itsfine wrote:I'm surprised you had the audacity to post something this bad
Well... that's not even his worst post. This one takes the cake:
farewelltoarms wrote:I've been thinking about this, but I just don't see it. If a school has x minorities, what proof is there that those people got in partially due to some unknowable boost? I'm positive no school has ever formally announced the existence of such a boost, and if they did, it would actually further their aim to promote diversity. If a school had a reputation for providing admission boosts to minorities, then it would most likely increase the overall number of minorities applying to that school thus giving them a greater selection to choose from. If a URM boost did exist, it would be the school's advantage to come out and say it.
Just because the school says they promote ''diversity'' it doesn't mean they're looking for URM's. Diversity could be age, location, life experiences, and plenty of other factors separate from ethnicity.
I honestly think the URM boost idea is just an internet phenomena, created by angry white people who didn't get into certain schools and overly optimistic minorities who want to ease their admission anxiety.