Canada and the United States were 2 of the 9 countries that wrote the
United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Canada and the United States, and every University in North America,
tells foreign countries that they should follow the U.N.'s
Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Canada and the United States should listen to their own words,
and follow the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which
they helped write.
In the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Articles 2 and 18 say that all people should be free to hold any and all
political and other opinions, and should not be discriminated against
based on their social origin, and should have freedom of thought,
conscience and religion.
The MMI, essays, and other subjective admissions practices breach
the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights because
they give complete discretion to the Evaluators to give whatever
scores they desire. The Evaluators will never let themselves be
questioned on how they arrived at their score, what qualifications
they had to do the assessment they claim to have done, or why
their single, brief assessment, should over-ride three to four years
of University grades the student received from that very same
university. They want the discretion to give a student whatever
score they desire, to hide their racial, religious, ethnic, social,
color, etc. discrimination, behind an unverifiable score.
A person's opinions are formed by their thoughts, conscience, religion,
social origin, beliefs, race, creed, and everything else that was
part of the person's heritage and background.
The U.N. and the constitutions of Canada and the United States
(You would not need the U.N. or
CLEARLY state that a person is free to hold any and all opinions
on any and all topics. Therefore, a person must not be penalized
for expressing their opinions.
a constitution to tell you that you can secretly hold any thoughts
you have in your head, as long as you keep your mouth shut.)
Saying you are free to hold them, is saying that you are free
to express them; otherwise saying you are free to hold them
is meaningless, because you don't need a law to tell you
that you can secretly keep your opinions to yourself.
Refusing to let a person into a faculty because of their opinions
is clearly a violation of the U.N.'s Universal Declaration
of Human Rights, and of the constitutions of Canada and of the
In the U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, portions of
which are reproduced below, Article 26 speaks for itself.
Article 26 states:
"Everyone has the right to education."
"Technical and professional education shall be made generally
available and higher education shall be equally accessible
to all on the basis of merit."
Merit does NOT mean a discretionary score which can allow
administrators, doctors and professors to veil discrimination.
What type of merit was the U.N. referring to? Obviously, the relevant
merit, which in education means your grades. A person trying out
for a part in a movie is not judged on their merit as an accountant,
they are judged on their acting merit. A person wanting to be an
engineer is not judged on their merit as a chef. The merit that the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights is referring to, is the
academic merit the student showed in their prior relevant academic
grades; which is the only equal, fair, unbiased and OBJECTIVE way to
judge a student's merit.
To tell students, spend three to four years studying hard,
in a wide variety of subjects, and being tested multiple
times each year by the professors who teach those subjects;
but your grades will NOT determine whether or not you can
proceed into the faculty you want to enter, is a clear violation
of Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Henya met and surpassed what Article 26 states. She demonstrated
her merit through years of hard work that earned her a grade point
average and an MCAT score that was higher than about 66% of the
students they let in instead of Henya.
What happened to Henya has happened and continues to happen
to over ten thousand students each year; and it will continue
until our politicians step up and do the right thing, by passing
the needed laws.