The University of Michigan has been riddled with racial tension at the hands of black students lately. Most recently kicking the hornet’s nest is a group called By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) who is demanding that students, only of a darker skin tone, be admitted into the college despite being unqualified.
A protest took place just last Tuesday where at least two hopeful UM students were rejected because of their academic markings not meeting the schools qualifications. One student, Brooke Kimbrough, helped lead the event that spewed intentional racism.
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Claiming that the school was involved in some racial scheme in which she was denied for her “morals,” this may not be necessarily true. According to reports, Kimbrough had received an ACT score of 23 while the average of those accepted into the University hold somewhere between a 28 and a 32.
“I believe that I have been rejected because of the morals that I stand for,” Kimbrough exclaimed. “I will take back my freedom as a tool to help others. I have left the plantation to get my freedom but I am coming back for you, too. I will make it my civic duty to document every news of a rejection letter that the university produces to our black, brown and red bodies.”
This type of ridiculous tension regarding UM unfortunately isn’t anything new either. In fact, earlier this year, members of another activist organization demanded the school permit more minority groups into the school. Along with this, they made several other demands all while promising “physical action,” if the school did not comply.
Shockingly, the school met the demands and quickly approved a $300,000 renovation to a building on campus that was soon to be dubbed the UM multicultural center. The University has since sat down on several occasions with members of the group in order to do their best to combat the disadvantages of being a minority student.
As students continue to toss the word racism around as they fail to take accountability for their own shortcomings, it seems that crutch is becoming quite strained. According to The Daily Mail, “Some in the media have attempted to draw a connection between Kimbrough and Jennifer Gratz, a white applicant who was denied admission to U-M in the 1990s, at a time when the university awarded bonus admissions points to minority applicants.”
Of course, she was arguing against true racism and eventually was able to force to University into ditching their black advantage policy. Outraged at the correlation between the two instances, Gratz has since taken to Facebook to express her displeasure saying:
“I fight for equal treatment for all, without regard for race. Ms. Kimbrough fights for discrimination and believes she is entitled to preferential treatment based on her race. I fight for equal opportunity to compete, she fights for equal outcomes despite competitiveness.”
Skin color does not automatically grace you with some form of entitlement. If you want something, you’re going to have to work at it just like everybody else. The fact that you’re ACT scores aren’t up to par falls directly on your shoulders, not societies – you’re the only one that could have done something about it.
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(h/t: The Daily Caller)