Students Were Advised to Claim to Be Minorities in College-Admissions Scandal

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    BOSTON—The man behind the scheme to help wealthy students get into elite colleges by cheating on tests and faking athletic credentials also advised some families to falsely claim students were racial minorities, exploiting the push to diversify campuses, according to two people familiar with the situation.

    A son of Marjorie Klapper, a parent scheduled to plead guilty Friday for participating in the scheme, was incorrectly listed on his Common Application as being black and Hispanic, the people said. William “Rick” Singer, the college counselor who has agreed to plead guilty in the case and is awaiting sentencing, also arranged for a proctor to cheat on the ACT admissions test for the teen, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit filed in the case.

    Ms. Klapper, who lives in Menlo Park, Calif., was one of many parents charged whose child was misrepresented as a minority, according to one of the people, who is familiar with the investigation.

    Mr. Singer frequently gave families the option of misrepresenting race and would say that not doing so could put their child at a “competitive disadvantage,” said one of the people, who is familiar with his business.

    Students Were Advised to Claim to Be Minorities in College-Admissions Scandal
     
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    Must hear Elizabeth Warren's position on this.
     
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      Should race even be considered during the vetting process?
       
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          You guys must have all Rx to all those sites. I have logged on in congnito and still could not get in.
           
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            Yes it should.
             
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              Are there even any rules on that mess? I think a person from Spain is hispanic and they don't look like your average hispanic in the US at all. What if your great grandmother was from Spain making you only 1/8 from there - is that enough? If I was their lawyer I would find a testing place that said I had 2% or so in me of whatever was claimed which shouldn't be that hard. I doubt they even define a cutoff level for most minorities.
               
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                  Same reason blacks should be forced to play basketball with 10 lb weights on each of their ankles. Lord forbid someone be better at something.
                   
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                    Time to start new educational system.
                     
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                    Since we’ve made giving every kid a trophy no matter how awful they performed in every contest/sport and stopped keeping score in many instances, we should either give every student all As or quit grading altogether.

                    It’s the only fair thing to do.
                     
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                      I don’t give a damn who you are, that’s hilarious
                       
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                        I think we should start at trade, computer science and military school level.
                         
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                          The bastard must keep a copy of The Rapid Retort Manual with Insults for Ass Holes in his pocket. That was a 4 minute response. Quality work.
                           
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                                You wonder why he is an expert on ass holes............be serious.
                                 
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                                  Because if a class was 100% Asian, the students would be insulated and not get the value of diversity. When you get out in the real world you dont have the skill set that you need to deal with a multicultural customer base and coworkers. Ive had friends that have gone to historically black colleges, and they have experienced this.
                                   
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