Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have demanded that African-American students be given free tuition and housing because blacks were denied access to college educations for much of our history. They also opposed the use of standardized test scores as a barrier to black students.
Notably, George Washington University has also dropped the requirement of SAT or ACT scores expressly to boast minority student enrollment. Such scores were denounced by the Associated Students of Madison as a vehicle of “white supremacy.”
The Black Liberation Collective, a national organization, has also demanded such accommodation for African-American students.
The Madison students also demand access to the university for black people, including former inmates.
Obviously, such proposals for struggling universities would impose not only huge costs but also a challenge to maintaining the ranking of the school if students are no longer required to have competitive scores.
What do you think?