Oxford/Cambridge admit 0 blacks
I was reading the Guardian the other day when I came across an article that said 21 Oxbridge colleges admitted no black applicants last year, though 500 blacks had the necessary qualifications (just over half of what you would expect given their number as a percentage of the overall population).
I went to a British school before finishing my schooling in America; as a black male, I would never even have applied to Oxford merely because I would have felt totally out of place racially. Add to that the fact that 89% of Oxford dons are upper-middle class, and you have a situation where a black candidate, who is likely to be of the lower classes, would feel even more out of place.
I am proud that American universities are more diverse than that. Studying alongside and meeting people from all corners of the globe has fed my global perspective immensely. Personally, I think Oxbridge is missing out and this will hurt them in the future.
Whatever your views on AA in this country, it would be a travesty if something like that happened here.
I was strongly considering pursuing finance in London, but if their top firms are as diverse as their universities, I would much rather stay in America, are they?