Skip to comments.Affirmative Action for Effort
Posted on 06/07/2010 9:01:10 AM PDT by bs9021
Affirmative Action for Effort Malcolm A. Kline, June 7, 2010
With their genius for expanding failed government programs, academics have concocted a way to apply affirmative action more expansively. Simply put, Richard D. Kahlenberg, in a June 4, 2010 essay in The Chronicle Review suggests that “universities consider how far a student has come as well as what her raw scores are” on the SAT.
Kahlenberg is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation. The Chronicle Review is published by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
“Thomas J. Espenshade, a professor of sociology at Princeton University, and his co-author Alexandria Walton Radford, found that selective private universities provide a preference that is the equivalent of 310 SAT points for African-Americans, 130 points for low-income students, and 70 points for working-class students,” Kahlenberg writes. “Those findings back up earlier research. William G. Bowen and colleagues found that at selective institutions, among students within a given SAT range, being an underrepresented minority boosts one’s chance of admission by 28 percentage points, but poor students receive ‘essentially no break in the admissions process; they fare neither better nor worse than other applicants.’”...
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This is what lefties call White Privilege, correct?
So, the real effect of affirmative action is not to help poor, inner city blacks and Hispanics, most of whom drop out of high school. Its real effect to cause middle class minority kids from the suburbs to get into schools 28% more selective than they deserve.
And white people are still in this country because....??????
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