“Ricardo Valle, a 21-year-old senior majoring in Latino Studies and History, went to high school in a predominantly Mexican community on the Southside of Chicago. During his years there, he didn’t know what diversity was or how to relate his experience as a Latino youth, he said.
“It wasn’t until I came to the University of Michigan that my little homogeneous bubble burst,” Valle said Thursday, shortly after the new policy was released. “It wasn’t until I was exposed to people of different backgrounds that I began to understand why experiences in my life took place in certain ways. I feel that high school students could not have developed a sense of identity to provide what the university asks.”
Jackie Bray, a 20-year-old U-M senior majoring in history, said members of [SSAA] are most worried about students of color who’ve grown up in segregated environments, but they have similar concerns about white students who have attended homogeneous schools.”
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