During the last couple of decades, colleges and universities have tried to increase their number of minority students by various forms of affirmative action. At Campus X, this has led to no small amount of dissension. Some students complain that the policy of accepting students with lower SAT and other scores just because of their race or minority status is unfair. Others believe that the diversity that results from such policies is good for everyone because we should learn to live together and a university campus should be a place to do this. Still, there is some question, even among members of this group, as to how well the integration is working. Furthermore, a different type of problem has recently surfaced. Because Asian Americans were represented in numbers grater than their percentage of the population, some universities were restricting the percentage of the population they would accept even when their scores were higher than others they did accept. Also, in some cases where affirmative action has been eliminated, the number of minority members accepted into certain medical and law schools has plummeted, and many people find this alarming.
Do you think that diversity ought to be a goal of campus admissions? Or do you believe that only academic qualifications ought to count? Why?
Diversity ought to be a goal of campus admissions because our schools should be a representative of our society. When America is a melting pot society our educational institutes should be a reflection of our society no community should be underrepresented be it the majority white or the people of various origins su[h1] ch as the Asian Americans, Hispanics etc. Our campus should be a genuine reflection of the demographics of the population, due to language barriers, some students may not be able to perform better in the SAT or GRE, to accommodate such students their academic performance in their qualifying examinations should be considered. No relaxation should be given to any student who is enrolled in a school and doing a program while grading by the instructors.
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