No matter how you try to spin it, discrimination is discrimination. The Justice department recognizes this and has rescinded the governments guidelines on affirmative action. Nevertheless many colleges have vowed to continue to discriminate in order to achieve diversity. Dartmouth College has issued a statement saying in part that “Affirmative action is a proven method of promoting diversity on our campus…“. This is a curious statement. Are they admitting that diversity cannot be achieved based on the academic achievements of the students and that they need a handicap like affirmative action? That sounds racist in itself.
While whites are assumed to be the ones most hurt by affirmative action laws, Asians are also at the top of the discrimination list. They generally score higher and have higher gpa`s and because of this they are given more hurdles when it comes to admission. There is currently a lawsuit against Harvard for discrimination against Asian Americans in admissions.
White Americans are also still being openly targeted in college admissions. Campus Reform has an article here with several examples including Cal Poly who said that reducing the number of white students from 63% to under 55% is not far enough. They state that the population of the school must reflect the demographics of California. This brings me back to a quote that I came up with years ago- “Affirmative action is created to displace whites to give equal opportunities to minorities. Once these minorities become majority we are told things must be representative of their population. Get it yet?”