Should Race Be A Consideration in College Admissions?
There are many different viewpoints on whether or not race should be considered in college admissions. I, personally, do not believe that race should have any part in determining someone's college admission. Upon researching I have found different statistics for this topic. It has been quite amazing.
Affirmative Action refers to the admission policies providing equal access to education for certain groups like minorities and women that have been underrepresented.
There is a poll that shows that 58% of Americans favor affirmative action programs for racial minorities. 51% of whites, 76% of blacks and 69% of Hispanics
Some Americans, though, may not be all for affirmative action when it comes to college admissions because it could cause some students to be accepted just because of them being a minority and not because of their merits
Even politics can be brought into the debate of race being involved in college admissions. 87% of Republicans and 53% of Democrats favor race-neutral admissions.
Effect on College Admissions
Many people believe that a student's admission into college should be based solely on his or her merits, but other feel that race should have an effect as well.
Statistically speaking, two-thirds of Americans believe that race should not be a consideration in college admission and that it should only be based on merits, even if that results in few minorities being accepted.
Using race to determine admissions could also cause there to be less available slots in the college due to minorities being accepted just because they are minorities instead of being based on their merits. Meaning someone could be accepted just because they were hispanic or black and not because they want to be in college or because they have the credits.
Using race to determine admission could potentially cause a good student who wants to be at the school and learn to miss out on an opportunity
Different Racial Standpoints on Government Role in Helping Minorities
Each different race has its' own views on this subject.
White Americans favor a minor government role whereas blacks, hispanics and other minorities favor a major government role.
Whites are now less likely to favor a major government role in college admissions now than they were before.
Because of blacks now being less likely to be in favor of a major government role in college admissions, Hispanics now edge them out in that category.