Post Number: 5
|Posted on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 02:00 pm: |
Implicit in "feelings of inferiority," one could suggest, is the belief that one wasn't qualified in the first place, and similarly, that race was the main determinant, rather than a variable, for the person's acceptance into a college/university.
For an autobiographical analysis of this issue of education, affirmative action, and "feelings of inferiority" check Stephen Carters' Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby.
Recently (in the 5 months or so), in the Chronicle of H. Ed., there was an article claiming that recepients receiving affirmative action had a higher drop out rate and lower performance than "regularly" admitted students. Part of the problem is, the study did not address white women, the main recipients of affirmative action. And the study did not evaluate other recipients of "affirmative action," such as the children of alumni, athletes, people from other geographically diverse areas, etc....