"UCLA prof says stats prove school's admissions illegally favor blacks"

This article by my son Maxim was written about my friend Tim Groseclose.  California public universities might be barred by law from explicitly discriminating on the basis of race in admissions, but Groseclose shows what everyone knows is true: they are still discriminating using race.  The sad thing is that putting students in schools that are too difficult for them does no favor for the student.  Others also are hurt by moving them to lower level schools.  Asians are a particularly aggrieved group that is obviously harmed by this policy.

From Fox News:
Public universities in California are barred from using race as a factor in admitting students, but a UCLA professor who once served on its admissions oversight team says he has proof they do it anyway. 
While the first round of admissions consideration is handled fairly, African-American students are nearly three times as likely to make it out of the "maybe" pile than equally-qualified white students, and more than twice as likely as Asians, according to Tim Groseclose, a political science professor at the school and author of a new book titled, “Cheating: An Insider's Report on the Use of Race in Admissions at UCLA.” 
“UCLA is using racial preferences in admissions,” Groseclose, who made his case using data from 2006-2009, told FoxNews.com
After a first look results in most applications being either accepted or rejected, a handful of senior university staff sift through those marked for further consideration, according to Groseclose. That’s where the alleged bias happens. He found black applicants were accepted at a  43 percent rate in the second round, while whites were accepted at a 15 percent rate and Asians at an 18 percent rate. . . .
Tim is apparently leaving UCLA to go to George Mason University in Virginia. 

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Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

It never ceases to amaze me, that Liberals cling so desperately to 'Affirmative Action' policies that only promote failure in the University/College setting.

The only outcome is that black students fail. Is this not a form of oppression? Ensuring failure of a select group based upon the color of ones skin strikes I as a racist policy carried out by so called Liberals.

5/14/2014 2:13 PM  

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