Do applicants lie about their race?

From Inside Higher Ed: “Most colleges and universities are aggressively searching for minority applicants. They want diversity on their campuses. … All of which raises a question: Are students telling the truth about their race and ethnicity? The website Intelligent recently asked white Americans whether they had been truthful about their race when applying to college. … The survey was of 1,250 white adults who had applied to college. The main finding: 34 percent of white Americans who applied to colleges or universities admit to lying about being a racial minority on their application. The most common lie (by 48 percent of those who lied) was to be a Native American.”

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