Gay Affirmative Action?

Middlebury College is considering sexual orientation in its admissions decisions:

Middlebury College is this year for the first time giving students who identify themselves as gay in the admissions process an “attribute” — the same flagging of an application that members of ethnic minority groups, athletes, alumni children and others receive, according to Shawn Rae Passalacqua, assistant director of admissions at Middlebury. His announcement surprised many of those who attended the session, and who said that they had never heard of a college having such a policy.

8 thoughts on “Gay Affirmative Action?

  1. ishuku

    When I was visiting Cornell, my host was half Chinese, half Caucasian, and said that her parents seriously considered changing her name to Nakisha so they’d assume she was African-American when they saw “Mixed”.

  2. ishuku

    When I was visiting Cornell, my host was half Chinese, half Caucasian, and said that her parents seriously considered changing her name to Nakisha so they’d assume she was African-American when they saw “Mixed”.

  3. Anonymous

    that would be remarkably easy to lie about. not that it’s impossible to lie about one’s race, but a Holly Wood is generally less Asian than a Xue Sun, and there are other external cues. But anyone secure enough can just check “gay.”

  4. Anonymous

    that would be remarkably easy to lie about. not that it’s impossible to lie about one’s race, but a Holly Wood is generally less Asian than a Xue Sun, and there are other external cues. But anyone secure enough can just check “gay.”

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