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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-09-07 05:36 PM
Response to Reply #35
40. I wasn't using that study in my post. Igil was.
I found another link from Diverse - Issues in Higher Education.

"More than 40 percent of the Black population at Ivy League colleges are of immigrant origin, despite comprising just 13 percent of the Black population overall."

(As far as I, a white guy, am concerned it matters little if affirmative action benefits descendants of slaves or immigrants.)

"The researchers also found few differences in socioeconomic origins between Black immigrant and Black American student groups, except for the fact that Black immigrant fathers were far more likely to have graduated from college than native fathers."

(It states that many of the immigrant fathers had originally come to the US to attend college. )

"For affirmative action values, its problematic" "But if diversity is what most matters, then this is interesting but not any cause for alarm."

Black is black for purposes of having a diverse campus. Affirmative action to compensate for the psychological effects of slavery makes immigrants and their children replacing the descendants of slaves, at least a little problematic.
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