Campus Diversity. During the past couple of decades, colleges and universities have tried to…

Campus Diversity. During the past couple of decades,
colleges and universities have tried to increase their numbers of minority
students by various forms of affirmative action. At Campus X, this has led to
controversy and discord. Some students criticize as unfair the policy of
accepting students with lower SAT and other scores just because of their race
or minority status. Others believe that the diversity that results from such
policies is good for everyone because it is reflected in the broader society
and a university should prepare people to participate in our diverse culture.
Still,
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Campus Diversity. During the past couple of decades,
colleges and universities have tried to increase their numbers of minority
students by various forms of affirmative action. At Campus X, this has led to
controversy and discord. Some students criticize as unfair the policy of
accepting students with lower SAT and other scores just because of their race
or minority status. Others believe that the diversity that results from such
policies is good for everyone because it is reflected in the broader society
and a university should prepare people to participate in our diverse culture.
Still, there is some question even among members of this group as to how well
different ethnic groups relate on campus. Furthermore, a different type of
problem has recently surfaced. Because Asian Americans are represented on campus
in numbers greater than their percentage of the population, Campus X may
restrict the percentage of Asians they will accept even when their scores are
higher than others. Campus X is also considering eliminating its affirmative
action program entirely, which alarms some students. They point to declining
numbers of minorities at certain medical and law schools that have done away
with their affirmative action programs

Do you think that diversity ought to be a goal of campus
admissions? Or do you believe that only academic qualifications ought to count?
Do you think limiting the university enrollment of overrepresented groups (such
as Asians and whites) based on their percentage of the overall population would
be justified? Why?

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