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@OHMomof2 And my point is (and has been) that athletic/legacy/development admissions preferences ARE race-based, just like AA.
All of these tippy top universities have ginormous endowments. Providing extra FA for low SES admits would barely make a dent.
It is why they maintain legacy prefences and always seem to find ingenious ways (yes sports..) to be rigged in favor of high SES students.
There's a vast difference between discrimination and creating policies for reasons other than race, which may disproportionately advantage certain groups.
colleges can't hide behind holistic
ECs, recommendations, essays
I am against AA in college admissions because it essentially creates soft quotas which create another kind of discrimination.
I think race aware or conscious used earlier is reasonable. I see its benefits more in corporations and businesses, even though it hasn't really made too much of a dent in silicon valley. However I don't advocate a stats only application process, ECs, recommendations, essays should also be considered. I also do not favor hooks for athletes, legacies and developmental cases.