The Importance Of Diversity In The United States

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Diversity, one of America’s greatest strengths, has always been apparent in the big brother country. From the early exploration days of Leif Eriksson and Christopher Columbus to the current celebrations of Cinco de Mayo, America has always been an interest point to our foreign friends. Whether it be through education or employment, these diverse individuals travel to the United States with hopes of better lives. According to Migration Policy, 47% of immigrants (20 million) became naturalized citizens in 2014. These citizens contribute to the global market by attending the country’s top universities. These citizens give our country’s top schools an increased diversity ratio that enables them to provide a competitive, rigorous, and diverse academic …show more content…
These opponents are toppling a principle that was upheld by the Supreme Court in 2003 in the Grutter v. Bollinger case. These opponents are destroying the diversity that is important at the top universities in the United States. They are demanding what they say is a pure admissions process—one that is based strictly on how students perform in high school and on standardized test, but they fail to see how this will affect the quality of education in the United States. As Lee C. Bollinger put it, “it is far less important to reward past performance—and impossible to isolate a candidate’s objective talent from the contextual realities shaping that performance—than to make the best judgment about which applicant can contribute to help form the strongest class that will study and live together.” The evaluation of affirmative action reform is simple: there are too many disadvantages involved with affirmative action reform for it to become a nationwide …show more content…
They say where one cultural expression is common to one individual, it will be viewed as completely foreign to another. Opponents also speak a great deal about the discrimination that they believe these diverse individuals will face—saying although the United States is viewed as the “big brother” country, it has its own problems and, discrimination is one of them. And the fact of the matter is that on some level these opponents are correct in terms of the negative side

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