Tuesday, May 13, 2014

What Can Be Done If One Of Your Flagship Universities Flouts State Law?

Seemingly, the answer is you ignore the problem and attack the man who brought it to light:
Public universities in California are barred from using race as a factor in admitting students, but a UCLA professor who once served on its admissions oversight team says he has proof they do it anyway.

While the first round of admissions consideration is handled fairly, African-American students are nearly three times as likely to make it out of the "maybe" pile than equally-qualified white students, and more than twice as likely as Asians, according to Tim Groseclose, a political science professor at the school and author of a new book titled, “Cheating: An Insider's Report on the Use of Race in Admissions at UCLA"...

"All of the cheating was done by the senior staff,” Groseclose said.

And race outweighs socioeconomic status, according to Groseclose. For instance, black applicants whose families had incomes exceeding $100,000 were about twice as likely to be accepted in round two as Asian and white kids whose families make just $30,000 and had similar test scores, grades and essays.
These are damning accusations.  If he has the evidence to back them up, will the UC Regents take the appropriate action?  Will our (liberal) attorney general take the appropriate action?
Groseclose believes there is a strong case for a lawsuit to be filed by people who think they were discriminated against, but says UCLA is hardly unique.

“I think this is common – not just the racial preferences, but also the lying,” he said.
Sadly, I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for justice to be done.

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