Some 90 percent of all Negroes who apply to attend the UCLA fail to pass the basic admission requirements. This fact, exclusively due to the low average Negro IQ, has now been blamed on “White racism” and Negroes have called for an “immediate overhaul” of UCLA’s admission policies.
What they mean to say, of course, is that the “unfair” admission requirements be dropped, i.e. that there be no admission requirements at all, so that standards can drop once again.
“The Alliance for Equal Opportunity in Education called the institution's admission policies racist and discriminatory,” says the media. Mandla Kayise, President “UCLA Black Alumni Association” (funny how if someone had to start a ‘White Alumni Association’ they would be dismissed as ‘racist’) has joined Negro leaders calling for the immediate overhaul of UCLA’s undergraduate admissions practices, charging that many Black applicants were unfairly rejected by the university.
"We reject the idea that 90 percent of African-American students who applied to UCLA (for fall 2006) were deemed unacceptable," said Kayise.
The alliance, consisting of African-American religious leaders, alumni, civic and student leaders demanded reform of UCLA's undergraduate admissions policies charging that they “overemphasize academic performance” and overlook the significant challenges that adversely affect many students of color.
The activists demanded a complete overhaul of admissions procedures to bring about "immediate and demonstrative actions to increase African-American admissions and enrollment. We are calling on UCLA to adopt a more holistic approach that would put applicant's achievements and performance in a fair context," said Kayise.
The demand for reform comes after disclosure two weeks ago that Negroes account for only 2% of the more than 4,850 students expected to enroll at UCLA next fall. 96 are Negro, and 20 of those are recruited athletes. That is less than half the number - 211 - of Negro students enrolled in the fall of 1997 a year after the voter approved Proposition 209 outlawed use of race in admissions.
UCLA officials blame the declining number of freshmen admits on Proposition 209. "Before the ban was imposed on affirmative action we consistently led the UC system in both the number of admits and the proportion of our freshman classes that were underrepresented minorities," countered Tom Lifka, a UCLA assistant chancellor.