Ok now we are getting more info, I told his dad to have him read this sight and post, though he simply e-mailed me the response I'm not sure why he didn't post it here. I've edited out a name.
"This is almost laughable. In a couple places someone is talking about a competitive admittance policy and that is their arguement. So it is obviouse they don't understand what is going on. The policy is not competitive as far as race goes period, end of story and no one, even the school states otherwise. If you are a miniority you can have 1/2 or less of the credentials of someone who was denied, and yet still get in simply because of where your family lived 500 years ago? Makes no sense. So my point is that if it was a competitive policy then everyone would be judged on THEIR merrits, not they great^10 grandparent's birthplace. I can gaurentee that I have better credentials than many of the people who are and will be accepted to the pre-med program every year, but if I were a certain race I might not get in simply because I'm of that race. Yet if I were another race I would get in simply because I'm of that race. How is that not racism? It's because the supreme court said it wasn't.
[edited by T.J.] was turned down in the same program last year and he became the salutitorian, varsity basketball, school plays, and was a part of his grandparents retirement home community. Yet because he is white, he didn't make the 'competitive' cut. Yet his girlfriend who's family has been in the U.S. since the 1800's, made the honor roll (but at a B+ average) and was a cheerleader, made it ... because she's either a she or asian. Fair?
ACLU? Seriously? They are the ones that push for this kind of unfair admittance policy. The fact that they clearly state that there is no such thing as a racist act against the majority tells you what they think of the kind of prejudice. Who were right there on UofM's side at the supreme court hearings? The ACLU.
Fame? No, beside the fact that I have African ancestory, I'm simply connecting with some roots in order to NOT be a victom of a policy that shows prejudice towards one race. I notice no one has pointed out where a legal description of "African-American" is defined. I, for one, have African roots and am an American. There are some black people who are 'less dark' than some ... European-Americans? are after two weeks in the sun.
Regarding my grades, it's funny that someone said 'obviously aren't good enough' as one of their arguments, when they simply have no idea yet that is a 'fact' to them. I have ALL As except four classes so far in my three years of high school, the four all being A-. So I don't think my grades are an issue, although I'm not in the top 10 of my class. But that person is right in that I am connecting with my roots in order to increase, and some would say gaurentee, my chances of being admitted with the current unfair policy because if I were to connect with another race than I have a far less chance of being admitted. Though I have to admit that going to Coasta Rica my sophmore year to help build houses with dad is about the only thing I have done with non-school activities. I am not doing it because I think I lack in that area, though there is a chance that I am lacking there.
If they want to take a look at the law then they can check out:
U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the 2003 University of Michigan "