This could hurt AA (if it hasn't happened before)





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Discus: What Are My Chances?: December 2002 Archive: This could hurt AA (if it hasn't happened before)
By Sabzevarian (Sabzevarian) on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 05:22 pm: Edit

ugh, wrong forum=/

Some very rich white student with good stats (ie 1520 SAT, 770's SAT II, 3.9GPA) submits his application, but checks black for his race. The guy gets in, but then is kicked out for being white. The student takes the case to the courts, with his fathers money. That could really hurt AA, because it would be all out in the open, for the whole world to see, how race can be used for discrimination.

By Tim on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 05:47 pm: Edit

Not really. He'd be kicked out for dishonesty, not for being white, whether or not he would have got in without checking black.

Tim

By Spacecandle (Spacecandle) on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 06:28 pm: Edit

Why would he still get in, Tim?

By lawyerwannabe on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 06:29 pm: Edit

Yeah. When you sign/electronic sign the app, you are signing a contract that dsays your info is true. Lying on anything would a breach of that contract.

By lawyerwannabe on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 06:31 pm: Edit

"says" instead of "dsays" above.
Also, what do you mean Spacecandle? Why would he still get in? Tim didn't say that.

By Tim on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 07:12 pm: Edit

I don't think Affirmative Action is that bad that it has become impossible for a white guy with 1520 SAT to get in. Whether or not the black advantage he received by dishonesty was the determining factor in admitting him, he still deserves to get kicked out for gross dishonesty.

Tim

By Cracka on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 07:35 pm: Edit

Here's a question: If a white guy checks that he's black on his app, how will they ever know? It's not like they go around and check that everyone is the same race as they said.

By ryo on Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 07:45 pm: Edit

Is it all out in the open. Mainstream media has just done a bad job covering it.

http://www.sandiego.edu/~e_cook/vault/medical/losangeles/ucla-med-99.html

The main argument for AA now is diversity as a compelling state interest. Basically, your civil right to be judged on your merit per the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is superceded by the universities desire to have enough black people… regardless of their merit.


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