So today, we have the dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law saying that its OK to admit minority students, even if they may have lower test scores than the non-minority students that the school turns down. Steven Willborn went onto say that minority students have to be “helped” in this fashion to add diverse opinions to classroom discussions.
Basically, he is indicating that twenty non-minority students in a class….can’t convey or argue a point on minority legal situations, unless they can see the kid in the class and he helps argue the point. What Steve didn’t mention…which might be interesting….is that the minority kid might not agree with minority placements or special favors. In fact, the kid might be of the idea that no special favors should ever be given out. But Steve didn’t want to discuss that possible idea.
Steve had to comment on this because of a study which got released earlier in the week which suggested the law school discriminated against non-minority students by admitting minorities with lower scores. Steve’s comeback…..which was kinda curious…the school never gave out data to show any race of the students attending. The officials have kinda kept this close hold, to avoid any discussion.
Now if I were of a wondering mind….why hold data? Why prevent openness? By using this tactic….you basically are making your entire case and operation suspect to corruption or incompetence.A note to Steve and how things work in the real world. When you lower your standards and force the entire system to a lower scale….it becomes noted after a while. Your graduates become suspect. There are various university programs throughout the US today which hand out graduates to the public sector….who aren’t capable of doing what they were supposed to be capable of. Companies know this. They tend to avoid the hiring of these folks. The folks in question….end up in lower-end situations….and never make back up the standing they got stuck with….because of some kindly school administrators. Instead of helping folks…..you basically stuck in a bad situation with no real escape.