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Saturday, May 29, 2004
Black Berkeley Enrollment Decreasing
KTVU has quite an interesting article on minorities (specifically African-Americans) at Berkeley. The article is headlined, "African-American Admissions Drop Dramatically At UC Berkeley". Here are the details from the article:
What is even more interesting that the decline in blacks at Berkeley, is the reaction of some of the people quoted in the article. Here are a couple of quotations from people of note:
Of these two viewpoints, I find myself agreeing much more with Connerly. There is a certain delicious level of irony in the executive director of the Black Recruitment and Retention Center telling blacks not to come to Berkeley.
If this year's results do speak to a trend, then it is a regrettable one. Ideally, colleges across the nation should model the diversity of the population. This is not diversity for the sake of diversity. I just mean that people of all ethnicities should be receiving an equal pre-college education, and hence attending college in roughly equal numbers. There is something occurring that is leading to less and less black students being accepted into UC Berkeley. It should be a goal to figure out where the problem lies, and attempt to come up with a solution.
I have heard nothing about the "multicultural center" to be opening soon on campus, according to the article. I'm curious what role an institution like that can play in reaching out to minority students. Email This Post!
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