I happen to be part of those underrepresented minorities and it still feels like the ones that will be hurting the most are the students. 😔
This story becomes creepier by the day. Equal opportunity was created to level the playing field. I’m so saddened for minority high school students across America who work hard thinking they have a fair shot at success. They don’t.
Worse and worse. Maybe this will finally convince people that the "top" universities are not the bastions of excellence they are supposed to be. Having spent 40 years as a university professor at several different institutions, I came to realize this long ago.
Combine this story with the recent arrests from the FBI's Operation TOEFL Recall (a very under-reported story), and the myths surrounding diversity admissions and academic merit start to crumble.
Everybody wants to be a #minority until their body is filled with holes because they reached for their cell phone. Can you hear me now?? Good. #culturevultures
Gee. I can think of others who misrepresent ethnicity. I hope to see the same well-deserved outrage. This IS disgraceful.
Opportunity hoarding, unless it is dealt with, will worsen tensions already existing in our society.
Just when you thought the fun was over, they came out in what can only be called virtual black face.
Disgusting -- typical USA self-styled entitleds!
Why am I not shocked at this?
The fact that Singer did the following with a straight face: "Mr. Singer frequently gave families the option of misrepresenting race and would say that not doing so could put their child at a “competitive disadvantage,” said one of the people, who is familiar with his business," and that the parents bought into the myth that disadvantaged applicants were actually taking away openings for middle class to wealthy kids just shows how pervasive the racist trope of "quotas" is in the US.
As if this story wasn’t crazy enough.
Worked for Elizabeth Warren.
The education system from k-12 and into universities really needs a review and total overhaul. The education, the admissions, the administration need to refocus on what can deliver innovation and entrepreneurship for future generations.
This should, at the very least create a question about Meritocracy. Without an actually level playing field you simply have elitism. For all the talk of eschewing royalty and primogeniture in its formation, America certainly loves to reward privilege.
Of course. Considering some of the admission requirements these days, it's not just students that paid to be there who have claimed to have a minority claim to get in.
What’s new here? Greed? No. Avarice? No. Pride? No. Gluttony? Shall I go on? no
Yes, we know. The wealthy use their power and prestige to cut in line. In America, we like to fool ourselves into believing this isn't the case; it's only human nature. #werealldoomed
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