Conservative Group Targets UW-Madison Admissions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative group says blacks and Hispanics are more likely to get admitted to the University of Wisconsin-Madison even though they have lower average test scores than whites and Asians.

The Virginia-based Center for Equal Opportunity is scheduled to release its analysis Tuesday. A Wisconsin State Journal report says the group opposes affirmative action.

UW-Madison officials have said they give preference to qualified students in certain minority groups to foster diversity. They say academic achievement shouldn’t be the only factor in deciding who to admit.

The center analyzed undergraduate admissions data from 2007 to 2008. It found that UW-Madison admitted roughly 7 in 10 black applicants and 8 in 10 Hispanic applicants, compared to about 6 in 10 white and Asian applicants.

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  • AP

    Looks like we have another UW candidate right here!

  • Rocks in her head

    Looks like the GOP wpuld like to revert all colleges to white institutions.

    • leroy

      You are ignorant. I am light skinned, I grew up in a family with less money than a lot of the families in the Minneapolis projects.
      When I went to College, a black friend of mine received more aid than I did.

      Why? Just because a bunch of light skinned people, many years ago, did something wrong.

      This is so sickening, we are individuals. When you take a group and give them preferential treatment, the well off and the poor for that group will be treated better than the equal in the other group.

      This is ignorance at its core.

      This is America, treat us all equally. It is our right.

  • Duuh

    Does this article even need to be written? I thought that was just common sense.

  • pat

    I thought education was equal. Why are dumb minorities taking preference over dumb non-minorities? Now we are asking College professors to teach high school subjects in college to the minorities while they attempt to teach college material.
    Stupid is as stupid does…

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