Statistics Students’ Presentation on Affirmative Action

Today a group of our students from Honors Statistics presented some information during Community Meeting on the question of Affirmative Action.  While some students in high school may have heard the term, others may not know much about it.  Thanks to our Stats students, everyone now has a better understanding.

One of our History colleagues wisely pointed out that racial minority students may often be perceived to be recipients of the benefit of Affirmative Action policies, but of course, this is not always the case.  What we know is that people can be quick to make all kinds of assumptions.  In the past several weeks, a group of Harvard University students of color have spoken out on the human impact of such assumptions.  Check out their video, entitled “I, Too, Am Harvard.”

If you want to know more about this campaign, read the article in the Washington Post, and check out their Tumblr page.

Hoping that we are all able to question our assumptions,

–Sue

 

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