As college neared filling out applications became more of a ritual, and I found that by being born into a white middle class family would hinder my financial status rather than help it. Recently an article appeared in the Iowa State Daily, which addressed the issue of a white-only scholarship. In addition to the scholarships offered to members of the minority races, a scholarship should be offered to the members of the decreasing majority. Whites or Caucasians make up a group just as Native Americans, blacks, and Hispanics do. The one thing that separates whites from these other groups besides skin color is the fact that for each minority group, there are several scholarships that pertain to each.
Some believe that minorities deserve an advantage considering their under representation, under privileged backgrounds, and other disadvantages. Other people believe that these college admission policies are absolute ludicrous and think that college admissions should be based not on race, gender, or religion, but on credentials alone. Since the late 1960s, many accredited American colleges and universities have used affirmative action policies in their admission's process. College administrators believe that minorities, when given the special opportunity to be accepted into a selective university, are able to accomplish many positive things in society. Affirmative action promotes a positive and diverse population that would not be as positive and diverse without universities adopting these policies.
Legacy students are getting preferential treatment because they are child of a wealthy, popular, educated, or alumni of the university. In article, “Time to Bury the Legacy”, Robert DeKoven, a professor at California Western School of Law, stated that legacy admission is unfair and should be eliminated. DeKoven (2003) also pointed out that legacy admission is equal to taking races and genders as factors, which is discrimination. Students should be admitted based on their merit and for a university official to give more weight on having college-educated parents violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. (p225) He noted that at Notre Dame, 57 percent of students admitted were children of alumni.
College Admissions: College Acceptance Based On A Students Wealth If you asked most students what it takes to get into college, they would instinctively rehash what had been repeated to them over and over again: If you want to get into college, you're going to need good grades and extracurricular activities! But nobody ever told these students that there was a way to bypass these requirements and guarantee your admittance. It turns out that if you are able to, you can bribe a fair amount of colleges to admit you by giving them a sizable financial donation, I'm talking in the millions. Now some people will read this and automatically think that this is unfair and wrong, but I believe allowing colleges to admit students on the grounds of financial donations rather than academic and extracurricular merit is necessary in order to increase the quality of life for all current and prospective students and could lead to a change in the way we perceive college admittance. The giant donations received from these types of students can be put to great use, one of these uses is funding scholarships.
The data—as a host of observers including W. Montague Cobb, the only African American to hold a doctorate in physical anthropology in the first half of the twentieth century,1 understood—required explanation.2 Some Americans interpreted the data as shattering Nazi myths of Aryan racial superiority. Some believed the data would hasten the integration of American society. Some even hoped it signaled the begin- ning of the end of American racism. Others interpreted the data as proof that the United States actually enjoyed practical racial equality—contrary to social realities. †The author would like to thank David Wiggins, Patrick Miller, and Steven Pope for their criticisms and encouragement on earlier drafts of this manuscript.
He only talked about African Americans because other ethnicity didn’t get into the sport scenes until later on. Paul explains that African Americans are usually the ones that are being picked on. People (the society) would use stereotypically comments towards them. One stereotypic comment that Paul said was that, “[African Americans would] isolate from the rest of the campus and the reality [is] that they are in school to play sports, not to get a degree” (357). According to the article, that comment is true because he later explains how even though most of the African Americans become superior athletes; they struggle in the academic side.
Every year in the United States, countless college students acquire underage drinking citations and are eventually charged with underage drinking. These charges are a black spot on the permanent record of said students and greatly affect their ability to get a job after they graduate. The fact that the number of students charged with underage drinking do not change from year to year clearly indicates that students who are not of legal age are going to continue to consume alcohol regardless of the law. That being said, why haven’t we considered lowering the drinking age to eighteen? I believe that this reason and many other reasons should steer us as a country to consider finally lowering the legal age of consumption of alcohol.
The Wonderlic Test is a good way to test an athlete’s mental part of the game, but it lacks in testing an athletes physical part of the game. Another experiment that has been made to confirm the theory of racial stacking was done by Berghorn, Yetman and Hanna. These men wanted to know why certain athletes went division I in basketball rather than division II or division III. The method these men used was data gathering over the recruiting of athletes to compare which ethnicity garners more attention. The study was done in the USA where the men took statistics and percentages of major college schools.
People set limits and are told they can do anything and then later told they can't do something though you have to push through and do it anyway. When a college turns you down you have to just go to a different college and show them what you are capable of doing and make them sorry they did not except you. If you don't come from the rich family that does not mean you won't become a rich family one day. If you were that poor kid or not the wealthiest you would try and strive above everyone. To get that scholarship, and not be that rich kid that the parents just put down money for them to go to college.
I know I did not want that, and that is why I wanted to go to college, even more than is the main reason why I wanted to go to college. Another reason was I wanted to get a better education other than just a High school Diploma. Not many places would take many serious if they just had a High school Diploma. My final reason for wanting to go to college was that I wanted that college experience. I was fortune enough to get into college, so why not take advantage of it, and get the real college experience, since I did not really have that, High school Experience, this was my chance, to make up for it.