Gallup: 67 percent of Americans are against race-based college admissions

“Two-thirds of Americans believe college applicants should be admitted solely based on merit, even if that results in few minorities being admitted, while 28% believe an applicant’s racial and ethnic background should be taken into account to promote diversity on college campuses. Three-quarters of whites and 59% of Hispanics believe applicants should be judged only on merit, while blacks are divided in their views.”

Other recent results from Gallup show even bigger differences among black, white, and Hispanic attitudes. Asked “do you think the American justice system is biased against black people?,” 68 percent of non-Hispanic blacks agreed while only 25 percent of non-Hispanic whites said yes. Compared to 20 years ago, many fewer blacks ascribe lower-than-average income and employment to racism, but a majority still is “unhappy with how blacks are treated in U.S. society.”