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A new report is now showing the pressure some white college students are feeling to lie about their race in order to get ahead academically.

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According to a survey carried out by Intelligent.com, 34% of college students surveyed said they had previously lied about their race on applications:


The survey found that 34% of white Americans who’ve applied to college falsely claimed on their applications they’re a racial minority.

The number one reason why applicants faked minority status is to improve their chances of getting accepted (81%). Fifty percent also lied to benefit from minority-focused financial aid.

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The survey also showed that the most popular ethnicity to claim on an application was that of ‘Native American’:

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And perhaps most shocking of all, a majority of students who lied about their race on applications were accepted:

Seventy-seven percent of people who claimed to be a racial minority on their applications were accepted by the colleges to which they lied.

While other factors may have played a role in their acceptance, the majority of applicants who lied and were accepted (85%) believe that falsifying their racial minority status helped them secure admission to college.

Despite the ethical and moral drawbacks, Scatton warns future applicants that trying similar ploys to increase admissions chances isn’t worth the risk.

 




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Dominic Pasquarosa
Dominic Pasquarosa
1 year ago

They’re followers and members of the secret Pocahontas club.

Maryt
Maryt
1 year ago

No, they are doing what they have to do. They pay more money than anyone to go to school in the first place and they don’t get any preferential treatment.

Bruce Hawkins
Bruce Hawkins
1 year ago
Reply to  Maryt

Let’s look at the system, why do this many feel it is necessary to cheat ?

Boo
Boo
1 year ago
Reply to  Bruce Hawkins

Affirmative Action. Period. White people’s academic achievements can’t hold up against quotas.

YO VINNIE
YO VINNIE
1 year ago

If a man can ID as a woman and visa versa, why can’t someone identify as a race or ethnic group they don’t belong to?

vladimir
vladimir
1 year ago
Reply to  YO VINNIE

The same libby snow flake sheep that can’t determine which one of the two genders they are are the same that can’t determine which rac or ethnic group they don’t belong to .

markypolo
markypolo
1 year ago
Reply to  vladimir

Or what kind of moron (Joe Biden) they vote to put in the White House!

malcap
malcap
1 year ago
Reply to  markypolo

they know which kind…a greedy cheat.

Sandra B
Sandra B
1 year ago
Reply to  markypolo

He wasn’t voted in legitimately.

John Martin
John Martin
1 year ago
Reply to  YO VINNIE

Great point.

John
John
1 year ago
Reply to  YO VINNIE

Thats right..perhaps it’s time people should start throwing the lefts own tactics back in their face…how could they fight against their own tactics?

Mary Geiger
Mary Geiger
1 year ago

Just what we need to keep our country going in the future – a bunch of underconfident people. They’ll have to lie the rest of their lives just to feel they’ve accomplished something. Anything. Shame on them.

Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine
1 year ago
Reply to  Mary Geiger

… just like that effing Brandon they put in TWH and his p.o.s. son, Faux-Picasso!

Jerry
Jerry
1 year ago
Reply to  Mary Geiger

They are tired of the reverse discrimination thrust upon them at every turn in life. Good for them!!!!

John Martin
John Martin
1 year ago
Reply to  Mary Geiger

No they have to lie to get equal treatment.

Gus Richards
Gus Richards
1 year ago
Reply to  John Martin

They have to do something to level the playing field since this country is now bending over backward to give the minorities everything but the kitchen sink. we have 13% of the population deciding what the 87% can say, do, and even think. What a load of crap! Hope they made sure didn’t get too high a test score because if so the schools wouldn’t believe they were part of a minority group.

Adela Pisarevsky
Adela Pisarevsky
1 year ago
Reply to  Mary Geiger

I agree with you Mary, however, I think they lie more in order to get admitted to the university and also to get treated better (as all minorities are in America) rather than for the money.

Charles
Charles
1 year ago

United wiggers for Black ethnicity !