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Anonymous asked:

But then with affirmative action, you have the rich black girls who go to my school who have had every opportunity anyone else there has, and expect to get into Harvard with a 3.0 and a 28 on the ACT. Does that seem fair either?

thecollegesearch answered:

Harvard has a 7% acceptance rate. They aren’t going to accept someone solely because of their race; there’s no need, because they have literally thousands of more-qualified POC applicants to choose. Maybe some of the POC people at your school expect to get into Harvard due to their race, but that doesn’t mean they will, and that doesn’t mean it would make more sense to get rid of AA.

This isn’t about “fairness” in an individual sense. It’s about balancing inequalities stemming from race and its relation to educational opportunity. Your idea of “unfairness” is merely bitterness at the idea of your privilege being accounted for.

Oh shut up. Please. Shut up.
I’m a “minority” but you wouldn’t see me put it on my college apps. Why? Because I come from an affluent middle class town and yes have had the same opportunities as everyone else here. And I’d hate to get in to college because of something I can’t control like where my parents were born. Both are arab, but both are educated, so how am I less privileged than someone in the same situation with white parents? Affirmative action for kids in with lower socioeconomic status who can’t pay for tutors, sat/act prep, that fancy trip to europe, those 5 or 6 or 7 ap classes, and especially college itself makes sense, because they might not have great resumes but could have.
And if you think, well we need diversity in certain fields like science and engineering and business, we do but this isn’t the way to do it. Because it’s too damn late by the time you get to college. Affirmative action is a lazy way to say, hey, we’re fixing the problem, while also being unfair to the majority. The way to fix it is to let kids who can succeed do it, regardless of race or money, not because of race or the fact that they can pay for it.