puttingdescartesbeforethehorse is 100% correct. my private school had a college visit from a harvard official and only minority races were allowed to attend. institutions feel the need for a representation of diversity and sometimes minorities get the upper hand even if they are under qualified due to their ethnicity because companies and schools want to seem accepting of everyone
The keyword is SOMETIMES. SOME. TIMES. SOMETIMES minorities are given something that white people get by default…
Hmmmmm... except its 2011 and for the most part if you have two equally qualified people and one is black and one is white the black person usually gets it due to ~*~increasing diversity!!!~*~ aka school admissions literally having easier requirements for african americans
Ummmmmmmm, absolutely incorrect. Affirmative Action or ” ” makes up for maybe like 1% of institutionalized racism. Gtfo!
“I asked my 105 interviewees, What is the most racist thing that has ever happened to you? The response I received most often was indicative of modern racism: The answer is unknowable. “I imagine it’d be a thing I don’t even know ever happened,” Aaron McGruder said. “It would be that opportunity that never manifested and I’ll never know that it was even possible.” A decision is made in a back room or a high-level office, perhaps by someone you’ll never see, about whether or not you get a job or a home loan or admission to a school. Or perhaps you’ll never be allowed to know that a home in a certain area or a job is available. This is how modern institutional racism functions and it can weigh on and shape a black person differently than the more overt, simplistic racism of the past did.”—The Most Racist Thing That Ever Happened to Me - The Atlantic (via ethiopienne)