The Inequity of Diversity

A new study of admissions at elite colleges by Princeton sociologists Thomas Espenshade and Alexandria Radford is attracting a lot of attention at Steve Sailer’s website and elsewhere on the internet.  Deservedly so, since the study clearly shows that “diversity” in college admissions is nothing more than a code word for systematic discrimination against whites.  According to Espenshade and Radford, to have the same chance of admission as a black applicant with an SAT score of 1100, an Hispanic applicant would need to score 1230, a white applicant 1410, and an Asian applicant 1550.

It’s even worse for working-class and rural whites.  Compared to working-class whites with comparable credentials, a working-class Asian applicant is seven times more likely to be admitted, a working-class Hispanic eight times more likely to be admitted, and a working-class black ten times more likely.  And although extracurricular activities generally improve the chance of admission, participation in such activities as high-school ROTC, 4-H, and Future Farmers of America actually decrease the chance of being admitted.

This study is just another reminder that working-class whites are disdained by our elites and discriminated against with impunity, a result that seems especially inequitable when one remembers the achievements of such as Alvin York and Audie Murphy.  Of course, I suspect that most Ivy League admissions officers have never heard of Alvin York or Audie Murphy, and would be appalled by them if they had.

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