Black Student Holds Protest After Getting Rejected From University Of Michigan


Locutus
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sounds about right for some

Teenager throws public temper-tantrum after not getting into UMich, blames racism on the part of the university and not her below-average GPA and barely mediocre ACT scores for their decision (external - login to view)

Brooke Kimbrough, an 17-year-old high school senior, always dreamed of attending the University of Michigan.

But when she received her rejection letter in the mail this spring, Kimbrough took an unusual step: she held a news conference and rally at the campus to protest the decision.

“I fervently believe in black equality,” Kimbrough explained in a statement. “I believe that our public university system should provide a pathway for opportunity for underrepresented minority communities. I am appealing my application to the University of Michigan not only for myself, but for other black and minority students who deserve the equal opportunity to go to the best public university in the nation.”

Kimbrough, a senior at University Preparatory Academy in Detroit, says she's taking a stand on behalf of other minority applicants to the elite public university, located in Ann Arbor, Mich. Less than 5 percent of the student body is African-American; of the state's total population, more than 14 percent are black, according to the 2012 U.S. Census.

At the rally Tuesday, Kimbrough also promised to publicize more rejection letters from minority students (external - login to view) until her public appeal for a spot in next fall's freshman class is granted.


now hear this!




Black Student Holds Protest After Getting Rejected From University Of Michigan (external - login to view)
 
Goober
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Appears she is below the grade - ACT for the class average of 2013.
From the link.

I have left the plantation to get my freedom but I am coming back for you too," she said in a video posted by Fox 2 Detroit.

Kimbrough says she carried a 3.6 GPA and scored a 23 out of 36 on the ACT standardized test. She applied through U-M's early action program and was given a deferred admission decision prior to her subsequent denial. The Michigan Daily notes that her scores are below average when compared to the university's fall 2013 class, which achieved an average GPA of a 3.85 and an average ACT score range of 29 to 33. U-M is currently ranked 28th among national universities in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list.

The high school senior points to her achievements outside of the classroom: she's part of University Prep's award-winning debate team, president of the school's National Honor Society chapter, and took part in a youth leadership program at Alternatives for Girls, a Detroit nonprofit. Kimbrough is backed by the civil rights activist group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN). Three other Metro Detroit students also attended the news conference and protest to share their stories.
Last edited by Goober; Apr 19th, 2014 at 06:19 PM..
 
petros
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Maybe they are like me and were perplexed by that thing on her head and want to run away in fear in cases it has not been given the proper shots?

Besides who would want to go to a scchool named UM?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Heh-heh. Get rejected by Michigan.

White girl - sue. Take it all the way to the Supreme Court. Win.

Black girl - protest. Lose.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Heh-heh. Get rejected by Michigan.

White girl - sue. Take it all the way to the Supreme Court. Win.

Black girl - protest. Lose.

It takes money to fight for assumed rights.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by GooberView Post

Appears she is below the grade - ACT for the class average of 2013.
From the link.

I have left the plantation to get my freedom but I am coming back for you too," she said in a video posted by Fox 2 Detroit.

Kimbrough says she carried a 3.6 GPA and scored a 23 out of 36 on the ACT standardized test. She applied through U-M's early action program and was given a deferred admission decision prior to her subsequent denial. The Michigan Daily notes that her scores are below average when compared to the university's fall 2013 class, which achieved an average GPA of a 3.85 and an average ACT score range of 29 to 33. U-M is currently ranked 28th among national universities in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges list.

The high school senior points to her achievements outside of the classroom: she's part of University Prep's award-winning debate team, president of the school's National Honor Society chapter, and took part in a youth leadership program at Alternatives for Girls, a Detroit nonprofit. Kimbrough is backed by the civil rights activist group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN). Three other Metro Detroit students also attended the news conference and protest to share their stories.


Maybe, instead of doing all the extra curricular, she should have spent more time on the academics to bring her GPA up and studied harder to get a better score on the ACT.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

Maybe, instead of doing all the extra curricular, she should have spent more time on the academics to bring her GPA up and studied harder to get a better score on the ACT.

Why when she can play the race card?
 
55Mercury
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maybe she should apply to the "university spokesdouche" in another state.

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