The Supreme Court will hear the Affirmative Action case, Fisher vs University of Texas.
Fisher is a white woman that was rejected admission to the University of Texas. She says that minority students were accepted despite having lower scores than herself.
Among freshmen entering the University of Texas in 2009 who did not fall into the top 10% of their high school class (automatic admission at the university), Asians scored at the 93rd percentile of 2009 SAT takers nationwide, whites at the 89th percentile, Hispanics at the 80th percentile and blacks at the 52nd percentile. – CNN
As a minority, I do not like affirmative action. I do not like the idea that someone can question the legitimacy of my success being the result of affirmative action.
There are also studies that have shown affirmative action harms minorities. By being accepted into a school with lower test scores than the rest of the student body, they are relegated to the bottom of the class – resulting in higher dropout rates. They would have been better off being accepted into a school that more closely reflects their ability.
Besides. Simple question. If you are going to the hospital for surgery — don’t you want the best surgeon?
I also believe in a color blind society. Being color blind means no discrimination. No reverse discrimination.