Originally Posted by Medwed
And then, there are studies on dropout rates among minorities at Ivy League Univ. that clearly indicate candidates that got accepted via affirmative action are much more likely to drop out and never to graduate. So it is a double waste; they fail while denying opportunity to other qualified candidate.
This is definitely false.
First, there are no studies that actually indicate who was accepted through affirmative action. There are, however, studies that compare white vs. black graduation rates at Ivies. I'm just going to assume you're being lazy and equating being an accepted black student with being a student who was accepted through affirmative action. There's no doubt that a not insignificant amount of black students were accepted through favorable admission policies for minority candidates, but let's not just assume black = affirmative action. Not every black kid denied a spot to another qualified white kid.
Second, the studies don't "clearly indicate" black students are "much more likely to drop out and never graduate."
"The most selective private schools—-Harvard, Yale, and -Princeton—show almost no gap between black and white graduation rates. But that may have more to do with their ability to cherry-pick the best students. According to data gathered by Harvard Law School professor Lani Guinier, the most selective schools are more likely to choose blacks who have at least one immigrant parent from Africa or the Caribbean than black students who are descendants of American slaves. According to Guinier's data, the latter perform less well academically."
Here's another study that found a range of about 2% to 7% difference across all Ivies. Not really "much more likely."
"White students have a higher graduation rate than the rate for African-American students at all eight Ivy League colleges. The largest racial gaps are at Dartmouth and Columbia where the white graduation rate is 7 percentage points higher than the rate for African-American students. The smallest gap is two percentage points at both Harvard and Princeton."
You likely are confusing studies of other schools, which do have huge racial gaps in graduation rates, with Ivy League schools. The Ivies are a totally different monster.