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October 8th, 2012
06:39 PM ET

Race in College Admissions

Should race be a factor in college admissions?

Supporters of affirmative action feel that race should factor in to college admissions. They say this helps some students who otherwise wouldn't be considered - and that it makes campuses more diverse and improves the level of education.

Opponents of affirmative action say race should not be a determining factor in college admissions. They say affirmative action unfairly favors minority groups - and that it doesn't guarantee a more diverse college experience.

These are issues the U.S. Supreme Court will be considering in the months ahead, but we're hoping you'll tell us how you feel about them right here.

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  1. Hana

    I think it is unfair that some colleges go be race. Any race can be as just as good as the other one, that can be considered racisum. Colleges should compare students by their test scores and the extra activities the students do, but defiantly not by race.

    October 8, 2012 at 6:50 pm |
    • Victor

      I'm with you on that one

      October 9, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
    • Sydney

      I believe that not letting a white person into a school with most ethnic people, because what should matter is their academics and education, not the race of the person applying. NO race is better than another, it is your ethnicity and nobody should judge that.

      October 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
    • Jack

      I think that if it is a PRIVATE school, they can do just that- they should be allowed to choose students according to their race Public collages are a completely different matter- they should ONLY judge by test scores and extra circular activities

      October 9, 2012 at 7:13 pm |
    • Lexus

      It is not fair that just because of your race means you can or cannot get into a collage discrimination is not cool if your colored or not everyone has a right to a collage education.

      October 9, 2012 at 7:43 pm |
    • Skylar

      I think that race should not be noted while being accepted to collage this is unfair and people don't deserve that kind of jugment!

      October 9, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
      • Amanda

        If you only look at someone's skin, you aren't looking at their knoweledge or skills. If you just let go of the racial buisness, you might find someone you think is amazing at something. YOU CAN'T CHANGE SOMEONE'S SKIN TONE.

        October 10, 2012 at 11:08 pm |
      • Brennan

        Yet colleges get heat for being primarily white? Why shouldn't they try to diversify the campus by accepting more minorities?

        October 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
    • Ben

      I think they should be able to be in the same school, 😔. All races are the same. We are all people, why does it matter what color we are, this is just going straight back to Martin Luther king jr.

      October 10, 2012 at 10:41 am |
      • Makyla

        I think that it does not go back to Martin Luther King, because he was against splitting up race not influencing it.

        October 10, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
    • Morgan

      Race SHOULD be a factor in admissions. Though I do agree that to some it feel unfair at times but it' not like they pick people who are completely unqualified. Even now, race does not compensate for aptitude. Your race doesn't get you into college, academics do. Diversity is simply an encouraged characteristic. Moreover, this protection is a necessary protection against discriminatory tactics and prevention from a "white out" of college campuses. Second, your claims of aptitude as the factor in admissions doesn't account for education disparities in many minority communities. Someone can be incredibly smart but with extracurricular distractions in truly impoverished minority communities, e.g. gangs and drug. The aptitude of the individual may be obstructed. Moreover, diversity is necessary to reflect the communities present outside of the school environment and to give new perspectives in the grow of college students; some of which haven't even been introduced to true diversity in their secondary and primary education.

      October 10, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
    • martin

      i think they should do that to race just cause of race

      October 12, 2012 at 8:07 am |
    • amber

      i think that its reakky mean that people are doing that. it shouldn't matter if someone is white, black, skinny, fat, gay, lesbian. if they are a nice person and have spent there whole life getting into a collage then let them be.

      October 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
    • Yoseline

      I also agree with the fact that colleges should look at academics and school activites for admission, and give the person with the right grades and school activites (regardless of their race) an opportunity for a better education.

      October 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
    • Tori

      I agree with Hana. Just because you're a different race, you shouldn't get special attention. Everyone should be created equal, and if that person was accepted into the college just because of their race, that means someone who had better grades didn't get the chance to go the college.

      October 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
  2. Matthew

    This isn't fair- it violates one of the US amendments. If Martin Luther King was still alive, would he be for it? I don't think so. I think when deciding collage applicants they should do it without knowing race or religion.

    October 8, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
    • Jack

      You know, if it is a PRIVATE collage, they should have the right to do choose knowing race- Martin Luther King Jr never tried to take rights away Most segregation laws only apply to public schools

      October 9, 2012 at 7:15 pm |
    • Rebecca

      I believe that race should not be taken into consideration when colleges accept student. Admissions should consider the students test scores and and grades.

      October 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
    • Anita

      I agree with you. I think that colleges, when reviewing applications should not know of that persons ethnic backround therefore there is no way of saying they were denied or accepted because of their race. With a system like this, colleges would recieve a diverse campus without anyone feeling singled out or like they have been a victim of racism.

      October 12, 2012 at 5:37 pm |
    • Andy

      I agree even the most influential civil rights activists wouldn't approve of any race including their own to be favored over another when it comes to something like college education which each citizen deserves.

      October 12, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
    • Isaias

      I definitely agree with you. Race being a factor in college admissions would be a big step back in giving everyone equal rights.

      October 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
  3. Sherry

    Race should not be a factor in college admissions. It is unfair because everyone should have a chance to study in college no matter what their race is. No race is any better or worse than another. All people have the ability to learn, so why should their race matter as long as they are willing to work hard and succeed?

    October 8, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
    • Jack

      I'm not saying that minorities can't go to collage- but they could just go to a public collage or a private school where they aren't the minority

      October 9, 2012 at 7:10 pm |
    • Brooke

      I agree Sherry I think the same thing you do.

      October 9, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
    • Kyle

      I think its a bad idea to judge a person by their cover, because its just gonna going to start up the whole whites are better or blacks are better phase! So no, I dont agree!

      October 9, 2012 at 9:38 pm |
      • Duncan

        When picking which students are accepted into the college they are not "judging a book by its cover" they look at more than just race even though right now that is a very contraversel factor.

        October 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
    • Brandon

      I agree with sherry because i think everyone should have the chance to go to college and learn.

      October 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    People shouldn't be rejected by the tone of their skin. It has nothing to do with their personality. Just because someone "doesn't get outside much" or has "that natural tan" doesn't mean they're any smarter or dumber. Think of it this way: Two sisters are straight "A" students. One goes outside everyday to study in the sunshine the other listens to music inside. The one outside gets a tan. That doesn't mean she doesn't study, it means she studies outside.

    October 8, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
    • Fred

      I don't think you understand affirmative action- it's not about skin tone, it's about race. Perhaps if someone who's Hispanic has slightly lower grades than a white person, they would accept the Hispanic person over the white person even though the white person did better.

      October 9, 2012 at 6:19 pm |
    • Jack

      It's not about how tan they are, it's their race- there's a huge difference

      October 9, 2012 at 7:06 pm |
    • Maddy

      Acceptance into a college based on race is the same thing as not accepting a person because of their race. And that's illegal and racism.

      October 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
  5. Emily

    I don't think that race should have anything to do with admissions to college. Why does it matter if I'm White, or Black, or Hispanic? All that should matter is that I would like to go to college and further my education! With that said though, there will always be the factor of race, involved in anything that you will do. It is just going to happen, and it has happened for thousands of years!

    October 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm |
    • Jack

      Racism for some schools good be good for them- if they are in an area where a certain minority are very unpopular, they should not risk angering other racists at that school by accepting them

      October 9, 2012 at 7:18 pm |
    • Jake

      That's right. What does race have to do with anything. It doesn't matter. That person can't help what color their skin is.

      October 11, 2012 at 10:31 am |
    • Kalon

      I agree with what you have to say. college should be available to all people no matter what their ethnicity is. Stay golden.

      October 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
    • Victoria

      race shouldn't be a factor because it should only matter whether or not i want i further education and not if i'm white or black or Hispanic. the racial issue has been around for centuries and will continue to pop up in further issues as life goes on, but we shouldn't worry about it and just believe that we are all equal and therefore treat everyone equally.

      October 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
  6. Elky

    We have to accept the sad truth that without Affirmative Action, then well to do Caucasian students would always receive preference over other minority groups regardless of academic ability. Colleges are institutions of learning, but what they need is money. If they get the choice of a Caucasian student who will pay full price and a minority who can ride a scholarship, then they will always pick the Caucasian.

    October 8, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
    • Jack

      It's not always about money! Some schools might have a history as starting out all white students and want to keep it that way because they think it's a tradition It's like some schools that started a long time ago as all girls, so they don't accept boys

      October 9, 2012 at 7:08 pm |
    • R.J.

      i agree with Elky because she makes some very valid points. I do not believe that college should not choose a student whether or not they are white or black.

      October 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
    • Brianna

      I completely disagree with you. You are assuming that all caucasions are rich and all minorities are not. Everyone is equal in America. It doesnt matter if you are caucasion, african-amreican, hispanic or any other ethnic groups. If you try your hardest and you recieve a job that pays well anyone can be rich. Doesnt matter who you are or what your skin color is, if you work for it you can be rich. Also, in America, it doesnt matter what your ethnic group is you arent favored when recieving an education.

      October 12, 2012 at 5:37 pm |
  7. Justin

    I think that race in college admissions is not fair because if there are different races in each school, it could help them interact with each other

    October 8, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
    • Jack

      It is not the collages job to expose you to other cultures (that is yours and your family's- what if you don't want to be exposed to that? It is not good for two people of different religions to share a dorm so some parents might not want that)- it is merely to teach you

      October 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm |
  8. Christina

    I think that the college should be able to decide for it self whether or not race is a factor. I think this because America is a free country and every one should have a say. By letting colleges choose if the race matters of not, people will have the choice if they want to have people with the same race us them or with a different race then them.

    October 8, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
    • Jack

      I completely agree with you! (Especially when it comes to private schools)

      October 9, 2012 at 7:22 pm |
    • Chronic

      I dont think anyone should decide who can go to which college over race. It should be decided by grades and SAT scores.

      October 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
  9. Korbin

    Even though many people believe that segregation can occur with a minority, this shows that it can happen with any race. It is wrong to segregate any race, it is wrong to do it to minorities and other racial groups. A minority not being accepted into a school because of race is the same as a caucasin or a person of any skin color not being accepted. I think this a valid case for the supreme court.

    October 8, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
    • Jack

      You are forgetting that some schools are private- if I could go to a men's school, why couldn't I go to a White's school?

      October 9, 2012 at 7:24 pm |
  10. Daniel

    The pursuit of a more diverse campus is a great idea, but when the pursuit of a diverse student body doesn't welcome other races then there is a big problem.

    October 8, 2012 at 9:12 pm |
    • Monica

      Diversity is great thing and is proven to help us learn from a different perspective and broaden our education from the help of our peers.

      October 12, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
  11. JP

    I feel race should not effect the college entry we should act as if there skin is not important and welcome them into the school without them having to worry if they won't be accepted it is a bit rude to ask that like it is unless you are doing a scientific survey I know I get offended when that is put on the surveys even though I'm caucasian

    October 8, 2012 at 9:40 pm |
  12. Joshua

    Equality already exists in college admissions. People deserved to be admitted to college on the basis of potential and their ability to preform and excel and strive for great things. Using race as a factor will never solve any problem and will just end up being raciest in the end, and we all know that being raciest has never solved any issue in this country.

    October 8, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
    • John

      Nice responce :)

      October 12, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
  13. Elizabeth

    Race should not affect the admissions to colleges. This is revisiting the desegregation laws that were passed years ago. The student not accepted could come up with the cure to cancer, but if that person isnt accepted, they might not be able to show the cure.

    October 8, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
    • Alexa

      I agree, colleges should accept you on your academic skills rather than by needing to meet certain criteria for different races.

      October 12, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
  14. paul

    i think people should not make people of different races feel bad because it is wrong and can cause alot of fights in school and people dont want that to happen.schools that make people feel bad are not schools that should be in that district

    October 8, 2012 at 10:10 pm |
    • Jack

      That's like saying that I that could sue a school for not letting me in on account of bad test scores because I "felt bad" about it

      October 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
  15. Blake

    I dont think race matters everyone should get a good education.

    October 8, 2012 at 10:23 pm |
    • Jack

      Race doesn't effect a person's brain, but the government cannot govern your thoughts and a lot of people think about race Private schools should definitely be able to decide considering race

      October 9, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
    • juanald

      I totally agree with you. It doesnt matter what race you are but what you want to accomplish.

      October 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
    • Ceanu

      I agree, race should not be a factor in college admission, and it should be repealed. Everyone is created equal, and its basically a slap in the face to the hard working caucasion people. Everyone deserves a fair chance in getting accepted into their college.

      October 12, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
  16. Nick

    No because everyone in the united states is here to have the freedom of an education and if you pay a bunch for college already i dont think anyone should get kicked out because of a race.

    October 8, 2012 at 10:25 pm |
    • Jack

      1) we {and private schools} should have the freedom to be racist to a certain extent 2) you would not pay for the collage and THEN get kicked out because of your race- you just wouldn't be accepted

      October 9, 2012 at 7:35 pm |
    • Rosie

      I agree, if you're already planning on paying a ton of money to go to a college to further your education, you obvioulsly want to go. Race shouldn't matter, your grades and test scores are the things thats should matter when being accepted into a college.

      October 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
  17. Daniel

    I think the pursuit of a more diverse campus is a good idea but it should include all genders to be fair

    October 8, 2012 at 10:31 pm |
    • Jack

      I completely disagree with you about gender- it is nice to go to an all girls school- parents like it too because they know I wouldn't be hanging out with a bunch of boys and I think being in a one sex environment keeps you focused

      October 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm |
    • Ashlyn

      "genders"? I don't remember them saying anything about being selective about genders... the issue is that they are being selective about a person's race.

      October 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
    • alex

      I dont think college has anything to do with race or gender. They should be judged on effort and grades.

      October 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
    • Mathew

      They never mentioned gender being a factor, the only thing they were talking about is Affirmitive Action, and I disagree with Affirmitive Action because race should never be a factor in a decision of any kind.

      October 12, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
  18. Anna

    Race shouldn't be the matter in education. Everyone deserves a chance to go to college, even if you're not Caucasian. Why hold back certain people, when MANY official documents of the U.S clearly state that everyone is equal?

    October 8, 2012 at 10:43 pm |
  19. Andrew

    I think that race shouldn't matter in college admissions. Getting into college is your skill. It shouldn't be like someone picking you because he has that, and she has this. However, if you're a very high average person and you are "declined" by the college because of your race, that is a definite problem.

    October 8, 2012 at 11:08 pm |
  20. Cotton

    They want to say it's a more diverse campus because they let Latinos and African Americans attend. They close the doors on white people with the same entrance scores. I think that is racist.

    October 8, 2012 at 11:22 pm |
  21. Jayden

    I don't think it should matter we are all living people.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:07 am |
  22. Summi

    Many people do complain about certain schools being biased towards a certain race and that is partially true. There are schools that have a majority admission rate of certain races. However, there should not be schools that only accept a certain as this would be unfair to all others. Racism is no longer a key issue in America and accepting only these certain few students would be sparking up new issues which is definitely not what the United States needs

    October 9, 2012 at 12:48 am |
  23. Nick

    Race should not be a factor because maybe a majority person (white person) is more qualified than the minority (black/Hispanic) because of having better grades or doing more for the community. By having a quota you could be rejecting the more qualified person.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:11 am |
  24. Antonio

    I think affirmative action has positive consequences. Universities are there to give education, but the education now isn't just about teaching knowledge, it's teaching HOW to learn new things.Ability to adapt to VARIOUS experiences are important in this manner, and diversity will help achieve this telos of unis. Someone can think that diversity don't always achive its goals, but what better method we have in learning new virtues than to really live with people of such?
    Also, if someone think affirmative action should be banned because it bases on arbitary factors that you can't control, than legacy admissions, which composites about 10-30%* of all admissions of IVY leagues, should also be banned.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:16 am |
    • Maddie

      I have no idea what you're saying. Or if you support race being part of college admissions or if you are against it. Please explain it more simply.

      October 10, 2012 at 10:19 am |
  25. Daniel

    I do not think race in a college admission that good of an idea and a reason someone should not be accepted into a college.
    Such as if you could only get in with a scholarship then what about normally, a person could be really smart and you reject him because he's white, this is not a reason why you should reject him, so the only way a white person can get in is by scholarship, that's not right and neither is rejecting because of race.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:42 am |
    • Daniel

      we have been told we are the great melting pot, but look at what we have to do to make things fair. people are people no matter what color. race should not matter.

      October 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
  26. Hannah

    I think they should be allowed because even though the rules say that they should fight for what they believe in. They should fight for their rights just like Martin Luther king Jr.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:03 am |
  27. Sophie

    Race being a factor in college admissions doesn't make sense. Nowadays, all people should be treated equal, and college admissions are not an exception.

    October 9, 2012 at 4:52 am |
    • Nika

      Agreed! Race means so little when a brilliant mind means so much!

      October 12, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
  28. Darcy

    I think that was very nice of them to make an all black school, just to prevent bullying. But race shouldn't determine who attends that college, because nobody can help it if there skin is white or black.

    October 9, 2012 at 5:52 am |
  29. sojin

    Race should matter when entering the college. Minor race has been treated different from the past including not enough eductional rights. And the college should compensate them by giving some advantages to them. Also, 21st century is when we work with people all around the world. So, diversity of race in college will help the students know better about the other races, which is huge educational benefit.

    October 9, 2012 at 6:14 am |
  30. Pham

    I think it is best to allow students from different races to have their applications accepted by universities. That can not only make them more diverse but it also provide people the chance to get to know more about each other's customs and new ways of thinking.

    October 9, 2012 at 6:30 am |
  31. Dalton

    i think even though they would like to keep a diversity of race at the college i think that that would violate that Americans have free rights to go where ever they want for college

    October 9, 2012 at 6:48 am |
  32. Amelia

    No,race shouldn't a factor at all. If the students are smart and are a minority, then they should be allowed in becasue they deserve it. Being born with a certian skin color shouldn't mean your instantly accepted.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:24 am |
  33. Lilly

    I think race should not be a determining factor in college admissions. It unfairly favors minority groups. College should pass students by proper grades, not by race. Also, it doesn't guarantee a more diverse college experience, and it doesn't improves the level of education. And suppose race is a determining factor in college admissions. What if there are people that uses their race to get in to college? That, unfairly favors minority groups. Race should not be a determining factor in college admissions.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:36 am |
  34. Fred

    I don't think race should even be considered in college admissions. Affirmative action favors minorities, which can be good, but then the majority loses out on opportunities. That just isn't fair.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:36 am |
  35. Aurora

    on one level i do think its wrong because for one thing its racisum and ALL RACES should have a level playing feild on getting in to colleges but on another level i do think its a good thing because there should be more diversity in a place of learning so then people can posibly have a better understanding of other cultures and religons when your friend is diferent fron you.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:39 am |
  36. teyvion

    I say this is unfair and is going against the thridteenth amdment

    October 9, 2012 at 7:40 am |
  37. Shawn

    Race should not be a factor in collage applications... but it is okay to make races vary as long as all people have a fair chance to get in.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:47 am |
  38. Sagal

    As being a minority student , I understand schools want us to be welcomed and not isolated but race should not be a factor . It should simply be if you fit the right criteria .

    October 9, 2012 at 7:57 am |
  39. Rosie

    I believe that race should not be a part of the selection process

    October 9, 2012 at 8:20 am |
    • Rosie

      Race should not be a factor in selection process because if a student is an able student they should be able to get in. If they want more diverse students they should lower the standards.

      October 9, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
  40. Gabriella

    I think it shouldn't matter what your Skin color is. Everyone
    deserves to go to College, if they worked for it.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:25 am |
  41. Alex

    I do not think race should be a part of admission because everyone wouldn't get a fair shot at admission.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:26 am |
  42. Sade'

    I think racial discrimination is wrong because I believe that everybody should have the right to receive and progress in education.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:27 am |
  43. Mike

    Race should never be a factor in anything especially when it comes to education. No race is better than the other nor smarter so why does it matter who goes to college and who doesn't? If you're smart enough to go to college then you should be able to go regardless of race.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:28 am |
  44. john

    i think it does not have a big factor but it is a one of the few that do.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:29 am |
  45. William

    Colleges should not consider race because if the students are smart enough to go there then race should not matter.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:29 am |
  46. curtis

    I think that it is bad racism and that they should stop because they might start a war in the u.s.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:30 am |
  47. Brooklynn

    I think they should allow people that are different color do to the same school. Its not right to chose who is better then the other. People have feelings.... i say stop the race

    October 9, 2012 at 8:30 am |
  48. Gabi

    The discrimination of racism is wrong especially if it is for someone's education. It doesn't matter what race you are you should still be able to be in the school you want. I thought that Rosa Parks stopped this issue a long time ago.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:31 am |
  49. Alex

    There is a lot of poor white people too.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:32 am |
  50. Andrew

    I feel that your race doesn't matter on you get in collage it should matter on how smart you are or your grades.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:32 am |
  51. Jamie

    I don't think it matters what colour of you are regardless of race you should be able to attend any college and get a proper education this is the 21st centruy and people are still being prejudice some people have no idea what they are doing. They should let her attend college and get a proper education just like anyone else, this is why its called the freeworld.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:32 am |
  52. Ashley

    Race should not be a factor in my opinion. Both races should be judged fairly, not one having an advantage over the other.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:37 am |
  53. Ian

    I think that race should not be affected by collage. everyone should be treated equaly and it should not matter if you're race is different than others.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:38 am |
    • Gese

      I agree with what you are saying, people should be chosen based on how good their grades are and how well their acedemics are.

      October 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
  54. Shane

    Education is one thing our government needs. Your race shuoldn't matter at all when it comes to school. Every has the right to go to school and learn.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:42 am |
  55. Cynthia

    I dont think that race should be a factor in college admission because it shouldn't matter what race you are to go to college.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:45 am |
  56. Bruno

    I think that that factor of race should not be included in a college admission, because every student should be treated equaly throughout the school year. The school should be avalible to any student from any part of the world, no mattter where they came from or what race they are!

    October 9, 2012 at 8:50 am |
  57. Patrick

    No it does not matter if they are a factor for college because that's just races.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:52 am |
  58. Bryson

    No they should not chose you for your race because its not fair for them

    October 9, 2012 at 8:53 am |
  59. Molly

    I don't think race should be a factor to get into a certain school. I think it should be based on how smart students are. If an african american, or hispanic student wants to get in, then they should study a lot harder.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:56 am |
  60. Jordan

    No, I don't think race should matter. People are all the same except different skin tones. We all have different feelings and beliefs and everyone should be treated the same.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:57 am |
  61. kellen

    I think blacks should be treated the same as whites. So, why don't both blacks and whites work as hard as they can? So, it is not unfair to the whites!!!!!!! Therefore, it is correct...

    October 9, 2012 at 9:02 am |
  62. Anonymous

    i think its fair because the minortities almost did just as good as the whites. So if they got the score need to get them in to pass to get them in to the college. They should let them in

    October 9, 2012 at 9:09 am |
    • Anonymous

      However, the member of the majority group studied harder and got the higher score therefore they deserver the admision. Almost is not the same as did.

      October 9, 2012 at 9:12 pm |
  63. Marry

    No its not fair becuase everyone who wants to go to college should be aloud not just a precent.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:15 am |
  64. Frank

    This isn't fair because all different types of races should be accepted in. No matter how many there are of them.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:15 am |
  65. Sean

    I think that there shouldnt be race discrimination in colleges since people want to learn and there should be enough space for everyone who joins.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:16 am |
  66. Christopher

    Race should not factor in college admissions because a race is only a title. The way students should be let in to college is their grades not their race.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:16 am |
  67. Michaela

    I do not believe race should be factor in college admission. Everyone should be treated equally. It isn't about race it's about getting and education. The same white boy that gets into college should have advantage as the a black or Latino boy trying to get into college.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:27 am |
  68. Sean

    Students ought to be judged based on intellect, background and experience, regardless of race or ethnicity. And if colleges want a diverse campus, how about accepting all political views as well. That would make for lively debate.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:29 am |
  69. Petr

    I think that although it may provide a learning experience, using race in college/university admission is unjust and is bringing up discrimination again. We have gone over problems with race over and over and we shouldn't start it up again, no matter how small. Maybe rearanging classes is ok but not letting a person in the school because of this is just not cool.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:40 am |
  70. Ethan

    Race should not be brought into anything. Some day in the future there will be only one race and that is the human race.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:44 am |
  71. Gabe

    No, I personally think that if they have the right GPA than they should get the chance to get into that college.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:45 am |
  72. olivia

    i think that they should not have race as a college administrative outlook. everybody has a right to get the proper education. no one should be kept out of school because of their color it is not right.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:47 am |
  73. mashell

    there could be other races that could be really smart but no body cares because they are against other races and they don't believe that they could be smart it would be fair to the other races

    October 9, 2012 at 9:53 am |
  74. landon

    it should not matter what country or color you are from i think its unfair everybody should be involved

    October 9, 2012 at 9:54 am |
  75. Todd

    Race should not matter when you are trying to get into a college. If you meet the colleges standards and have the grades you should have the same opportunity as a minority.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:54 am |
  76. Jordan

    I don't think that they should focus on race, focus on who is more fit for the position. People are focusing too much on making things equal, but this, in turn, is making things more complicated. Keep it simple,
    choose the person that deserves to be admitted no matter the race.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:54 am |
  77. Michael

    It is unfair

    October 9, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  78. Darshaun

    I don't think that is fair because you don't no what race can bring what to the table .

    October 9, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  79. Luis

    They have good intentions but it is still wrong

    October 9, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  80. Darius

    I don't think they should do that because they shouldn't wont something that happen back in the day come back again which wouldn't be good but the other way around

    October 9, 2012 at 9:56 am |
  81. destiny

    it shouldn't matter if your black white hispanic or anything else everybody who has a dream to go to college should be aloud.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:56 am |
  82. Michael

    It's redickulous

    October 9, 2012 at 9:56 am |
  83. Blake

    This should never happen racism is outrageous

    October 9, 2012 at 9:57 am |
  84. Luis

    They have good intentions, but it is still wrong.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:57 am |
  85. Alex

    I shouldn't matter what race you are because what ever race you are you can still matter in the world. It doesn't matter if your black or white. What matters is that your part of the world. Like geeks and cool kids. They can still be friends. Like we all say the whole world is family.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:57 am |
  86. Joey

    I don't think diversity should matter. What is basically happening is the samething as back right after the civil war only against white people ths time

    October 9, 2012 at 9:57 am |
  87. Jonaathan

    i do not think this is a good thing at all that is not the way you have a diverse campus if you ust let people attend the college than it wiil eventually get diverse itself . We dont want a repeat of he 1960s again so this was defiently the wrong move for the university of texas

    October 9, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  88. shawn

    NO it should NOT be by what race you are you should be able to go to any college you want to

    October 9, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  89. Alex

    ii do not thing race should be part of admission because we are all family and we need to get along with one another.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  90. corbin

    It's not fair because every one should get to be in the race. It does not matter what you are black or white it does not matter.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  91. Samantha

    I think they should let all in, because people were so upset when ever there were schools that blacks could not be in,so they decided to make it where all are treated equally,so why should they not let many white people in? All should be treated equally. Do not change things now.Treat all the same.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:00 am |
    • Samantha

      I agree. All need to need be treated the same

      October 9, 2012 at 10:01 am |
      • Kate

        I agree. Race should not be a factor in admission because all races should be judged on their performance and something they can't control.

        October 12, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
  92. sarah

    i think no mader what coler skin you have you should be able to get the education because you can`t decide what coler your skin is.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  93. Steven

    Race should not factor in college admissions or anything because it can be offensive and racist. Martin Luther King Jr. was a remarkable figure when it come to judging by race, but if we don't follow his ideas, this country will be the same...unfair.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:02 am |
  94. Logan

    As an African American I think that race should not influence a colleges decision to accept you or not. We were all created equal and should be treated the same way.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:03 am |
  95. Carter

    I think that everybody no matter what should be able to go to that college because it is just like when there were slaves because they separated them between black and white.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:05 am |
  96. Trenten

    I think that it shouldnt matter what race you are to get an education

    October 9, 2012 at 10:08 am |
  97. Jakob

    I think they should do what feels right and helps the students do better in school. But if was me I would let any teen in there that payed their dues and no matter what color their skin is. They need to think of it as, what if they was black and somebody wouldn't let them attend college I don't think he/she would like that at all.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:09 am |
  98. Sami

    I don't think it's right for the colleges to accept admissions based on the person's race. I believe it is rude and can hurt a lot of people's chances at education.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  99. Yamileth

    I myself believe that we all should have equal opportunities. I also believe that it does not matter what race you are we should all be treated the same.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  100. Jordan

    Schools should be black and white, not all black or all white. Race or Gender shouldn't make a difference at all. Why do schools even want to do this? Also, where do they get these ideas? This is a horrible way to run a school.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:19 am |
  101. Hyasha

    I feel that race should not affect the factors in collage admission. I think that I shouldn’t matter what color your skin is or where you come from and what religion you believe in. To get into the collage you want, you should be judged on how smart you are and what level of expertise you are not by race.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:19 am |
  102. Skylar

    I think that race on collage admission should not be a determining factor. Students should be able to learn the equal amount of education weather you’re race or anything about you.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:19 am |
  103. Jahmel

    I think that its wrong for a person that is a different color can’t go to a college just because he/she is a different color than other people. We are all different if we were all the same wouldn’t that be boring.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  104. Madison

    I think that race should not be a factor in collage admission. It is unfair. Collage admission should be judged by things such as past grades, and other academic related things, not race. I feel that it would be unfair towards people of the white race, and even other races.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  105. matthew

    I think that race in a collage is not the smartest idea because they can get sued for just having a school for the colored people and not for the white.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  106. Samantha

    I feel that it should not matter the race for college admission. It dose not make any campuses more diverse and improves the level of education because they all have to learn it some point of the school year.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:22 am |
  107. Lindsay

    I think race shouldn’t effect college admission. It wouldn’t be fair and here at my school there all different types of races and it doesn’t affect other people.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:23 am |
  108. Hannah

    It's kind of a backward racism, but I think it's just fair because it's helping people with some problems with money get into college, but it should be for everyone poor, and not for rich people in the races that is in the group that gets an advantage from this.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:24 am |
  109. Gavin

    I think that race should not be a factor in college admissions, every one, no matter what race should be able to go to any college.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  110. Ryan

    That's not right; people have such a big problem with racism, and just because it's not directed at blacks or asians doesn't make it okay.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:30 am |
  111. Mercedes

    I think its wrong to pick students on their race. I believe students should be picked by their achievements.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:30 am |
  112. Donovan

    race should not make a differinc

    October 9, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  113. Brittney

    I think it is rude if they judge you by race for college, it does not matter.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  114. taytum

    i think that everybody should have a good education no matter what race they are it all depends on how smart you are

    October 9, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  115. Julian.

    I think that the race on collage admission shall not be a determining factor, because every person should be treated equal and have the exact human rights. Weather your African American nor White.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  116. Emily

    i dont think this helps but it is not my problem-o

    October 9, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  117. hayley

    i do not agree i think that race should not matter when it comes to school. personally i think race should not matter for anything. whites and african americans should be able to go to the school of there chose no matter the color of skin.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  118. Brooke

    I think that it is wrong. They should accept the person for who they are and their achievements. If they pick upon their race they are very opinionated and believe in stereo types. They don't need to do this because the person is probably very smart and doesn't deserve this.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  119. Joshua

    I do not agree because all races should be able to go to any college they want to without being judged.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  120. Jp

    I think its very mean if they judge you by your race. Your skin color does not mean anything

    October 9, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  121. kayla

    i like cnn student news because it teaches you new things you would probly not know about in like a millon years and it is better for children to understand insted of the actall news

    October 9, 2012 at 10:34 am |
  122. Erik

    Race shouldn't be a determining factor for college admissions because everyone is born equal no matter what race

    October 9, 2012 at 10:34 am |
  123. Jacob

    I don't think race should matter in college because you cant choose if you're caucasian or african american or spanish you're just born that way.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  124. Nicholas

    The Situation does not effect me, as long i am able to spend time with friends and do what i need to do...

    October 9, 2012 at 10:36 am |
    • Nicolette

      But you are of same race,everyone is,and therefore it has to affect you somehow doesn't it?

      October 9, 2012 at 6:48 pm |
  125. Jane

    I think i dont like this idea personally cause it doesn't matter if your culture is different all culture people ( Black,white,mexican,hispanic ) or what religion you are we can all get along just the same.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:38 am |
  126. Aaliyah

    I don't think we should have race factor in to college admissions because I believe you can learn from eveyone no matter what your color is. You shouldn't have to be deny to go too your favorite college because the color of your skin. Everyone deserve a opportunity to become someone in life to succeed.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:44 am |
  127. Nayeon

    I feel that race should not factor in to college admissions. I strongly feel that race doesn't really tell the level of intelligence. Rather, it's just an another stereotype. Most of the people, no matter what race, were born with a similar knowledge. Their efforts are the things that college should take in.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:47 am |
  128. Whitney

    I Think You Should Not Have Race Factor In To College Admission Because I Believe Eveyone Desrve The Opportunity To Become Someone In Life No Matter What Happen Life There Child Life. Everyone Have A Future That They Can Count On.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:57 am |
    • Aaliyah

      I agree with Whitney eveyone didn't grow up in a rich family not everyone have white family so they shouldnt be turned down .

      October 9, 2012 at 10:59 am |
      • Genevieve

        Just because you're white doesn't mean you're rich! Race has practically nothing to do with wealth!

        October 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
      • Ashley

        Are you kidding me? I agree with Genivieve, I'm white & i don't even think that way about myself, one of my very good friends arehispanic & the guy I think is cute is black & I'm not bothered!

        October 9, 2012 at 8:20 pm |
    • Nicolette

      I agree with Genevieve!! Race has nothing to do with wealth,but some people think it does.

      October 9, 2012 at 6:49 pm |
    • Josh

      But Affirmative action isn't just about giving an opptuinty to those who otherwise wouldn't have it. It's also about making up for 100's of years of racial oppression. Not to long ago, a black man couldn't even walk on a campus in Texas because it was still segregated. It gives them a small boost which they need in places like these.

      October 10, 2012 at 7:31 am |
    • Yvette

      i totally agree! everyone deserves a job and a life and should be able to go to college.

      October 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
  129. Brandon

    Affirmative action is, in my opinion wrong to me it's racist u should never give extra help or handicaps to someone because of their race.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:01 am |
  130. Anthony

    Race should not be a factor in college admission because it should not matter what skin tone a student is as long as he or she meets the school's academic requirements.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:20 am |
  131. Kristen

    I think that college applications should be blind. Colleges should give you a number when you want to apply and they should base their whole decision on merit and achievement.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  132. Brennen & Sam

    We think that it shouldn't matter what race the students are because the skin color or region does not matter.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  133. Brylee and Devin

    It shod not mater what color you are to get in a college.It duos not mater if you are black or white !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 9, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  134. Mateo

    let them do what they want.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  135. Mike, Steph, Brandon, Joshua

    we think race should be considered when a minority has less of an opportunity or advantage to do as well as a middle class white person. Money, should be an issue, not race.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  136. shane

    no because we are all difren colors it never maders we are difrent colors n

    October 9, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  137. jazmyn and chris

    I think that any body can go to college.because if they cant that would not be fair.
    They should be able to go to any college they want.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  138. Courtney

    I don't think it is fair because, people should not be prefential treatment because of they're skill color. Everyone should atleast have a chance to enroll in a good college with a fair chance.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  139. Logan and Trevor

    NO! because evrey one is the same

    October 9, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  140. kelsie and imani

    it does not matter what you are on the outside. It matters what you are on the inside! Everybody should go to college to get a degree and have a smart brain

    October 9, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  141. Karron

    Giving those less fortunate an opportunity to attend a university or college is a great program... affirmative action has brought many children the chance for a higher education but when it gets to the point where two equally matched students one white and the other a minority apply to a college and that college denies the white child they have crossed the line. Affirmative action has good intentions but at times discriminates against students

    October 9, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  142. shane

    no because we are all dirint colors

    October 9, 2012 at 11:55 am |
  143. Jeanetta and luke

    black and white people can still go to the same college and get to know each other.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:55 am |
  144. Timothy

    No, it shouldn't about the race to get into college. College is about education not if your a different race.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:55 am |
  145. kelsie and imani

    Everybody will love college

    October 9, 2012 at 11:57 am |
  146. Gretta And Annika

    I don't think it is fare because . . . it dose not mater what color you are, what state you are from, because every one is differit

    October 9, 2012 at 11:57 am |
  147. CLAUDETTE AND TESSA

    I think its fair. i think she should be on the team what if the girls like her

    October 9, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  148. bobby

    i think it is wrong to judge people bye there race. everybody should be treated equal.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  149. Amaris

    I don't think race should be looked at in education. I think it should be based on the student's grades. Its not fair if the person has good grades and can't go to college because of racism.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  150. Eric

    I think the govenment should have two colleges because we need to face the fact that some races don't get along. So, people should pick which college they want. I think it would help with fights and racism in are colleges

    October 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
    • Kristin

      Saying that two races dont get along is infact, extremely arrogant and racist. Just becasue two people have different color of skin, doesnt mean that they dont/cant get along. Having diffrenet colleges for different races would just create a bigger problem of rascism. Bringing us back to the age of Dr. Martin Luther King. College acceptance should be based upon test scores and academic ability, NOT race.

      October 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  151. Brandy

    No, race should not be a factor because if a student has earned their way into college of their choice they should be able to attend. Everyone is equal and should be treated equal. :)

    October 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  152. JOJO

    I don't thinks its fair at all I mean like all people are created equle in the USA and we should all be able to attend any school you want and they should accept you it doesn't matter what race you are

    October 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  153. Averi

    I dont think it is fair because people should be able to not be left out because of what race they are! Every race should be able to go to every college!

    October 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
  154. Tabitha

    I don't think it's fair to pick someone by their race. People of different races should all have the same opportunity to go to college of their choice. People work hard to get into a college and shouldn't be denied because a college wants diversity.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  155. Luke

    I think that race shouldn't be a factor in college admissions because it is not fair that they work hard and they can't be accepted because of skin color.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  156. Joshua

    I think it is stupid we are all human. Why give others minorities when we are all the same.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
  157. Emma

    They should let everyone into the school. Abraham tried had to make this country the way it is to treat everyone the same not by race.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
  158. Connor

    Race should definetly not be a factor in college admission policies. You can be a genius whether you're black, white, hispanic, or asian. A diverse campus idea may slowly turn into a completely minority based campus with little to no whites.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  159. Javier

    It is wrong because race doesn't matter. Everybody has equal rights and they should not put race as a factor to college admissions.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  160. Maddie

    They shouldn't even ask the race on the application. The Bible says do not show favoritism.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  161. Lexy

    I think race should be a factor in college admissions so that the minority races will feel more welcomed by the majority race at the college.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
    • Matthew

      That isn't even leagal!!!!! It's not fair. Look at this situation:
      A white and a black applied for collage
      The white got a 95% on a enterence exam and the black got a 85% but since the second person is black so he should go to collage instead. Is that fair? No! I not saying African Americans are stupid, I just don't think what you are saying is morraly right. We are all human, no mater gender, race, religion, or disablility. How would you feel if you were the white person. It is discrimination, wheather you are discriminating a black or a white, and it's wrong. You think that's fair?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Humans cannot change their race, so why should we say one is better than another? And also, you're saying that Whites and Blacks can't be friends? It's your personality and what you can do, not you looks or your clothes that should determine a good friend. I don't know why there's any question why this would be right.

      October 10, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
  162. brooke

    I think they shouldn't let just some type of people in some type of college. If they won't why did Martin Luther King Jr.,Rosa Parks fight for their rights.If they didn't work for what they wanted we wouldn't be who we are today.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  163. Ruben

    Colleges shouldn't judge on the color of their skin. Colleges should let the majority in even if that person has the same exact qualifications as the minority race.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
  164. courtney

    no because I believe that everyone should have a equal opportunity for a higher education no matter what race

    October 9, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
  165. Alexander

    I think that it's fine but some people might disagree.Because it could be a religious collage people have a right to have groups why not schools.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  166. Chris

    Colleges shouldn't check their race because that is racist. Colleges should not deny students the right to go to college just because their race makes up the majority there.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
  167. Christian

    I think that colleges should give students that are of the minority races the right to attend in any way possible.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
  168. Joshua

    Equality already exists in admission. Having Affirmative action creates reverse discrimation, and we know that racism in this country has never solved anything.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
  169. Vicky

    I think that it shouldn't matter what race you are, it's a free country!

    October 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
  170. trevor

    it should be the most smartest and best student no matter what background

    October 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
  171. micheal

    it is unfair it chould start a race/internet war (on the net)

    October 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
  172. Annika

    I think that race shouldn't determine wether or not your admitted to a college. Although it's nice that the school is diverse, wether or not you're admitted to a school should be based on your brain, not the color of your skin

    October 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
  173. Jack

    Race definately shouldn't be a factor. Yes, it's good to have diversity in a school system, but diversity also depends on the area the school is in.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  174. Megan

    I think race in college admissions should not matter at all. I understand about trying to make the school equal by bringing in more minoritys but that shouldn't mean you need to exclude white skinned people.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  175. Whitney

    Race shouldn't and doesn't matter.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  176. Mady

    I don't think that race should be a factor. Your singling out people by their race which could make them feel different about themselves. I think there should be all kind of people it shouldn't matter what the color of your skin, but how well your grades are. If you don't accept a kid becase of their race and they're are smart and work hard then thats your lose

    October 9, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
  177. Gabby

    I dont think you should have race diversity in colleges because in every race there are the people that deserve a good college and if you seperate it by race, you arent giving them the chance to go far in life and they will end up accepting kids that have no potential.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
  178. braden

    it does not matter what color you are only if aspects the insitoot whants

    October 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  179. keegan

    I don't think people should be judge by the color of there skins. Any type of color of skin sshould be allowed to do the same thing. In Gods eyes we are all the same!

    October 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  180. Tyler

    this is what happened when martin luthor king jr. was around . when the black people were not allowed in white schools . let people be in any school they want so there will be no wars orbattles . just let anybody be in any school.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  181. Zack

    They should let people of every color skin in every college because if they don't it's just not right

    October 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  182. Chloley

    i think that the color of your skin has nothing to do with how smart they are, dont judge a book by its cover.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
    • Chloley

      nice opinion

      October 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
    • Megan

      I completely agree.

      October 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
    • Faith

      i totally agree(:

      October 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
    • Anastasia

      thank you my thoughts. Like you said do not judge a book by its cover

      October 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm |
  183. Amirah

    Race should not be considered in college addmision. It should't be considered beacuse it might be good in some situations but there will always be a handfull of cases were it's not helpful.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  184. Richard

    Your race should not matter because everyone is equal.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  185. Ethan

    As a white/Asian, I don't think that because of my race, people should judge me as either a better or worse person for a college. In an attempt to include minorities, some schools are ignoring kids who might be trying harder to go to that school to instead create a "diverse" campus.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  186. Deion

    I think no because kids should not be chosen just for their race they should be chosen by how smart or athletic they are.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  187. trey

    No it shouldn't be allowed because it goes against the constitution or declaration of independence or bill of rights. They say everyone should be treated equal no differences in races after the 1800s

    October 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  188. Destiny

    No face factors in college admissions should not allow that because thats very mean and its agaisnt the law.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  189. Bryden

    I do not think that it is fair for whites to get into good schools and good colleges but blacks can`t because the color of their skin and that the government doesnt think there as smart as white people so they cant get good educations.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
    • Matthew

      Hold on!!!! Who ever said that the goverment was being raciest? If whites work harder, why should they choose a black person for collage? It is not fair, and it would be discrimination. You would think it's crazy if there was a bill that gave whites had a better chance in getting to go to collage. People should be "screened" for collage without knowing their race or religion. Who ever said that whites think they're smarter than African Americans? I don't think so-I think you're being a little over the top. Maybe have certain checks and balances in choosing who goes to collage. That's what we should do.

      October 9, 2012 at 7:14 pm |
    • Lauren

      For real? c'mon man, I see so so so many successful African Americans in today's society. If the government was so racist, then why do we have a black president?

      October 9, 2012 at 11:15 pm |
    • Amy

      Affirmative Action isn't about only letting white people into college. It's in favor of minorities, especially black people and hispanics. Your comment would make a lot of sense in a racism poll but this is about a diversity issue. I can tell you're very intelligent but before you become mad about Affirmative Action, know it's not what you think it is

      October 11, 2012 at 9:00 am |
  190. Sebastian

    No I think race factor should not envolve in college admissions because that wouldnt be fair for people

    October 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  191. Peyton

    I think that is so dumb. I have friends that are a different race then me and they are smarter! I think colleges shouldn't do that because they then lose more students. Also thought about sports? Sports is something that all religions in the world play, some are better at certain sports than others. This is CRAZY!!

    October 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  192. Brandyn

    No, Because i think that anybody sould be able to go to a college no matter what there color is. It is just plan wrong to do that.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  193. Jessica

    I think its not fair to have racism in a college because everyone is smart I don't know why people separate blacks from whites

    October 9, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  194. Riley

    I don't think race matters. If you want to go to that college than you should get in on your good grades.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  195. Cali

    No matter what people do there is going to be racism somewhere. But education has nothing to do with race. No matter how smart someone is it doesn't matter their skin color. That school would probably be lucky to have her. If she becomes famous some day that school is going to feel pretty bad.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  196. Lisa

    I think race shouldn't matter in this situation. The collage should've let her in, in my opinion. I agree with the girl who is sueing the collage because basically what the collage is saying is that they want a diverse group, or mostly afican aemricans and south americans.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  197. Kristin

    No I din't think that your race should not determin if you get in to a school because your color dosent tell how smart you are.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  198. ALONZO

    NO BECAUSE IT ISN'T FAIR HOW THEY TREAT NATIVE AMERICANS BECAUSE OF THERE SKIN COLOR.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  199. CHLOE

    Who cares what race you are everyone is equal, just because your race it does not depend on your smartness.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
  200. Anastasia

    I do not think race should affect being accepted into a college. I believe that is the same as inspiring racism. Some races may be better with a certain skill than others, but that does not mean that a college should base their adissions around race.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  201. Timmy

    You people should just quit being racist and respect someone for who they are. We are all people,and deserve equal rights,and shouldnt be treated differently because of our skin color.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  202. Daylen

    No, because you shouldn't judge someone just because of their race. For example you don't judge a book by its cover

    October 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  203. Anthony

    I think that is truly unconstitutional to not allow White Americans into a school. I think that they should not limit the school's students only to African American applicants. If i was one of justices judging this supreme court case, i would think that this school is unconstitutional

    October 9, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
  204. Austyn

    Not letting students be admitted based on race is doing exactly what our country has set out to get rid of. This is just discrimination against white people instead of a minority. It shouldn't matter the race, just the ability.

    October 9, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  205. Rocky

    I think that everyone should have equal opportunity getting into college. I don't think it is fair to make it easier or harder for certain races or not certain races to get into college. We are all given equal opportunities in highschool, and I don't think it should change in college.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
  206. Chelsea

    No i should not depend on race because that is what makes everybody special !

    October 9, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
  207. Shaay

    I feel like itb shouldnt be about race. Everyone should be able too get an educatio equally. No mattr what color you are.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
  208. jaelyn

    I think It should not be by race, or have it even about what type of racres there are. I also think that haveing a disvers student body, but I think will not help academicly.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
  209. Ashley

    I think race shouldn't affect college admissions. Everyone is human, no matter what race you are. We all have to go through problems and hard times. I feel it is not right for race to affect the price you have to pay to go to college.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
  210. Fernando

    I think that everyone should have equal opportunity gettting into college. They should not make it easy or harder. College shouldn't be so expensive because right know it's $6,000 and i think it should be $1,000.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
  211. Luke

    I think race shouldn't affect your college admission. Even if you don't fit the requirements for a school, you should still be allowed in. You could be really smart or be good at a sport, but the school won't know if they don't let you in. Also, everyone has fair rights and if they really want to go to a certain college, they should be allowed.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
  212. Ben

    I don't think it is fair to reject someone because of their race. They should go off of academical sucess, not something that you were born with and that you can't change.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
    • George

      I strongly agree.

      October 9, 2012 at 6:49 pm |
  213. Cassidy

    I don't think that race should be used in determining whether or not to accept college applications because everyone has a right to education, and that right shouldn't be limited to race. No race is better than another, and segregation was (or should have been) eliminated a while ago.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
    • Karissa

      You are so right!!!

      October 9, 2012 at 6:31 pm |
    • Douglas

      Well said

      October 10, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  214. Genevieve

    Absolutely not. It's not fair to the people who worked hard to get in and then don't even get in because they are white.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
  215. Anyi

    I think race should not arrect college admissions.Everyone has a right,no matter what race your. It's like being on a team and your couch tells you only 20 people can be on the team and most of them have to be 7th graders welll its no fair because what if theres a 6th grader that is a good player on whatever sport it is.I think it's not right that race has to do with the college you go to.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
  216. Rimey

    I don't think that race should be a factor. You're singling out people by their race which could make them feel different about themselves. I think there should be all kind of people, it shouldn't matter what the color of your skin is, but how well you're grades are. If you don't accept a student because of their race and they're smart and work hard then that's your loss.....

    October 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
  217. Ashley

    I think that no it should not go by race everyone should have the same rights to go to the college they want

    October 9, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
  218. Alan

    I don't think that race matters because that discriminating.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
  219. Sean

    I believe everyone should have an equal chance to be admitted into a college, you cannot control what color skin you were born with, but you can control what you do after.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  220. Jasmine

    I think that race should not factor into college acceptance. It’s part being free and no one should have to loose out on their education because of what color their skin is.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  221. cole

    I think that race should not be a factor in the admission process to get into a college. Why? Well, I don’t think that it’s fair to everybody that is not that certain race. Like Martin Luther King J.R said “all people should be treated equally”. So therefore I think that race should not be an option!

    October 9, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  222. Seth

    Why are we even talking about this. This is wrong and race should not depend on enything.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
  223. Dale

    I don't think that race should be requirement to get into a college. There might be a college you want to get in all your life and then find out you are not the right race for the college.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
  224. Lukasz

    All people have a right to an education. No matter the ethnicity of their family, the color of their skin, or what they believe in. People fought for equality and deserve it. I do of course know of the comment made that if race was a factor that education would be better and more diverse. I do not believe just putting people of different ethnicities, race, and believes will further the education. It’s all dependent on what the students want to learn and not of the people around them.

    October 9, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  225. Christopher

    I don't think that race should be a factor in determining whether or not to accept some college application if we come to something that low then we might have another civil war

    October 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
  226. Dylan

    No race should not be a factor because it is not fair to the other races. If college does take race into account then they could possible hold back other races trying to apply to that college.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
  227. Ava

    I think that when colleges are choosing students, they shouldn't judge people because of their race. The U.S. already banned discrimination against race, and by selecting people to go to college based on their race is basically against the law. It's not fair to kids who are super smart and deserve to go to someplace like Harvard or Yale but don't get to go because they're Latino or African-American. It's just not fair for them.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
  228. Joey

    I do not think it should matter by race only capability.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
  229. Liza

    I thnk that everyone has a right for education. No race is better and u shouldn't be judged according to what ur race or re
    Inion is.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
  230. Elyssa

    I don't think your race should matter when trying to get into college. You can't change that, but you can make make yourself the best you can be and get into college according to that.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  231. Sydney

    No, college admissions should depend on how smart you are not about your race

    October 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  232. Mattie

    The color of your skin should not matter. Each person is different people should not judge other people because the color of their skin. Every person has their own personality and every person has a different work ethic. It should depend on people's work ethic not race.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
  233. Abigail

    It should not matter what color of skin you have. Colleges should only have limits onto education. Colleges may be able to have scholarships for certain things, but that does not mean they are not welcome because they are a certain race.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
  234. Miguel

    I believe that race does play a factor! Cause what if you come from a bad neighborhood and don't have money, this is why colleges give money to help people with these disadvantages.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
  235. Chauncey

    I think it is messed up. I thought we were past all this prejudice of putting one race on a pedestal over another.
    Just treat all races as one.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
  236. Anishka

    I do not believe that race should play a part in college applications because we are all equally made, no race is greater than the other.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
  237. Kamoni

    I agree with Hanna it's not ok to go by race test scores should really matter the most.i don't no why it has to be that way but it needs to change not cool

    October 9, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
  238. autumn

    I don't think that race should matter when it comes to college. You should care more about an education than what color skin you are. What would you do if you were African-American or Latino and you tried to get into college and they rejected you because of the color of your skin?

    October 9, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
  239. Victor

    People study very hard to get in to college and it's not fare if it depends on ther race.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
  240. Yarleen

    Just no. NO NOO!!!!"

    October 9, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
  241. Reilly

    College admission should not be based upon race. Although diversity is good admission should be based upon intelligence.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
  242. Carlos

    They should let anybody in that deserves to go there

    October 9, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
  243. Danny

    I think it's an excuse everyone should have a right to any type of education to me that is unfair

    October 9, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
  244. Larry

    Race does and should not determine if a student should be accepted. The diversity of a college or university should depend on the students' culture not their race.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  245. Cristina

    I do not agree with race being a factor in admission to schools but i do like the idea of a diverse education. it helps people mix in and have friends that are not all alike. if someone wants to go to a college were it is all one race then they should find one that does exactly that.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
  246. Faith

    I feel that race shouldn't have anything to do with education because,people should be free to be able to learn about things they need in life, and it's rediculous on how they treat people because of the color of their skin.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
  247. Yamina

    In my opinion, race shouldn't describe your intelligence.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
  248. jacob

    no! It does not matter what the outside looks like! Does anyone want a redo of Martin luther king jr.s time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
  249. Ryan

    This thing is wack! They should not be determining their race.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
  250. Jeison

    I don't think that race should be used in determing wether or not accept college aplicattions because everyone should have the same education and race is shouldn't be limited to race. It shouldnt matter where u come from or your skin color we are all people and not animals to be trated like that.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
  251. T.J.

    I think it doesn't matter if you are black or white.

    October 9, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  252. Iyanna

    It is not fair that she cannot go cause of her race now that is being very mean and rude

    October 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
  253. Anthony

    People shouldn't judge by race it's mean she should of got into that college don't judge a book by it's cover.Everyone has a right to education

    October 9, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
  254. Mason

    NO, I believe that race should not be a factor in college admission because it is against equal rights and oppurtunity.

    October 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
  255. Chris

    I think that race isn’t important for collages. Say that there are African Americans trying to find a job in the U.S. They would have to go to collage to get a good education for whatever job that they are interested in. So the collages that don’t allow different races should be more considerate to the other races instead of ignoring them.

    October 9, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
  256. nick

    Why should race even be a factor in all this???

    October 9, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
  257. Lucas

    I don't think that race should be used in determining whether or not to accept applications because everyone deserve's to be treated equally it really doesn't matter what race you are or what color your skin is we are all the same and we should all be treated the same.

    October 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  258. Hunter

    I think that would be rood of them because it’s not very nice to put people down and say, “No you can’t join because you’re not smart enough to get in to our collage because of your grades or you dropped out.” I think that collages should let them in to their collage and help them to get better and be that A+ student you want them to be. I think everyone should be aloud to go into any collage white or black!

    October 9, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
  259. jasmine

    I don’t like how people would even think about doing that. It is like taking freedom away. Not allowing someone to go to school because of their race is like racism. It is like starting a protest against the right to have freedom of what we do and how we do it. It is just wrong. That’s like telling my best friend no to swimming in the pool because she is an African. As I have already stated not letting in to school because of their race is just wrong.

    October 9, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
  260. Austin

    I believe race should not be a factor at all in college admissions, it should depend on your test scores, affirmative action is unnecessary and should not continue in this day and age.

    October 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  261. Sam

    Students should go to school no matter what there race and grades do not make a difference

    October 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  262. Maggie

    I really don't think that it's fair to anyone, race shouldn't make a difference in weather you get into a college or not! A more diverse campus should make no difference in the quality of education. Sure, you don't want the school to be all white or all black or all Hispanic or anything but the color of your skin or where you are from should make no difference, being excepted into a college is supposed to be based on how smart you are, how well you study and just how well you did in school, not by how you look!

    October 9, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  263. Elizabeth

    I'm hispanic myself and I feel like this is like saying we need special treatment because we aren't as good as normal raced people. I think the color we are or the culture we have shouldn't matter.

    October 9, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
  264. Madeleine

    We need to encourage minorities to suceed in school. Many feel like because they are of a certian race, they are more likely not to go to college, and many don't for that very reason. It's like a bad tradition. These young people need to be motivated. We like to think of ourselves as equal, but being African American AND female, i know that we are seen in a completely different way than the white male. When you see that little ghetto fabulous girl walking down the hallway, you probably automatically have a bad idea of that person. But if you saw a white girl walking down the hallway in an abnormally garish outfit, she's just "unique". I know we dont like to think that racial profiling is still out there, but it is, and it makes lives hard. Some people just dont understand how much harder it is for a minority to be successful.

    October 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  265. Monty

    I can see where the university is coming from by trying to accept different races rather than mainly whites, but rejecting anyone based on their skin color, be it white, black, or Latino, is still racism no matter how you slice it.

    October 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  266. Nicole + Jaela

    We think that it's racist and unfair much like what happened with african americans and whites years ago.

    October 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  267. Jim

    Race should not make a difference. Colleges should choose the persons that are best qualiied. There are many colleges so no one who is qualified will be turned down. You you want to go to a specific college do what it takes to meet the requirments and race would not be a factor. Lets not dumb down America.

    October 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
  268. Elly

    You shouldn't be judged on by the color of your skin. Because I am still wondering what is the difference between a white and a black person?

    October 9, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  269. Kiele

    Aren't we done with judging kids my their color?

    October 9, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  270. Anays

    I really don't think that race should apply when you sign up for a college. Could you imagine Harvard only accepting whites? And imagining now incredible darkskinned doctors that healed thousands! Most of my favorite friends are ddark-skinned, it would be a tragedy if they wanted to go to a specific school and not be accepted because they're dark. Vice-versa with Whites.

    October 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  271. Roylee

    Why should race be considered in College? Just because im white or black or asian or native american why should I be kept out or accepted into college because of this fact? They should do it by GPA and merit. Not because of affirmative action.

    October 9, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
  272. Vanessa

    White-colored people shouldn't be given special treatment, and minority groups shouldn't either because the college wanst more diversity. Race shouldn't be a factor and you should only get into colleges from talent or smarts.

    October 9, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
  273. Faith

    I don't think race should be a factor. Everyone has equal rights. That's like being a female and wanting to go to an all girls school and being declined because you have shorter hair than the rest of the girls. Besides, this way we get to meet new people and learn about their cultures.

    October 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
  274. Berube

    I think that racism is wrong but out of most colleges only about 1 out of 8 students are black, or hispanic. Racism IS wrong but if we put our minds to it, we will be increasing the amount of hispanics and blacks in jobs if we put them into a society that thery can concentrate in. Therefore, I have chosen to be on both sides.

    October 9, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  275. Grace

    I don't think that race should have a say in whether you get to go to college or not. After Martin Luther King Junior stood up for African Americans after the many wrongs done to them, I would have thought we learned our lesson to treat everyone equally,even though our law says that in the first place.

    October 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  276. belen

    i don't think that race should be held against students that really want to learn against them. Everybody should be treated fair and square

    October 9, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  277. Phillip

    I think race shouldn't matter because there is always talk about non racism things but they will use race as a factor to go to college

    October 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  278. kourtney

    I think it should not matter what your race is. It should be more about your test scores. And how active you are in and out of school.

    October 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
    • Breanna

      Yes, race should factor into college admissions because some colleges have been all black colleges since the beginning
      of there establishment and most colleges were all white colleges , so why not keep it that way .

      October 9, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
  279. DJ

    Race should not be a factor in college admissions. Everyone deserves to pay the same amount to go to school. I hope colleges rethink this

    October 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  280. Bryce

    I believe that if a student will contribute to a college environment well then they should be accepted as long as they keep their grades up, race should not have anything to do with it.

    October 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  281. Cameron

    In, my opinion, race should not be a factor when deciding who gets accepted into a college. Whoever has the qualifications, and grades, gets in. It should not matter which race you are. If you're qualified, you're qualified. Race has nothing to do with it.

    October 9, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
  282. Juliana

    I think that everyone should have an equal privilege to be whatever college they want to participate in. Also I think that based on what type of race someone is not important, what's important is the student's ability in their activities.

    October 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
  283. Alan

    Oh boy, have I heard a lot of BS about campus diversity. I think colleges shouldn't worry about having diverse campuses; what they SHOULD focus on is the actual education. Diversity is just there to make the college look good publicly, when in reality, racial and ethnic diversity has absolutely nothing to do with learning. It's absurd.

    October 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  284. Mary

    Everyone should have a fair chance in getting into a college. Race should neither help nor hurt anyone trying to get into a college.

    October 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  285. Manny

    I don't think it is fair to reject someone from a college just because of race, because race is something you can not choose or change. also not letting students be admitted based on race is doing exactly what our country has set out to get rid of.

    October 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
  286. Abigail

    First America was only allowing white people to go to college. Now we're not allowing everyone except whites? Everyone should have an opportunity to go to college.

    October 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
  287. Lauren

    It's unfair for people to be accepted or rejected for the color of their skin. When condsidering rejecting or accepting a student to a college, the directors should think more about the student's grades, extra curricular activities the student did, if they have a criminal record, and/or what he or she contributed to his or her community; in other words, qualities that make a good student and citizen.

    October 9, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
  288. Joshua

    Race should not be a factor. I do not get why they do this is does not even make sense. It does not even diverse the learning one bit. You will still get the same learning no matter what.

    October 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  289. kristen

    I don't think race should be a factor in it because it's not fair that someone gets into a college because he/she is a color that the school will accept. It's not fair to the people who have worked so hard and don't get in.

    October 9, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
  290. Emily

    white males were the most favored at one point. now they may have less of a chance of getting in to a school that a hispanic girl with lower qualifications waltzed right into. I think the answer is obvious. Don't judge anyone on race, even if it is to their advantage. It would be unfair to others

    October 9, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
  291. Lexi

    Race should not be a factor in determining who to accept. By accepting only one race, you are being prejudice to people of other ethnic backgrounds. America is about "Liberty for All" but by choosing one race over another, you are taking away that right.

    October 9, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
  292. Nicolette

    I think that this could be a good tool in helping minorities get into college.Even though we know it isn't right,we have to face the fact that some people out there are still prejuduced against other races.I think that colleges that put this into play should be careful not to deny any applications that they wouldn't have before from people who are Caucasian, just because they are making an effort to integrate their schools more. But overall,college acceptance should still be based on the grades and activities that they were previously.

    October 9, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
  293. brooke

    i do not think that race should be a factor in college admissions. if there is a school for really smart kids, but a really smart black kid cant get in to the school, the kid might have to go to a school for non-smart kids, and the kid wouldnt really learn anything. colleges should be for both black and white people, not segregated.

    October 9, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
  294. Andrew

    No, I do not believe race should be a factor. If students are smart enough to be accepted, then they should be even if it is a race based school.

    October 9, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
  295. Joshua

    I think people need to be based on their personality not their color. I think every body should be accepted into college ad mission. That's all I have to say. My grand mother was not let into a white college because she was black. How you feel if you are not let in college?

    October 9, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
  296. Nancy

    I believe that race should not be a factor in admitting student into a school. We already talked about the races in the early 1960. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior spoke about it on August 28, 1963. We should remember what he said during his speech. Everyone should not be judge by the color of their skin or there race. We should all treat our brother and sisters with the respect they give us so we could also receive them with respect. Lets treat them well and not judge them from what they are. The judging of our skin is in the past, this is the present. If we want America to be a better place, lets do it.Lets do what God says in the bible, lets treat our brothers and sisters with respect,with love, and with faith.

    October 9, 2012 at 5:52 pm |
  297. Clark

    I don’t think that race should be a factor in college applications. Yes people want to have diversity in colleges but that shouldn’t be at the price of not letting someone in who worked harder in school. Diversity in schools is fine but if the “Diversity” if favoring a specific minority, than the school should get in trouble. I can understand why a school would want diversity and that’s fine but if a school wants only students of certain races then that is racist and the school should have to face legal action.

    October 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm |
  298. Alexis

    I don't think that race should be apart of determining wether someone gets into college. How would you feel if you were an intelligent white woman and they only accepted black and hispanic girls? I think this is unfair because college shouldn't depend on your race it show depend on your academic skills. Everyone is born equally so why can't it stay like that? People should treat people based on their characteristics NOT on their race.

    October 9, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
  299. Ana Lise

    Race should not matter. it's their intelligennce that counts!

    October 9, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
  300. Briana

    If I was the hispanic that got in I wouldn't feel right because what if she worked harder then me and I was the one who got in just for my skin color.Thats is very unfair

    October 9, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
  301. Kathryn

    I think that choosing based on race would equal disaster. If you choose a really stupid kid over a really smart just because one is european or irish and the smart kid is african american or hispanic that says something about the rank of your school. If you don't get in a school the fault should lie with your IQ not your race!

    October 9, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
  302. Muyiwa

    As part of the next generation of U.S. Leaders I think it would be unfair to decide the future of this country by your race or ANYTHING in that manner.

    October 9, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
  303. paris

    I think that it's not fair to not be aloud into a college just because of your race because white and black people should be treated equally.

    October 9, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
  304. Elana

    I don't think that race should be a factor. If applicants have a higher score than others thir race shouldn't matter.

    October 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
  305. Joshua

    I don't think you should be judged of your race to get in to a college. People should be accepted to college no matter what race, the only way they should not be accept is if they had a bad transcript in high or something like that. All this means is to get a good paying job now or days, u need a college degree. So it doesn't matter what race u are, its just a person trying to make it through in life!

    October 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm |
  306. Karissa

    Listen, there was enough of your black I'm white stuff we don't need more. Collage is about getting a education so If she had a higher I Q they should let her in if. The different race as just as much chance of going to collage then the rest of use we are not a separated people anymore. The thing is if you have a higher I.Q. then you get in that's what we need to do!

    October 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm |
  307. Brendon

    I think it's completely unfair to reject somebody from a college because of their race. It's not about what's on the outside, and do you think people can help what color their skin is? Everybody is human, no matter what. All men are created equal, as MLK Jr. said. It bothers me, a lot.

    October 9, 2012 at 6:31 pm |
  308. Lena

    I believe you shouldn't determ race on collage applications because it goes againest the constitution. Everyone has their rights and should be allowed to countinue their education. THis is also called segragation.

    October 9, 2012 at 6:34 pm |
  309. Qua

    I think that is unfair cause if you want to go college that should not judge on what your race is that should only judge on what your transcript says

    October 9, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
  310. Kenneth

    I don't think race should be used in determining whether or not to accept college applications everybody has the right education no race is better than the other and never should be.

    October 9, 2012 at 6:44 pm |
  311. Nicolette

    I think this could be a very useful tool in helping minorities get into college.Even though we know it isn't right,we have to face the fact that some people out there are still prejudiced against other raes.I think that colleges that put this into play should be careful not to deny any applications from Caucasian students just because they are making an effort to integrate the schools more. But what remains the most important thing is the application itself,the grades and activities that the student's acceptance has always been based on previously.

    October 9, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  312. George

    I think that alowing students of different race into a college that mosly admits students of the same race would be benificial to students because they would have an opportunity to know how to work with people of a different race when they get full time jobs. If a student wants to get into a college that mosly admits students of one kind of race, (American, African Amarican, Hicpanic, ect.) and they are a different race, they should not be rejected from an education.

    October 9, 2012 at 6:48 pm |
  313. Page

    I don't think there should even be a race option when you apply to a college. Race has no influence on how good of a student a person and so instead of worrying about if the person is a minority or not, they should focus more on if the person has good enough grades or test scores to get in.

    October 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm |
  314. Asa

    I think that just because a person is white or black they should be aloud to attend that school that they want to go to. If all schools did this then some kids won't be able to learn cool things. Plus it is just unfair to the kid that was not excepted in the school.

    October 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm |
  315. Dhuha

    This is NOT fair remember the civil rights?

    October 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm |
  316. Victoria

    It is unfair for collage’s to use race in admissions. Because the very idea of diversity is that we should never judge a person on skin color, religion, disabilities, or anything of that sort. Affirmative action is the exact opposite idea and cannot be considered fair.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:02 pm |
  317. Christopher

    I personally believe that the color of your skin should not be a factor on how a person should be able to get in to college, it is crude and plain out rasist.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:02 pm |
  318. Shayna

    Race shouldn't be a dilemma. People are people! It makes no difference what race you are, getting an education is the important factor here.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:04 pm |
  319. Tamia

    I think it's very unfair and race should not be a factor. Race should not count, but academic skills and education should count. It isn't fair to the people that do very well in school but do not get in because of what color they are.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:07 pm |
  320. Jared

    If religion isn't a factor in college admission, then why should race be? I think that everyone should be able to get a fair chance at making it into college.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:22 pm |
  321. Jennifer

    I don' think that race should be a factor in college admissions because each individual is unique and their own person. we all come from different places and have different things to offer. If people just reject others because of their race, then it would cause more chaos and eventually more hate and problems.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
  322. Eunice

    I feel this is a violation to the everyone is equal concept that existed before our nation was conceived. Even though I benefit from this, I feel that it is wrong and unfair.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm |
  323. Cloe

    A college should not limit the amount of any race. If for example an african american wasn't allowed into a college because of his/her race, this would be a major issue. It shouldn't be any different with a white person.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:34 pm |
  324. Sarah

    I don't think race should matter because if a student really deserves to be in a school, they shouldn't be denied for someone of another race. It sounds a whole lot like a type of segregation, which was supposed to be done and over with a while ago.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:34 pm |
  325. Emily

    I think that race should not be asked because it does not madder what race we are, but if it was for something logical, like seeing if you just moved somewhere and the college wanted to know where you moved from, that is logical.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:42 pm |
  326. natalie

    I think its perfectly fine. I think that she is being a sore loser the school is just giving other kids a chance at a better life since statistics show that most minority groups don't go to college. i think this the perfect opportunity for them.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:42 pm |
  327. baxter

    i think that the students with the highest grades should get in to the colleges and it should not be based on race. it does not matter about the color of your skin what matters is how you perform in the classroom.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
  328. Isaac

    This is insane.People's dreams can be crushed by segregation. if famous inventors like Thomas Edison couldn't go to school,then our lifestyle would be a lot different than it is today.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
  329. Joyce

    I think that it is stereotypical. If a person wants to go to college and if they are fully qualified they should be admitted regardless of race.That is discriminatory and wrong. If a person is not admitted and a person who was not as qualified got the position due to race then that is not right at all.

    October 9, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
  330. zaria

    If a students race is different from other people they should still get treated the way other kids get treated. They need to get there education to just because there race is different doesn't mean you just can judge them . Everybody has the right to apply for school and get accepted even if there race is different.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
    • Kayla

      Zaria I think that you are right because u should not be judged by your ace or anything eles , you should treat people how you want to be treated.

      October 11, 2012 at 10:49 pm |
  331. Paige

    it does not matter because race has nothing to do with how educated you are. Difference in race should not matter in race. This should not matter what race and shouldn't of been a problem in anyway.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:02 pm |
  332. william

    i think the colleges have a right to do what they want we have what we call (black schools) such as grambling and alabama state so why is it wrong to have an all white school or making a decision of a different colored person without people getting mad cause its not 50/50?

    October 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
  333. Sydney

    I think that using race to determine wethor or not you get into a college is wrong.Everyone has the ability to go get an education. I don't think that should be limited to one race.Seregation happened in the past not right now. Segregation was put to a stop a long time ago. It shouldn't be happening now. Applicants deserve the right to not have to worry about their skin clor or race when applying to a college.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:12 pm |
  334. Rosie

    If a student is a good enough student they should be allowed in if a student is not able it should be that factor that determines if student gets in not the race of the person. It could cause another civil rights movement but in reverse

    October 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm |
  335. Young

    I don't think that race should be considered for college admission. Racialism is wrong. No race is better than any other race. They are all human kind, why do you draw a line on purpose? I myself is an foreign exchange student but I don't expect to be treated different. And believe me, people do not stand ahead of the line unless you make them to.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
  336. Ashley

    I think it's rediculous people even question this problem anymore. It was covered long ago that it is clearly not right. Just because people are black, white, hispanic, etc. doesn't mean we have to be seperated and/or put into groups. We, as kids, have learned that everyone should get equal treatment.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:17 pm |
  337. Jessica

    I think that race shouldn't be a college factor, because it shouldn't matter whether you're white, black, or hispanic. Students in college should know better than to base a person on how they look, like they say, Don't judge a book by it's cover.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:19 pm |
  338. Jadelyn

    Race should not matter, we must not pick and choose by color, race, or bytheir choices. We should treat everyone fairly, no matter what.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
  339. Kevin

    I think it is unfair because race should not matter to get into a U.S collage.They were born like that and they can not do anything about it. It should matter about the students school career.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
  340. Tre'

    I believe students shouldn't have to worry about there race to get into college. Everyone is all equal and they should have equal rights to go to the school they desire.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm |
  341. Maleah

    Personally, I think that trying to get students to learn more about other cultures is a good thing, but they should focus more on the intelligence of their student body, over that. And for you people who seem to think this is racisim or segregation, it's not. They just want to get students to be introduced to other cultures other than their own. But really, a students intellect should come before that.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
  342. Vinai

    Race should not be a deciding factor because you would be some what influencing segregation and discrimination. I know what their purpose was to make a campus more diverse, but think about it if you add race to even something small, like this more people might think it is OK to use race, and people might start using it for big issues like jobs and ordinary life like the 1800's.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:29 pm |
  343. Jadelyn

    We should all be treated fair. If you disagree, explain why. They shouldn`t ask you that in an iinterveiw anyway, it is not thier buisness. It is like the 13th amendment in a different version. Some of my best friends are black, but they treat me like a sister/brother!

    October 9, 2012 at 8:38 pm |
  344. Gerald

    Race should never, ever be a factor in admission. Choosing according to their race would be unfair and bias. Grades, personal skills, ambition, and achievements should be the most important thing that they look at when they are in the process of accepting or rejecting.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:41 pm |
  345. Jadelyn

    remember the golden rule: treat others the way you want to be treated! I would hate to be judged by my race,wouldn`t you!?! be nice!

    October 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
  346. Anuragini

    Many students work hard at getting good scores on their finals to get into the college of their dreams. But if race is a factor then many of those dreams are crushed. Some low score students get bumped up in priority because of their race. That's not fair. If I was trying to get admission in a college, I'd find one that didn't care which race I was.
    In the long run. it might cause problems. Some students might try to get a false name or apply and put a different race than they are on their applications. I think this is wrong. Using race will show that people don't have value for the standardized tests that are given.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
  347. cheyenne

    i think its very unfair for school to determine who gets in over the race. What if some one applies for a school and only that school and they don't get in because of their color. I would be devised, schools should pick from grades scores and stuff that shows how much education they show they have. Don't pick certain people because that's hows feelings get hurt.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm |
  348. Alex!

    Race shouldn't matter at all. This is modern day America. Every person, no matter their ethnicity, has an equal chance at getting into college, if they put the work into it. If a white person does something against a, let's say hispanic person, it's racist. But if a hispanic does something against a white, it's perfectly fine. No. It's still racist, just not in the way the world sees it. Letting someone in because of their race is indeed racist. Just face it. We all have an equal chance. So colleges shouldn't be able to say "Oh, this kid is African-American. Let's put him/her in so we can have a more diverse experience on our campus." It's still racist.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm |
  349. Ellie

    I don’t believe that race should be a factor in admitting students into colleges, because if the colleges do use race as a factor, it wouldn't be fair. If they’re only admitting diversity students because they are diverse, and not based primarily on the students grades; I believe it isn't fair to the other students who had better grades and aren't diverse.

    October 9, 2012 at 8:55 pm |
  350. Lola

    I think race should not be a factor in whether or not you get into college. The color of your skin shouldn't prevent you from getting the education you need. Everyone is equal and has equal rights, people shouldn't take that away from you just because the color of your skin is different than others.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:04 pm |
  351. Alyssa

    I disagree. It should not matter wether your white, african-american, chinese, indian, ect. As long as they meet the standards for a regular college, than race should not matter. Its un-fair. Just because someone is black, and some one is white, does not mean that they will get the same grades/scores/averages, and maybe not even get along, same as other cultures. I DO NOT aprove of what they are doing. They need to fix this ASAP in the Supreme Court!

    October 9, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
  352. flora

    to get into college it's about you academicaly......not about your race

    October 9, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
  353. Kaylin

    it's unfair to those people who want to go but cant because a collage wants a specific race.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:10 pm |
  354. Victoria

    I don't think having certain amounts of student diversity in college is fair. They shouldn't let students into college due to their race. Also, the government shouldn't be able to pay part of a student's tuition because they need more diversity in a college campus.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:10 pm |
  355. Dragon

    my friend wanted to go to a college but got sent away because they didn't want any more of her race. i think it's crazy to do that i hope when i go to college they don't do that to me.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:13 pm |
  356. Collin

    I think it's unfair that some schools are using race to factor into the student body. They might think it creates diversity, which it might in some cases, but you shouldn't keep someone out of a school if they qualify.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm |
  357. Johnny

    I personally believe that race should not be a factor in determining whether a student can come to your school or not. Minorities do not deserve more than the regular whites. Public colleges really shouldn't take into account race, but private schools can do what they want as they do not receive government funding.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm |
  358. Bailee

    Race should not be a factor. People work hard to get into college, and when they're turned down because of their race, they're crushed. Minority groups should be treated equally. Most people say their parents don't let them have a proper education. Wrong. If they're enrolled in a school, their parents have nothing to do with it. It's the student's choose: to not care or to work hard.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm |
  359. Jadon

    I think that race shouldn't be a part of deciding who gets in colleges, though having variety is important, you need to think about what you want in your school.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm |
  360. Sam

    Race should not be a factor for college applications because everyone should be given a fair shot at college education... it is part of the American dream!!!

    October 9, 2012 at 9:24 pm |
  361. Sara

    I understand why they want to have a diverse campus, but that doesnt mean they should exclude students from gettin the education that the students want.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:32 pm |
  362. Cristina

    It really shouldn't matter what background or heritage or race you are when it comes to a college application. What should matter is your academic drive and achievements no matter what race you are. Just because you are a minority or the majority should not determine if you get accepted to a college.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:40 pm |
  363. Willow

    No one should ever have to be rejected from a collage because of their race!! It just would not be right.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
  364. Maliyah

    I don't think race should matter when it comes to accepting someone in college because everybody deserves to get an education no matter what the color of their skin is or what race anybody is.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm |
  365. Katelyn

    I don't think race should matter when applying to a college, education is education, and everyone deserves that as long as they meet the college's acedemic standards.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:05 pm |
  366. Emily

    I don't think race should matter when it comes to getting into a college because people are who they are and what does the color of your skin have to do with your education. Everyone should have the chance to get into the college they want and what they were born with should have nothing to do with their education.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:18 pm |
  367. Felicia

    I don't think that race should determined to accept a college application by someones race. I think everyone has a right to have a education by just what they are. It doesn't matter how or what they look like they should just be accepted to a college.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:24 pm |
  368. Amber

    In my opinion, a college is a college and there shouldn't be any racism. College is school and you go to school to learn, so not letting some one in a college for their race is completely unfair. I wouldn't want to be rejected from a college that I want to go to because of my race, and no one else should either.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:27 pm |
  369. Arabella

    I think that acceptance should be based on college applications only, not on race, whether the person happens to be a minority group or not. Letting minorities have the advantage is being racist to Caucasians. College – and the working American world – is supposed to be about equality, not favoritism, so I don't think it's fair to put any races above or below others, whether they be Caucasian, African-American, Hispanic or any others.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:39 pm |
  370. Josie

    Minority should not be a factor when you are possibly going to be excepted to a college. It would not be fair if they met all of the requirements except for for the color of your skin. That is racist and as far as in concerned we don't need more of that.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:43 pm |
  371. Marie

    I think that race should not take a role in weather or not your college applications get accepted. The only real reason to get accepted is grades in school. If they are trying to go by race they are actually being racist themselves. They are looking at race which is what they are trying to get people not to do!

    October 9, 2012 at 10:53 pm |
  372. Mackenzie

    Race doesnt have anything to do with college, and never should, it should be based on how smart you are along with other things but race doesnt have anything to do with who you are and how intelligent you are.

    October 9, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
  373. Michaela

    Race should not be a factor. We belong to the human race. We all deserve a good education .

    October 9, 2012 at 11:11 pm |
  374. Lauren

    I find this to be racist against non-minorities. While having a diverse campus is good, students should be judged on their academic and personal achievements that they have done, not based upon where they are from.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:11 pm |
  375. Meaghan

    Race should not be a factor in college admission. It doesn"t matter if you're Asian, African-American, or Caucasian, you should be able to have the same educational opportunities as everyone else.

    October 9, 2012 at 11:15 pm |
  376. Peter

    I think colleges should take you for your abilities, and race should not be an issue at all. How ever I think income should be one.

    October 10, 2012 at 12:03 am |
  377. Melanie

    Colleges cannot control their applicants by not allowing certain people groups. How is not allowing people with a certain skin shade or ethnic background going to diversify a college campus? There are colleges and universities out there which are predominantly black or predominantly white; it’s not on purpose and it’s because of the location. If a college or university is located in a mostly Hispanic community than the college will probably be mostly Hispanic. I don’t even understand why this is an issue, it seems like common sense to not segregate people based on their skin shade or ethnic background.

    October 10, 2012 at 12:38 am |
  378. Anny

    I'm speaking for myself here cause I'm a international student who wishes to study in the U.S. And if race is a factor, then in that case, I'm not sure what it'd bring for me. But universities are built for education, so let education be the only factor!

    October 10, 2012 at 5:22 am |
  379. Eric

    I personally believe that race shouldn't be a factor in college admissions. It just isn't right to deny someone the ability to go to the college they always dreamed of going to because of race. We are all humans, and should have the same oppurtunities to get an education where we want to. I thought racism ended a long time ago, but I've learned that is hasn't completely gone away. We (as humans) need to get rid of it!

    October 10, 2012 at 6:35 am |
  380. Evan

    I think that race should not be a factor towards admission into a college. Days of discrimination are over. When it comes to race, we are all equal and nothing should interfere with that.

    October 10, 2012 at 6:42 am |
  381. Sam

    I think that race should have no say in who schools pick in their classes, but that we should only choose this by the student's performance in class. If somebody had a really good grade average, but did not make it in beacause his or her race's slots had been filled up, that would not be fair.

    October 10, 2012 at 7:26 am |
  382. zora

    I don't think that race should be used when to pick weather they can or can not go there All the kids come there to learn

    October 10, 2012 at 7:27 am |
  383. Derrick

    I dont think there should be a racal factor in the admission in collage because we used to live in a world of hatred but since martin luther king JR died the world was a better place because of his speech . Putting this factor back in to play would cause another civil rights movement

    October 10, 2012 at 7:44 am |
  384. Arantza

    I don't think it should because it makes it unfair for most people. I was grown up on two different languages but it isn't fair for those who weren't.

    October 10, 2012 at 8:12 am |
  385. Arantza

    I don't think it should because it makes it unfair for most people. I was grown up on two different languages but it isn't fair for those who weren't

    October 10, 2012 at 8:12 am |
  386. Sarah

    Honestly, we're all human. We all come into this world the same way, we all eat the same way, sleep, breathe, even walk. What if a person was purple? How would we place them into "white" or "black?" We can't because they're neither. To people I am white, to me, I am human. To other people my friend is black, but to me, she is human. I don't see what's the problem for humans and humans to interact, I mean, isn't that what we were put on this planet for? To grow off of each other? Being daft is one quality the dean and/or professors at this school need to change about them selves if they want to live in world peace.

    October 10, 2012 at 8:29 am |
  387. Cornelius

    Our class voted 7-3 that is wrong to use race to get in to college. One said it was racist. another said everyone should be able to go to school.

    October 10, 2012 at 9:24 am |
  388. Emily

    I don't think that race should be a factor in determining who gets into their college. Our ancestors fought for equality for all, and that doesn't mean special treatment for minorities. Colleges should base that on things that people can change and work hard for, not the color of their skin.

    October 10, 2012 at 9:47 am |
  389. Maddie

    Race should not be a part of college admissions. Doing this could be the spark that starts the fire of racism and segregation all over again. This is a bad idea and who ever came up with this idea is dumb.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:15 am |
  390. Will

    I think no because every body deserves a chance at collage

    October 10, 2012 at 10:38 am |
  391. Jon

    I think that the Colleges should let anyone join that has a good academic score not by race

    October 10, 2012 at 10:38 am |
  392. Cole

    Well it depend yes for equal rights but no for getting in any1 who qualifys should get in

    October 10, 2012 at 10:38 am |
  393. Logan

    No it should not be a factor.that is unfair they should let him/her go.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:38 am |
  394. Khalid

    No it's racist and mean and unfair.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  395. Torin

    It is nice that we are finely letting different races of people get into college, but it is not fair to other people, who want to get into college that are white

    October 10, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  396. Rachel

    I don't think race should effect what college a person can get into. It doesn't matter what their skin color is when deciding if they can go to a certain college of their choice.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  397. Wyatt

    I do not think that race should be a factor in college admission because of the constitution say all men and women shall be treated equally even if they are a different race or co.or

    October 10, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  398. Madison

    I don't think race should determine wether to accept college applications it doesn't matter everyone is special in their own special way. They should have the right to go to whatever college they want.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  399. Taryn

    I think that race shouldn't be a factor in college admission. They should think of the students academic success and not their race, which they can't change. If they only have one type of race then it won't be a diverse college.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  400. Amanda

    I don't think that race should be used in determining whether or not to be accepted to go to collage. It is not fair to reject difference in race.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  401. Bryce

    I don't think people should be judged because of their race

    October 10, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  402. Derek

    Race shouldn't be a factor. I didn't think discrimination was okay in Martin Luther kings time, and I don't think it's okay now.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  403. Sharmarke

    I think no,they might have plot behind making race in to a admission.everyone knows there is always something behind whatever they are doing.if you ask them they will say "it's business"

    October 10, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  404. Jared

    I think colleges should not look at race because they should look what on the inside instead on whats on the outside

    October 10, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  405. Caity

    Race shouldn't be a factor in colleges because people the same.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  406. Jamison

    I really disagree because it doesn't matter about your skin. You are who you are, and you can't change that. If they can't accept that, well too bad for them.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  407. Jack

    Collage should not look at race because it is like how we are in school now it dose not affect the learning.I am fine learning now why should it be fair to do something diffrent with collage?

    October 10, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  408. Eric

    I believe race should not matter for college admission. It should make no difference what race u r.
    What happened to the emancipation proclamation?

    October 10, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  409. Brianna

    I think race does not matter at all and it's not up to them.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  410. Elizabeth

    I don't think race should factor in collage admission. People should accept people for what race they are, and not judge them for how they were born.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  411. theodore

    i do not think that blacks and other types of people should haft to go to a different college. George Washington did not sign a decleration saying our country is not free it said in the second paragraph,We hold these truths to be self evident,that all men are created EQUAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
    It says in the bible that we are all made in GODs image!!!!!!

    October 10, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  412. Genna

    Colleges' shouldn't use race to decide if you can get into that college. Just because you have a different skin color doesn't mean you can't go into that place. This world if a world we need to embrace our colors and set aside our differences, and everyone needs to know this.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  413. Reece

    If you only have certain races then that isn't like real life.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  414. Nadeen

    I don't think colleges should have this rule because students should have the chance to get education anywhere they want no matter what their race is.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  415. Allison

    There should be nothing against race. ☺

    October 10, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  416. Emily

    I don't think race should be used in determining wether or not to get accepted in college because it's a free country and people have the right to get educated .This right shouldn't be limited to race , no race is better than another everyone is equal.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  417. Katlin

    I think it should not be a factor because it does not matter because it is just a color who cares what you look like it only matters what you have on the inside that counts

    October 10, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  418. Piper

    I don't think that race should matter if the person wants to go to college. It is an opportunity that all student should get to have.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:43 am |
  419. Nathan

    I think all races should be able to go to collage

    October 10, 2012 at 10:43 am |
  420. Maddy

    I don't think that race should be involved because it isn't a fact that you learn better with diversity. Also, if you are a different race and they don't accept you, it isn't fair for the person thats as smart as everyone else and not picked for being a certain race.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:45 am |
  421. Serena

    Race does not mater you people are racest

    October 10, 2012 at 10:45 am |
  422. cole

    i think race should not be a factor and that we should all get along and they should let whoever wants to go to college go because their trying to have a good life.

    October 10, 2012 at 11:20 am |
  423. Isaac

    I do not think race should be a factor for collages. They should go by what there GPA is instead of the race.GPA means grade point average. I think they should have a goal like a were your GPA has to be higher then 3.0 or higher or lower.

    October 10, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  424. Ashlyn

    A person's race shouldn't matter at all. If you let someone in- or turn them away- because of their race, it's unfair and maybe even racist. In the constitution, it says that "All men are created equally" and counting race against someone goes against this. If the people accepting individuals into colleges think this way, then maybe they shouldn't be the people accepting them.

    October 10, 2012 at 11:38 am |
  425. E-Beth

    I think it should it not matter because God and Jesus made them very special no matter what they look,smell,and there personality like everyone should be treated like a equal and love them too.

    October 10, 2012 at 11:40 am |
  426. Douglas

    I cant believe people actually think that colleges should be separated by race. It may be diverse but the students don't get to communicat pe with other races.

    October 10, 2012 at 11:55 am |
  427. Victoria

    I don't think race should ever come into picture of choosing anyone for anything. If you have two people applying for college with the same amount of intelligence, they shouldn't be chosen because they need more diversity on college campus. I know if I was turned down for college because of my race, I wouldn't be happy. Also, the goverment shouldn't be able to pay part of a students tuition just because of the diversity needed. It's not fair, and it will never be. There is a differnece between fair treatment and equal treatment.

    October 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  428. Abdi

    No matter what people do there is going to be racism somewhere. But education has nothing to do with race. No matter how smart someone is it doesn't matter their skin color. That school would probably be lucky to have her. If she becomes famous some day that school is going to feel pretty bad.

    October 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  429. Jonathan

    I do not like the idea of choosing people based on race. I think this because it does not matter what race we are. I think it is very unfair to choose people from different races to go to college.

    October 10, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  430. roberto

    I think that is unfair that college choose by race and colors. It doesnt matter what color you are theres professor black white and hispanic . Any ethancity should be able to prove them self .

    October 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  431. kobe

    i dont think this is fair.race shouldnt make a difference because some people dont have the stuff are tools for what they need to be successful

    October 10, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  432. casiana

    I think that colleges shouldn't be looking at the color of peoples skin in order to decide wheather or not they are a good choice for their school. For some people they might find this offencive and degrading. I think it sounds also racist. Everyone is smart and a good canidate for college no matter what race you are and no matter what sex you are.

    October 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  433. Carson

    I think it's wrong to use race as a factor in college admission because it's unconstitutional and racist

    October 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  434. Arial

    It should not matter because one of my best friends is a different race then me and I don't care about that race is nothing it just changes how you talk, your culture, and how you look. It isn't something to worry about for college

    October 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  435. Whitney

    I don't think race should effect what college students go to. If students really want to go to that college, race shouldn't effect their education.

    October 10, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
    • Shawna

      I agree with Whitney, all people deserve and education no matter what race they are. Colleges shouldnt look at what color skit you have, they should look at you grade average and things that look good on a college application.

      October 12, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  436. Sydney

    I don't think it should not matter what race you are because everyone is suppose to be treated equally. :)

    October 10, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  437. Ben

    Race should not be faster because its not fair I think they only take certain races because they want there schools to win in sports and academics. So I think it's stupid they are suppose to be mature.

    October 10, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  438. Eli

    According to history there was a speech by Martin Luther King JR. that changed history, getting rid of racism, making the civil rights movement which colleges should be mindful of when giving scholarships and not separating the students. By how they were born, because we were born the way we were meant to be.

    October 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  439. Tristan

    Why would it even be thought to be a factor if we let different races in our country we can have different races in our colleges

    October 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
  440. Abby

    No Race should not matter

    October 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
  441. Tristan

    If we let different races in our country we can let different races in our college

    October 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  442. Sydney

    I don't think it should be that way everybody is the same even if there skin is a different.

    October 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  443. Sierra

    No it shouldn't it's just stupid people are people and there all the same, the color of their skin doesn't matter I have a friend who is a different color and she is awesome their is no difference!!!!

    October 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  444. Angela

    I think race shouldn't matter if you want to go to college or not. everyone is created equally no matter what color you are or what realign you belief in.Education is way more important then race.

    October 10, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  445. Colby

    If colleges keep this up there will be a lot of people that don't graduate witch means there will be less jobs

    October 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  446. Kaitlyn

    (: No I think that skin color doesn't matter because it isn't fair to black people and everyone should be treated equally. :)

    October 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
    • Elizabeth

      I do not even think it is just unfair to African Americans, though in some cases it can be, it could be unfair to white Caucasians, because they are part of a larger group, and could be turned away because there are so many people in their race applying.

      October 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
    • Yvette

      It is not only black people it is people from different cultures like hispanic or asian.

      October 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
  447. Olivia

    I think that Affirmative Action is one of the best ways to give minority groups equal opportunities with Whites. If we eliminate it, then universitites will continue to be biased towards Caucasians, and we'll have to say "goodbye" to diversity.

    October 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm |
    • Trent

      People shouldn't be given benefits or lose benefits just because of their race. By giving minorites an edge, it is being racist towards the Caucasions.

      October 12, 2012 at 5:44 pm |
  448. Maxwell

    The fact that race is a factor in this college is ridiculous... When we think of racism, we think of white people hating on other ethnic groups, but this is an example of a vice-versa situation. Their concept that having just one or two races in a college will help students "learn" is nothing but noise.

    October 10, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  449. Joey

    Race should not have to do with college acceptance. No one should be judged by color or race. It should be determined by intelligence and capability of work. It is unacceptable and not right at all.

    October 10, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
  450. Damian

    college should not be acepting people becuase of there color white or black they all should see for how smart they are or there capabilty of working

    October 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
  451. Joey

    Race and intelligence have nothing to do with each other!

    October 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
  452. Jsean

    Race should not be taken in to consideration to let someone in to a specific college. Some one could be a extremely smart student who could make a good name for your college and you wont except her because of their race. I think the only thing that should be tooken into consideration of checking is there gpa and their criminal record. THATS IT!

    October 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  453. Braydon

    No, it shouldn't matter. It's just not cool.

    October 10, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
  454. Gabi

    It shouldn't matter what race you are people are people.

    October 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  455. Mason

    I don't think it matters what race you are we are all people and we should all be treated the same I truly think that all this racism preposterous!!!!!!

    October 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  456. Jillian

    I don't think it really matters because every one is equal in the eyes of GOD.

    October 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  457. Collin

    I think that no matter what color your skin is anyone could be in the same education school.

    October 10, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  458. Leila

    I think that Hispanic people should let American people go to the same college I don't get why they won't let them go to the same college it is segregation all over again

    October 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  459. Kayla

    I don't think race should matter. Everyone be able to choose whatever college they want, getting a good education is more important than your race. Everyone deserves to be treated fairly.

    October 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  460. Tori

    No matter what color you are you are special in your own way so it shouldn't matter at all.everyone is different and color is just one of them.

    October 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
    • Zoe

      It's not necessarily about being "special", (Everyone is special, yes. That's not the issue, though.) but it is important for a school to accept their students based solely on their academic ability and desire to expand their educations; nothing more.

      October 12, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
  461. Samantha

    We say it's racist to turn away an African-American person or a Hispanic person, but it's still racist to turn away White people, even if you're trying to get a more diverse enrollment. The fact that anyone would chose a person of one color over another is preposterous. The color of your skin is just that– a color. It should not factor in to any situation of getting a college admission or a job.

    October 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
    • Calvin

      See I under stand your point, but people make it seem like its a totally different story when it is a certain race. Race shouldn't matter at all.

      October 11, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  462. Hannah

    I believe that if you choose to attend college you should be able to apply and be accepted to any college that you are qualified for. If you are a brilliant person academic and otherwise, you should be able to be accepted where ever you feel challenged, not where you are specifically told where you can and cannot go. Everyone should see you for who you are on the inside, skin color or religion should not matter, what should is that everyone can be a beautiful person on the inside, no matter what they may look like on the outside. That this is happening breaks my heart and everyone should try their hardest to be kind to everyone and respect them, and make sure that everyone can reach their full potential to be there best, no matter what they look like. The overall thought that I want to say is that everyone deserves an equal chance no matter whom they are and what they want to become, and that is the goal of the United States.

    October 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
  463. Jonathan

    there is no reson for a person let lone a an college admission borde to say you are not allowed to be apart of a college just because of you skin color. Just think you do all this work just so you get a letter say you can't join because your kind of poeple at this college is fulled up. If you asked me i would blow a fuse if i got a letter saying that. All that time and money was just for nothing just so your hopes and dreams crused because of something that you where born with.The last thing you want to worry about is your race. and the sad thing is if you dont take actionall the time you spend into learning the one thing that you want to do for the rest of your life (well intill you retire from work)is just not right. yeah so im done. bottom line is it not right to juge you for you color.

    October 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
  464. Orion

    I do not think that race shall play a role in who gets in what college it requires an amount of effort regardless of ethnicity. Colleges nowadays are trying to make the number of white people equal to all other races in a college, but the truth of the matter is that there are more white people than any other ethnicity, this would be different if White was not more than half of the country

    October 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  465. Elizabeth

    I don’t think that race should be a factor when it comes to college applications. I can see where the other side is coming from, but I think it would be unnecessarily unfair. Diverse races are important to colleges now, but what should be even more important is ability. By making race a key factor in applications, a couple minor races would have a better chance, even if those applicants do not have the same high standard abilities that applicants in other larger races do. I also do not believe races should be a factor in the opposing way. I do not believe that you race should stop you from being accepted to any school. Your race should not be a turning factor when you are applying for colleges. Whether you are part of a major or minor race, your application should be chosen mainly for the talents and abilities you can bring to the school.

    October 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  466. Meagan

    Colleges should not judge someone by their skin color. Race should not be a factor in college admissions. Every race should be considered equal to another. Allowing someone to get into a college because of their race is very judgmental.

    October 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  467. Yvette

    I don't think that race should matter because they should be tested and evaluated by their academic knowledge and their talents.

    October 10, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
    • Michael

      I agree with this personally. But, I believe the real issue isn't about skin tone; but more or less about giving more minorities the opportunity to achieve, succeed, and earn an education.

      October 12, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
  468. Jala

    Yes color and Hispanic should be allowed to go to COLLEGE and it should be more than two people can go to COLLEGE.Please do understand me thank you.

    October 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
    • Victoria

      I totally agree!

      October 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
    • McKenzie

      Affirmative action isn't saying African-American and Hispanic people can't go to college. It's saying they are accepted to colleges over another person because of their race not their academics. They are still able to go to college but they shouldn't be accepted just because of the color of their skin. If the roles were reversed it would be called racism.

      October 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
  469. Brian

    Race should not be a factor in college admissions. Affirmative Action should be repealed, because college admissions should be based on ability not appearance. Also, Affirmative Action keeps racism around, because it keeps the idea that there is a difference between people just because they appear differently.

    October 10, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
    • Samantha

      I agree that this has potential to keep racism around. Also that being accepted into a college should be based on your ability not the color of your skin.

      October 12, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
  470. Kalyn

    People are the same weather they are white or black it should NOT matter!!!!!

    October 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  471. Emma

    It doesn't matter what race you are. And it never should. People need to go to college to get an education. I think you shouldn't be chosen by race there is no choice because they will look for a new college to go to.

    October 10, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
  472. Alyssa

    I think that they should let any one in to a university doesnt matter if they are black white or purple you should still let them in

    October 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
  473. Rylie

    I don't think race should be a factor. It is unfair and if your one of the people that don't get in because your race you would probably feel mad or mixed emotions. I think people would learn after everything that has been going on in this subject that it is agaist the law but they still do it

    October 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
  474. Hailey

    It shouldn't matter what the race is.

    October 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  475. douglas

    i think its fair in some ways and and i also think its not because if they two people have the same test scores then they should both be able to get in but if there is to many people in that school already then they should do that because the world is really messed up and a lot of people are racist so i think it is fair in some ways.

    October 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
  476. chazz

    no race should not matter in colleges(dont judge a book by its cover)

    October 10, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  477. kyle

    I disagree with diverse colleges because i don't think it fair to other people that are looking to get in. Also i think they should pick them based on their test scores and not their race. In addition I think this will be more fair because other people will now have better chance of getting in to.

    October 10, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
  478. Courtney

    Race should not be a factor in college admissions. Who cares what color you are what should matter is your education. Also, the fact that you want to go to the college and be a part of that school. Racism is a big part of our suciedy these days and thats why alot o people can not get into a college or a job or something. So no it should not be a factor in college admissions.

    October 10, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
  479. Gradyn

    I don't think that the race should matter for a college. I mean, what about Martin Luther kings' speech that all People no matter what race should be treated equall

    October 10, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
  480. Diamond

    I think that race should not be a factor in college admissions because people can't choose which color skin they have....if you judge people like that it is discrimination. We as a country voted a long time ago that all races should have equal rights in everything...that includes college enrollment.

    October 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
  481. Brandt

    This all goes back to Martin Luther King JR's time but I mean Martin made it so that no one was divided by race and being divided by race shouldn't even be allowed in 2012 because i mean being divided by race is a law so it that school should let everyone join not just a certain race.

    October 10, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
  482. Jane

    I think that colleges shouldn’t have race be a factor in student admissions because that pretty much ruins the whole purpose of having to work hard to get in to college. For example, a kid could study really hard to get in to a good college but then somebody who didn’t work as hard gets picked instead! Everybody deserves the same chances to get in to college regardless of your race. As Thomas Edison once said, “There is no substitute for hard work”. Everybody equal chances for getting into college.

    October 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
  483. Lena

    Race doesn't matter on collage applications. It's about what is on the inside, not on the outside. We are all human and we need to get along. We all were put on this planet to get along and have our life. we are only on this planet once, enjoy while we have it.

    October 10, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
  484. Stefanie

    I dont really think that race matters. If you think about it, it sounds that they are being racist.

    October 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
  485. johanna

    isnt the united states suppossed to be the country where people are accepted even if they have differences?

    October 10, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
  486. Jamie

    if the school says she can't go then she should just look for another school. She shouldn't make such a big deal out of this just because she got rejecetd.

    October 10, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
  487. Madison

    I think that race dose some what madder because, in history races have been heaping for years and for less known races or trips like Chickasaw or Asian students need to have a chance for college.I don't agreed with a more advance students not being excepted because for laws saying that a amount must be haled for races.As a Chickasaw I what to have a chance for college as well as earning my spot.

    October 10, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
  488. Ajah(like the continent Asia)

    i think she's setting a good example for those who can't or won't speak up for themselves.

    October 10, 2012 at 6:16 pm |
  489. Jack

    Race should not be a factor in college admissions. Our society no longer suffers from the intense segregation, discrimination, or racism that occurred during the Civil Rights Era. Therefore, there is no reason to give advantages to select races because every capable young adult who asserts himself or herself will have opportunities to succeed. Including race in a college application allows for discrimination against Caucasians who have never committed any offense against a minority. Young white teenagers should not be subject to punishments for crimes committed fifty years ago. An over-qualified white person would lose the opportunity to attend his or her ideal university because there was a minority applicant who was most likely less qualified. From the University of Texas at Austin’s point of view, diversity is essential to the learning process, but they assume a diverse student body automatically guarantees that the students will diversify themselves and learn about other cultures, which is not necessarily true. Similar to UT’s top 8% rule, no two high schools are identical, and should not be treated that way, especially considering the major gap academically between various schools. The practice of affirmative action is discriminatory, and has no place in American society.

    October 10, 2012 at 7:16 pm |
  490. Anna

    Race shouldn't matter in college admissions or in any school acceptance. Your ability to learn is the only thing that matters.

    October 10, 2012 at 7:42 pm |
  491. Jared

    Things like religion are not usually 'looked into' for college admission so why should someones race be. Race is something that we are born with but grades are something that people make and that is should be a factor into making it into college.

    October 10, 2012 at 8:13 pm |
  492. Autumn

    Race should definitely not be a factor in what college accepts you or not. What should matter is your grades and if you have the qualifications or talents to get into that college. Deciding who gets into a college by race is just unfair.

    October 10, 2012 at 8:19 pm |
  493. Fortune

    Although colleges want the diverse feeling of a community, using race and ethnicity to factor admissions over traits that matter more such as straight A's and extracurriculars will let some hard workers down.

    October 10, 2012 at 9:51 pm |
  494. Britney

    i think race should not be why someone can or can't be in a university if race doesn't matter in a high school,middle school,and elementary school.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:15 pm |
  495. Hazellyynn

    I don't think race should factor into college admission. My aunt is in college and I feel that If you changed her skin color, it wouldn't change the student inside of her. Students will still have the same study habits or lack of no matter their color.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:26 pm |
  496. Breon

    I think that race should sometimes be a factor in college admississions becuase not every race has the same opportunities as another,On the other hand just because one is a diffrent race that dosent mean that that person isnt on the same levle as someone thats a diffrent race than them.

    October 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm |
  497. alyssa

    No i dont believe race should have to do with any thing ,i mean if your want to go to college and your willing to pay your toution/admition to the college of youe choice you should be able to go to the college.

    October 11, 2012 at 1:27 am |
  498. Dasol

    Race doesn't matter now for diverse campus experience. There should be no difference and admitting the difference is supporting for racism. Affirmative Action is just like regulating certain percents of male or female students.

    October 11, 2012 at 6:38 am |
  499. Antonio

    Opinion: Race SHOULD be a factor to college admissions
    1. The purpose(or telos in philosophy) of Universities is to educate... what? It isn't simple knowledge, you don't use much of your schoolworks when you apply to. It is the ability to learn that they are educating, and also what your diploma means to your interviewers(at your jobs) Then, how do you enhance the capability to learn, or more pricisely, what is the ability to learn? It is the ability to comprehend new ideas and to adapt to new situations. This is an aim that can be accomplished when people live in harmony with those different from themselves. This is also racial diversity is looking foward to. I mean, what better ways could there be to comprehend different opinions except really living with such people? So therefore, affirmative action should be done because it suits the purpose of Universities: education.
    2. In opposition to those who are against affirmative action: the reasons you have is 1) people are equal. 2) race is an arbitary factor, you didn't choose that 3)Don't judge a book by its cover 4) You should select them by their abilities.
    1) People are equal. Yeah of course, I'm not saying they aren't. What I'm saying is that racially diverse students have more to offer to the school than their counterparts. They are more apt to the aim schools set. Isn't that why IVY leagues are granting 10-30% admission to legacy students? because they are more apt to their schools' aim?
    2) Race is an arbitary factor, you can't control it. What university your dad or mom came out wasn't your choice either. I see no one making this point
    3) Don't judge a book by its cover. Was I judgeing people by their skin color? Who does in the 21st century? My opinion is based on the foundation that students from various backgrounds have various other virtues to share, thus have more to give inside their CONTENTS, not their covers. Their covers are just one manifestation of their contents.
    4) You should select them by their abilities. I was. I kept repeated that diverse students have more abilities to adapt to their environment than major race people. Who do you think have the ability to learn more? A person who has coped with different cultures all their lives, or a person who has only been around those similar with him/her?

    After writing this, I think I was kinda offensive,... Sorry for that I get these types of writing when I'm excited, I turn kind of rude. One turn like this after reading Outliers, 23 things they don't tell your about capitalism, Justice, Thinking fast and slow and so on.... all before turning 16....

    October 11, 2012 at 7:07 am |
  500. terrance

    Yes because everyone should be able to go to collage.Everyone should have a chance to be in collage.

    October 11, 2012 at 8:13 am |
  501. Thomas

    I do not think this race issue is a big of a deal. From the college's point of view, they're not going to let in someone who isn't qualified, no matter what their ethnicity. However, I do agree that it does give a very slight advantage if some applicants are equally qualified; and I think ethnic diversity is a positive force in the classroom. So overall, I do think race should play a role in college admission.

    October 11, 2012 at 8:17 am |
  502. Cody

    If schools factor their students on their race then they should be shut down because thats just not right

    October 11, 2012 at 8:23 am |
  503. Taylor

    College is a place to learn for what career you want to do in the future. It shouldn't be where people of different skin colors can not be in the same place. All we are doing is getting back to what Martin Luther King Jr.

    October 11, 2012 at 8:29 am |
  504. Taylor

    College is a place to learn for what career you want to do in the future. It shouldn't be where people of different skin colors can not be in the same place. All people have the same rights.

    October 11, 2012 at 8:30 am |
  505. Amy

    Affirmative Action used to an amazingly effective idea. But the fact is, a lot of non-minorities are missing out on opportunity because schools have to fulfill a quota of minorities, some of which are almost 50% of all students. It is also insulting. We're saying that the people who should be our best critical thinkers, the ones who run our schools, aren't equipped to decide who is prepared for the college experience. It is also insulting to minorities by saying that the only way they could get into a good school is by Affirmative Action assistance.

    October 11, 2012 at 8:47 am |
  506. Annsley

    I believe race should not affect college admissions. Everyone should have a fair oppurtinity when it comes to being accepted into college.

    October 11, 2012 at 9:54 am |
  507. Carrie

    if the collage won't let a person get the education they need because of his/her race the collage needs to be shut down because this is a country were the right education is needed for jobs.

    October 11, 2012 at 10:04 am |
  508. Alexander

    In the 60's we segregated blacks now were segragating whites? This just doesn't make since. People should be treated as people. If colleges want to give blacks and hispanics a better education I understand, but it doesn't make since to let race be a factor. We have made drastict improvements in anti-segragtion since the sixties, but segragating whites isn't any better than segragting blacks.

    October 11, 2012 at 10:12 am |
  509. brynn

    i think every race should be able to every go to every school because race really does not matter!!!!!!!

    October 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
  510. Allison

    I think all different kinds of race should be in collage admissions.It is not fair to other people.We all should be treated equal.Everyone is the same!No boby should be treated different we may have are own opinion.

    October 11, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  511. Regan

    It's a free country everyone should be traeted equal! Who cares about race!

    October 11, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
  512. jacy

    it shoudn't matter we are all just people

    October 11, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  513. jacy

    you don't have to go to that college if you don't like the rules there is a million other colleges in th world

    October 11, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
  514. Victoria

    I think race has nothing to do with the education people want to have! As people we have our rights, and education is one of them. Whoever, is against this comment because you know this is wrong.

    October 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  515. Collin

    No race should not matter In a college.

    October 11, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  516. Austin

    I don't think it should because what if a white person is smarter than an African American person, but the African American is accepted into the college, it just doesn't seem fair.

    October 11, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  517. Samantha

    II feel as though race should not be a factor in college admissions. Making a campus more diverse has nothing to do with education or learning experiences, which is what college is about: not how many people of the same race are going to be accepted into the same college.

    October 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
  518. Jeffrey

    i I think that education has no race nor gender, education should be a equal opportunity to everyone who wants to get ahead in life.

    October 11, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
  519. Ryan

    Race should not be a factor in college admissions

    October 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
  520. Megan

    I say if you qualify for a certain college, you qualify. Having alot of diversity on the college campus is a plus, but shouldn't be a deciding factor on whether or whether not you get in or not.

    October 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  521. Rachel

    I think that no matter who you are, what you look like, or what race you are should matter. I mean some of the world's greatest sports people aren't necessarily white. So I don't think it should matter when your choosing college.

    October 11, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  522. Connor

    I don't think that race should be a factor in determining who should be admitted into college. I think that colleges should decide their students from SAT/ACT scores and grades in school, not race. It would be unfair if someone had better grades and a higher standardized test scores than someone else of a minority race, but the minority got into college just because they are a minoirity.

    October 11, 2012 at 5:58 pm |
  523. Leah

    Race should defiantly not be affected in college admissions. It's completely unacceptable to deny people from getting into college; just because of their race.

    October 11, 2012 at 6:25 pm |
  524. Calvin

    We have become a country that has had no problem with the color of someone's skin between the last 50-60 years. When people are actually born in a generation where people actually aren't used to it is when we start back? That is wrong on many levels.

    October 11, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
  525. Ilsa

    Everyone has a right to education, and a right to have goals such as getting into college. Everyone should be given the chance to be accepted into the college they want without the worry of being denied for their skin color instead of academic abilities.

    October 11, 2012 at 7:21 pm |
  526. Jordan

    No because it goes against one of the and amendments

    October 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
  527. Christian

    I do not think colleges should admit students by race. I do however think that colleges should choose by US Citizens to non-citizens. Colleges should choose American Citizens to become students at their schools because the non-citizens already take jobs that Americans have and do the jobs for a lower salary.

    October 11, 2012 at 10:06 pm |
  528. Arieanna

    Race shouldn't be a factor in colllege admissions because we cannot control what we are and who we are. Even though you get a variety of kids together you might not get a good experience out of that. That is prejudice and unfair to everybody. Base it on more important things like grades.

    October 11, 2012 at 10:59 pm |
  529. Camerin

    I don’t think race should matter. Every one is equal if you are born in America you have your rights to education. No matter what race.

    October 12, 2012 at 8:00 am |
  530. Justin

    I think that race shouldn’t be a factor to get into college. We are not back when people treated other people wrong . it’s a very wrong doing

    October 12, 2012 at 8:02 am |
  531. Kevin

    I believe that race is not a factor in college admission. It doesn’t matter about what race you are, but how intelligent you are. If race was a factor, some people might not be able to go to a college they planned to go to.

    October 12, 2012 at 8:07 am |
  532. Angie

    Well I think that race really doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is the intelligence of the person. And even if race matters it still wouldn’t be right were not in those times any more.

    October 12, 2012 at 8:08 am |
  533. Evelyn

    I don’t think that race should matter when you apply for a college. Anybody should be able to apply and get accepted because of their education. Everyone should be treated equally.

    October 12, 2012 at 8:09 am |
  534. Bryan

    I think race does not matter because you have the right to go where you want to. I think what matters is how smart you are. I think it is unfair because you should go to the college they want.

    October 12, 2012 at 8:10 am |
  535. Diana

    i don't think race should be a factor in collage admissions . Everyone should be treated equal .

    October 12, 2012 at 8:12 am |
  536. linzy

    I think the race should be accepted in collage because everyone has the right to do what the feel like doing when they grow up.

    October 12, 2012 at 8:14 am |
  537. Rocio

    Race should not be a factor in college admissions. Race shouldn’t matter at all. If race were to matter it wouldn’t be fair. Some kids/students wont have as much opportunities. Everyone deserves to have a good education and be able to attend whichever college they want to. If race were to matter some people that might be really intelligent might not be able to attend a really good college because of their race.

    October 12, 2012 at 8:21 am |
  538. Rogelio

    I don’t think race should matter because students of all colors are smart in their own way so race shouldn’t matter because there can be students that are really smart but just because their race gets in the way of learning there not going to learn how to use there skill or smartness..

    October 12, 2012 at 8:21 am |
  539. Ellery

    I think that race should not be a factor because that is a type of segregation and that was banned a while ago. So in that matter race is something to look at as something that defines you and you should not be excepted to a colledge if they look at you and who you are and judge you of your knowledge.

    October 12, 2012 at 8:21 am |
  540. Crystalyn

    I think that race should not matter. A persons skin color does not effect how smart they are or how they learn. A college or school should not base there students on race because it is just another form of bullying and discrimination.

    October 12, 2012 at 8:25 am |
  541. Claudia

    I do not think that race should be considered while taking in college admissions. It wouldn’t be fair to the people who actually worked hard. Colleges should look at peoples test scores, activities, and how well they do in school. That would only be fair.

    October 12, 2012 at 8:26 am |
  542. Avneet

    Race should not be a factor in collage administration. Just because someone is Hispanic or African American does not mean that it should be easier for them to go to collage. The person with the higher GPA should be picked. It would be unfair for collages not to take someone because they are white.
    Avneet

    October 12, 2012 at 8:29 am |
  543. Hailey

    I think that race should not be a factor in collage admission. If anyone from any race wants to do well academically then they have the opportunities to do so though school, after school clubs and groups. If students get accepted because of their race they may think that they have a free ride to collage and may not work as hard the as the other students. If collages do choose to accept students based on heir race and not their capability then their may be some students who don’t get accepted because the collage is full. I agree with the collages about having a more diverse campus but I do not think that this is the way to do so. In other words, accepting students based on their race is wrong.

    October 12, 2012 at 8:30 am |
  544. Madison

    I think it shouldn't affect college addmissions. Students like juinors and seinors get scholarships to and from all over the world. you will never know when and where a scholarship will come in your mail. Scholarships are forms that are telling you that the college that is written on the form wants you to come to their college and be a star student. i think it shouldn't

    October 12, 2012 at 8:31 am |
  545. Luis

    In every college students should be treated the you or someone in that school wants to be treated. It doesn’t matter how you look , it doesn’t matter how you talk , it doesn’t even matter how you dress but the only thing that matters is how treat a person that you want to be treated.

    October 12, 2012 at 8:37 am |
  546. kaprise

    its not fair to let a person get into a college just because of thier race.

    October 12, 2012 at 8:37 am |
  547. Tanner

    skin color dont matter

    October 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm |
  548. dylan

    people can choose what they think is right and skin color don't matter

    October 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  549. jacy

    if you don't like something a specific college campus you are at you should talk to the president of the college

    October 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  550. jacy

    we are are just people and we just people with diffrerent colored skin and diferent accents

    October 12, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  551. Joseph

    Race should not matter at all. It is how they do in school and their scores. Any type of color of any type person can enter any college they want.

    October 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  552. Dillon

    I think any college should base thier opinions on if kids can go to that college or not on how well they do in a sport or academics and students should be able to go to any college they want freely by thier choise.

    October 12, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
  553. Syvana

    I think that there should be a boy on a girls volleyball team since there is no boys team. I think this because it is unfair to a boy if there is only a girl team because if girls can play on a wrestling boys team then boys should be able to be on a girls team. No, Jenson’s strength does not give the team an unfair advantage.

    October 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
  554. Raye

    I don’t think that they should use race as any type of minority should be a problem at any school. Because race shouldn’t determine weather you can or cannot get into a college. Problem with race should have ended in the 1960’s!

    October 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  555. Andrew

    I think that race should not be factor. i think that you should get into collage if that is the collage you want to go to. and if they don't let you in you should think about going to a different collage. and you should be able to get into collage no matter your race or your grade point average.

    October 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  556. Thien

    They really shouldn’t separate colleges by races. It’s a free country. People should be able to choose which college they like. Students could brag about which college they have. If they do separate college by race it would be just like segregation again!

    October 12, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
  557. Ally

    I don’t believe race should have an impact in college admission. I think everyone should have an equal chance of getting the education that they want.

    October 12, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
  558. Dayce

    I do not beleive that race should ever be a question in any form a admission. To say i chose you over the rest simply because you have a different skin color or talk differently is at the pinical of raceism, Its defines it. To chose anyone based on physical critearia is unaccceptable. Im Irish-American and if anyone ever picked me out of a croud above other people who are better equiped to do the job I would first be insulted and second angry for being chosen for being a differnt type of human than the rest. I would feel at least alienated because I know that someone els should be chosen because they have worked hard to aquire the tools and skills to handle the challenges and the only reason I was chosen and cosidered was because I was different than the rest based on my heratige.

    October 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
  559. Jackson

    I don't think that admission should be based on a students skin color. I believe that it should be based on how hard a student has worked in school, how many things they have done outside of school, and how hard they are willing to work in the future. I think that it is biased and slightly racist how students are rejected from scholarship programs just because they are white. I believe in equal rights and oppurtunities, but I also believe the playing field should be leveled for all.

    October 12, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
  560. Nika

    Race means so little when a brilliant mind means so much!

    October 12, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
  561. Laine

    I do not think that race should be a factor in college admissions because having diversity in schools helps sometimes. Everyone is equal no matter what their race is so we should all have the right to get a good education from any school we want to go to.

    October 12, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
  562. Alisha

    everyone should be treated the same RASIST IS NOT THE ANSWER everyone needs the same knowledge

    October 12, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  563. chloe

    i think we, as people are judgemental and we need to be more supportive and nice. i think there should be no rules against race in admission,i mean if they want diversity that include ALL races, right?

    October 12, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
  564. Amber

    I don't think that race should be an issue. We are all the same and deserve try to get into college and have a great future. They should look at their grades to see if they will be a good student while attending college.

    October 12, 2012 at 9:07 pm |
  565. Jeremy

    "Race" Is nothing more than a social class. We are all the human race, It should only be admitted to those whom have the ability. Martin Luther King specialized it best. Judge only for the character. Genetics has proven we are all one in the same. So "race" factors, only maintain and promote segregation's along with other haughty slur.

    October 12, 2012 at 10:00 pm |
  566. Katie

    Race should not matter at any college we dont get to choose what kind of race we are i mean come on we are all human right lets just live our lives race-judging free!!

    October 12, 2012 at 10:27 pm |
  567. Sky

    no you should get into a college for your education not because of your race

    October 12, 2012 at 11:04 pm |
  568. Sneha

    Race should not be included in College admissions, it should be determined by the ability of the student.

    October 13, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  569. katie

    Race being considered when applying for schools is totally unfair. If you work hard and your application is good then you should be considered. If you are white, hispanic, or african-american it shouldn't matter. I thought we were over this with Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.

    October 13, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
  570. brittany

    no i do not martin luther king jr said it doesn't matter what race you are whether its black white chines asian japenesse. Collage is a fun place to meet new people!!!!!! Race does not mater

    October 13, 2012 at 8:59 pm |
    • brittany

      i spelled a lot of things wrong sorry

      and did a lot of capilazation wrong

      October 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
  571. Sara

    I don't think race should be apart of college. I think college is a fun place to meet and learn new people and you never know they can be your best friend........ BFF!!!! TRY IT!!!!!!!!

    October 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm |
  572. Jordan

    It should not be. People shouldn't be judged just based on how they look. People shouldn't have. A right to do that.

    October 14, 2012 at 12:08 am |
  573. Jordan

    No, that is racist and there are lots of places where race doesn't matter. If we can have a black president, other races should be able to do anything anyone else can!

    October 14, 2012 at 12:16 am |