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Friday, August 4, 2017

Minor Attack On Affirmative Action


The New York Times first published the news Tuesday night that the Department of Justice is planning on tackling affirmative action in college admissions.  The far left and liberals were quite displeased.

The NYT threw gas on the fire by picturing the move as solely designed to target discrimination against whites, as well as featuring a quote from a left-wing activist that made it appear the DOJ’s move was a racist “dog whistle.”

It has been said that affirmative action damages educational opportunities for Asians much more than it does white students in most cases.

Many high level universities aka Ivy League, have been accused of effectively implementing “Asian quotas” in their admission practices.  (https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/12/19/fears-of-an-asian-quota-in-the-ivy-league/statistics-indicate-an-ivy-league-asian-quota)  Last year, several Asian-American advocacy groups filed a complaint against Yale, Dartmouth and Brown over allegations the schools enforce these discriminatory quotas.

According to a 2016 Gallup poll, 65 percent of Americans disagree with allowing race to be a factor in college admissions. Among African-Americans, the group that is perceived to benefit the most from these policies, there is also majority opposition to racial preferences, with 50 percent opposing and 44 percent supporting.

Mismatch describes how minority students are admitted into universities above their academic ability and then struggle significantly with the work. The theory states that this leads to alienation among the students accepted due to their race and not their grades, and may explain the recent spate of agitation on campus.

Instead of blaming affirmative action for unintentionally hurting them, the students affected by mismatch blame systemic racism and, in turn, become radical activists.

It has been said the Millennial’ overcomer judges and rulers will implement a merit system regardless of race, sex, or skin color.  This merit system will apply to all jobs, careers, and positions in addition to higher education.  Mr. Trump presently appears to be attempting to implement a merit system for college and university admission.  Affirmative action opposes that way of thinking.

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