« on: October 24, 2009, 10:54:56 PM »
Increasing diversity with black students is just skin deep. I have nothing against students who take advantage of a school's superficial policies; if I were in that position I would leverage it in my favor too.
It's not smart to judge a person by their race. All populations have are a distribution of classes and different levels of adversity an individual must overcome. A poor black person does not have the same opportunity as a rich black person, which is true for all races. White skin doesn't force people into a life of prosperity, nor does black skin cause people to fail.
Wealth-blind admissions is detrimental to the prospective black student who really does need some help to end their cycle of poverty. Poor blacks from the streets of Chicago should not be considered the same as children of a rich black doctor.
I'm a socially progressive person and I am for Affirmative Action, but the priorities of Affirmative Action need to shift. Lines such as "3,980 black, 39,050 white, and 4,640 Asian" are silly categorizations and really mean nothing.