Monday, June 23, 2003

Upon further review: it has been determined that your previous post is not guilty of quota-endorsment and its attendant evils. Sorry for the misinterpretation. Your commentary underscores another point of confunsion for me (admittedly, I'm not nearly as informed about the decisions or the specifics of the U.M. practices as many others) How can the Court say that diversity (as an end) is a worthwhile goal and yet not endorse methods to quantify that diversity (no quotas, no points). How else is it measured? I think this leads to more secrecy and confusion in the applications process at universities and graduate programs. The Court seems to be splitting the baby here, giving both sides a chance to claim victory, but doing nothing to answer the fundamental questions at issue.

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