The conservative Center for Equal Opportunity alleged yesterday that UW-Madison admissions policies are biased against White and Asian students. In a Capital Times article, Sara Goldrick-Rab, associate professor of education policy studies and sociology has noted inconsistencies in the data:
She notes that figures available on the UW-Madison website show that “in 2007 and 2008, UW admitted about 4 in 10 black applicants, 6.5 in 10 Hispanic applicants, and nearly 6 in 10 white applicants.”
Come out today to show your support for diversity at UW-Madison. We must stand together to advance equity and social justice on our campus. A group of UW students put it well:
A joint statement sent to the Cap Times by UW-Madison students Sarah Mathews, Noah Whitford, Damon Terrell, Martin Feehan and Vines reads: “The Center for Equal Opportunity has launched an attack on the University of Wisconsin-Madison with the goal of dividing our campus community. As Badgers we stand together in support of the integrity of our student body and the institution that unites us.”
There will be two student-organized demonstrations today:
11 AM: At the Doubletree Hotel (525 W. Johnson St.) where the conservative think tank will be holding a press conference.
6 PM: On Bascom Hill in advance of a 7 PM forum in the Law School.
For more analysis of the “research,” read blog posts by Education Professor Sara Goldrick-Rab here.