Junior Evan Schwartz, a Hatchet columnist, discusses the need to put economic considerations over racial identities to ensure diversity on college campuses.
Ethnic and racial biases seem to exist in the admissions process, compounded by the economic advantages that often break down on racial lines. GW’s racial breakdown is not reflective of the United States at large. College Board statistics show the University is a majority-white school, and only around 6 percent of its students are black. Conversely, the United States as a country is around 12 percent black, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Hispanic students make up around 8 percent of the GW student body, but account for more than 15 percent of the U.S. population.