Group Wants UC to Stop Racial Profiling
A newly formed student group wants the University of Colorado to stop collecting information on the racial makeup of the school.
The group, the Equal Opportunity Alliance, says the university is practicing racial profiling by gathering such data at the university. It wants officials to delete the box on application forms that asks the race of applicants.
“Students need to be considered equally in the admissions process, and race cannot be a factor,” says group leader Jessica Peck, a White senior at the university. “The race box is inherently racist and discriminatory.”
Group members say they want more diversity on campus but that racial preferences aren’t the way to achieve it.
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