Grades are what make you eligible for the college, so if you're comparing 2 people of the exact same backgrounds, the one with better grades and test scores will always be selected.
"Whites are applying into these colleges at a higher rate than PoC, and it's not because PoC are any less intelligent... it's becuase they don't have the privilege that their white counterparts do."
That's exactly what you said. Tell me what privilege a white person has over a black person to apply to college.
And stop preaching about how being brought up with better financial and educational leads to better opportunities. Black, hispanic, asian, white, indian, and people of every ethnicity belong to the middle class. You know your financial situation, if you want to go to college and don't have the money to, you bust your ass and work for the scholarships. Every student gets a textbook for the class they're taking. Maybe white people have better teachers because they are generally in "better" areas, but every student is given a textbook for their classes, therefore every student has the materials needed to learn and master their class. If you truly want to go to college and you're a black kid in Chi who won't be able to afford it, bust your ass and get the grades that will let you go to college, don't bitch about the people who can afford it without scholarships. You choose the direction you want your future to go and what influences you, not the rich white kid.
Again, grades are not the only essential think one needs to go to college. No matter how much you argue that, I'm right... lol."Tell me what privilege a white person has over a black person to apply to college"
All in all, whites have the advantage when considering college. (I'm not talking about the college's selection of individuals). Whites have the best education, social, and financial opportunities pre-college, therefore, they will post-college. Don't assume I'm saying ALL whites do, but a VERY LARGE majority of them do. That's the privilege whites will hold not only when considering education, but through out their whole life.
I hope you know by know that the "American Dream" isn't a real thing. While being subjective, it's practically impossible for many people in the U.S to achieve it.
The quality of education whites (wealthy people) receive surpass (by far) the education the PoC (poor people) get. It's not "maybe" they get better teachers, they do. They also get the better textbooks... (when my school gets new textbooks they literally hand down their old textbooks to the more urban schools). Whites live in a community that is a lot more wealthier, therefore their quality of life is better than those who are poor. So what can we get from that? If you're education is better, and your community is better, than we can conclude that your social life will be better, yes? Compared to blacks, whites don't experience as much gang, and domestic violence.
It's a never ending chain, man. You grow up in a poor, negative neighborhood that is ridden with violence, it's your fate to be influenced by what's around you. Yes, individuals are different, but the lifestyle poor people live by is like a parasite. They don't have the education to better themselves...
You can't tell somebody they "choose" their direction when the people on the top are kicking them from the ladder.
You can't tell somebody they "choose" their direction when the people on their level of the ladder are pulling them down.