Can anyone provide a logical argument saying affirmative action toward URM's is better than would be giving a leg up to the socioeconomically disadvantaged?
The only logical argument in favor of affirmative action is that URM's have less opportunities because they are statistically more socioeconomically disadvantaged. This is ridiculous because it would be much better to give students a boost based on socioeconomic factors.
AA is not a noble cause. It is a way for colleges to say, hey, look at us, we are so diverse. It's about filling quotas. It's all about perception. Breaking people down according to race is easy. They can say, look at us, we care and here's a simple set of statistics that prove it.