MIT is committed to protecting the individual privacy of applicants and students by restricting the use of all collected information as specified by Institute policies. In accordance with these policies, the information on our application may be used by MIT officials only for appropriate administrative and research purposes.
MIT's nondiscrimination policy can be found here.
In undergraduate recruitment and selection, MIT looks at each application holistically, taking account of many different factors that have shaped a student's experience, including his or her racial, ethnic, social, economic and educational context. We believe it is crucial for the successful future of our world to educate people from every walk of life.
You may be interested in this blog post by former Director of Minority Recruitment David duKor-Jackson on the subject.