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Recent changes in American society have resulted in increasing number of minority students enrolling in colleges and universities Differing views among these ethnic groups can sometimes cause conflicts for students of all races Cozic 249 Some argue that students and universities benefit from these ethnic conflicts Same time others believe that increasing racial diversity in American colleges and university has led to a decrease in the quality of education People who support multiculturalism in universities believe that students who can resolve conflict in racially diverse universities will be better prepared to succeed than students at universities that are more homogeneousCozic 249 Conflict is expected perhaps even healthy in a social situation where people have different interests and compete for scarce resources Duster 251 Some American schools are racially integrated so it is not surprising that students experience shock and tension when they arrive at their first experience of multiculturalism251 But shocks like this maybe a good preparation for future life According to Duster nowadays students are far more competent far more eligible far more prepared than when this Berkley was an all-white university in 1950252 Back in 1960s when the campus was mainly white almost every eligible student who applied to Berkley was admitted 252 But when the United States changed its immigration laws in the 1970s well-qualified candidates from China Hong Kong and Korea swelled the pool of applicants252 Suddenly not everyone who was eligible could get in 252 The increasing number of minorities applying to universities created increasingly ferocious competition at the same-sized admissions gate252 The media so far has chosen to emphasize the beleaguered white student who has to adjust to affirmative action 252 Isnt it a shame stories imply that these students are feeling uncomfortable in an environment that used to be their university 252 It isnt theirs anymore 252 Since the demographics of the United States are changing at a fast rate shouldnt the
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