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The Diversity Fetish

SVARA Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 4:32 PM
Slight correction: Most college athletic scholarships go to either graduating high school seniors who qualify with SAT or ACT scores that are acceptable or JR. college transfers who qualify academically. I do agree that students who are very intelligent should receive tuition paid scholarships good for 4 yrs. if they maintain a certain GPA throughout the 4 years. Rarely do athletic scholarships go to older students if they are veterans or have had to drop out of college because they had to work out of financial necessity, but these 2 categories have to "walk on" and prove that they can make the team and make their grades.

There is an uplifting American feel about a university, a workplace or a neighborhood brimming with people of different races. It is the product of a nation assembled of people from everywhere else. From many places, one people.

Other nations have diversity of a sort, but no one can go to France and become French. I cannot go to Brazil and become Brazilian. The diversity of America, an assemblage of skin colors painted with a wide swath of history from immigration to slavery, has become a uniquely beautiful concept.

Leave it to government to screw it up.

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