r6_philly wrote: MysticalWheel wrote: r6_philly wrote:
Are you asking if I come from an upper class family that implemented a fascinatingly intricate and strict regime for its young, engineered to elevate their minds and bodies to extraordinarily high levels, and to secure for them spots at the top schools in the country? .......kind of.
How do you feel about someone who isn't from an upper class family, who is not the beneficiary of a strict regime, who is not expected to be anything more than a failure, but also secures a spot at the top schools in the country (and thereby displacing one of you
"One of you"- sorry, but I don't see things in terms of "us" and "them," and I hope your perspective is not that cut and dry.
Ok, you win. Not "one of you". How about YOU.
Relative to most minorities, Caucasians do enjoy the added benefit of endogenous inclusion within the dominant social structure, and this is certainly no trivial privilege. Hence, affirmative action, to an extent, is a good idea as far as diversity, equality, and correcting (or at least attempting to correct) historical injustices go. So to answer your question, I don't feel bitter or upset over minorities receiving academic inflation in their applications, whether or not it means I lose a spot over it.