Board Dissent: Minority Scholarships
The United States Supreme Court should be lauded for its decision; arbitrary divisions for the purpose of racial quotas do very little to benefit society. Immediately removing the reasons for distinctions in admissions scholarships, though, completely misses the spirit of the decision, which aimed only to limit race?s effect on admissions.
The Office of Admission is one of the few departments at the University where diversity branches beyond racial tokenism to actually create a richly varied student body. The CMU and Resnik scholarships only helped to enable students from underrepresented backgrounds in their enrollment; removing those restrictions means promoting a weaker, more homogeneous student body.