How much does being a minority help

Kirby23's picture
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Just looking for a general idea? For instance, if you're looking in the lower part of the top 30 Georgia Tech has 1% African American. So, if you're an African American applying there is it pretty close to an auto admit as long as they think you can do the work (i.e. you fall somewhere in the middle 80% range for gpa/work experience/gmat)? I mean, they supposedly have AA there so I can't see them being all that selective when that's very far below the population of 10% or so African American.

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Jul 15, 2009

Most likely plays a fairly large roll, don't forget though, GA Tech is already full of minorities.

"Banking - It is what it is"

Jul 16, 2009

From my understanding, the ranking of priority goes like this:

Hispanic > African American/Native Indian

If you're Asian or Indian, sorry buddy... not considered minorities anymore, lolz.

Edit: I'm not a recruiter so take my opinion with a large saltshaker of salt... it's just what I've observed :]

Jul 16, 2009

No way Georgia Tech is only 1% African American, aren't they the university that gives out the most engineering degrees to African Americans?

And there are quotas...it's unfair but investment banks are (like farming and oil/gas industry) dominated by white males. Banks are going to take their percentage of URMs to check it off their list. My father was in the oil and gas business and he stated that it would be better for the livelihood of a business if they hired an average white engineer over a top black engineer, assuming the talent disparity wasn't big enough to salvo the company. Racist? Yes, probably, but it comes down to relating with clients or roughnecks on a drilling rig that don't exactly relate well with non-whites.

Jul 16, 2009

According to what I read on businessweek their business school has only 1% African American (though you are correct about the engineering thing). It's higher for other schools that Georgia Tech has.

Oct 25, 2009

I am hisp,from the US(no visa issues), bb exp , played d1 sport and most school kissed my ass to apply since most of the hisp at a lot of schools are from Latin A. and not the US.

I went to a few URM events and was the only US born Hisp at most.

Jul 5, 2011

Not to hijack, but care to comment on these URM events further? In the same boat as you in terms of hisp with no visa issues. Please PM if that works better. Thanks.

monty09:

I am hisp,from the US(no visa issues), bb exp , played d1 sport and most school kissed my ass to apply since most of the hisp at a lot of schools are from Latin A. and not the US.

I went to a few URM events and was the only US born Hisp at most.

Jul 5, 2011

God forbid that companies built by white people, in nations which were built by white people are dominated by white people. What a moral travesty.. I mean, they might be using "white privilege". What about an Indian in India? Do they have "indian privilege"? Would a Japanese person in Japan have "Japanese privilege"? All I know is that we'd better combat all this racial discrimination. We can do that by using racial discrimination policies! Let's discriminate on the basis of race, because that will stop the racism. You might think that admitting the best student, or giving the job to be best candidate regardless of race is more fair. But in reality racial quotas and preferences are the best way to combat all this racism.

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Jul 5, 2011
Savant:

God forbid that companies built by white people, in nations which were built by white people are dominated by white people. What a moral travesty.. I mean, they might be using "white privilege". What about an Indian in India? Do they have "indian privilege"? Would a Japanese person in Japan have "Japanese privilege"? All I know is that we'd better combat all this racial discrimination. We can do that by using racial discrimination policies! Let's discriminate on the basis of race, because that will stop the racism. You might think that admitting the best student, or giving the job to be best candidate regardless of race is more fair. But in reality racial quotas and preferences are the best way to combat all this racism.

Not only did you completely digress from answering the OP's question, you are also dillusional. America is not a white country and was not built by Caucasians, Fail. I guess I would hate AA too if I was a moron.

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Jul 5, 2011
Savant:

God forbid that companies built by white people, in nations which were built by white people are dominated by white people. What a moral travesty.. I mean, they might be using "white privilege". What about an Indian in India? Do they have "indian privilege"? Would a Japanese person in Japan have "Japanese privilege"? All I know is that we'd better combat all this racial discrimination. We can do that by using racial discrimination policies! Let's discriminate on the basis of race, because that will stop the racism. You might think that admitting the best student, or giving the job to be best candidate regardless of race is more fair. But in reality racial quotas and preferences are the best way to combat all this racism.

What no-tier, shit school did you wind up attending?

  1. America was not built by white people. Its infrastructure was built by their slaves and only because the natives saved their sorry, lost asses from starvation and showed them the ropes years and years prior.
  2. The fact that you think "White" is the same as "Japanese" or "Indian" (as evidenced by the fact that you thought to apply what results to nationalism for those two countries to justify racism--oh, I'm sorry, White Privilege-- here in the US) only shows what a fucking retard you are. We DO have AMERICAN privilege when it comes to universities and white collar jobs in the US-- we tend to frown on "white" privilege, or most other "privileges" based on race, however, given our nation's history (see #1) and the fact that we as Americans believe it's an overall shitty thing to do.
  3. I'm not wild about affirmative action (which any intelligent person would tell you is still NOT considered to fall under the aforementioned "privilege" category) either in most instances as it tends to be based on race rather than socioeconomic status. But your arguments are retarded, heinously cunt-tastic, and reek of racial bitterness at a level that would ensue hilarity if it weren't so pathetic and classless.

In short: Read a fucking book and pick up where your online education left off. Sounds like you've got a HELL of a lot of knowledge gaps to fill.

Jul 5, 2011

America is certainly a white nation, and it was certainly built by Caucasians. Before Caucasians showed up there were a bunch of nomadic hunter gatherer tribes who hadn't reached the bronze age yet. They were still working on a few fundamental concepts, like, inventing the wheel for example; they hadn't quite figured that one out yet.

I'm talking about the civilization called America, not the piece of real estate which it happens to occupy; and yes, white Caucasians most certainly built it. If anyone fails, it's you. But hey, I guess I'd love AA too if I couldn't accomplish shit on my own merit, and had to rely on racial discrimination policies because I was too much of a degenerate to prosper otherwise.

Oh and by the way genius, I think you meant "delusional". Guess it's starting to make more sense why you're so defensive of AA. What was that you mentioned about "fail"? LOL!!!

Jul 5, 2011
Savant:

America is certainly a white nation, and it was certainly built by Caucasians. Before Caucasians showed up there were a bunch of nomadic hunter gatherer tribes who hadn't reached the bronze age yet. They were still working on a few fundamental concepts, like, inventing the wheel for example; they hadn't quite figured that one out yet.

I'm talking about the civilization called America, not the piece of real estate which it happens to occupy; and yes, white Caucasians most certainly built it. If anyone fails, it's you. But hey, I guess I'd love AA too if I couldn't accomplish shit on my own merit, and had to rely on racial discrimination policies because I was too much of a degenerate to prosper otherwise.

Oh and by the way genius, I think you meant "delusional". Guess it's starting to make more sense why you're so defensive of AA. What was that you mentioned about "fail"? LOL!!!

...I'm sorry... did you just call African Americans lazy, incompetent degenerates? Wow.... That's a pretty bold thing to say about an entire ethnicity. I'd LOVE for you to post an entire thread detailing your argument, point by point. And watch what could only be described as the subsequent literary rape that naturally ensues as a result of your podunk idiocy.

Jul 5, 2011
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