It seems a lot of people have either strong approval of or strop opposition towards the preference that admissions officers give to URMs (Actually, there's a thread about 5 down from here on this same topic haha) HOWEVER, I'm not sure if this has been discussed before, but do you think it would be more justified if adcoms gave preference based on ECONOMIC inequalities? I'm not resentful against URMs for two reasons: 1. Diversity is important on an ideal level... 2. If I was an URM, I would probably take advantage as well However, since it sparks such controversy, I think that maybe they should change the policy to give an advantage to those who don't have as much money, rather than people who are part of a minority. For example, there are several URMs who have wealthy families and live in good conditions. In that sense, giving them the upper hand is not only unnecessary, but really unfair due to the fact that AA is supposed to help people IN NEED while, obviously, such people are just fine. Now, let's say that someone is dirt poor since he was born...he can't even afford pencils and he sold his gall bladder on the black market for a microscope. I don't care if he's native american or caucasian, that dude should get an advantage in my opinion. Anyway, I just thought it was an intriguing idea. Feel free to post your response.