But then again these are PRIVATE clubs and can admit whomever they please
I doubt that the lower scoring students who weren't admitted were terribly upset either since they are all now gainfully emploted after getting accepted into Med school.
From what I understand the really low functioning ones did their surgical residency at UPMC!!
Happy New Years to you and yours
One of the big controversies about Dallas CC & Brook Hollow is they recieve property tax exemptions, which means residents, black & white, are being forced to subsidize the behavior.
I think Kansas City admitted at least one minority member in response to publicity over Tom Watson quitting. I think Shoal Creek & Augusta Natl. did the same after the PGA instituted a rule not to hold tournaments at segregated clubs. The PGA instituted the rule after getting a lot of bad press for holding tournaments at segregated clubs. I guess they weren't going to let a little racism stand in the way of making money.
It is certain that the number of those who reason well in difficult matters is much smaller then the number of those who reason badly ........ reasoning is like running & unlike carrying, hence one Arab steed will outrun a hundred jackasses.
Everyone's friend is No One's friend
I have mixed feelings on the affirmitive action programs. I think they do boil down to a form of discrimination, intended to undo a past wrong. Two wrongs don't make a right. OTOH, I don't believe we live in a discrimination-free society yet. We have made remarkable strides to be proud of, but I think there is work to be done on both "sides".
The minority communities have the largest stake in their success, but you don't often see that attitude prevail in those communities. When I see people like Bill Cosby and Obama being ridiculed from their own race of people when they tell folks to take their own destinies in their hands, it really sours me.
As I've mentioned before, our medical school class had two minority students fail out, and they clearly were not qualified to matriculate in the first place. Of note, the only other person to fail out was white.....and was a lawyer!
She is still a friend, and admits she had no idea how much more difficult med school was than law.
Personally, I think its just two very different forms of learning...and some people are just suited better for one or the other.
God Bless PFC Jamie Harkness. The US Army's newest PFC, but still our neighbor's little girl!