Michigan unveils steps to boost black...

Michigan unveils steps to boost black enrollment

There are 10 comments on the ClickOnDetroit story from Apr 16, 2014, titled Michigan unveils steps to boost black enrollment. In it, ClickOnDetroit reports that:

The University of Michigan says it's working to boost black enrollment, which has dropped to 4.7 percent since state residents voted to ban consideration of race in admissions.

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Since: Oct 12

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#2 Apr 17, 2014
How about steps to enroll, anyone with the best grades and credentials?.......I though that was what, EQUALITY was about?
Masud_S_Hoghughi __

France

#3 Apr 17, 2014
how u expect niccuz to get to uni when they don't even leave high skool with a GED?.........

“Obsidian Princess”

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#4 Apr 17, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
How about steps to enroll, anyone with the best grades and credentials?.......I though that was what, EQUALITY was about?
no such thing. You know why? The university stopped considering RACE FOR ADMISSION. It still considers admission for special interest groups such as handicap people and so forth. Universities are even known to set aside special admission seats FOR CHILDREN OF PROMINENT AND WEALTHY PEOPLE even though their children could not even pass university admission tests! So shut the hell up talking about some equality!
Stag_R_lee

Scottsdale, AZ

#5 Apr 17, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
How about steps to enroll, anyone with the best grades and credentials?.......I though that was what, EQUALITY was about?
Making the situation, in Michigan, even worse is the fact that Detroit--where the greatest concentration of Black students live--has gone down the tubes and what's left is sold off to the highest bidder.
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First underfunded schools, then breaking up those dollars allocated into a charter school system, then destruction of community facilities, etc. and I guess you'd expect to have low enrollment at a state university.

Since: Oct 12

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#6 Apr 17, 2014
dragonpat wrote:
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no such thing. You know why? The university stopped considering RACE FOR ADMISSION. It still considers admission for special interest groups such as handicap people and so forth. Universities are even known to set aside special admission seats FOR CHILDREN OF PROMINENT AND WEALTHY PEOPLE even though their children could not even pass university admission tests! So shut the hell up talking about some equality!
Queen of black apologists and BTW, you are comparing black students that cannot compete...to the handicapped and physically impaired?....Bam.....

Since: Oct 12

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#7 Apr 17, 2014
Stag_R_lee wrote:
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Making the situation, in Michigan, even worse is the fact that Detroit--where the greatest concentration of Black students live--has gone down the tubes and what's left is sold off to the highest bidder.
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First underfunded schools, then breaking up those dollars allocated into a charter school system, then destruction of community facilities, etc. and I guess you'd expect to have low enrollment at a state university.
This isn't about Detroit.....this is about reaching for true equality in admission standards.....taxation and funding are something else....

“Obsidian Princess”

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#8 Apr 17, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Queen of black apologists and BTW, you are comparing black students that cannot compete...to the handicapped and physically impaired?....Bam.....
white women ARE CONSIDERED A SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP! But there were no problem keeping admission spots open for women. Another special interest group are IMMIGRANTS! So shut your ignorant azz up!

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#9 Apr 17, 2014
dragonpat wrote:
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white women ARE CONSIDERED A SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP! But there were no problem keeping admission spots open for women. Another special interest group are IMMIGRANTS! So shut your ignorant azz up!
You're clueless....we won't have to worry about you... there.......

“The Spotted Girl News Network”

Since: Apr 09

Spotted World

#10 Apr 17, 2014
Masud_S_Hoghughi__ wrote:
how u expect niccuz to get to uni when they don't even leave high skool with a GED?.........
They have to grade everything on a curve and create 2 sets of standards. "You Whites need to make 94 to pass, and the rest of you need to score at least 64."
Stag_R_lee

Scottsdale, AZ

#11 Apr 17, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> This isn't about Detroit.....this is about reaching for true equality in admission standards.....taxation and funding are something else....
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You would be the only person around that thinks quality education (as defined in terms of obtaining admission to the University of Michigan) is disassociated from adequate funding of tributary institutions, esp. those institutions--in Michigan-- with concentrated populations of Black students.

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