Non-Whites Favored 1494-to-1 over whites in admissions at University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Center for Equal Opportunity (CEO) has released a startling report showing that non-whites (blacks and mestizos) are favored up to 1,494 to 1 over whites in admissions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison:

(Madison, WI) Two studies released today by the Center for Equal Opportunity reveal severe discrimination based on race and ethnicity in undergraduate and law school admissions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with African Americans and Latinos given preference over whites and Asians.

The studies are based on data supplied by the schools themselves, some of which the university had refused to turn over until a lawsuit was filed by CEO and successfully taken all the way to the state supreme court.

The odds ratio favoring African Americans and Hispanics over whites was 576-to-1 and 504-to-1, respectively, using the SAT and class rank while controlling for other factors. Thus, the median composite SAT score for black admittees was 150 points lower than for whites and Asians, and the Latino median SAT score was 100 points lower. Using the ACT, the odds ratios climbed to 1330-to-1 and 1494-to-1, respectively, for African Americans and Hispanics over whites.

For law school admissions, the racial discrimination found was also severe, with the weight given to ethnicity much greater than given to, for example, Wisconsin residency. Thus, an out-of-state black applicant with grades and LSAT scores at the median for that group would have had a 7 out 10 chance of admission and an out-of-state Hispanic a 1 out of 3 chance—but an in-state Asian with those grades and scores had a 1 out of 6 chance and an in-state white only a 1 out of 10 chance.

CEO chairman Linda Chavez noted: “This is the most severe undergraduate admissions discrimination that CEO has ever found in the dozens of studies it has published over the last 15 years.” Chavez also noted: “The studies show that literally hundreds of students applying as undergrads or to the law school are rejected in favor of students with lower test scores and grades, and the reason is that they have the wrong skin color or their parents came from the wrong countries.”

Roger Clegg added: “The latest census figures have dramatically underscored that America is increasingly multiethnic and multiracial. In such country, is simply untenable for our institutions—including public universities—to engage in politically correct but divisive and unfair discrimination.”

When one considers that Wisconsin is largely white (blacks and Hispanics only constitute about 12% of the population), Wisconsin-Madison must  be engaging in severe discrimination of favoring less qualified out-of-state blacks and Hispanics over more qualified in-state whites.  The anti-white discrimination at UW-Madison is even greater than the nation-wide findings by Thomas Espenshade and Alexandria Radford last year:

When lower-class whites are matched with lower-class blacks and other non-whites the degree of the non-white advantage becomes astronomical: lower-class Asian applicants are seven times as likely to be accepted to the competitive private institutions as similarly qualified whites, lower-class Hispanic applicants eight times as likely, and lower-class blacks ten times as likely. These are enormous differences and reflect the fact that lower-class whites were rarely accepted to the private institutions Espenshade and Radford surveyed. Their diversity-enhancement value was obviously rated very low.

It should be noted, however, that while the study by CEO is certainly welcome as it shows the degree to which European Americans are being dispossessed from from the very institutions their ancestors built, Linda Chavez is either confused or dishonest.  It indeed seems absurd that Chavez is bemoaning something (Hispanic affirmative action) which is a direct consequence of something she supports (mass immigration).  Also, mind you, it was Linda Chavez (along with Dinesh D’Souza, et al.) who lobbied the Washington Times to fire Sam Francis (who, at the time, to the distaste of neocons like Chavez and D’Souza, was being too vocal in his criticism of anti-white discrimination).


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6 thoughts on “Non-Whites Favored 1494-to-1 over whites in admissions at University of Wisconsin-Madison

  1. renee

    Shame, shame, shame on UW system for this racial discrimination. Affirmative Action must end! It is racist and illegal. Students should begin to sue schools who engage in this. Or perhaps sue the Govt??!

  2. C Bowen

    At the private liberal arts college level, diversity has been a cover story for neglecting traditional admission routes (alumni and locals who cannot possibly pay the going rate) in so far as finding rich foreigners who can pay cash–at the state college level, it might be different, but it would worth pursuing for more data. If Federal loan set-asides are the culprit, or if its raw ideology.

  3. Sempronius

    The question that should be asked is: Who is in control of “our” educational system?* For a glimpse, you may wish to research the chancellorship of UoW-M. The sitting chancellor, David Ward, has an illuminating background and public record.

    *Hint; it isn’t Islamic terrorists or EU bureaucrats.

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  5. Sean Scallon

    As UW alum I can tell you why they’ve gone whole hog in this direction. Because the school has been attacked from the Left for not doing enough to diversify. For years UW reflected the racial make-up of the state and even though the school had tried to recruit more minority student it simply could not. You could go for days, for example, and not see a black or Hispanic face on campus. Also remember these are the same people who doctored an admissions booklet to put a black face into a white crowd just to make things look more “diverse”. Well, just because your school wants more non-white students to go there doesn’t mean they will. They may decide they have better options than UW. So when mere recruitment fails, then you’re basically left with creating a reputation of taking in anyone with a non-white face and a pulse, thus you have the numbers ratio that you do. And it may well be the powers that be in Madison have decided lower middle-class whites can get accepted at the state’s other four-year campuses within the UW system, leaving Madison to be its flagship for diversity by hook and crook.

    But if the future is headed to a non-majority country, shouldn’t all backgrounds be treated the same way in future admissions? How much longer can you claim racial adjustment when the conditions no longer exist for it and how can you not make class a factor as well? If you want a truly diverse university, poor white need to be there as well.

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