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Ann Coulter - 'Are Facts White Nationalist?
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-12-14 05:18|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [504 views ]  Top

#1 Some FACTS About Higher Education & Race

Courtesy of Ann Coulter:

* “…if colleges admitted students based solely on SAT scores, every single ethnic group would decline, except one: whites.”

* “… the only race being discriminated against turned out to be whites…”

* “With the same grades and scores, Puerto Ricans were 5.3 times more likely to be admitted to a top-tier law school like Yale than a white applicant.”

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Posted by Besoeker 2019-12-14 05:27||   2019-12-14 05:27|| Front Page Top

#2 the only race being discriminated against turned out to be whites

Ah, Asians?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-12-14 05:39||   2019-12-14 05:39|| Front Page Top

#3 ...the Left has already 'classified' Asians as white.

Given the Japanese, South Koreans, Taiwanese, and Singaporeans who've appropriated adopted successful Western (Civilization) economic models to raise their citizens to first world status, you can see the connection. (do I need to put a /sarc on that?)
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-12-14 06:16||   2019-12-14 06:16|| Front Page Top

#4 p.s. The very idea of "facts" is Eurocentric = white nationalist.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-12-14 06:19||   2019-12-14 06:19|| Front Page Top

#5 /\ Furthermore, these "facts" are derived from the use of mathematics, which has already been proven to be racist.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-12-14 06:25||   2019-12-14 06:25|| Front Page Top

#6 ^Despite being invented by dark skinned Hindoos?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-12-14 06:35||   2019-12-14 06:35|| Front Page Top

#7 Reality is that which does not go away just because you stop believing in it...
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-12-14 07:48||   2019-12-14 07:48|| Front Page Top

#8 Shitshow, "Diversity"& Supreme Court Edition
Posted by Lex 2019-12-14 09:11||   2019-12-14 09:11|| Front Page Top

#9 Heather MacDonald traces The Strange Origins & Career of the Bullshit Concept Enabling Affirmative Action to Avoid a Natural Death for 40+ Years: "Diversity."


Justice Lewis Powell, writing the controlling opinion in an otherwise divided court, introduced the concepts that would tarnish all subsequent legal analysis in the area. UC Davis’s explicit set-asides violated Bakke’s right to be free from racial discrimination, Powell held. If a school left its desired level of minority enrollment officially unquantified, however, the Court would accept a series of cascading fictions on the way to upholding that school’s racial preferences.

Those fictions clustered under the umbrella of “holistic review.” An admissions office that practices holistic review allegedly evaluates each applicant as a unique individual and not simply as the representative of a race; it treats an applicant’s race as just one smallish “plus” factor among many helping him get admitted; racial preferences are a plus for the preferred group but not a negative for the unpreferred group; even if a school has “minimum goals” for minority enrollment, those minimum goals are different from numerical quotas.

Powell never explained why an individual who is penalized because he is of the wrong race suffers a constitutional harm if that discrimination occurs in the name of an explicit quota, but not if the discrimination is in the service of a putatively less numerical racial “goal.”

The other fictions were equally strained. A preference-practicing school is always going to have a target of minority enrollment, regardless of whether it states that target publicly; otherwise it would not need preferences in the first place. Preferences are by definition zero-sum; they catapult members of favored groups into finite college seats at the expense of disfavored groups.

Powell’s legacy did not end there. He also introduced the concept that would define the academic mission for the next four decades: diversity.

The Davis medical school had defended its quota system on three grounds: as compensation for past discrimination; as a means of providing more doctors to underserved neighborhoods; and as a tool for creating “diversity” in its student population.

Powell rejected the first two grounds. Universities were unqualified to make the policy judgments supporting a compensatory mission, he wrote. There was no guarantee that minority medical school graduates would practice in minority neighborhoods.

But educational “diversity”—that was a goal Powell could get behind! As long as a university justified its preferences in the name of the supposed educational benefits of racial diversity, it will have stated a constitutionally legitimate purpose that withstands judicial scrutiny. Diversity benefits accrue above all to non-preferred white students who would learn from the different worldview of preferred minority students. Powell thus institutionalized the core premise of today’s identity politics: that a person’s race is reliably linked to his outlook and life experience.
Posted by Lex 2019-12-14 09:18||   2019-12-14 09:18|| Front Page Top

#10 "White nationalism?" Another tar-baby [one of many] of the left.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-12-14 10:36||   2019-12-14 10:36|| Front Page Top

#11 Blame Lewis Powell for this particular Shitshow.
"Diversity" = Perversity.
Posted by Lex 2019-12-14 11:34||   2019-12-14 11:34|| Front Page Top

#12 A little diversity on the kitchen menu is a good thing. I suspect the American Kennel Club would agree, that old Boerboel is never going to make a very good lap dog. Something in the breeding possibly.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-12-14 11:41||   2019-12-14 11:41|| Front Page Top

#13 I don't call it affirmative apartheid for nothing.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-12-14 15:14||   2019-12-14 15:14|| Front Page Top

#14 All colleges are liberal cesspools, Caucasians don't need them.
Posted by Goober Tingle7365 2019-12-14 17:22||   2019-12-14 17:22|| Front Page Top

#15 If we really must categorize people we should have more divisions. East Asians are not culturally the same as Indians or Southeast Asians in any meaningful way. Blacks that can trace their ancestry back to the Civil war are culturally not the same as those that immigrated from Africa or the Caribbean more recently. Cuban emigrants are not the same as Mexicans. Heck you could divide the whites into a dozen different groups, we are not all elitist Ivy League scum.
Posted by ruprecht 2019-12-14 17:59||   2019-12-14 17:59|| Front Page Top

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