‘If I am going to make room for more of the [poor and minority] students we want to admit and I have a finite number of spaces, then someone has to suffer and that will be privileged kids on the bubble.’
The pushback is the latest evidence that Democrats’ relentless push of identity politics is driving key groups of their traditional coalition away.
Affirmative action creates a fixed mindset that because one is born into a specific racial or ethnic group, one is entitled to certain privileges such as lowered criteria.
A Connecticut public-school district is being sued by a group of black and Hispanic parents over discrimination in favor of white applicants.
Why should Americans give weight to Ivy League credentials when many such students are too scared to handle even respectful intellectual dissent?
This is the same politically correct agenda that is commonplace on college campuses, where race and sex pandering have led to the rise of bloated ‘diversity bureaucracies.’
Until Americans agree what actions or words are and are not racist, there is little hope of mending wounds that are getting much worse.
The lesson this elite university and others really teach is that working hard and playing by the rules are for the little people, not the future Masters of the Universe.
Mainstream media conveniently downplay or even ignore this fact in story after story on the ins and outs of race-based admission processes in colleges.
If wearing a headdress for Halloween is cultural appropriation, then isn’t claiming to be Indian for professional advantage appropriation, as well?
The Democratic Party and the overwhelming majority of reporters and pundits in Big Media reflect the interests of progressive activists at the expense of their coalitions, both nationally and locally.
When privileged Asian-Americans argue race-based discrimination is acceptable, they allow themselves to be used as a wedge group.
Is American ‘white’ culture, one that ‘swallows up’ Asian identity? Progressives would like you to believe so, but it’s not the case.
Progressives refuse to address the disproportionate harm done to Asian students by affirmative action policies. But everyone else is waking up to it.
The New York City mayor’s affirmative action plan discriminates against Asian-Americans in order to unfairly privilege blacks and Hispanics.
Progressives in New York City unhappy at the lack of diversity in its elite high schools are urging the mayor to lower the number of Asians admitted. This is unfair and wrong.
Ultimately, federal law places every employer and employee in the same no-win situation as Google: lawsuit if you don’t have enough protected class employees, lawsuit if you try overtly to hire them.
Google’s reaction, first condemning the memo and then firing its author, confirms in the most unfortunate terms fears about the company’s ideological ‘echo chamber.’
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