Another nail in the coffin of anti-affirmative action arguments

In the McCain thread, someone mentioned the 2003 affirmative action drama that surrounded the University of Michigan. As you all know, the back story to the whole undergrad issue revolved around the white female applicant who wasn't admitted to the UM while "minorities" -- AND WHITES, as quiet as it was kept -- with lesser grades and test scores were admitted.

Now, Jennifer Gratz, the white female student made Ward Connerly's damsel, went on to go to college somewhere else -- the University of Michigan - Dearborn as a matter of fact. But the supposed tragedy of it all was that she wasn't "allowed" to have her first choice of schools. Well...

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According to the Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI), 49 percent of African-American students at four-year private colleges were attending their first-choice schools versus 70 percent of Caucasians. At four-year public institutions, 42 percent of African Americans were at their first-choice schools, compared with 69 percent of Caucasians.


Another tidbit for our visiting nitwit:

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While a low-income student has an increased dependence on student loans, African-American students are more reticent about borrowing for college than are their Caucasian counterparts. To cover costs, African-American students turn to off-campus employment 10 percent more frequently, and they are more likely to be employed full time while attending school.




SOURCE:

http://www.usafunds.org/news/27jan2004/dmp012704a.html
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