Skip to comments.Affirmative Action Has Failed. It Never Had a Chance to Succeed
Posted on 08/25/2017 9:48:33 AM PDT by DeweyCA
This morning the New York Times published an extraordinary, data-rich article examining the outcome of diversity efforts at colleges from coast to coast. The results, quite frankly, are sobering.
After decades of affirmative action, billions of dollars invested in finding, mentoring, and recruiting minority students, and extraordinary levels of effort and experimentation, black and Hispanic students are more underrepresented at the nations top colleges and universities than they were 35 years ago. White and Asian students, on the other hand, remain overrepresented as a percentage of the population, with Asian students most overrepresented of all.
No one should argue that increased resources make no difference. But to omit the influence of family on educational outcome is to conveniently forget the elephant in the room. Teachers know the importance of family, and they feel its absence. A good friend taught four years in an inner-city elementary school, and she told me that out of 100 kids (25 per year) exactly seven lived with their mom and dad. None lived with married parents. Only a small minority of single moms ever showed up for parent-teacher conferences. How much money will put those kids on equal footing with peers from intact, engaged families?
But part of our unwillingness to talk about families rests in something else a sense of resignation and despair. After all, what can we do? Whats the four-point plan for building a marriage culture in neighborhoods where kids may grow up without knowing a single person who lives in an intact home? We often dont like to hear that cultural problems only have cultural or religious solutions because thats hard, thats long-term, and thats out of our control. So, we change what we can change curriculum, spending levels, admissions policies and hope for the best.
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Trump will end it...
Most can’t beat the Bell Curve. At many can’t.
It failed and should have not had a chance to succeed. It is illegal, even if a law allows it. (That law is invalid and therefore not binding.)
You can’t beat your own genetics, unfortunately, no matter how much money is thrown at you.
What was that saying about silk purse and sow’s ear?
Cart before the horse and all that.
Tyranny of Low Expectations.
The ghetto culture holds people back. Little focus on education. Little focus on getting a job. Little focus on stable families. Little respect for rule of law. Little avoidance of impulsive/violent behavior. Little self control.
Until the culture changes there is no hope. And it is changeable. It’s just culture. You’re not born with it.
But giving food to people, giving shelter, giving education, giving jobs, giving health care — all of this Government Charity (and Affirmative Action is very much part of this) all of that “do-gooder” stuff removes any incentive to adopt a better culture.
And the result is stagnation.
Immigrants come to this country with no money, no language, nothing. And in no time at all they surpass African Americans. Because the new immigrants mostly avoid the ghetto culture.
It will work if everyone downsizes their home and wills it to POC. /s
50 years wasn’t enough time?.......................
Just what those White Liberals wanted.
Geez, who could have guessed that hiring someone LESS QUALIFIED for a job would have negative effects?
The effort should have been towards making sure your desired benefit group became more qualified- not dumbing down everything else to accommodate them.
That’s the “soft bigotry of lowered expectations” that Rush always talks about.
Democrats have been remarkably consistent since before the Civil War — pro-slavery, anti-Reconstruction, pro-Jim Crow, pro-Segregation, anti-Civil Rights Act of 1964, pro-Affirmative Action, pro-Ghetto Culture.
Democrats have consistently done everything they could to make African Americans a subservient class.
The hoary old notion that somehow the two American parties “switched places” in the 1960s and that the Republicans are the racist party with that bad old history, is something that really burns me.
I don’t think enrollment should be the yardstick for success. Instead measure results. How many AA beneficiaries graduate? How many graduate with a useful degree (i.e., not a totally worthless “studies” degree or a degree in community organizing)? How many went on to productive careers that allowed them to become useful members of society? How many got licensed in their chosen professions? How many had their licenses revoked for incompetence or were censured by their profession? How often do they change jobs? How often were they fired for incompetence? How do their stats measure up to others in the profession?
“People not only don’t want to consider that the solution requires a change in culture and religious attitudes...
...our culture and society are in the process of reaping the horrific consequences of their actions.”
“You cant beat your own genetics”
Sure. But what plays a bigger role in the outcome of a child’s development/success - genetics or family structure/support?
Affirmative Action is, by definition, discrimination against one or more particular groups of people.
If those groups are racially defined, then Affirmative Action is racist discrimination.
You can’t solve past racism with more racism...
You can’t solve a debt problem with more debt.
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