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  •  My limited experience with admissions offices. (5+ / 0-)

    Every admissions office loudly proclaims that they are looking for diversity. And rightly so.  

    A problem however exists in that admissions offices themselves seem to lack diversity.  They all seem to have the exact same sanitized vision of what diversity is. As such their efforts fail to help to produce anything but a vanilla/bland form of diversity.

    Its a bit ironic.

    It’s a shame really and has the effect of making those without a “gimmick” feel a bit left behind and somewhat cheated.

    Just IMHO

    •  Implicit discrimination (1+ / 0-)
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      A problem however exists in that admissions offices themselves seem to lack diversity.  They all seem to have the exact same sanitized vision of what diversity is. As such their efforts fail to help to produce anything but a vanilla/bland form of diversity.

      That's pretty much spot on.  It seems like most elite colleges and universities tend to focus on a certain version of diversity.  I've read that people from rural areas tend to be underrepresented, partly because they don't even realize that they should be applying but also because reps from the colleges don't necessarily visit/recruit from these areas.  Also asians tend to be underrepresented when considering test scores and similar things; e.g. if you're asian you probably need to score significantly higher than other groups to get in. For example, the median scores for asian students at an ivy is apparently about 150 points higher on the SAT than the median score for caucasian students.

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