Any body else find this as messed up as I do?
This is ridiculous, has my alma mater gone nuts? I get wanting to help disenfranchised people have a better shot at getting into college, but anything that factors race into the equation is just not a good way of going about it in my view.
If you want to help minorities because they are more likely to be poor and go to a bad school, maybe you push an agenda that helps poor students from bad schools get into college. If it’s run properly the proportion of black, hispanic, white, asian, etc should closely reflect the proportion of those populations who are considered poor and/or from bad schools. So it should in theory help a proportionally larger set of minorities since they are more likely to be poor or under educated.
If you can’t tell, I’m not a fan of affirmative action. I get why it’s there, but I think there are better ways to make changes than using race as a deciding factor in something.