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Old 04-19-2015, 05:22 PM
 
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So it is ok to penalize Asians for the sake of diversity in our universities. And once again it's blacks that are the main beneficiaries of these stupid admission policies. I swear we are living in a f*cked up era where we have to bend over backwards for a certain segment of the population. Who here can agree with this policy? They should not be rewarding anyone extra points due to their skin color. I am completely against penalizing Asians and this makes me sick and I am wondering if anyone agrees with me.

To level playing field, SATs spot blacks 230-pt 'bonus,' penalize Asians 50 pts - National Policy & Issues | Examiner.com

 
Old 04-19-2015, 05:27 PM
 
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No one should be penalized. Those that work hard and meet the criteria should be allowed admission, those that do not should not be allowed admission. Period.

I want you to know I am black. Actually, a mixed-race abomination of black and asian . It's great because I meet people just like you and I take pride in crushing their ill-informed, prejudiced views.

I was never given anything for being black. I was not given pats on the back for subpar work or able to skate by on excuses. Everything I have achieved came from pure hard work and will power. What you see in the media, are the worst examples possible. I know many blacks that have done just as I have. I also know many asians who are complete slackers, but yet, you do not hear about them. It's an even playing field in my world.

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Old 04-19-2015, 05:36 PM
 
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You've got to love the OP, now he's pulling articles from a tabloid website to soothe his hatred of blacks.
 
Old 04-19-2015, 05:38 PM
 
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You've got to love the OP, now he's pulling articles from a tabloid website to soothe his hatred of blacks.
Where is old hag when you need her?
 
Old 04-19-2015, 05:41 PM
 
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You've got to love the OP, now he's pulling articles from a tabloid website to soothe his hatred of blacks.
This tabloid?

For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions - LA Times

If you were Asian of some flavor, you would have to be ticked off by some of the school admission criteria. Some of it is really unfair.

What this country could do is stand down a bit on the need for college anyway.
 
Old 04-19-2015, 05:46 PM
 
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If it is true, it is ridiculous. How about instead of altering the scores, we provide more funding to schools in low income areas so the kids can learn and achieve these scores on their own??
 
Old 04-19-2015, 05:47 PM
 
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You've got to love the OP, now he's pulling articles from a tabloid website to soothe his hatred of blacks.
Here is the actual article with the same info.

For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions - LA Times
 
Old 04-19-2015, 05:48 PM
 
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If it is true, it is ridiculous. How about instead of altering the scores, we provide more funding to schools in low income areas so the kids can learn and achieve these scores on their own??
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Old 04-19-2015, 05:57 PM
 
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I agree penalizing one group and giving points to another is very much unfair.
 
Old 04-19-2015, 06:01 PM
 
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There is no changing of scores. The scores are what they are. But if you compare the scores of black kids admitted to those of Asian kids admitted the Black kids score 300 points less on average. It is the schools doing this - not the SAT people.

And it is actually nothing new. My mother many years ago was the President of the PTA at Bronx High School of Science. And one of their big discussion was it wise for a pretty smart but not exceptional Asian or Jew to go to Bronx. The answer was probably not. If you could not get into the top 5% or so at Bronx you would not make a prestigious college.

UC has fought the same problem for years. If done on pure SAT scores the primary campuses would be Asian and Jewish and White and little else. Very few blacks or Hispanics would make one and I believe the vast majority of the student body would be Asian.

So the schools adopt to provide some approximation of the area demographic.
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