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Statistics show that while high-income occupations and prestigious universities are predominantly occupied by Caucasians and Asian Americans, the minorities such as African American and Hispanics fall in the lower stratum. Condaliza Rice and Willie Brown are extreme exceptions. The government decided to alleviate this stratification by legalizing affirmative action, giving exclusive help to the disadvantaged races...
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Affirmative action was carried out after the U.S Supreme Court ruled that race could be considered in college admissions (Carmargo). For a time, “University of Michigan automatically gave extra points to African-American, Latino and American Indian applicants.” (Asian Nation 10/04). An article from Inside Higher Education provides a detailed admission statistics for the University of Michigan: SAT median for black students admitted to Michigan’s main undergraduate college was 1160 in 2005, compared to 1260 for Hispanics, 1350 for whites and 1400 for Asians...
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