vanwinkle wrote: PDaddy wrote:
Knockglock wrote:Are there any URM's out there that were fortunate and didn't have to go through huge struggles in their life in overcoming adversity? How did you craft your DS?
Contradiction in terms. If you are, say Obama's daughter or J-Lo's son, you are not a URM because rich or upper-middle-class ethnics are well represented in the professions.
This just proves that you (and a lot of people on TLS, sadly) still don't understand what "under-represented minority" means.
Wrong. URM is about relative "access". What about the "underrepresented" part is so difficult to understand? Rich blacks are NOT underrepresented in the professions. I would venture to say that by percentage, they are as likely to have access (i.e., means, background, social connections and family structure) and to enter the professions as anyone. Rich blacks are not underrepresented in my view.
In fact, one can argue that, from a sheer economic standpoint, they are highly represented, which is why their families have money and status in the first place. Out of 100,000 black families with household earnings above $250K, you are going to find a high concentration of entrepreneurs and professionals. Out of 100,000 white families of the same status, there will, likewise, be a high concentration of entrepreneurs and professionals. Like hell a suburban, rich black kid deserves some kind of boost. That undermines the purpose of recognizing URM's in the first place...creating access wfor those who don't have it.