In light of the modern push for equality, many colleges have been burdened with an admission status quo which requires a percentage of the school to identify as a member of an underprivileged ethnicity or gender. Rather than accepting students based on controllable characteristics such as work ethic or grades, schools have adopted a new admission system in which race, gender, birth place, and family income are an overly considered part of your application.
On August 13th 2020, the Justice department accused Yale of racial discrimination against Asian Americans and White Americans in their admission process. In an investigation conducted by the Trump DOJ, “white and Asian-American applicants were one-eighth to one-fourth as likely to be admitted as African-American applicants with the same academic credentials”. About two months later, Yale was sued by the Justice department, backed by Trump's administration in opposing racially motivated admission in higher education. The suit stated “Yale discriminated against applicants to Yale College on the grounds of race and national origin, and that Yale’s discrimination imposes undue and unlawful penalties on racially-disfavored applicants, including in particular most Asian and White applicants”. When Biden took office at the start of 2021, his Justice department immediately revoked the prior Trump lawsuit stating it would continue a three year investigation into the Yale admission process but that no civil rights laws were broken by the school.
Democrats are willingly ignoring the discrimination seen in the American education system and elite colleges are willingly implementing it. A prime example being in 2021 when all but two senate democrats voted against a ban which prevented federal dollars going to schools racially discriminating against Asian Americans.
Also, in 1996, anthropology professor Glynn Custred and California Association of Scholars Executive Director Thomas Wood drafted Proposition 209. A text which should ban racial balancing and racial preferences in application processes such as those in public hiring or education. In 1996, Prop. 209 (which was modeled similarly to the Civil Rights Act of 1964) was successfully passed by California voters. Underprivileged ethnic groups participating in the University of California system prior to Prop. 209 was 31.3 percent. In 2014, this number was at 55.1 percent. Just a year before that, the 6 year graduation rate was at an all time high of 75.1 percent. In 2020, however, California Democrats Proposed Proposition 16, a new amendment which would bring back racial discrimination and preferencing in California. Deeming it a “necessary action in assisting discriminated racial groups. As we just saw, underrepresented ethnic groups did not fail with a lack of racial balancing but rather grew significantly in numbers.
It almost seems as if democrats rely on racial classification in an attempt to divide us. Utilizing our country's genuine racial injustice as a way to gain supporters and power. This gets more into personal interpretation but this is something I have seen multiple times when evaluating inconsistencies in their worldview. Again, this is not to say racial injustice doesn’t exist, this is a criticism of the democrat’s execution in solving these issues. I believe it is in the best interest of our country to support the poor and underprivileged, however, racial classification is not the best approach. Rather than assigning a quota to meet (which I believe to be an offensive standpoint on battling racism anyway) we should be investing effort in assisting people in their education.
I am not writing a conclusion for this little rant but those are my thoughts. I also disagree with a lot of the conservative approaches towards tackling inequality in America but I find democrats to be more hypocritical in their mindsets. If anyone has a differing position on this I am completely open to debating about it. I just turned 17 so I don’t have all the experience of real world events as some of you may have. Maybe I’ll learn something new and I love talking about this type of stuff.