Biracial baby blues

The Sidebar

To be honest, I don’t feel like I fit in in Latinx/Chicanx spaces. Not because people aren’t welcoming or supportive, but because I feel like I don’t belong there.
Read More…

Students fight the imposing of identities

The implications of the creation of a Southwest Asian/North African category on the UC application

With the excitement that comes with filling out college applications, we cannot remember a time when we could breeze through the ethnicity portion without having to stop and think about which false identity to group ourselves under. Would it be “Other,” a statistic that is rarely counted on a national
Read More…

Make admissions need-based

Ten percent admission fails Texas students, perpetuates disparities

While I wholeheartedly agree with Cruz’s goals of increasing diversity on college campuses, and making college campuses more representative of the overall population, I must emphatically disagree with his assertion that the “ten percent plan is, by far, the most democratic, equal, fair and transparent admissions system of any elite university in the country.” Instead I wish to offer an alternative method, which, in my opinion, is much fairer than drawing an arbitrary cut-off line. That method can be described as affirmative action based on socioeconomic status, and not race
Read More…