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Ms. Yertle

(466 posts)
1. I'm a little conflicted about this
Sat May 16, 2015, 09:19 AM
May 2015

Diversity is a worthy goal, but people aren't just representatives of their group; they are individuals. The individual who doesn't get into Harvard on the basis of his/her ethnicity is harmed for life.

I'm a little conflicted about this Ms. Yertle May 2015 #1
It's a balancing act madville May 2015 #2
They don't have to, they could just admit the most able students. N.T. Donald Ian Rankin May 2015 #8
They think that is achieved by a formula of test scores and GPA. Most universities don't. pnwmom May 2015 #14
Why do they have to do that? Snow Leopard May 2015 #10
It needs to be a cross-section of the population. madville May 2015 #13
Oh please! There's always Yale rusty fender May 2015 #3
And Princeton, Stanford, Cal, Columbia.... nt hifiguy May 2015 #12
On a more serious note... rusty fender May 2015 #4
Without some diversity standards what would happen FLPanhandle May 2015 #5
Plus factor in that tests like the SAT madville May 2015 #15
Maybe it's time they review the criteria they're using if it's giving them such lopsided results? Chathamization May 2015 #6
Flip it around 1939 May 2015 #7
DU would be outraged and politicians would be queueing up to denounce the college. Nye Bevan May 2015 #21
wouldn't the right approach be to not ask gender/race/sexual orientation etc. on applications? DeadEyeDyck May 2015 #9
but but... GummyBearz May 2015 #11
can't we have an argument without wings? DeadEyeDyck May 2015 #31
Are you speaking for MLK? gollygee May 2015 #38
I am a black man that does not want to be judged by colour of my skin. DeadEyeDyck May 2015 #42
actually, Martin Luther King supported affirmative action JustinL May 2015 #41
Harvard has to deal with paid agents gaming their admissions system, too daredtowork May 2015 #16
Finally LittleBlue May 2015 #17
I guess they want the same numbers they have at UCLA and UC Berkeley mnhtnbb May 2015 #18
Ban discrimination by race and also ban legacy preferences. Nye Bevan May 2015 #19
So what happens when colleges are full of Asians and Whites only? FLPanhandle May 2015 #20
I don't know what the answer is but the article suggests DemocratSinceBirth May 2015 #22
No it doesn't FLPanhandle May 2015 #24
From the Original Poster's article: DemocratSinceBirth May 2015 #25
Yes, but when you account for that percentage also applying at other schools too FLPanhandle May 2015 #27
That's kind of an offensive post. Nye Bevan May 2015 #23
Not meant to be offensive FLPanhandle May 2015 #29
Or maybe no federal money going to schools with selective admissions. That'd take care of Chathamization May 2015 #30
Scores and Grades are not the only basis on judging who is a worthy student alphafemale May 2015 #26
I know you didn't mean it but DemocratSinceBirth May 2015 #32
Never feign interest in higher math. alphafemale May 2015 #37
So asians lack life and flair, plus they are boring at parties AngryAmish May 2015 #34
No. You're saying that. alphafemale May 2015 #36
I don't think race-based preferences become either more or less legal/moral because they harm Romulox May 2015 #28
This is a really difficult subject... DemocratSinceBirth May 2015 #33
First, the idea Harvard limits their undergrads to such a low number reeks AngryAmish May 2015 #35
We are debating this because serious efforts to provide equal educational Vattel May 2015 #39
Just another example of how humans can't have everything The2ndWheel May 2015 #40
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