Diversity Of Diversity Among Universities Nationwide

970 Words Nov 18th, 2015 4 Pages
Diversity refers to the range of ideas, beliefs, ethnic backgrounds, and many more within institutions, and social environments. There are believers who argue diversity benefits every party involved, and there are people who believe diversity serves no purpose to everyone involved. Because of these varying views, diversity among universities nationwide is a touching issue causing these universities to attempt to implement procedures to increase diversity on their campus. For example, Michigan awarded twenty points to applicants who identify with a specific minority groups.
Opposers of diversity argue the addition of diversity in universities cause a less level of educational satisfaction. The argument points toward negative race relations, rejection of high score students, and the relaxing of academic standards among faculty members. Stanley Rothman says, “A higher level of diversity is associated with somewhat less educational satisfaction and worse race relations among students.” (123). Universities are prestigious institutions, often requiring a Ph.D to serve as a professor. Professors will not lower the difficulty of the material given or grade more lenient because a minority is taking part in the class. Yes, there will be a performance difference between the minority student and their counterparts, decreasing the academic reputation of the school, but the academic standards will remain the same no matter how many minority students are enrolled in the university. College…
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