I am so sick and tired of hearing on PF that Affirmative Action creates no quotas and accounts for no discrimination. I'm also sick of hearing white women are the biggest beneficiaries of AA, because that is just simply not true. I was researching for another thread and came across some information that makes me sick.
This data is absolutely unreal. I don't understand how some of you are "ok" with this blatant discrimination taking place.
As a white person who has a GPA of 3.7 and MCAT score of 31, I have a 10.8% less chance of being admitted to medical school than a black person who has a 3.5 GPA and MCAT score of 28.
A white with a GPA of 3.5 and MCAT score of 28, is accepted 35.9% of the time. A black with those same scores is accepted 84.8% of the time. An Asian with those same scored is only accepted 29.3% of the time. That means a black applicant is 3 almost 3 times more likely to be accepted with a GPA of 3.5 and a MCAT score of 28.
Oh, but wait, it gets better. A white with a 3.3 GPA and MCAT score of 25 is accepted 12.3% of the time, a black with the same scores is accepted 66.4% of the time. That means the black applicant is almost 6.5 times as likely to be accepted than a white with those scores. Over 9 times as likely to be accepted than an Asian, 9 times!
Affirmative Action needs to be ended now. There is no refuting this table. It shows AA does in fact discriminate based on race. It shows that under-qualified people are being accepted just based on skin color.
Who do you want as your doctor in 20 years? The under-qualified doctor who was accepted due to AA or the qualified doctor who was discriminated against?