27 Jul 2003 A Thought About the Michigan Affirmative Action Case
While we were driving back to the Ridenour compound after church today David and I were discussing the Michigan affirmative action case the Supreme Court decided a few weeks back. David observed that if schools such as Michigan truly want a diverse student body and to help minority students they would sponsor tutoring programs and/or summer schools for middle and high-school students in minority neighborhoods to help these students meet color-blind admissions standards. That way, he pointed out, the students wouldn’t just be accepted at the the more elite colleges, they’d actually do well there.
David also observed that we always hear that such-and-such a school has X percent minority students enrolled, but the actual statistic that matters is what percentage of the graduates are minorities.