Black People : 17 Yr. old Holds Protest After Getting Rejected From University Of Michigan

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    “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 until her public appeal for a spot in next fall's freshman class is granted.
    "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 ( 63.8%) 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.


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    her parents need their butts whipped.. sending that girl out there like that..
    a 23 on the ACT... come on now... that's 64%.. and a 3.6 gpa... ?.. come on.. those are not bad scores.. but they're definitely not good enough to be demanding anything. and I can see too many other schools tripping over themselves to sign her up after reacting like this to a rejection.

    #wrongmove
     
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