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Sure, legacy admits don't cause people to resent URM's, or perpetuate negative stereotypes, or stigmatize minority accomplishments, or cause urms to cluster near the bottom of their classes.

However, the whole point of creative admissions is to alleviate privileged (white) white guilt, not help urms.  Rich whites don't really need any extra help anyway, and legacy stuff really makes them feel guilty, so let's focus on this and ignore the broader problems.  After all, we don't really care about urms beyond superficial gestures, and we certainly don't want ANY poors in our school with us, regardless of color.  Give us a bunch of upper-middle class folks from a nice variety of backgrounds (without too many asians) and we'll be fine.

Who's with me?  :)

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Re: Why not ignore AA and focus all our expendable energy on legacy admits
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2007, 06:12:16 PM »
This almost defeats some of the good points you raise elsewhere.

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Re: Why not ignore AA and focus all our expendable energy on legacy admits
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007, 10:09:34 PM »
bump.

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Re: Why not ignore AA and focus all our expendable energy on legacy admits
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2007, 09:34:50 PM »
I'm sensing some levity in the this post.  You shouldn't mock...the afflicted.  Legacy admits are the real problem here and that should be addressed.

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Re: Why not ignore AA and focus all our expendable energy on legacy admits
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007, 09:54:34 PM »
LOL :). I think you should befriend Ward Connerly and Clarence Thomas.  I've a hunch you all will get along just fine.
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Re: Why not ignore AA and focus all our expendable energy on legacy admits
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2007, 04:59:00 AM »
This almost defeats some of the good points you raise elsewhere.

You're above this, and you know it.

Does the truth hurt?

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Re: Why not ignore AA and focus all our expendable energy on legacy admits
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2007, 04:59:18 AM »
bump.

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Re: Why not ignore AA and focus all our expendable energy on legacy admits
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2007, 05:00:05 AM »
LOL :). I think you should befriend Ward Connerly and Clarence Thomas.  I've a hunch you all will get along just fine.


Yup, I'm a big fan of anyone who's bright and believes in basic fairness, even when it doesn't serve their own short-term self-interest.

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Re: Why not ignore AA and focus all our expendable energy on legacy admits
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2007, 09:13:53 AM »
I have read in the "NY times magazine - the college issue," that over 80% of students in top universities across the nation are upper middle class and higher on the social ladder. So what you speak of Lindbergh is the case.



 

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Re: Why not ignore AA and focus all our expendable energy on legacy admits
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2007, 01:08:51 PM »
LOL :). I think you should befriend Ward Connerly and Clarence Thomas.  I've a hunch you all will get along just fine.

You seem like a bright individual, what is your reaction to Thomas' overall view that blacks don't need affirmative action, and that in the end it only harms them? (as shown by his quoting of Frederick Douglas in his dissenting Grutter decision)
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