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  • I didn't get into my college! This is reverse racism, if I was a person of color, I would have gotten in.
  • Eh, you might be right, but I don't think you quite understand how Affirmative Action works.
  • Not quite sure what there is to understand, people get in just because they're minorities.
  • I didn't get into my top choice of college! This is so unfair! I bet if I was a person of color I would've been accepted.
  • There's people at my school without money too! Some of my friends don't even go on vacation every year
  • (bops into classroom)
  • Yeah I guess you're right. 
  • Actually, most colleges are more difficult into if you're a POC. According to an article in the NY Times, Asian-Americans had to score 140 points higher than whites to get into the same colleges. The gap was larger if you're African-American or Hispanic.
  • Yeah I think I should entertain the idea that I wasn't good enough.
  • According to the Atlantic, in half of the 100 largest cities in the US, most students of color go to high schools where 75% of the students live below the poverty line. This means that schools are underfunded and they don't have the same opportunities as a white kid in the suburbs.
  • Also, the vast majority of school principles and teachers are white, making it harder for students of color to succeed. 
  • The truth is, being a person of color in the education means constantly facing barriers to equal access and opportunity. What might seem like it's unfair is actually just making for the white privilege working against them.
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