While the majority of private universities don't utilize an affirmative action policy, with both private and public institutions heavily relying exclusively on Texas' other controversial admissions "top 10 percent rule", UT is the only public university in Texas still considering the race of prospective freshman.
"The courts have held that colleges and universities may act affirmatively to achieve the educational goals at the core of our academic excellence at Brown", Clark said in a statement.
"Many Asian-American students who have nearly flawless SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) scores, top one per cent GPAs (Grade Point Average), plus significant awards or leadership positions in various extracurricular activities have been rejected by Harvard University and other Ivy League Colleges while similarly situated applicants of other races have been admitted". He is concerned that applicants of color may have unfair admission advantages, and not the fact that the percentage of UC Berkeley students who are Blackdropped from 8 percent in 2006 to just 3 percent after the university stopped considering race.
The U.S. Department of Justice hasn't revealed details about the effort and on Wednesday said it is not moving forward on university admissions in general.
This move must be viewed in the context other evidence that this Justice Department is departing from its core mission of protecting the rights of all citizens including those related to voting, employment, and policing.
That's strong evidence that schools are discriminating based on race.
This is the same school that had to defend its affirmative action program for racial minorities before the U.S. Supreme Court. They should score 140 points more than the whites to clear the exam. At some University of California campuses, for example, nonwhite students made up more than 60 percent of the incoming class in 2015. Applicants are more than their grades and GPA, and campuses are enriched by a student body with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences.
First, let us be clear: just a year ago the Supreme Court validated the constitutionality of race-based admissions policies when applied in a holistic and narrowly tailored way. Children whose parents rank toward the top of the income bracket are overly represented at top colleges in the US, compared to students whose parents come from the bottom tier.
There are also other considerations in college admissions that play pivotal roles. She will be part of Harvard University's most diverse class in its entire history.
What affirmative action opponents and the media tend to get wrong is this: These singular cases obscure the fact that 64% of Asian American voters support affirmative action programs, of which they have been direct beneficiaries for the past 50 years, with affirmative action helping to significantly increase Asian representation at elite schools.