The overwhelming advantage given to nonwhites over whites in admissions to elite institutions

Mark P. writes:

As the blogger at Whiskey’s Place points out, when lower-class whites are matched with lower-class blacks and other non-whites the degree of the non-white advantage becomes astronomical: lower-class Asian applicants are seven times as likely to be accepted to the competitive private institutions as similarly qualified whites, lower-class Hispanic applicants eight times as likely, and lower-class blacks ten times as likely. These are enormous differences and reflect the fact that lower-class whites were rarely accepted to the private institutions Espenshade and Radford surveyed. Their diversity-enhancement value was obviously rated very low.

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Jim C. writes:

East Asians are more discriminated against than whites at many institutions, including Harvard, Princeton, and MIT. The most repulsive aspect of affirmative action is that it grossly favors middle- and upper-middle-class blacks and mulattos like Barry and Michelle. Whoever submitted this post should do a little research, because East Asians are being treated just like Ashkenazi Jews pre-1950.

A reader writes:

The note fails to mention that in many institutions of so-called higher learning the admission standard for Hispanics and Blacks is lower than that of Asians and Whites, hence one could very well be safe assuming that Hispanics and Blacks are substandard students and, most likely, substandard professionals. (It would be interesting to ascertain the actual results of such downgraded and substandard admissions policies in the market, but it would probably be imipossible to do so due to the recklessness of PCism). I wonder how many purveyors of the risibly called diversity, a maternalistic/paternalistic governmental intrusion and imposition on the economic and social life of allegedly free people, live up to it when securing the services of lawyers, doctors, etc.

Kilroy M. writes:

Doesn’t that mean that prestigious institutions will have their reputations effectively trashed within a generation or two? They built their good will over many decades of excellence (ie discrimination), now they are willingly trashing it. Another example of the suicidal tendency of liberalism.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 21, 2010 08:19 AM | Send

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