policies, our are more geared to immigrants whose first language is not English and bright students whose social situation has not been as conducive to high achievement as others.

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    This is me:



    FACT: Only 19.41% of total US Citizens made the effort to place their vote for Trump, and he won. GET OUT AND VOTE!
    FACT: Only 19.41% of total US Citizens made the effort to place their vote for Trump, and he won. GET OUT AND VOTE!

    Trump/Russia Timeline: http://billmoyers.com/story/trump-russia-timeline/


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    Affirmative action does not equal discrimination against white people.
    The truth is rarely pure and never simple. - Oscar Wilde

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    http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank...ams-on-campus/

    As of 2014 63% of Americans agree with Affirmative Action which closely mirrors the 2003 research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer17 View Post
    I have heard that Affirmative Action, benefited white woman more than any other group.
    When affirmative action was began, women needed it, education changed everything for women, that and birth control.
    White women benefited greatly from AA, it changed everything.
    Now that more women are accepted into colleges than men, AA is used primarily for race, class and disability, except in STEM where women are still underrepresented and discriminated against.
    The idea is to level the playing field.

    Getting rid of affirmative action now is not going to hurt white women. Except in STEM.

    Here’s What Happens When You Ban Affirmative Action In College Admissions

    The latest SCOTUS case against affirmative action was brought by a white woman that felt she was discriminated against by the University of Texas because of AA.
    She lost, 4-3.

    Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action in College Admissions
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    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post
    So students that have higher test scores and higher GPA's, are routinely passed over for students with lower scores and GPA's, and they are not supposed to question the legality of it? Everyone is supposed to shrug and accept being passed over by the University they want to attend?

    What is wrong with having the courts look into it?

    I thought this article did a good job explaining the lawsuits in the past 2 years, that are still outstanding---


    Inequality Discriminatory Racial Preferences in College Admissions Return to the Supreme Court: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin


    This term, the U.S. Supreme Court is reconsidering whether it is constitutional for the University of Texas at Austin to use race in its undergraduate admissions decisions, to the detriment of some students and the benefit of others. In Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, Abigail Fisher argues that the school’s policy of giving racial preferences to preferred minorities is discriminatory and violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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    Admissions Scandal at the University of Texas

    Since the Fifth Circuit issued its decision, a scandal at the University of Texas has revealed that university officials had another, secret admissions process that they never revealed to the courts, raising a serious ethical issue about the university’s lack of candor and honesty to the tribunal. The Board of Regents of the University of Texas system commissioned an outside investigation by Kroll, Inc., an international investigative consulting firm, which issued a devastating and highly critical report in February 2015 on the undisclosed admissions process.[34]

    The investigation revealed that university officials regularly overrode the “holistic review” to allow politically connected individuals, such as state legislators and members of the university’s Board of Regents, to get family members and other friends admitted. Kroll found that many of these students were admitted “despite grades and test scores substantially below the median for admitted students.”[35]

    In fact, the admission rate for applicants under this secret review was 72 percent, while the admission rate for students through the “holistic review” was only 16 percent. In 29 percent of the cases Kroll reviewed, “the files suggest that ethnic, racial, and state geographical diversity may have been an important consideration,” making race and ethnicity an even more important factor in these “secret” admissions than in the holistic
    administration process.[36] Kroll concluded that the files confirmed that particular applicants were “admitted at the request of the President [of UT–Austin] over the assessment of the Admissions Office.”[37]

    Thus, the bad faith of UT–Austin administrators in failing to tell the truth about the admissions policy the first time around could be an unexpected factor in the Supreme Court’s reconsideration of the issue.

    http://www.heritage.org/poverty-and-...ons-return-the
    Your link is old, they lost.
    The second case was decided and Fischer lost again, 4-3

    SCOTUS Blog: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

    Judgment: Affirmed, 4-3, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on June 23, 2016. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion, in which Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Thomas joined. Justice Kagan took no part in the consideration or decision of the case.
    Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

    President Obama hailed the decision. “I’m pleased that the Supreme Court upheld the basic notion that diversity is an important value in our society,” he told reporters at the White House. “We are not a country that guarantees equal outcomes, but we do strive to provide an equal shot to everybody.”

    Justice Kennedy, writing for the majority, said courts must give universities substantial but not total leeway in designing their admissions programs.

    “A university is in large part defined by those intangible ‘qualities which are incapable of objective measurement but which make for greatness,’” Justice Kennedy wrote, quoting from a landmark desegregation case. “Considerable deference is owed to a university in defining those intangible characteristics, like student body diversity, that are central to its identity and educational mission.”

    “But still,” Justice Kennedy added, “it remains an enduring challenge to our nation’s education system to reconcile the pursuit of diversity with the constitutional promise of equal treatment and dignity.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoneyWest View Post
    This is hella affirmative action for white people, IMO. Your family donated big bucks to a university? You're getting in. Terrible transcript and no extracurriculars? You're in.
    Rich people or family of well connected white people. I would bet that there are no poor white people who benefited.

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