Friday, April 18, 2003
Berkeley student Ronald Cruz, an organizer for a pro-affirmative action group called BAMN, said the latest figures from Berkeley and UCLA showed "growing resegregation . . . as black, Latino and Native American students are tracked to less prestigious schools. This is unacceptable in an increasingly diverse state like California."Note that overall admissions are up, and nobody says anything about the other six UCs, just the elite two (and frankly, there's not much wrong with the other six). So why do we care that they sort evenly over all eight institutions? Is there anyone who cares whether they'll be successful? (First link courtesy Betsy's Page.)
Berkeley's director of undergraduate admissions, Pamela Burnett, said, "As the more competitive campuses become more competitive, it will be more difficult for under-represented students to be admitted in ever larger numbers than they are now."